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Program for Sound the Trumpet
Handel: Concerto Grosso in D major, op. 6/5
Alexandre Tansman: Variations on a Theme of Frescobaldi
Johann Wilhelm Hertel: Concerto No. 1 in Eb for piccolo trumpet, harpsichord, & strings
Copland: Quiet City, for English horn, trumpet, & strings
A. Vizzutti: 9 Black Riders, for trumpet, piano, & strings
Somewhere Over the Rainbow arr. for trumpet, piano, & strings by A. Vizzutti
Program for November 20, 2016: Transfigured Night featuring Maria Larionoff, violin & Barry Lieberman, double bass
Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703, "Quartettsatz" (arr. for string orchestra by B. Lieberman)
Sibelius: Suite for Violin and String Orchestra in D minor, op. 117, JS 185 – Maria Larionoff, violin soloist
Carl Nielsen: Little Suite for Strings, opus 1
A. Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht ("Transfigured Night"), opus 4, arr. for string orchestra by A. Schoenberg
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La Folia ~ A SOR Musical Folly
Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
P R O G R A M
Sinfonia II from La Morte del cor penitente……………………………GIOVANNI LEGRENZI
(The Death of the Repentant Heart) (1626-1690)
Battalia de Barabaso yerno de Satanos……………………………………ANDREA FALCONIERI
(Battle of Barrabas, Son-in-law of Satan) (1585-1656)
Three Pieces In Old Style…………………………………………………...HENRYK GÓRECKI
La Folia (Madness), after the Sonata XII…………………………………..ANTONIO VIVALDI
arr. Jeannette Sorrell (1678-1741)
I n t e r m i s s i o n
Façades, for 2 soprano saxophones & strings (1981)……………………………PHILIP GLASS
Concerto Grosso (1950)………………………………………RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
for string orchestra (1872-1958)
II. Burlesca Ostinata
V. March and Reprise
This concert is dedicated in loving memory
to Mavis McKelvey
through a generous donation from
the McKelvey family
Concert will be in the University of Montana - Missoula - Music Recital Hall
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STRING ORCHESTRA OF THE ROCKIES
Dido ~ Queen of Carthage
featuring Kimberly James, mezzo-soprano & the UM Women’s Choir
Sunday, November 22, 2015 ~ 7:30 pm ~ UM Music Recital Hall
P R O G R A M
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba……………………………………………… G.F. HANDEL
from Introduction to Act III of Solomon (1685-1759)
Festival Music from Alcina……………………………………………………….G.F. HANDEL
Musette ~ Gavotte ~ Sarabande ~ Menuett ~ Menuett ~ Gavotte
Finale from the opera Dido and Aeneas……………………………………HENRY PURCELL
Recitative: Thy hand, Belinda
Song: When I am laid in earth
Chorus: With drooping wings, ye Cupids come……………………….arr. E. Harold Geer
KIMBERLY JAMES, soloist
UM WOMEN’S CHOIR
I n t e r m i s s i o n
Pavane for a Dead Princess (1899)…………………………...MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
arr. for string orchestra arr. Carl Simpson
Chanson perpetuelle, op. 37……………………………………………..ERNEST CHAUSSON
for mezzo-soprano, string quartet, & piano (1855-99)
KIMBERLY JAMES, soloist
Song of the Universal, for women’s voices, piano, & strings (2012)……………...OLA GJEILO
lyrics by Walt Whitman (b. 1978)
UM WOMEN’S CHOIR
Dr. David Edmonds, Director
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Program - for September 20
Sonata for Strings No. 4 in Bb major…………………………………….GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Italian Serenade (orig. for string quartet)……………………………..HUGO WOLF (1860-1903)
arranged for string orchestra arr. Lucas Drew
Cello Concerto in G major, RV 414………………………………………..ANTONIO VIVALDI
MATT HAIMOVITZ, soloist
I n t e r m i s s i o n
Suite Italienne.………………………………………………IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
arranged for solo cello and string orchestra arr. Benjamin Wallfisch
Introduzione: Allegro moderato
Aria: Allegro alla breve
Minuetto e Finale: Molto vivace
MATT HAIMOVITZ, soloist
~ Encore selection(s) to be announced from the stage ~
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W.A. Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 136
JS Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 (Maria Larionoff, violin soloist)
Franz Schubert: String Quartet in d minor, “Death and the Maiden” arr. for string orchestra by Barry Lieberman
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STRING BLING: SOR Concert Favorites
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:30 pm ~ UM Music Recital Hall
KARL JENKINS: I. Allegretto from Palladio [ The Diamond commercial ]
BORODIN: Nocturne, from String Quartet No. 2, arr. for string orchestra
BARTOK: Roumanian Folk Dances
GRIEG: Holberg Suite (Suite in Old Style), op. 40
COPLAND: Hoedown from Rodeo
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Since her triumph at Denmark’s 1996 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition Anthony has enjoyed an acclaimed and expanding international career. Performing as a soloist with orchestra and in recital, as well as being active in chamber music, Ms. Anthony’s career spans the continents of North America, Europe, Australia, India and Asia.
