Thursday, August 2, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 8/15/2018

 
FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, AUGUST 15, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

Program:
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Summerland
GEORGE WALKER Violin Sonata No.1
IGOR STRAVINSKY Duo Concertant (1932)

Performers: 
NANCY ROTH - violin
LORENZO SANCHEZ - piano
Please scroll down to read the artist bios.

RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC

PLEASE NOTE:
The Glendale Noon Concerts series now takes place
in the Sanctuary at
GLENDALE CITY CHURCH
610 E. California Ave (at Isabel St)
Glendale, CA 91206

INFO:
(NO SOLICITATIONS, PLEASE: Glendale Noon Concerts
is not accepting artists to the program.)
Call 818-244-7241 (office)
or email glendalesda@gmail.com
General info & parking:
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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
ERGO MUSICA 
Works by MARIA NEWMAN, GRAUPNER & ARIOSTI
ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola -d'amore
LINDSEY STRAND-POLYAK - baroque violin  
ARTHUR OMURA - harpsichord
http://www.ergomusica.com 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
CALICO WINDS
Woodwind quintets by  
GEORGE HEUSSENSTAMM 
JOHN SCOTT (World Premiere, written for the Calico Winds)
http://www.calicowinds.com 

OCTOBER 3, 2018
BILLY CHILDS - piano
MAKSIM VELICHKIN - cello

OCTOBER  17, 2018
ROBERT WALKER - oboe
BRENDAN WHITE - piano     

CONCERT UPDATES:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/  

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/


ARTIST BIOS:
 
Nancy Roth, violinist and violist, is currently concertmaster of the Culver City Symphony and Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony. She is also principal second violinist of the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, and a member of the Pasadena Symphony. She is a former member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, was co-principal violist of the Graz Philharmonic in Austria, and she served many years as concertmaster of the San Fernando Valley Symphony and the Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony. Nancy has been a featured soloist with numerous Southern California orchestras including the Culver City Symphony, Carson Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Southland Symphony Orchestra, Valley Symphony, and Rio Hondo Symphony. She has given recitals and radio broadcasts in the United States, Austria and Mexico, and she is currently a member of the new music group “TEMPO” based at CSU Northridge. Nancy is a member of the String Family Players (quintet), which performs educational programs for the Music Center On Tour, and she has been on the faculty of the Max Aronoff Viola Institute Summer Music Festival. She has played baroque violin and viola with James Tyler in the London Early Music Group and Los Angeles Musica Viva. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Music from CSUN, a Master of Music from the Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from USC.


Lorenzo Sanchez, pianist, enjoys interpreting music of a variety of styles and nationalities. Lorenzo premiered Robert Guillory’s Concertino for Piano and Orchestra. His interest in Polish music led to him giving several lecture-performances at the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, California. He has performed for African-American composer George Walker and Japanese composer Mitsuru Asaka in Hawaii. Looking toward his own heritage, Lorenzo has edited and helped publish piano works by Mexican composer Domingo Lobato. He has recorded two CDs of Lobato’s solo piano works (both available via the internet). He recently performed in Belgium. Lorenzo holds a DMA from USC. http://lorenzo-sanchez.com

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 8/1/2018

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, AUGUST 1, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

Program:
PAUL HINDEMITH
Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello, & piano (1938)
Mäßig bewegt
Sehr langsam
Mäßig bewegt - Lebhaft
https://www.allmusic.com/composition/quartet -for-clarinet-violin-cello-piano-mc0002383518


Performers:
James Sullivan – clarinet
Jacqueline Suzuki – violin
Derek Stein – cello
Brendan White - piano

Please scroll down to read artist bios.

RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC

PLEASE NOTE:
The Glendale Noon Concerts series now takes place
in the Sanctuary at
GLENDALE CITY CHURCH
610 E. California Ave (at Isabel St)
Glendale, CA 91206

INFO:
(NO SOLICITATIONS, PLEASE: Glendale Noon Concerts
is not accepting artists to the program.)
Call 818-244-7241 (office)
or email glendalesda@gmail.com
General info & parking:
*************************************
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/  

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/



ARTIST BIOS:

James Sullivan explores the versatility of the clarinet and bass clarinet family in an expansive scope of styles and repertoire. Collaborations range from free improvisation with Vinnie Golia, Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat with Martin Chalifour, and a several years with the Brad Dutz Quartet, a jazz chamber ensemble. Based in the Los Angeles area, he honed his microtonal skills studying maqam while playing for a decade with classical Arabic ensemble Kan Zaman. His just intonation background includes premiering and recording Ben Johnston’s Parable and participating in the creation and recording of composer Andrew McIntosh’s Symmetry Etudes. Additionally, he has performed with Partch ensemble in Harry Partch’s Oedipus, where he became special friends with the Chromelodeon. Classical orchestral performance includes work with LA Phil, Pasadena Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and studio film and television recording. He has appeared as soloist on the series Jacaranda, Green Umbrella, Boston Court, and Microfest. When taking a break from music, he likes to spend the day running in the mountains of Southern California.


