The Paris-based piano and viola duo of Zachary Deak and Virginie D’Avezac De Castera will perform a free program of music by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Clarke at the Village Church Chapel in RSF at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. The performance is part of FanFaire Foundation’s Free Family Concerts Series, presented in collaboration with The Village Church Concert Committee. The Village Church Chapel is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Visit www.fanfairefoundation.org.
Deak and D’Avezac are not new to Rancho Santa Fe, having been presented by FanFaire Foundation at the RSF Garden Club in April 2012 in a concert that spanned Western music from the Baroque to the 20th century. This time they have assembled a program of beautiful music by well-known composers of the Romantic era, and interestingly juxtapose these with music by the late 20th century English-American composer and violist Rebecca Clarke. Clarke is acclaimed in music circles for the lush textures and harmonies of her compositions for the viola as well as for her songs and choral pieces. Her Sonata for Viola and Piano, which is the final number in the program, has become a standard of the viola repertoire. The duo will also perform Schumann’s Marchenbilder for Viola and Piano. Schubert’s Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958, and Brahms’s Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 6, complete the program.