One of the more intriguing recitals of the season came last Thursday evening at the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall as UT violin professor Miroslav Hristov was joined by KSO harpist Cindy Hicks for a program of three works, including one that was new to this writer.
The duo opened with Louis Spohr's Sonata for Violin and Harp in C minor and Saint-Saëns Fantasia for Violin and Harp. After the break, they returned with the Sonata for Violin and Harp by the contemporary Ukrainian composer, Valeri Kikta. This work is an impressive feast of dynamic extremes and emotions, and of violin string textures. Quite the find.
(Photo by Barbara Hill of the UT School of Music)