Phillips Collection: Melissa White & Pallavi Mahidhara
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- Melissa White, violin
- Pallavi Mahidhara, piano
Amy Beach — Romance for violin and piano, Op. 23
Nokuthula Ngwenyama — A Bishop's Procession
George Gershwin — "Bess, you is my woman now" from Porgy and Bess (arr. Jascha Heifetz)
George Gershwin — "It Ain’t Necessarily So" from Porgy and Bess (arr. Jascha Heifetz)
William Grant Still — Suite for Violin and Piano
We close the 2022/23 Phillips Music season with a duo performance by returning violinist Melissa White and pianist Pallavi Mahidhara. A founding member of the acclaimed Harlem Quartet, White has appeared around the world as a soloist and chamber musician and has won plaudits from The Washington Post for her performances of Florence Price's Concerto No.1. Mahidhara makes her debut at the Phillips and is a pianist noted for her versatility across repertoire and mature musical insight.
White and Mahidhara take a whirlwind tour around the varied repertoire for violin and piano, beginning with Johannes Brahms' muscular Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. Two short, contrasting miniatures follow by Amy Beach and Nokuthula Ngwenyama, before White and Mahidhara turn to two of Jascha Heifetz's daring transcriptions from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess: "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," and "It Ain't Necessarily So." Closing their diverse program, White and Mahidhara perform William Grant Still's Suite for Violin and Piano, one of the few known works of chamber music by the trailblazing composer and conductor.
This event will be broadcast live from the Music Room on Sunday, May 7 at 4pm Eastern. To reserve a ticket, follow the link above to register. All registered ticket holders will receive a link directing them to a livestream webpage where the performance can be accessed. Ticket holders will be able to watch this performance "On Demand" for 48 hours following the broadcast time.
About Melissa White, violin
American violinist Melissa White has enchanted audiences and critics around the world as both a soloist and a chamber musician. White emerges from the summer of 2022 resplendent with new achievements and milestones in a skyrocketing career that continues to span the globe.https://melissawhiteviolin.com/
About Pallavi Mahidhara, piano
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