Violist, pianist will perform at Bates


 LEWISTON — Internationally renowned violist Robert Dan and Maine pianist Chiharu Naruse will perform Saturday, May 14, at Bates College.

The performance is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information, call 786-6135 or email [email protected]

The first half of the concert includes the Sonatina Op. 137, No. 3, by Schubert; and the Sonata Op. 12, No. 3, by Beethoven, both transcribed by Dan.

 The remainder of the program comprises two works by Tchaikovsky, the “Andante Cantabile” from the String Quartet, Op. 11, and “Autumn Song” from “The Seasons;” two by Mendelssohn, one section of the collection “Lieder ohne Worte” (“Songs Without Words”)  and an unrelated work published posthumously with the same title; and Franck’s Sonata in A major.

 Professor of viola at Michigan State University, Dan is a much sought-after violist who has worked with chamber ensembles, including the New York Chamber Soloists, the International Society for Contemporary Music, the New England String Quartet and the Kennedy Center’s Theater Chamber Players.

He has appeared in many prestigious music series and venues around the world and has recorded for Centaur, CRI and Musical Heritage Society.


Naruse is a member of the applied music faculty at Bates, the University of Maine at Farmington, the Portland Conservatory of Music and the Bay Chamber School. A native of Japan, she studied with renowned pianist Frank Glazer, artist-in- residence at Bates. Besides her work as a performer, she is a music teacher, chamber music coach and music competition adjudicator and accompanist.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.