by Evan Kory
Pianist Juliana Osinchuk and clarinetist John De La Paz gave us the unique opportunity of hearing a clarinet-piano duo recital centered around the gorgeous E-flat major Brahms Sonata, one of the last works the composer wrote.
In addition to this grand classic, John and Juliana also performed an incredibly difficult 20th century piece called Zarabandeo by Arturo Marquez and the rarely heard Sonata by Leonard Bernstein. Juliana informed us that 2018 is the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, so more of his music will certainly be performed throughout this special Anniversary. Juliana also performed several exquisite works by Frederic Chopin, her pianism was marvelous and beautifully executed.