sarah gellerSuggested Solo Programs

Latin American Treasures

Sonidos y Danzas Luminosos
This music celebrates the rich textural flavors and vast cultural and musical heritage of Latin America. Creating a musical mosaic, from the passionate tango to the delicate bossa nova, the repertoire reflects the ethno-musical influences of folk, jazz and European art music. (Upon special request, select repertoire is available with tango dancers. Can also be combined with Ritmo, Color y Pasión. Please refer to ensemble SEGUE’s suggested programs.)
Alberto Ginastera (Arg.)
Camargo Guarnieri (Brazil)
Paquito D’Rivera (Cuba)
Joaquín Nin (Cuba)
Manuel Ponce (Mex.)
Silvestre Revueltas (Mex.)
Ricardo Lorenz (Venezuela)

Darius Milhaud (France)/Arr. Claude Levy
Manuel de Falla (Spain)/Arr. Kochanski
Miguel del Aguila (US/Uruguay)

Astor Piazzolla (Arg.)

A. Carlos Jobim (Brazil)/Arr. Landis

Carlos Gardel (Arg.)/Arr. Landis
Pedro Laurenz (Arg.)/Arr. Landis
Pampanea No. 1
Sonata No. 4
Vals Venezolano y Contradanza
Seguida Española
La Estrellita
Tres Piezas
Llorença En El Nou Mon

Saudades do Brazil
El Amor Brujo

Histoire du Tango
Estaciones Porteñas
Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Você
Chega De Saudade
Por una cabeza
Milonga de mis amores

Masterworks, Hidden Gems and Jazz Tinges

From the triumphant opening of Schubert’s Rondeau Brillant, to the last notes of Ginastera’s rhapsodic Pampeana No. 1, this program contrasts the passion of Latin America with the sultry jazz of Paul Schoenfield and the delicate beauty of Lili Boulanger.

Franz Schubert
Lili Boulanger

Paul Schoenfield
Joaquin Nin
Astor Piazzolla
Alberto Ginastera
Rondo Brillant in b minor, Op. 70
Un Matin d’un printemps
Four Souvenirs
Seguida Española
Pampeana No. 1

“Frei aber einsam” – Free but lonely
Joseph Joachim’s personal motto, “Frei aber einsam,” evolved from the three notes, F-A-E, that were the basis, and ultimately the title, of the collaborative work by Robert Schumann, Albert Dietrich and Johannes Brahms. This program pays tribute to the distinctive relationships between these great masters and captures the essence of true romanticism.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Robert Schumann
Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms/Arr. Kreisler
Joseph Joachim
Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12
Intermezzo from the F.A.E. Sonata
Scherzo in c minor, WoO2, from the F.A.E. Sonata
Sonata in d minor, Op. 108
Hungarian Dance, No. 17
Romance in C Major

The Great French Violin Sonatas
While Franck was a leading figure in late Romanticism, both Debussy and Ravel were central figures in the development of Impressionist music. This program illuminates their collective genius and invaluable influence on the music of the 20th Century.
César Franck
Maurice Ravel
Claude Debussy
Sonata in A Major

Dances, Tales and Reflections: A Journey
J.S. Bach’s “Ciaconna” for violin solo is arguably the greatest example of a composer’s ingenuity in writing for a string instrument. This dance suite movement encompasses a journey through many variations and colors. It seems to tell a story in itself which the listener is left to reflect upon as the final notes die away.
J. S. Bach
Igor Stravinsky
Maurice Ravel
Johannes Brahms
Ciaccona in d minor, BWV 1004
Duo Concertante
Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100

Northern Lights
Inspired by Northern Europe, this program is centered around works from Russia, Estonia and Norway. Although different in style, the composers featured have a common thread running through their musical voices.
Serge Prokofiev
Arvo Pärt
Pytor I. Tchaikovsky
Edvard Grieg
Sonata in f minor, Op. 80
Serenade melancolique, Op. 26
Sonata No. 3 in c minor, Op. 45


Sarah E Geller