Honors Performance Thesis by Grace Geeganage '23 and Taz Kim '23



Buckley Recital Hall (53 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)

Two honors performance thesis recitals: Grace Geeganage '23, viola, and Taz Kim '23, cello, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

At 7 PM Taz Kim presents works for piano and cello:

Three Movements from Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012: Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue by J.S Bach; Cello Sonata in D minor, L. 135 by Claude Debussy; Sonata for Cello and Piano by George Walker. With Zhen Tu, piano.

At 8 PM, the Amherst College Department of Music presents a second honors thesis entitled "Transcendence" by Grace Geeganage ’23, viola:

Music is often used to convey emotions that cannot be expressed using words. In her recital, Geeganage explores such strong emotions as love, grief, and wonder, and the ways in which composers seek to transform their feelings into music. With a focus on Romantic and post- Romantic era compositions, she dives into the idea of music as a vessel for portraying emotions that transcend language.

PROGRAM: Augusta Read Thomas – Incantation (1996) Paul Hindemith – Sonata Op. 11 No. 4 (1919) Max Bruch – Romanze (1911) Henrie Vieuxtemps – Elegie (1854)

Masks are encouraged but not required. Refreshments will be served following the performance.