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What Drink Goes With Liszt?

For every “Twist” performance, we pair the diverse setlists with classic cocktails to create the perfect pairings. Here’s what we’ve got for DPO With a Twist: School Spirits on Friday, March 6:

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G Major for violin and piano
Pairs with… April Rain Martini ☔️

Often referred to as the “Rain Sonata,” Brahms’ soft and romantic duet pairs perfectly with a vodka martini spiked with lime juice for a bit of springtime sunshine.

Franz Liszt, Arr. Vladimir Horowitz: Rakoczy March “Hungarian March”
Pairs with… Red Wine 🍷

Liszt was apparently obsessed with wine from the southern region of Hungary known for its full-bodied, spicy reds. Your ticket includes one complimentary glass of wine — if you didn’t already enjoy one with your delicious dinner, the Rakoczy March is the time to sip a red!

Lawrence Golan: Fantasia for Solo Violin
Pairs with… New Fashioned 🥃

Written while pursuing his doctoral degree, Lawrence’s Fantasia was inspired by composer Eugène Ysaÿe’s sonatas of 1924, which in turn were inspired by the unaccompanied violin works of Johann Sebastian Bach, dated 1720. This inception-infused violin solo pairs with a twist on an Old Fashioned — the New Fashioned — which includes a splash of amaretto giving an updated flavor profile to this classic cocktail.

César Franck: Sonata in A Major for violin and piano
Pairs with… Champagne! 🥂

Franck wrote this sonata as a wedding present to his friend Eugène Ysaÿe (yep, same guy who inspired the Fantasia above). Celebrate with a glass of bubbly!