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Center Stage from Wolf Trap returns February 17, 2021

A young girl focused on her needlework, painted and signed by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the famous French Impressionist.

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair,” or “La fille aux cheveux de lin” in its original French, is the eighth piece in Book I of Debussy’s solo piano Préludeswritten around 1910. The title was inspired by an 1852 poem by Leconte de Lisle. We'll hear Debussy's work on the opening broadcast of this 13-week season, Feb 17.

2/17      J.S. Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1 Chopin: Cello Sonata Glazunov: Song of a Minstrel Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 5 Schumann: Kinderszenen Schubert:  Piano Trio No. 2 (Philip Setzer, v; David Finckel, c; Wu Han and Simone Dinnerstein, p)

2/24      Schubert : An Die Musik, Die Forelle Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, The Trout Beethoven: Piano Trio, Ghost Korngold: Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 (Michael Sumuel, bar; Wu Han, p; Philip Setzer, v; Paul Neubauer, vla; David Finckel, c; Joseph Conyers, bs; Wu Han, p; Sitkovetsky Trio with Sean Lee)