Selections from the six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1007-1012, #4, #5, #3, #1, #6, #2) arranged by Rudolf Haken for viola pomposa
Chaconne from Partita #2, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Selections from Suite in a Minor for Solo Viola by Rudolf Haken
“Elegy” by Igor Stravinsky
“Suite pour Jean” by Rudolf Haken
“Magyar Rondo” by Matthew Davidson
Rudolf Haken, violist and composer, performs on his five-string viola pomposa built by Portland, OR, resident David Rivinus.
The Haller Lake Music Series has been offering classical music performances to Seattle audiences for over 20 years. Performers include local professional musicians, as well as visiting artists. All concerts are held in the intimate setting of Haller Lake United Methodist Church, located at 13055 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Matthew Davidson holds degrees from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, the University of Toronto, Canada, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Apart from concertizing in Canada, New Zealand and the United States, with ragtime, early jazz, “classical” and contemporary music concerts, he actively promotes the work of other composers and his work has received radio broadcasts in New Zealand, North America and Europe.
Dr. Davidson studied piano privately with John Powell and Rae de Lisle in New Zealand, with Bruce Greenfield and Phillipa Ward at the Wellington Polytechnical Institute’s Executant Music Course in New Zealand, privately with Lawrence Pitchko and Harold Heap in Canada and with William Heiles at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States.