Pianist Ian Scarfe has just announced his next recital. It will be a house concert taking place in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. He has prepared a program of two major undertakings. The earlier of these will be Ludwig van Beethoven’s Opus 109 sonata in E major, the first of the last three piano sonatas that Beethoven composed in relatively quick succession. He will also be joined by violinist Azat Fishyan, for whom he will play a piano reduction of Jean Sibelius’ Opus 47 violin concerto in D minor. (Presumably, Scarfe will be playing the composer’s own transcription of the original score.)
This is a house concert that is being organized through groupmuse, a Web-based service for both performers and hosts. Specifics are maintained on a Web page through which reservations must be made. The venue will be in Cole Valley and a map is included to provide the general location. The concert itself will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow evening, December 8. Those who attend will be invited to bring a bottle of wine or snacks to share with other guests.