Sentimental Cello


NEPACMS ends their 2022-2023 concert season with a spectacular lineup of artists and lush music. Tchaikovsky’s admiration and reverence of Beethoven can be seen in his letters, articles, and diary entries, but he would himself leave an indelible influence and legacy as seen in the music of Glière and Arensky. Arensky’s most popular work, and rightfully so, Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, was an arrangement of the second movement of his second string quartet dedicated “To the memory of Tchaikovsky” and written for violin, viola, and two cellos.

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral
35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre PA, 18701


Reinhold Glière Ten Duets for Two Cellos, Op. 53

I. Comodo
VI. Energico
VII. Animato
VIII. Giocoso
IV. Vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9 No. 3

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Allegro moderato for string trio, TH 152

Anton Arensky String Quartet No. 2, Op. 35


John Vaida, violin

Amy Iwazumi, viola

Emilio Colón, cello

Cara Elise Colón, cello