Guest Artists An-Lin Bardin, cello and Naomi Niskala, piano will give a recital. Free and open to the public.
The Bardin-Niskala Duo is a classical cello and piano duo comprised of cellist An-Lin Bardin and pianist Naomi Niskala. An-Lin and Naomi met while living and teaching in New Haven, CT, shortly after they finished their studies at the Yale School of Music. An-Lin is of Chinese-American heritage, and Naomi is of Japanese-American heritage. They have been playing together in their piano trio (Trio Kisosen) since 2016, and formed the Bardin-Niskala Duo in early 2021 in response to the increasing racial violence and hate crimes across the United States. An-Lin and Naomi began approaching ALAANA composers to ask them to use their music to address their sense of identity – to celebrate their racial heritages, to tackle historical or current events in race conflict, or to start the journey towards discovering where and how they belong.
Moore Musical Arts Center, Bryan Recital Hall