Feb. 12:  “An Unlikely Combination:  Bassoon, Viola, and Piano”

Feb. 12:  “An Unlikely Combination:  Bassoon, Viola, and Piano”

Bassoonist Juan Jose Arévalo, violist Raphael Lizama, and pianist Woan Ching Lim have brightened the Arizona Senior Academy’s stage before but never as a trio.  The Academy audience will have a rare opportunity to hear some of the greatest and least-known works in the viola and bassoon repertory. Opening the program with a C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonata, the ASA’s harpsichord will help create a period feel. The piano will be used for the remaining pieces, including one for viola and piano by Béla Bartók, and another for bassoon and piano by Richard Faith, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona.     Bassoon and viola come together in a Duetto Concertante by 20th-century Polish composer Michal Spisak.