Wednesday 9 March 7.30pm St Mary's Barnes

Barnes Music Society
Cello & Piano*





Jim Parker Sonatina for cello & piano


Beethoven Cello Sonata No 5 in D Op102 No2

Janácek Pohádka

Britten Cello Sonata Op.65

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Barnes Music Society

Ariana Kashefi cello
George Fu piano



Tickets £18

Ariana Kashefi and George Fu give the world premiere of a new work by Barnes composer Jim Parker, his Sonatina for cello and piano, one of the festival’s ‘Ten for Ten’. This is followed by Beethoven’s Cello Sonata
No 5
, a concentrated and relentless bundle of energy. While Janácek’s Pohádka (Fairy Tale) reflects his interest in Russian culture, Benjamin Britten’s Cello Sonata was originally written for the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and has become one of the twentieth century’s most popular pieces for cello and piano, a great test of the duo.


Praised for her innate musicianship and captivating stage presence, British-Persian cellist Ariana Kashefi is in high demand as a chamber musician and soloist, performing in such venues as the Wigmore Hall, Pierre
Boulez Saal, Berlin Philharmonie and more.


Described as a “heroic piano soloist” with “stunning virtuosity”, Chinese-American pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu is establishing an international reputation as a captivating performer with distinctive intelligence and sensitivity.