Last night, I was fortunate to be at the opening concert of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival at Rutgers University. The second half of the concert featured the reunion of Marimbolin, a marimba/violin duo featuring marimbist Nancy Zeltsman and violinist Sharan Leventhal. They played 4 pieces and the music they created was breathtaking and performed with a high level of musicality. I hope this was not the last time we hear from Marimbolin.
Today’s video features clarinetist Michael Norsworthy & marimbist Nancy Zeltsman performing 3 movements excerpted from Messiaen’s Poèmes pour mi (originally for soprano & piano):
II. Paysage (Landscape)
III. La Maison (The House)
VI. Ta Voix (Your Voice)
If you are not familiar with Messiaen’s music, please check out Quartet for the End of Time.