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Los Angeles Percussion Quartet: John Luther Adam's Strange and Sacred Noise

new music festival

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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

Strange and Sacred Noise (1991 – 1997)

I. …dust into dust…
II. solitary and time-breaking waves
III. velocities crossing in phase-space
IV. triadic iteration lattices
V. clouds and clusters on a quadrilateral grid
VI. …and dust rising…

The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet presents John Luther Adam’s concert-length masterpiece Strange and Sacred Noise. "Not just for percussion music, but for contemporary classical/experimental/avant-garde/whatever-you-want-to-call-it- music.” (Christian Hertzog, Sequenza 21)

Since 2009, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, or LAPQ, has forged a distinct identity as a world-class contemporary chamber music ensemble who is dedicated to commissioning and presenting new works for percussion quartets. Originally, members Nick Terry, Matt Cook, Justin DeHart, and Cory Hills joined together to create a classical percussion ensemble that would champion the important contributions of 20th century West Coast composers while collaborating with local artists to continue the tradition of innovation and exploration. Today, the group continues their mission while broadening creative output through recordings, performances, and educational outreach.

More information about the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

University Symphony Orchestra goes to the movies!

pierri

Kimo Furumoto, director
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 4pm
Meng Concert Hall

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

Join Kimo Furumoto and the University Symphony Orchestra when the movies take center stage in Meng Concert Hall! An evening filled with music from the cinema will be featured, along with the Music Associates annual Concerto-aria competition winner, clarinetist Rimvydas Savickas.

John Williams: Star Wars
Bruce Broughton: Silverado
Holst: Planets

plus: Bernhard Henrik Crusell - Clarinet concerto No.3 in B-major (1st movement)




 

Chris Brubeck & Friends play Brubeck

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Part of the Brubeck Festival

Featuring Bill Cunliffe, piano, Jeff Ellwood, saxophone, Paul Kreibich, drums and Luther Hughes, bass.

Performing the music of Dave Brubeck.

Pre-Concert Talk on Dave Brubeck by Chris Brubeck & Bill Cunliffe
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:30pm
Meng Concert Hall

Chris Brubeck first hit the music scene as an innovative rock and jazz musician, eventually recording and performing with his Dad, the legendary Dave Brubeck. He plays bass, trombone, piano, guitar, sings and has earned international attention as composer, performer and leader of his groups, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet and Triple Play. Onstage, Chris' irrepressible enthusiasm is matched by his command of jazz, blues, funk, pop and classical musical styles. An award-winning composer, Chris' natural talents have made him the go-to composer for genre-bending modern classical music. His compositions for artists such as Time for Three, Regina Carter, & Eileen Ivers have been performed in major concert halls all over the planet. The Chicago Tribune calls Chris, "A composer with a real flair for lyrical melody – a 21st Century Lenny Bernstein."


 

 

Fullerton Jazz Orchestra & Big Band with Chris Brubeck, trombone

jazz

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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This performance features the music of Miles Davis, Thad Jones, Ray Brown and Dave Brubeck. With Chris Brubeck, trombone.

Pre-Concert Talk on Dave Brubeck by Chris Brubeck & Bill Cunliffe
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 7:30pm
Meng Concert Hall

 

 

Jean Ferrandis, flute & Alison Edwards, piano

ferrandis

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

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Beethoven: "Spring" Sonata, Op. 24
C. Franck: Sonata in A Major
Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94

Flautist and conductor Jean Ferrandis enjoys an international career that takes him throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He has presented recitals, performed chamber music, and appeared as soloist with orchestra in such prestigious concert halls as the Salle Pleyel and Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Tapei Arts Center, Wigmore Hall in London, La Fenice in Venice, Hamarikyu Hall in Tokyo, the Vigado in Budapest, the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, and the Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory, under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Tibor Varga, Laurent Petitgirard, and Yoram David. He has been invited to numerous festivals, including the Lanaudière in Canada, Switzerland's Sion Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Midem Festival in Cannes, and the Berlioz Festival in Lyon. Chamber music collaborators have included Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis, Jean Philippe Collard, and Emile Naoumoff. His appearances at the 2006 National Flute Association convention in Pittsburgh, an event attended by three thousand flutists, included a gala headliner concert in Heinz Hall and a master class.

