Miniatures for Cicely (download)
- Solo Cello featuring Cicely Parnas
Madalyn Parnas, violin Cicely Parnas, cello March 29, 2022 3:00pm EST
- Jocelyn Hagen Miniatures For Solo Cello
- Bach/C.Parnas Double Concerto for Violins
- Mark Summer Julie-O Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre
The Frederick R. Koch Foundation proudly presents the return of the Live from Elm Court video concert series. The series, curated by conductor and pianist Louis Lohraseb, includes five episodes filmed at the Foundation’s Elm Court estate, featuring emerging classical artists giving intimate programs of chamber music and art songs.
None. This song is instrumental.
Cicely Parson writes: “Jocelyn Hagen was one of the first composers I thought of when I decided to make the idea of a commission project a reality. Not only is she an incredible composer, singer, pianist, and artistic role model, she is also a dear friend. And when your friend writes a piece for you, it’s extra special! Working with Jocelyn on this was fun, challenging, mind-opening. I didn’t know if some of her ideas were possible on the cello, and I had to be creative to find ways to make them so. Who would have thought a cello could play three lines at once? Jocelyn did, and I am so grateful to her for bringing her voice and creativity to the cello. Each movement for me has a different personality and story to tell, ranging from fiery to charming, sensitive to surprising, and everything in between. I know this piece will quickly become a staple of the solo cello repertoire.”