Sometimes, you get more than you bargained for… and it’s good.
That’s what happened to Morristown lawyer Herb Korn on Sunday night, when he collected on a debt.
On Sunday, the pianist delivered, and then some.
Sebastián produced a second pianist, two violinists and a cellist, an ensemble he calls Forster & Friends, and they entertained Herb and 70 of his friends for the better part of two hours.
The dazzling program ranged from Beethoven and Mozart to Balakirev, Elgar, film composer John Williams and Sebastián’s late countryman, Astor Piazzolla.
Sebastián’s presentation floored his patron.
“I’m in total awe of what it takes to do what he does,” Herb said during the intermission, in the Morristown home of Sebastián’s fiancée, Jennifer Hauser.
Sebastián performed in various combinations with Galina Zhdanova (violin), Wendy Law (cello) and Filip Pogády (violin). He also played four-hands piano with Svetlana Smolina, who sprinkled some of her own magic on the keyboard during a pair of solo pieces.
Beaming in the audience were Sebastián’s parents, Samuel and Lidia, visiting from Buenos Aires.
“I think this was a very good night!” Sebastián said after the concert. Nobody who was there could possibly disagree.