 

 

Mark Goodrich, tenor with Mark Salters, piano

goodrich

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8pm
Recital Hall

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featuring works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Duparc, Handel, Loewe, Poulenc, Quilter, Schubert, Schumann, Sondheim and Speaks

Dr. Mark J. Goodrich currently maintains voice studios in Long Beach, San Francisco and Berkeley, CA. He has served on the voice faculties of Boston University (Chair of the Voice Department), California State University, Los Angeles, and California State University, Fullerton, where he chaired the vocal program for over a decade.

His students can be heard in leading roles in major opera houses all over the world including The Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera in Manhattan, Paris Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, Opera San Jose, and others. Many others have participated in prestigious opera programs such as the Met Young Artist Program, the Merola Program and other training programs with Santa Fe Opera, Opera Pacific, Los Angeles Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and the Aspen Music Festival. Many current and former students sing with professional choral ensembles, such as the choruses of Los Angeles Opera and San Francisco Opera, Pacific Chorale, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Clerestory, among others. His students have also been winners or finalists in major vocal competitions such as the George London Competition, The McAllister Vocal Competition, The Zachary Competition, The Marilyn Horne Foundation, The Bel Canto Scholarship Foundation Competition, The NATS' LA Young Artist Competition, the regional Metropolitan Opera Competition, and the Young Artist of the Year Competition in Los Angeles, among others.

 

Concert Choir & Guests

choir

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

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California State University, Fullerton
Concert Choir
Christopher Peterson, director

William Byrd: Sing Joyfully
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo
Johannes Brahms: Fragen
Z. Randall Stroope: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Regina Coeli, K. 276
C. A. Pinto Fonseca: Muie Rendera
Eric Barnum: Afternoon On a Hill
Stacey Gibbs: Daniel, Servant of the Lord

Irvine High School
Irvine Singers
Tina Glander Peterson ~ Director of Choirs
Jill Brenner ~ Collaborative Artist

Vijay Singh: Dance Today With Joy
Norman Dello Joio: Come To Me, My Love
Emma Lou Diemer: Dance, Dance My Heart
Anders Endenroth: Bumble Bee
Paul Halley: Soldier, Won’t You Marry Me

College of the Canyons
Chamber Singers
Lori Marie Rios, Director
Emil Iliev, Accompanist

Repertoire to be selected from:
Frank  Ferko: Laus Trinitatis
John Clemens: Flower of Beauty
Johnnes Brahms: Der Gang Zum Liebchen
Kevin Memley: She Walks in Beauty
Luiz Castillo: Son de la loma
Maurice Duruflé: Ubi Caritas
arr. Craig Hella Johnson: Light of a Clear Blue Morning
arr. Annie Nepomuceno: Man in the Mirror                           


 

 

Amy Glidden, violin
with Mikhail Korzhev, piano

CANCELLED EVENT

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Füreya Ünal & Judy Huang, duo piano

unal

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8pm
Recital Hall

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Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole
Poulenc: Sonata
Debussy: Petite Suite
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice
Rachmaninov: Suite No. 2

Füreya was born in Istanbul in 1975 where she started playing the piano at the age of 3 1/2. Her formal music education began at five years of age with master artist and professor Sibel Kudatgobilik at Istanbul University State Conservatory. In 1996, Füreya was granted her bachelors degree from Istanbul Conservatory. She has been awarded two masters degrees. Her first masters was granted from Istanbul Conservatory, her second from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main.

After her graduation from Istanbul Conservatory in 1996, she gave solo recitals at the 2nd International Cemal Resit Rey Piano Festival and was personally selected by Hüseyin Sermet to play with him at the closing concert of the festival. From 1996 to 1998, she taught piano at Istanbul Conservatory.

