With energetic performances of works by Wieniawski, Mozart, and Brahms, violinist Katherine McNamara and pianist Noor Jumaa entertained an appreciative audience of residents on Jan. 30, at Allegria Village retirement community in Dearborn.
Both musicians hold performance degrees from Wayne State University and are busy teaching and performing throughout the Detroit area. Violinist McNamara recently became a member of the adjunct faculty at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, while pianist Jumaa teaches at the Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music.
The two musically are a good fit and have obviously worked together hard and long. That fit was demonstrated handsomely in their final selection, a Brahms four-movement sonata demanding technical virtuosity and flawless rhythm skills from both players.