Sunday, January 9, 2022

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 1/19/22

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/2022/01/streaming-on-facebook-youtube-glendale.html

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube

Glendale Noon Concerts  1/19/22

RUTH KASCKOW – flute

BRYAN PEZZONE – piano

 

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period, 

Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs

to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:

 
The JANUARY 19, 2022 program can be viewed at this link beginning 

at 12:10 pm PT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)

LINK TO VIEW THE CONCERT:  

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/2022/01/streaming-on-facebook-youtube-glendale.html

 

The program will be archived on the

Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA
 

Watch previous Glendale Noon Concerts streams: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw&list=PLms1LJpnTpJzK7Yf6ryh2zyFMlkl7qC2z

Read about the previous programs:   

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Facebook stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10 pm PT
On Wednesday JANUARY 19, 2022 at 12:10 pm PT:

Duo Recital:

RUTH KASCKOW flute

BRYAN PEZZONE -piano

 

Program:

AARON COPLAND

Duo for Flute and piano (1971)

Flowing

Poetic, somewhat mournful

Lively, with bounce

 

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA

Histoire du Tango (1985)

Bordello, 1900

Café, 1930

Night Club, 1960

Modern-day Concert

(Scroll down for artist bios)

 

Facebook JANUARY 19  event page:  

https://www.facebook.com/events/284801686973449/


Please keep checking the site below for updates:

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Streaming on Wednesday FEBRUARY 2, 2022 at 12:10-12:40 pm PT:

Duo Recital

ELLEN BURR – flute

LORENZO SANCHEZ - piano

 

PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE WITH A DONATION: 

https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANPPGL/envelope/start 

or by mailing it to 610 E California Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 to the Friends of Music.

The Glendale Noon Concerts series is presented by Glendale City Church every first & third Wednesday at 12:10-12:40 pm. www.glendalecitychurch.org

Concert schedule: www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,

http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/ministries/second-saturday-concert-series.html  and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra http://www.mycyo.org

Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC 

 

 ARTIST BIOS:

Flutist Ruth Kasckow, an engaging performer and innovative music educator in the Los Angeles area, enjoys playing solo recitals, as well as chamber music with her group the Avanti Ensemble focusing on music for flute, violin, and viola. Ruth has performed in several orchestras including Burbank Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, LCPC Orchestra and Orquesta Mexicana de la juventud, as well as numerous chamber music ensembles.  As a music educator Ruth currently maintains a thriving flute studio in La Canada, and as a Licensed Body Mapping Educator, teaches musicians how to play in a healthy way to improve performance and avoid injury. Her publications include The Flute Duet Practice Books and Chinese Folk Song Suite for flute quartet, and her two CDs French Impressions for Flute and German Expressions for Flute. Ruth holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. www.flutemuse.com

Bryan  Pezzone maintains an active freelance performing and recording career and has been based in the Los Angeles area since 1987. He is known for playing in all genres, equally comfortable in the classical repertoire (including contemporary music and premieres) as well as in pop/jazz and improvisation. Bryan has spent his entire life, from 18 months of age, at the piano, which he calls “home.”

He plays solo piano as well as performing in collaborations of all kinds. Bryan was the principal pianist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra from its inception in 1991 through 1999. From 1987 to 2000, he was the chair and founder of the multi-focused keyboard program at the California Institute of the Arts.

He has recorded on innumerable motion picture and television soundtracks. Beginning in the fall term 2017, Bryan was asked to join the faculty of the Los Angeles College of Music as a multi-stylistic specialist. He holds a degree from the Eastman School of Music and afterwards spent a year at the Banff Centre in Canada to focus on his own stylistic interplay, philosophies, and originality.

 

Program Notes:

 

Duo for flute and piano by Aaron Copland written in 1971, was commissioned by a group of students in memory of their teacher William Kincaid. Copland wrote of his Duo “The whole is a work of comparatively simple harmonic and melodic outline, direct in expression. Being aware that many of the flutists responsible for commissioning the piece would want to play it, I tried to make it grateful for the performer…it requires a good player.” Duo is indeed an equal musical conversation between the flute and piano as you can hear in the three movements Flowing,  Poetic, somewhat mournful, and Lively, with bounce.

