$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 5:30pm / Doors 5pm
The Two-Movement Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Sasha Beresovsky, Elias Dagher, and Jingxuan Zhang
Opp. 49, 54, 78, 90, 111
Sasha Beresovsky is a graduate of Indiana University, studying most recently with the late Edmund Battersby. Sasha was a participant in the 2015 Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes for Piano and Strings and the 2016 and 2017 Winter Harbor Music Festival. He regularly appears at The Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria as part of the Summer Chamber Music Series of WMPA, in 2015 presenting Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. In June of 2017, Sasha performed Beethoven's Fourth Piano concerto with the Belmont Festival Orchestra. In Sasha's Quincy life, the great spirits of the past meld at times almost seamlessly with those of his two roommates and dog Henry.
Elias Dagher was born in Boston to a family of Lebanese immigrants. He now studies piano performance at the New England Conservatory with Alexander Korsantia. Though the piano is central to his life, he also enjoys vegetables, dogs, and a sense of shifting spiritual studentship to various composers and poets; for now, he counts Chopin and Schubert among his greatest teachers.
Pianist Jingxuan Zhang’s musical journey started in Beijing, wound its way through Indiana and New York, and brought him to Boston. He did his undergrad at Columbia University and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal; and received his Master’s from New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Alexander Korsantia. After graduation, he remained in Boston to teach and play. He loves to cook the Chinese food he grew up eating and converse with his friends over the dinner table. Now he can even enjoy the Lebanese and Ukrainian cuisines of his two pianist-housemates and good friends. Otherwise, he likes to swim briefly in the frigid ocean during autumn or spring-time. Finally, he wants to share shareable things – music, food, time, knowledge, and company – with others!