Sonia Wieder-Atherton/Sarah Rothenberg: Blow Up, My City

Da Camera MIX at the MATCH: Click here for more information about this new venture! 2 sets per night, mixing jazz, classical and contemporary.

Sonia Wieder-Atherton, cello; Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Blow Up, My City

Federico Mompou: Secreto
J’ai faim j’ai froid (I’m hungry I’m cold)
(Chantal Akerman)
Federico Mompou: Prelude for piano left hand
Benjamin Britten: Finale from Cello Suite No. 3
Saute ma ville (Blow Up, My City) (Chantal Akerman)
Excerpts from works for cello solo by Janacek, Prokofiev, Traditional Jewish prayer
Galina Ustvolskaya: Grand Duet for cello and piano

Paris-based cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton was present in much of the great avant-garde filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s work since the 1980s, performing on numerous soundtracks and as a protagonist in Rue Mallet-Stevens. Now, Wieder-Atherton and pianist Sarah Rothenberg pay tribute to the filmmaker in this new project, with Wieder-Atherton adding live solo cello to Blow Up, My City.

“a leading light of experimental European cinema” – The Guardian on Chantal Akerman

“a pianist of heart, intellect and fabulous technical resources” – Fanfare on Sarah Rothenberg

“From the baroque to the contemporary, whenever Sonia Wieder-Atherton takes on a challenge it is like diving body and soul into the ocean of captive sounds we call music.” – Le Monde

“Sonia Wieder-Atherton has the boldness to risk intimacy, brave chaos, her performance is shamelessly unbridled, brutal, animal, in the finest and most powerful sense of the term.” – Toute la culture.com

To purchase tickets for both sets on Saturday night for just $30 click here