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Camerata Smyrna Woodwind Quintet with faculty artist Fureya Unal, piano

camerata smyrna

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8pm
Recital Hall

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Mehmet Can Ağlaç Flute
Dario Golcic Oboe
Yonca Alpay Clarinet
Bank Harkay Horn
Tolga Alpay Bassoon

Isaac Albeniz: Suite Espagnole (arr. Graham Sheen)
Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Quintet Op.46 (1968)
Francis Poulenc Sextet (1932)

The Camerata Woodwind Quintet has appeared in Festivals and performances throughout the United States and abroad. Among its recent performances was an appearance at the Conference of the National Flute Association in Nashville. The Camerata Woodwind Quintet has received critical acclaim for its many recordings — most recently its compact disc on CRYSTAL Records featuring the premiere recording of the Quintet no. 2 of Anthony Iannaccone, as well as Quintets by Hetú and Steinmetz.

 

Stan Breckenridge & Klaudia Kowalik

Cancelled event

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Mark Goodrich, tenor with Mark Salters, piano

Postponed until March 11, 2014

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Rob Watson, piano
"Tribute to my Teachers"

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Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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This concert features faculty pianist, Rob Watson, playing works he learned as a result of the inspiration and instruction of his past teachers.  

Two of those teachers will be in attendance at this very special tribute recital: Nicolas Constantinidis - a blind, Greek pianist, born in Egypt - and Thomas La Ratta, a protégé of Rudolf Ganz.

featuring:

Bach | Partita in E minor, BWV 830
Hadjidakis | Suite, For A Little White Seashell, Op. 1
Chopin | Sonata No. 3, in B minor, Op. 58
Schumann, arr. Liszt | “Widmung”
Liszt | “Invocation,” from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
Schumann | Romance in F-sharp major, Op. 28, No. 2

Ernest Salem and Friends

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Sunday, February 9, 2014, 4pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Saint Saens: Trio in F Major, op. 18, no. 1
Brahms: Trio No. 2 in C Major, op. 87

Christopher Bartz, saxophone

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Los Angeles-based saxophonist Dr. Christopher Bartz is emerging as a one of the premier performing artists and pedagogues of his generation. Praised for his “incredible virtuosic skill”, Bartz is quickly establishing himself as “one of the most incredible saxophonists performing in the United States today” (Maestro Steven Kerstein). Widely regarded as an "extraordinarily talented young musician" (Sierra Madre Weekly), his "rich, varied tones" (Webster-Kirkwood Times), "hauntingly plangent" (All is Yar) and “magnificently blended orchestral sound” (Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association), along with his ability to connect with audiences keep him in high demand as a performer.

A concert saxophonist, jazz musician and music educator, Bartz attracts attention and praise across the United States. He has received numerous performance awards in competition, garnering him regional and national acclaim as a soloist. These recently include the Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition, Winner of the 2011 University of Southern California's Concerto Competition and Third Place in the 2013 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artists National Competition.

As a native of St. Louis, Missouri, Bartz made his orchestral debut at age eighteen with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO). He remains an active musician with the SLSO, where he performs as a classical and jazz saxophonist. Since his professional debut, he has performed with orchestras across the United States, which most recently include the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, Colburn Orchestra, Debut Orchestra, and the Downey Symphony Orchestra in addition to performances with the Los Angeles Opera's Young Artists. He has also been featured as a concerto soloist with the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Southern California (USC) Thornton Symphony, USC Wind Ensemble, University of Michigan Symphony Band and Bowling Green State University Philharmonia. His orchestral and wind ensemble playing can be seen on broadcasts of KCET, KUSC and is recorded on Equilibrium.

Dr. Bartz recently joined the School of Music faculty at California State University, Fullerton, where he serves as the Instructor of Saxophone.

Divan Consort

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Fureya Ünal, piano
Virginia Figueiredo, clarinet
Rachel Mellis, flute
Charles Tyler, cello
Martha Masters, guitar
Kate Peters, voice

Program:
Ahmet Adnan Saygun: Horon
Ken Walicki: Love Songs for a Mediterranean God
Francis Poulenc: Romanza
Miguel del Aguila: Seduccion
Howard Hanson: Serenade
Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango

Divan Consort is a Los Angeles based ensemble founded by the Turkish pianist Füreya Ünal. The ensemble performs the most recent works reflecting the highest artistic expressions as well as the landmark compositions of the twentieth century. Having performed individually in many countries, Divan Consort's members are devoted to offer gripping, world-class performances that entertain the audience. They have given many world premiers of recently composed pieces and have recorded the music for the theatre play, BAAL by Bertold Brecht for The Sacred Fools Theater Company. Within the first two of years of its existence, Divan Consort has been chosen to perform at a variety of prestigious music series and venues. As a winner of the Beverly Hills Auditions, they were invited to perform at the Previews Concert Series at Manhattan Beach, The Nixon Library, and Live at the Lounge in Hermosa Beach. The group has given numerous concerts in the Los Angeles and Orange County area as well as successful concert tours of Portugal and Turkey. They performed at the 36th International Estoril Music Festival as well as giving master classes in Portugal. While touring Turkey, Divan Consort performed at the festivities in Bursa celebrating the 100th birth year of Turkey's first ceramics artist, Fureya Koral. The group also gave a concert as a part of Istanbul 2010, Cultural Capital of Europe.

