Transatlantic – Callum Smart, Richard Uttley

December 2, 2020, 9:00 am

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Callum Smart returns to Orchid Classics with an album described by the violinist as “American and English music from past and present…cultures that I’ve lived in all my life.” Joined by pianist Richard Uttley, Smart plays music by Edward Elgar, who wrote that his Violin Sonata is “full of golden sounds,” and the Romance by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. He also features the taut, energetic music of London-based composer Kate Whitley, while the American part of the program is represented by Amy Beach in her tender Romance and by the exciting Road Movies by John Adams. Smart’s recital concludes with his own arrangement of the famous Anglo-American hymn Amazing Grace.