 

Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla, originally written for flute and guitar in 1985, it has also been transcribed for flute and piano. The “history of the tango” is demonstrated in the four movements that capture different stages of the tango. Piazzolla himself provided the program notes for each movement.

 

1. Bordello, 1900: the tango originated in Buenos Aires in 1882. It was first played on the guitar and flute. Arrangements then came to include the piano, and later, the concertina. This music is full of grace and liveliness. It paints a picture of good-natured chatter of the French, Italian, and Spanish women who peopled these bordellos as they teased the policemen, thieves, sailors, and riffraff who came to see them. This is a gay tango.

 

2. Continental Café, 1930: this is another age of the tango. People stopped dancing it as they did in 1900, preferring instead simply to listen to it. It became more musical, and more romantic. This tango has undergone total transformation: the movements are slower, with new and often melancholy harmonies. Tango orchestras come to consist of two violins, two concertinas, a pian, and a bass. The tango is sometimes sung as well.

 

3. Night Club, 1960: this is a time of rapidly expanding international exchange, and the tango evolves again as Brazil and Argentina come together in Buenos Aires. The bossa nova and the new tango are moving to the same beat. Audiences rush to night club to listen earnestly to the new tango. This marks a revolution, and a profound alteration is some of the original tango forms.

 

4. Modern-day Concert: certain concepts in tango music become intertwined with modern music. Bartok, Stravinsky, and other composers reminisce to the tune of tango music. This is today’s tango, and the tango of the future as well…


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 1/5/22

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube

Glendale Noon Concerts  1/5/22

A Program to Celebrate the Winter Season:

Alexander Knecht- violin

Brendan White -piano

 

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period, 

Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs

to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:

 
The JANUARY 5, 2022 program can be viewed at this link beginning 

at 12:10 pm PT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)

LINK TO VIEW THE CONCERT:  

On Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/xander.knecht/videos/2174389692713447
On YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7rrzqTxyfU

The program will be archived on the

Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA
 

Watch previous Glendale Noon Concerts streams: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw&list=PLms1LJpnTpJzK7Yf6ryh2zyFMlkl7qC2z

Read about the previous programs:   

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Facebook stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10 pm PT
On Wednesday JANUARY 5, 2022 at 12:10 pm PT:

 

A Program to Celebrate the Winter Season:

Alexander Knecht- violin

Brendan White -piano

 

The Christmas Shoes / Leonard Ahlstrom and Eddie Carswell

Pastorale from 'Messiah' / G.F. Händel

Gesu Bambino / Pietro Yon

Child of the Poor / Scott Soper and William Dix

Hail Mary, Gentle Woman - Silent Night / Carey Landry

(Scroll down for artist bios)

 

Facebook JANUARY 5  event page:  

https://www.facebook.com/events/794081798655250/



Please keep checking the site below for updates:

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Streaming on Wednesday JANUARY 19, 2022 at 12:10-12:40 pm PT:

DUO RECITAL

Ruth Kasckow -flute

Bryan Pezzone – piano

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Histoire du Tango

AARON COPLAND Duo

 

PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE WITH A DONATION: 

https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANPPGL/envelope/start 

or by mailing it to 610 E California Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 to the Friends of Music.

The Glendale Noon Concerts series is presented by Glendale City Church every first & third Wednesday at 12:10-12:40 pm. www.glendalecitychurch.org

Concert schedule: www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,

http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/ministries/second-saturday-concert-series.html  and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra http://www.mycyo.org

Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC 

 

 

 

ARTIST BIOS:

Alexander Cai Knecht completed a DMA under full scholarship at USC in 2018, where he studied with Brian Chen. He holds a master's degree from Juilliard, where he studied with Masao Kawasaki, and bachelors' degrees  from La Sierra University, where he studied with Jason Uyeyama.

In 2018, he became a member of the viola section of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. Since 2019, he has served as a Teaching Artist for the Caesura Youth Orchestra at Columbus Elementary School in Glendale. In 2019, he founded a free violin class outreach program at the Los Angeles Chinese Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He is a regular participant as a violinist in the liturgical music at St. Joseph the Worker parish in Loma Linda. He has been a mentor teaching strings in the CKC-Music community engagement program in San Bernardino since its founding in 2008, continuing to the present day through Zoom.