Jacqueline Suzuki,
 violin, is a longtime member of the Long Beach and Santa Barbara Symphonies. A native of San Francisco, she began her earliest chamber music studies on scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory. She has performance degrees from the Mannes College of Music (BM), where she studied with William Kroll, and the California Institute of the Arts (MFA).
As a Los Angeles freelancer, she has performed with many ensembles and in many genres, from rock, jazz, Latin and Arabic, to playing in the pit for the Bolshoi Ballet and onstage with the Three Tenors. She has recorded with diverse artists: Snoop Dogg, Neil Sedaka, Leonard Cohen, Whitney Houston, Bocelli, Lalo Schifrin, McCoy Tyner, Placido Domingo and many others, and appears on recordings by the Long Beach, Santa Barbara and Pacific Symphonies. She has spent summers at the Peter Britt, Oregon Coast, Carmel Bach and Cabrillo Festivals and has performed in a string quartet “in residence” on a raft trip down the Green River in Utah. Tours have taken her many times to Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and throughout the US. 


Described by the Los Angeles Times as “compellingly, vehemently virtuosic,” Derek Stein is a cellist whose active performance schedule knows virtually no bounds and is met with the same committed abandon he brings to his playing. Whether in the intimate intensity of a contemporary music concert, the rhythm section of an indie rock show, or in the cello section of an orchestra, his energetic and distinctive performing style can be heard in virtually any musical context and venue across Los Angeles and Southern California.

He can be heard on the GRAMMY-winning Bridge Records release Harry Partch: Plectra and Percussion Dances performing on the composer's unique invention, the Adapted Viola. His recorded playing can also be heard on a number of releases from Bedroom Community, Cold Blue, Populist, New World, Bôłt, and The Industry record labels.

Derek is a founding member of the new music ensembles gnarwhallaby and Trio Terroir, as well as the easily recognizable cellist with the critically acclaimed wild Up Modern Music Collective. As a contemporary classical musician, he has premiered hundreds of new works collaborating with some of the finest composers of our time. His flair for rock and pop styles can be heard in his work as both cellist and arranger with the Vitamin String Quartet. Derek has earned degrees in music performance from Arizona State University (BM) and the California Institute of the Arts (MFA).


Pianist Brendan White has appeared as soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), and the Delta Symphony Orchestra. 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.

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.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 7/18/ 2018

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 

On Wednesday,
JULY 18, 2018 
at 12:10-12:40 pm: 
KATHERINE MARSH - flute
BRENDAN WHITE - piano




Program:
 
HANS WERNER HENZE Sonatine for flute and piano (1947) 
HENRI DUTILLEUX Sonatine for flute and piano (1943)
OLIVIER MESSIAEN Le Merle Noir (1952)
Please scroll down for artist bios.

RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC

PLEASE NOTE:
The Glendale Noon Concerts series now takes place
in the Sanctuary at
GLENDALE CITY CHURCH
610 E. California Ave (at Isabel St)
Glendale, CA 91206

INFO:
(NO SOLICITATIONS, PLEASE: Glendale Noon Concerts
is not accepting artists to the program.)
Call 818-244-7241 (office)
or email glendalesda@gmail.com
General info & parking:
*************************************
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/  

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/


ARTIST BIOS:

Flutist Katherine Marsh is an active professional musician and teacher. She is currently the solo piccolo player of the Santa Barbara Symphony, principal flute of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Grand Opera and Master Chorale, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, as well as other symphony and chamber ensembles throughout Southern California.

Originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, Ms. Marsh received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Southern California. Her principal teachers include Bonita Boyd, Samuel Baron, Roger Stevens, and Louise DiTullio. She was a member of the LA Philharmonic Orchestral Training Program and was selected to perform in The Round Top Music Festival and the Orchestral Institute in Graz, Austria.  In addition Ms. Marsh has performed in master classes with James Galway, Jean Pierre Rampal, Sarah Jackson and Catherine Karoly.

This past November Katherine premiered James Domine’s Flute Concerto with the San Fernando Valley Symphony. Her piccolo and flute playing can be heard in many Star Wars Video games performing with the Skywalker Orchestra. In addition to orchestral work, Kathy is a member of the California Music Teacher's Association and is a coach for Junior Chamber Music. She recently served as a board member for the Arts High Foundation.
 https://www.kathymarshflute.net/bio

Pianist Brendan White has appeared as soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), and the Delta Symphony Orchestra. 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.

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.