The School's collaborative pianist, Shelby Sender, who plays for Upper School and Learning Village Grades 5 - 8 choirs and accompanies Convocation, Lessons & Carols, and Graduation, will be representing the city of Charlottesville in Pleven, Bulgaria this March with University of Virginia faculty violinist Daniel Sender. With the support of the Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission (CSCC), the duo will present a concert and masterclass at the National School of the Arts "Panayot Pipkov" as part of their National Competition festival weekend. The concert will take place in the school's grand concert hall on March 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Pleven is one of Charlottesville's international sister cities, situated 100 miles north of Bulgaria's capital city, Sofia. These events represent the CSCC's first artistic venture to Pleven and aims to engage with a large number of students and residents in the historic Bulgarian city. Daniel and Shelby Sender will be offering a diverse program, including representative works from both the United States and Bulgaria:
- Franz Schubert: Sonata No.2 in A minor, D.385
- Aaron Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano
- Lubomir Pipkov: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, Op.7
- Pablo de Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza
A free preview concert will be presented at St. Anne's-Belfield School's Grisham Hall on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.