Header Image
Home < Visit < Wisconsin Union Theater < Press < Lise de La Salle and Christian-Pierre La Marca to Explore the Musical Relationship between Moscow and Paris. Kyle Johnson Offers Pre-Concert Lecture.

11/16/18

Lise de La Salle and Christian-Pierre La Marca to Explore the Musical Relationship between Moscow and Paris. Kyle Johnson Offers Pre-Concert Lecture.

Press Release

For immediate release

Contact: Esty Dinur, edinur@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3907

Christian Pierre La Marca and Lise De La Salle

The Wisconsin Union Theater welcomes Lise de la Salle and Christian-Pierre La Marca to Shannon Hall on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Pricing is as follows: UW-Madison students are $10, Youth is $20, Union Members and Non-UW Students are $25/$34/$38, UW-Madison Faculty and Staff are $25/$36/$40, General Public is $25/$38/$42. Tickets may be bought online, by phone at 608-265-ARTS (2787) or in person, see locations and hours here.

Make sure to come early for a FREE pre-concert lecture by Kyle Johnson at 6 PM. Johnson is a pianist with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the UW-Madison. He is a co-founder of the Madison-based contemporary ensemble Sound Out Loud and producer of a podcast series titled Art Music Perspectives.

Lise de la Salle and Christian-Pierre La Marca will explore the musical relationship between Moscow and Paris through works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Lise de la Salle made her debut at age 13 in a performance at the Louvre. According to Le Monde, she "possesses a youthful single-minded spirit and the courage of conviction seldom expected of such a young artist."

Now aged 29, de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe… the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.” She specializes in Russian composers and has played with symphonic orchestras in London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Baltimore, Detroit, and Quebec. Says Bryce Morrison of Gramophone, “Lise de la Salle is a talent in a million.”

In a few years, through his international concert appearances, the young cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca already ranks among the masters of the cello. He has performed in .concert halls such as the Louvre, the Philharmonie of Berlin, the 92nd Y in New York, and Izumi Hall in Osaka, among others. La Marca has appeared as a soloist with many leading orchestras and is also highly sought after in chamber music. He plays a unique golden period Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello (1856) and the Vocation Foundation has provided him a rare Jacob Eury cello bow (1825). An exclusive Sony Classical artist, La Marca has already released three albums unanimously praised by international press and international critics.

Before the performance, enjoy a lecture by Kyle Johnson at 6 pm. Check TITU for room location. Johnson is a pianist who recently received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the UW-Madison. His performing experience ranges from solo and festival appearances throughout the U.S. and U.K., co-founding the Madison-based contemporary ensemble Sound Out Loud, and as a performance fellow in the Longitude Contemporary Ensemble in Boston, MA. His research interests strongly correlate to his interest in 20th century piano repertoire, of which he produces a podcast series around (Art Music Perspectives). For more information, visit www.kyledjohnson.com.

This performance is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts Committee. This project was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. WORT, 89.9 FM is the media sponsor.