This year he was featured in a live performance on AM 870 in Glendale, on the Impassioned Angels program.. Last summer he performed in an online celebration of the violin caprices of Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Grammaté, as part of a celebration of Canada Day hosted by Scott St. John of the Colburn School. He remains an active teacher and performer online.

In past summers he has been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, and the Gonggeng Music Festival in Zhejiang Province, China. He comes from a musical family of Chinese, Korean and Caucasian ancestry including three siblings, all of whom play and teach string instruments.

 

 

Pianist Brendan White has appeared as soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), Delta Symphony Orchestra, Crown City Symphony, Vicente Chamber Orchestra, and the Symphony of the Verdugos. White’s collaborations in Southern California have included the Mühlfeld Trio, which won the prestigious Beverly Hills Auditions, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, the Speakeasy Society, and Eighteen Squared. He is also a founding member of the Sunset ChamberFest in Los Angeles; www.sunsetchamberfest.com 

Local recital appearances include: Glendale Noon Concerts, Pasadena Presbyterian Music at Noon, Music@Mimoda, Mason Concerts, Emerging Artist Series Recital at Boston Court, Soundwaves series in Santa Monica.

White was born and raised in Tennessee before attending Eastman to study with Thomas Schumacher, and then, the University of Southern California, with Kevin Fitz-Gerald, where he was awarded Outstanding Master’s Graduate of the Thornton School of Music. As a devoted performer of new music, he has worked with notable composers and conductors including Thomas Adès, Donald Crockett, Alan Pierson, Steven Stucky and Jeffrey Milarsky.

Friday, December 3, 2021


Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 12/15/21

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube

Glendale Noon Concerts  12/15/21

YUE DENG Solo Violin Recital 

Works by  J.S. Bach & Eugène Ysaÿe

 

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period, 

Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs

to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:

 
The DECEMBER 15, 2021 program can be viewed at this link beginning 

at 12:10 pm PT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)

LINK TO VIEW THE CONCERT:  

On Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/jacquelinesuzuki/videos/230394822502556

On YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hACPG1U3u5w

The program will be archived on the

Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA
 

Watch previous Glendale Noon Concerts streams: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw&list=PLms1LJpnTpJzK7Yf6ryh2zyFMlkl7qC2z

Read about the previous programs:   

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Facebook stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10 pm PT
On Wednesday DECEMBER 15, 2021 at 12:10 pm PT:

 YUE DENG Solo Violin Recital 

J.S. Bach

Violin Sonata .No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001

        I.         Adagio

      II.        Fuga (Allegro)

     III.        Siciliana

     IV.        Presto

Eugène Ysaÿe

Sonata No. 6 in E major, Op. 27

Allegro giusto non troppo vivo

 (Scroll down for artist bio)

 

Facebook DECEMBER 15  event page:  

https://www.facebook.com/events/3122173348064288


Please keep checking the site below for updates:

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Streaming on Wednesday JANUARY 5, 2022 at 12:10-12:40 pm PT:

ALEXANDER KNECHT Violin Recital 

 

PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE WITH A DONATION: 

https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANPPGL/envelope/start 

or by mailing it to 610 E California Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 to the Friends of Music.

The Glendale Noon Concerts series is presented by Glendale City Church every first & third Wednesday at 12:10-12:40 pm. www.glendalecitychurch.org

Concert schedule: www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,

http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/ministries/second-saturday-concert-series.html  and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra http://www.mycyo.org

Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC 

 

ARTIST BIOS:

Independent and passionate describe Yue Deng whose career as a concert violinist began when she was awarded First Prize in the National Violin Competition in China at the age of eight.

She studied at Oberlin Conservatory and Julliard. She has been a participant at the Music Academy of the West and the Henry Mancini Institute. As a recording artist, Yue has recorded with Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Diana Krall, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, among others. Yue has performed in the Carnegie, Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Disney Concert Halls, and at Birdland. She has mentored individual students at many prestigious institutions and coached underprivileged young violinists in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. From 2013-2019 she served as a Strings Instructor and Artist in Residence at University of Alberta while continuing to perform and record. Jazz great Roger Kellaway arranged and wrote an album for her titled Both Sides Now. He comments: “Her musicianship is superb. Because of Yue’s talent, I fell in love with the violin.”