Adams - Hallelujah Junction

Poulenc - Sonata for Two Pianos with additional improvisation

55 minutes


Sohan Kalirai - piano

Manav Paul - piano

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Join us for the second instalment of the Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert series, showcasing a dynamic student piano duo.

Sohan Kalirai and Manav Paul unite to present a programme featuring masterful compositions by Adams and Poulenc. Notably, American composer John Adams' Hallelujah Junction draws its name from a truck stop near the California-Nevada border. To illustrate the 'junction' the piece bounces highly rhythmic motifs back and forth between the two pianos. In a delightful contrast, Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Two Pianos echoes shades of Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Ravel. As a result, the piece paints a romantic, but equally stark picture. Similarly to the Adams, the interplay between the two pianists weaves a captivating narrative.

more about Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert series

The Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert series offers a vibrant stage for students and local performers. Open to the public every Tuesday during the University of Cambridge term, these complimentary concerts are well attended. CULCs are curated by a student committee and supported by the Centre for Music Performance.

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