Highlights from recent seasons have included performances with the symphony orchestras of Houston, San Diego, Seattle, Buffalo, Dayton, Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Long Beach, Milwaukee, Virginia, Wichita and the IRIS Chamber Orchestra. Being an avid chamber music player, Ms. Anthony appears regularly at La Jolla SummerFest and Aspen Music Festival. Abroad, she has performed with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Denmark’s Aalborg and Aarhus Symphony Orchestras, Finland’s Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the NDR Orchestra Hannover, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Ms. Anthony’s wide-ranging orchestral repertoire extends from the Baroque of Bach and Vivaldi to all the classical war horses including Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Sibelius to contemporary composers comprising of Ross Edwards, Arvo Pärt, and Phillip Glass.
An active recording artist, Ms. Anthony’s work includes two releases with Sejong Soloists: “Vivaldi: The Four Seasons” (Naxos), released in 2006, and “Sejong plays ‘Ezawen’” (Albany Records) released in 2003. Her recording of the Philip Glass Violin Concerto with Takuo Yuasa and the Ulster Orchestra, also on Naxos in 2000, following an earlier all-Schubert album from the same label. She has also recorded Arvo Pärt's ‘Tabula rasa’ with Gil Shaham, Neeme Järvi and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon) in 1999 and the Nielsen Violin Concerto with Dorrit Matson and the New York Scandia Symphony (Centaur). Ms. Anthony released a Sarasate recording in 2009 with her husband, Gil Shaham (Canary Classics). Her newest recording of the Sibelius Violin Concerto and Ross Edwards “Maninyas” with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is scheduled for release in fall 2011 (Canary Classics/ABC Classics).
She has collaborated with Gil Shaham in the United States and Spain in concerts and recording marking the centenary of the death of legendary Spanish violinist and composer Pablo Sarasate. From the Kaplan Penthouse at New York’s Lincoln Center, this program was broadcast nationally on PBS, as part of its Live from Lincoln Center Series. This was Ms. Anthony’s second appearance in the series, having performed in the Emmy Award–winning “Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine” in 2004.
Ms. Anthony holds numerous awards and prizes. She has received awards from the Australia Council, the South Australian Government and The Queen’s Trust. In 1990 the National Arts Club in New York invited her to perform at the presentation of the Medal of Honor to Zubin Mehta. At age 13, she was the youngest winner of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition. She performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. As part of the prize, she also played the Tchaikovsky Concerto in a live national telecast.
Ms. Anthony studied at the Conservatory of the University of Adelaide with Beryl Kimber until 1987 and continued her studies at New York’s Juilliard School, where she worked with the eminent teachers Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Hyo Kang. She made her Australian debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 1983 and since then has appeared with all six symphonies of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian, Tasmanian, and Adelaide).
Adele Anthony performs on an Antonio Stradivarius violin, crafted in 1728.
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Joshua Roman, Cellist
"A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts" (San Francisco Chronicle), Joshua Roman has earned national renown as a cellist for performing a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level. He’s also recognized as an accomplished curator and programmer, particularly in his work as Artistic Director of Seattle Town Hall’s TownMusic series, with a vision to engage and expand the classical music audience. For his ongoing creative initiatives on behalf of classical music, Roman was named a 2011 TED Fellow, joining a select group of next generation innovators of unusual accomplishments who show potential to positively affect the world.
