Classical IPR in Concert: Renee Skerik

Mar 4, 2021

Violist Renee Skerik

Last fall, violist Renee Skerik was featured in two different chamber recitals in northern Michigan.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, we showcase those performances, which include music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Caroline Shaw.

One recital took place at Interlochen Center for the Arts, where Skerik is instructor of viola. The other took place at First Congregational Church in Traverse City and featured musicians from the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, where Skerik is principal viola.

There are socially distanced guest appearances by violinist Ara Sarkissian, cellist Crispin Campbell, pianist Susan Snyder and Traverse Symphony Orchestra music director Kevin Rhodes.

Listen Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon or any time below.

Program

J. S. Bach, Sonata for gamba and harpsichord BWV 1027; with pianist Susan Snyder

J. Brahms, Two Songs for Alto Voice with Viola and Piano; with violinist Ara Sarkissian and pianist Susan Snyder

C. Shaw, Limestone and Felt; with cellist Crispin Campbell

J. Brahms, Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat major; with pianist Kevin Rhodes

The recordings were engineered by Michael Culler and Jonah Powell.