Path to Simplicity 2010
On Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Place des Arts, in a program entitled, Path to Simplicity –A Concert in Honour of Lepo Sumera, 1950-2000, the Yarilo Music Ensemble marked a special anniversary: 60 years since the birth and 10 years since the death of the remarkable Estonian composer, Lepo Sumera.
The concert was supported by the Vancouver Estonian Community. Featuring Anna Levy and Jane Hayes, piano, Kathryn Cernauskas, flute, and Johanna Hauser, clarinet, the program included some of Sumera’s finest chamber music: “Valse” for flute and piano; “Senza Mesura” for Clarinet and Piano; “From 1981” for solo piano; “Odalisque” for solo flute; 2 pieces for Solo Clarinet, and “One Without Two” for 2 pianos.
Also on the program will be “Hymn to a Great City” for two pianos, “Für Alina” and the Arinuschka Variations by Arvo Pärt, and the world premiere of the Sumera-inspired “Mozart Wrappings” a commission from Bulgarian composer Gheorgi Arnaoudov.