"A Monteverdi Cabaret for Valentine's Day"
Advanced Vocal Workshop

Friday, February 14, 2014, 6pm

Cancelled event

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Alvaro Pierri, guitar

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Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Alvaro Pierri was born in Montevideo in Uruguay, in a family of musicians. He received his early musical education from his mother, Ada Estades, on the piano and his aunt, Olga Pierri, on the guitar. Later he studied with Abel Carlevaro, the composer Guido Santorsola and also at the Uruguayan National Institute of Musicology.

As a musician popular with both the public and the critics, Pierri is a regular guest at the major concert halls of Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Contemporary composers such as Leo Brouwer, Guido Santorsola, Jacques Hétu, Astor Piazzolla, Abel Carlevaro, Carlo Domeniconi and Terry Riley have written major works for Alvaro Pierri, in each case, he has premiered them brilliantly.
His manifest love of chamber music has resulted in collaborations with major musical figures including Astor Piazzolla, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Ernö Sebestien, Regis Pasquier, Hatto Beyerle, Philippe Müller, Leo Brouwer, Alcides Lanza, Terry Riley, Tracy Silverman, Maureen Forrester, Eduardo Fernandez, the Cherubini Quartet and the Turtle Island String Quartet, and he has also worked with conductors such as Pinchas Steinberg, Charles Dutoit, Wojciech Rajski, Mario Bernardi and Yannick Nezet-Séguin.

Alvaro Pierri is also an internationally acclaimed teacher. Many of his students have won major international guitar competitions. He was professor at the University of Santa Maria in Brazil and subsequently ran a guitar class at McGill University and the UQAM (Academy of Music) in Montreal. In 2002 he was appointed professor at the famous Academy of music in Vienna (today University of Music and Performing Arts).

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Eduardo Delgado, piano

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 4pm

Cancelled event

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Jonathan Rowden, saxophone and the Jonathan Rowden Group

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8pm
Recital Hall

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Jonathan Rowden - saxophones
Ryan Pryor - piano
James Yoshizawa - drums, percussion
Chris Hon - bass

THE JONATHAN ROWDEN GROUP is a new instrumental quartet that smashes through traditional dichotomies between form and freedom. At the core of their ethos is a honed interplay between structured, original composition and free improvisation that is a tumultuous balance between fever pitched madness, tender spiritual softness, the absurd, and the profound. Their eclectic synthesis of styles and forms spans the emotional gamut from serene calmness to brutalizing intensity, and has quickly deemed them to be among Los Angeles’ most distinctive, cohesive, and original new voices. Since their inception, they have been invited as a group to some of Los Angeles’ most distinguished jazz venues and series, including the “LA’s Best” Blue Whale, Vitellos Upstairs, Curve Line Space (Elastic Hour Showcase curated by Nick Mancini), The Baked Potato, as well as Alvas Showroom, Jazz at the CAP (showcase curated by Sinclair Lott, featuring artists such as Joshua White, Bob Sheppard, Jerry Bergonzi, etc.), Blue Whale Summer Series at Weller Court, Steamers Jazz Club, The Hip Kitty Jazz Club, and many more. They continue to become a fixture of the scene with shows at the same venues scheduled throughout 2014.Their debut record, being released under the new boutique label Orenda Records, and is being recorded and is scheduled for release in the first half of 2014, followed by album release tour in CA and the Pacific Northwest.

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Divan Consort

new music festival

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Part of the 13th Annual New Music Festival, Pamela Madsen, Artistic Director

Walicki: Cyberistan for piano and electronics
Reich: NY counterpoint for amplified clarinet and tape
John Luther Adams: The light within for alto flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone/crotales, piano, violin, cello and electronic sounds
Harrison: Songs in the forest for flute/piccolo, violin, vibraphone/marimba and piano
Madsen: Sea-change for clarinet, cello and piano and spoken voice
Beglarian: I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long for violin, cello and clarinet with tape

"Eve Beglarian's River Project"

new music festival

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Part of the 13th Annual New Music Festival, Pamela Madsen, Artistic Director

In the fall of 2009, composer Eve Beglarian embarked on a four-month-long journey down the entire Mississippi River by kayak and bicycle, immersing herself in local histories and the writings of those who had made similar journeys, including Mark Twain and Jonathan Raban. During her trip through the heart of the country, Eve kept a sonic journal about the people and places she encountered. These journal entries have evolved over the past several years into the River Project: a collection of original compositions, adventurous arrangements of river-related songs, images, videos, and spoken-word readings.

with Eve Beglarian, Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet, Mary Rowell, violin and Gyan Riley, guitar

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CSUF New Music Ensemble with Eve Beglarian; Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet, Mary Rowell, violin, Gyan Riley, guitar and Matthew Burtner composer and Glen Whitehead, Trumpet/composer

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Friday, February 28, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Part of the 13th Annual New Music Festival, Pamela Madsen, Artistic Director

Burtner: Golden Sparrow
Burtner: A'aa
Whitehead: Mysticetti
Burtner: Prismic Generations
Madsen: . . . and the wild, wild wind
Beglarian: Night Psalm
Beglarian: Atque Semper
Beglarian: Light up your face
Beglarian: Early in the Morning

Guidonian Hand trombone quartet joins forces with the CSUF New Music Ensemble for a collaborative concert of works by Eve, Pamela Madsen, Matthew Burtner and Glen Whitehead composer/trumpet.

 



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