The Cellist of Sarajevo
by Steven Galloway
Join PCM, KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, and musicians from Salastina Music Society for this Prelude to the M&M concert, which is inspired by the book The Cellist of Sarajevo. Preludes are companion events to M&M concerts, highlighting how the featured book inspired the concert program. They offer historical context, musical insights, and selections from the upcoming concert.
About the program
During the Serbian siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990s, residents faced the danger of sniper fire and mortar attacks. One such attack killed 22 civilians waiting in line at a local bakery. For each of the following 22 days a cellist played alone in the town square, a performance for each victim. Musicians from Salastina Music Society perform a program inspired by The Cellist of Sarajevo.
David Wilde: The Cellist of Sarajevo
Peteris Vasks: Castillo Interior
Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio for Strings
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 2, III. Chacony: sostenuto
Program and performers subject to change.
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