Vesna Duo

Sunday, October 6 at 7:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Audience members clapping in a dark auditorium with two women on stage: one in a red dress and the other in a long black dress.
Photo Credit: Antek Olesik

Smashingly effective

The wall street journal

Celebrated for their unique interpretations of original and transcribed works for piano and percussion, the Vesna Duo is ‘smashingly effective’ (Wall Street Journal). Hailing from Georgia and Serbia, Liana Pailodze Harron and Ksenija Komljenović explore a diverse blend of musical traditions and cultures in their programs. Their performance at Duke Arts is no exception, with the pair bringing their “Roots and Rhizomes” program featuring works by Georgian composer Davitashvili, Belgrade-born composer Sedlar and Israeli bassist and singer Avishai Cohen to the concert hall. These are paired with Komljenović’s arrangements of Stravinsky’s infamous (and riotous) ballet The Rite of Spring and Piazzolla’s La Muerte Del Ángel, the third of four movements of a suite based on a play by Alberto Rodríguez Muñoz called Tango del Ángel. In the play, the music accompanies the story of an angel who tries to heal the broken spirits of humans in a Buenos Aires tenement, only to die in a knife fight.


Roots & Rhizomes

Stravinsky arr. Komljenović: The Rite of Spring
Piazzolla arr. Komljenović: La Muerte Del Ángel
Davitashvili arr. Harron: Khorumi
Sedlar arr. Komljenović: Savcho III
Cohen arr. Komljenović: The Ever-Evolving Etude

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  • Sun, Oct 6, 2024 at 7:00pm
Estimated Run Time
60 minutes, no intermission
  • $47Tier 1
  • $35Tier 2
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Baldwin Auditorium
1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

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