During the last ten years, Füreya has been selected to perform in the master classes of Irina Zaritskaya, Mikhail Voskresenski, Anatol Ugorski and Leontina Margulis. Throughout 1995 and 1996, she studied in Monaco with State Artist Hüseyin Sermet at the Monaco Music Academy. In 1998, Füreya was admitted to the class of Arkady Aronov at the Manhattan School of Music. In 1999, she was granted a full scholarship by the Turkish Educational Foundation to study in Frankfurt, Germany with Catherine Vickers. After her return to Istanbul in 2002, Füreya was a teacher and accompanist at Yildiz University.

As a concert artist, she has performed as soloist with the Istanbul State Conservatory Orchestra. She is a member of the faculty at California State University Fullerton and Santa Ana College. Füreya has given a number of concerts and recitals in Turkey, Germany, Monaco and France.


 

 

East-West Players
Patricia Prunty, soprano

east west players

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 8pm
Recital Hall

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PERFORMING

Six Popular Mexican Songs | arr. Manuel Ponce
Peruvian Folk Song and Danza in E Minor | Jorge Morel
Waxing Nostalgic for Viola, Guitar and Processed Audio | Laura Karpman
Race for the Sky | Richard Pearson Thomas
Three Souvenirs | Paul Schoenfeld

Associate professor, soprano Patricia Prunty, has made her mark on both the operatic and concert stage. As winner of the Center for Contemporary Opera’s International Competition, Prunty presented her Weill Recital Hall debut in 2000 and Carnegie Hall debut the preceding fall. An active soloist, she continues to perform with such groups as Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony and Trillium Ensemble. Her many engagements have taken her to Africa, the Middle East, Paris and Stockholm, and her credits include performances with the Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony and New York’s 92nd Street ‘Y’. A former student of the renowned Phyllis Curtin, she received her M.M. from Yale University and her B.F.A. from Marshall University. She joined the School of Music’s vocal area in 2003.

 

 

Clayes Collage Concert

collage

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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A benefit concert in support of scholarships for music students, dynamically staged all around Meng Concert Hall

"The Clayes Collage Concert showcases both the stellar talent of our School of Music students and our exquisite Meng Concert Hall. It is an incredibly unique and memorable evening of music."
- President Mildred García

Dedicated to Dr. Joseph Arnold, Dean, College of the Arts, on the occasion of his retirement after 41 years of service to California State University, Fullerton.

Sponsored by
morningside

 

Cello Festival Orchestra Concert

east west players

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 4pm
Meng Concert Hall

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With Sey Ahn, Guest Conductor
Featuring Bongshin Ko, cello

Select repertoire:
Haydn | Cello Concerto in C major
Tchaikovsky | Fourth Symphony

This concert, as a part of the annual Cello Festival at CSUF, is a collaboration between
the CSUF Cello Choir, the Diamond Bar High School Symphony Orchestra, and acclaimed guest artists.

 

Sam McElroy, baritone with Gabriela Montero , piano

mcelroy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Performing Schubert's Winterreise

Educated in modern languages at the University of London, and in music at London's Guildhall School of Music, the Irish baritone Sam McElroy has enjoyed an international career in opera singer since making his debut at the Paris Opera in 1996. In 1999 he represented Ireland at the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff, Wales, winning acclaim for his interpretations of Schubert and Britten. His diverse repertoire spans more than 30 principal roles across 4 centuries and 6 languages, including a world premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Io Passion at the celebrated Aldeburgh and Bregenz festivals. In the Lieder and Art-Song repertoire, Sam has won particular critical acclaim for his interpretation of Schubert's Winterreise (Winter Journey). He currently collaborates with the renowned Venezuelan pianist and composer, Gabriela Montero.

