The Musical Club of Westfield will present The Zubovas Piano Duo of Vilnius, Lithuania in a free concert Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street, Westfield NJ.
Pianists Sonata Deveikytė-Zubovienė and Rokas Zubovas, winners of numerous international piano competitions, have been performing as the Duo Zubovas since 1997. Their recital, concert, orchestral and festival performances span four continents. They have given more than ten world premieres of works composed for the Duo; their CD “Jeux Francaise” was released in 2016.
Rokas is the great-grandson of M. K. Ciurlionis, has portrayed him in the film "Letters to Sofia," and serves as the Director of the Ciurlionis House in Vilnius. The Westfield concert will include a short overview of Ciurlionis' integrated art, music and Lithuanian literature revival at the turn of the twentieth century.
The concert will include “In the Forest” - A Symphonic Poem by composer M. K. Ciurlionis, A. Dvořák’s “Legend in C sharp minor,” Op. 59, No. 6 and “Silent Woods,” Op. 68, No. 5, E. Grieg’s “Four Norwegian Dances,” Op. 35 and G. Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture”.
There will be a reception with light refreshments immediately after the concert where audience members will have the opportunity to meet the performers.
The Musical Club of Westfield is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster and encourage good music, provide performance opportunities for local musicians and support young musicians from Union county with college scholarships. It also sponsors the Junior Musical Club for students in grades 8 to 12 from the surrounding communities. Additional information about the club can be found by visiting musicalclubofwestfield.org.