The Rite of Spring (excerpts)
Igor Stravinsky (arr. Ksenija Komljenovič)
Vesna Duo devotes its passion to bringing new and reimagined works to life. Their performances span a fiery new arrangement of The Rite of Spring, to premiering works by trailblazing international composers, to re-envisioning pieces by jazz musician Avishai Cohen. Hailing from The Republic of Georgia and Serbia, Dr. Liana Pailodze Harron, piano and Dr. Ksenija Komljenović, percussion, embrace their dynamic backgrounds while exploring a diverse blend of musical traditions, cultures, and styles. Beyond arranging existing works, the ensemble seeks to transform the boundaries of what it means to be a piano-percussion duo, interpolating theatrical percussion works in their already vibrant repertoire. Between them, Dr. Harron and Dr. Komljenović share multiple international solo and chamber music awards.