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Bard College Conservatory of Music Presents

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Brahms Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
3:00 pm
Alexander Farkas, piano
Elias Rodriquez, clarinet

Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1                     Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
          Allegro appassionato
          Andante un poco. Adagio
          Allegretto grazioso


Sonata E-flat Major, Opus 120, No. 2                Brahms
          Allegro amabile
          Allegro appassionato; Sostenuto
          Andante con moto; Allegro; Piú tranquillo

About the Artists
Alex Farkas is known at Bard College as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, but his previous professional activity was as a collaborative pianist. With today’s performance the two areas merge in these beautiful sonatas.

Elias Rodriguez grew up in Dallas, Texas, and is now a student in The Orchestra Now (TŌN) at Bard College. He also holds degrees from Baylor University and the University of Michigan. In 2017, he won first place in the TŌN Concerto Competition, and was a semifinalist in the 2017 Matthew Ruggiero International Clarinet Competition. He made his national solo debut at age 16 on NPR’s “From the Top.”


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Time: 3:00 pm

Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building