Sam McElroy performs Die Winterreise with Gabriela Montero at the Martha Agerich Festival

People Inside Electronics (PIE)

east west players

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

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BANG!
PIE presents Brightwork newmusic

Call of The Messenger for solo Bass Flute, C Flute, and live electronics by Jason Heath
Sara Andon - flute, Jason Heath - electronics

Four Dreams for bass clarinet, percussion, piano, and electronics by Dmitri Tymoczko
Brian Walsh - clarinet, Nick Terry - percussion, Aron Kallay - piano, Isaac Schankler - electronics

Refuge for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano by Ken Walicki
Sara And on - flute, Brian Walsh - clarinet, Sarah Thornblade - violin, Ashley Walters - cello, Aron Kallay - piano

Nigerian Spam for percussion and electronics - Shaun Naidoo

Bang for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello and electronics - Douglas Knehans
Sara And on - flute, Brian Walsh - clarinet, Sarah Thornblade - violin, Ashley Walters - cello, Aron Kallay - piano, Isaac Schankler - electronics

Instrumentation distribution
Aron Kallay - piano
Brian Walsh - clarinet
Sara Andon - flute
Nick Terry - percussion
Ashley Walters - Cello
Sarah Thornblade - Violin

PIE showcases ambitious and innovative uses of electronics in concert music, as well as classic works by electronic music’s early pioneers

Learn more about PIE

Mihai Craioveanu, violin

east west players

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

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Performing works by Mozart, Ravel, Gade, Vieuxtemps, and Grieg

Mihai Craioveanu is Professor of Violin and Chair of the Strings Area in the School of Music at Hope College. Hailed by the prestigious magazine The Strad, as "stunning...brilliant," Mihai Craioveanu has concertized to great acclaim throughout the world.

The Lloyd Rodgers Group

rodgers

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 8pm
Recital Hall

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The Lloyd Rodgers Group will perform "Guns into Mexico" in a gala 10 year anniversary celebration of the work, premiered in November, 2004 with the original instrumentation of two percussionists, electric organ and electric bass. " Guns into Mexico" is a 45 minute tour de force of live music, video and electronic music.

The Lloyd Rodgers Group is:
Luigi Cilloniz, percussion
Bruno Cilloniz, percussion
John Glenn, electric bass
Lloyd Rodgers, electric organ

(recommended for mature audience because of some nudity and violent content)

Gabriela Montero, piano with special guest Eduardo Delgado, piano

montero

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

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Gabriela Montero returns to the Meng Concert Hall stage performing works by Schumann and Mendelssohn, plus her signature improvisations.

Schumann: Fantasie in C, Opus 17
Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor, D. 940 with Gabriela Montero & Eduardo Delgado, pianos

Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations have won her a quickly expanding audience and devoted following around the world. Her engagements include acclaimed performances with the New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, and WDR Sinfonieorchestre Koln. Recent collaborators include conductors Claudio Abbado, Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan, Lorin Maazel, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and Leonard Slatkin. In recital she has appeared at the festivals of Salzburg, Istanbul, Kuhr, Ravinia, and Tanglewood, as well as the Koln Philharmonie, Tonhalle Dusseldorf, Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington DC, Wigmore Hall in London, Gewandhaus Leipzig, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Orchard Hall Tokyo and at the ‘Progetto Martha Argerich’ Festival in Lugano where she is invited annually.

Gabriela Montero’s visionary piano interpretations have won her a quickly expanding audience and devoted following around the world. “Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power...soulful lyricism...unsentimental expressivity.” - The New York Times

Watch Gabriela Montero on CBS 60 minutes

Read more about Gabriela Montero

J.S. Bach Johannespassion (St. John Passion), BWV 245
featuring the University Singers, the Long Beach Camerata Singers and Baroque Orchestra

musica

Robert Istad, conductor
David Clemensen, continuo
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Soloists:
Jon Lee Keenan, Evangelist
Steve Pence, Pilate & baritone
Abdiel Gonzales, Jesus
Allison Tyler, soprano
I-Chin Betty Lee, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Babcock, tenor

Bach’s setting of the passion story from the Gospel of John is considered to be one of his greatest artistic triumphs. The extraordinary score combines texts from John, eighteenth-century poetry and German chorales to create a dramatic musical experience in operatic scale. We are pleased to recreate this powerful piece as it may have been heard in Bach’s time, by performing with Baroque instruments and careful attention to historical tradition. Projected English supertitles will more directly communicate Bach’s dramatic purpose and enhance your listening experience.

 

 

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