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Canellakis-Brown Duo: Sample Programs for 2019-20

Program 1: Center of Gravity

Beethoven’s iconic and game-changing 3rd Cello Sonata anchors a program featuring Chopin’s virtuosic Polonaise Brilliante, Grieg’s riveting Cello Sonata, and a new work by Michael Brown.

Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 3

Michael Brown: Prelude and Dance (2017)

Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69


Grieg: Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36
(encore: Bulgarian folk tune arr. Nicholas Canellakis )


Program 2: Distinct Souls

This program features a variety of distinctive composers showcasing a journey from intimate vulnerability to unbridled excitement. Featuring Sibelius’s striking and rarely heard Malinconia, Brahms’s majestic F Major Sonata, and the noirish Self-Portrait (written for cello, piano and film by the performers), the program concludes with a dazzling array of salon pieces including Canellakis’s virtuosic arrangement of Gershwin’s Preludes.

Sibelius: Malinconia, Op. 20

Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99


Michael Brown: Self-Portrait for cello, piano, and film * (2013)

Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante Op. 3

Glière: Selections from 12 pieces for cello and piano Op. 51

Gershwin: Preludes, arr. Nicholas Canellakis

Bulgarian Folk Tune arr. Nicholas Canellakis

*requires video projection. Can be substituted with Michael Brown’s Prelude and Dance.


The duo can mix and match between both programs upon request.

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Posted: Aug-29-2018
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