In the 2012/13 season, Roman makes his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut, performing Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul under conductor Marin Alsop. Other highlights include concerto performances with the New World Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, the Stockton Symphony, and the Asheville Symphony, and the world premiere of a new cello concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Also this season, Roman gives recitals in Vancouver, Madison, Chicago, La Jolla, Denver, and Seattle at the TownMusic series.
A complete musician who is dedicated to performance, artistic leadership and creation of new works through collaboration, Roman’s work as Artistic Director of TownMusic in Seattle has showcased his eclectic musical influences and inspirations, from chamber music favorites to a host of newly commissioned works. Under Roman’s guidance, the series has given world premieres of compositions by some of today’s brightest young composers, such as Mason Bates, Derek Bermel, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Dan Visconti, among others, and it has featured cutting edge ensembles like Alarm Will Sound, Brooklyn Rider and the JACK Quartet. Roman’s adventurous spirit has led to collaborations with artists outside of the music community, including his co-creation “On Grace” with Anna Deveare Smith, a work for actor and cello which premiered in February 2012 at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral.
TownMusic’s 2012/13 season opens in September with a piano trio featuring Roman, violinist Dale Barltrop and pianist Victor Asuncion, followed in November by an evening of music and comedy with violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo. In February, violinist Jennifer Koh gives an overview of the history of violin music in a recital called “Bach and Beyond.” In the series’ final two concerts, Roman takes the stage with two acclaimed new music groups, first the Talea Ensemble and then the JACK Quartet, for a performance-specific commission by Jefferson Friedman.
Driven to make music accessible to a wider audience, Roman is at home in any place from a club to a classroom, performing chamber music, jazz, rock, or even a solo sonata by Bach or Kodály. Beyond the performance stage, Roman is dedicated to exploring new platforms to harness new audiences, especially social media. He recently completed an ongoing video series called “The Popper Project.” Wherever the cellist and his laptop found themselves, he performed and recorded an étude from David Popper’s “High School of Cello Playing” to be collected and uploaded to his dedicated YouTube channel (youtube.com/joshuaromancello). He has collaborated with photographer Chase Jarvis on Nikon video projects, and Paste magazine singled out Roman and DJ Spooky for their cello and iPad cover of Radiohead’s “Everything in Its Right Place,” created for the Voice Project. Roman’s outreach endeavors have taken him to Uganda with his violin-playing siblings, where they played chamber music in schools, HIV/AIDS centers, and displacement camps, communicating a message of hope through music.
Among last season’s highlights was Roman’s appearance as guest artist for the Seattle Symphony’s opening night gala, which marked Ludovic Morlot’s first concert as Music Director. Roman made his debuts with the Toronto and BBC Symphonies and at the Mariinsky Theater; performed at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament; and gave recitals through San Francisco Performances and in the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago. He also played concertos with orchestras in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina and Oregon. Summer engagements included visits to La Jolla Summerfest and Music In The Vineyards in Napa Valley, CA.
Before embarking on a solo career, Roman spent two seasons as principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony, a position he won in 2006 at the age of 22. Since that time he has appeared as soloist with the Symphony, where he gave the world premiere of David Stock’s Cello Concerto, as well as with the Albany and Santa Barbara Symphonies, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Ecuador, among many others. He performed Britten’s third Cello Suite during New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival in a pre-concert recital at Avery Fisher Hall, and was the only guest artist invited to play an unaccompanied solo during the YouTube Symphony Orchestra’s 2009 debut concert at Carnegie Hall.
In addition to his solo work, Roman is an active chamber music performer. He has enjoyed collaborations with veterans like Cho-Liang Lin, Asaad Brothers, Earl Carlyss, Christopher Taylor and Christian Zacharias, as well as with the Seattle Chamber Music Society and the International Festival of Chamber Music in Lima, Peru. He often joins forces with other dynamic young soloists and performers from New York’s vibrant music scene, including artists from So Percussion, the JACK Quartet and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two.
The Oklahoma City native began playing the cello at the age of three on a quarter-size instrument, and gave his first public recital at age ten. Home-schooled until he was 16, Roman then pursued his musical studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Richard Aaron. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance in 2004, and his Master’s in 2005, as a student of Desmond Hoebig, former principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra. He is grateful for the loan of an 1899 cello by Giulio Degani of Venice.
Video of Josua Roman playing Montagnana Cello Sarabande
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