Scored for violin and piano, Kevin Puts’s “Aria” is a Mahler-like meditative expression. Slow polyrhythms in combination with lush harmonic sequences creates a sense of endless and sublime cadence. Aria was written for Chee-Yun and published in 2000.
Lydia Forbes is a member of the DaPonte String Quartet; she performs with a William and Charles Voller violin.
Chiharu Naruse is a Collaborative Pianist and a member of the Applied music piano faculty at Bates college.
Both Lydia and Chiharu are on the faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music.