Thursday, September 2, 2021

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 9/15/21

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube

Glendale Noon Concerts  9/15/21

     Ergo Musica presents:

       Adriana Zoppo Viola d'Amore Recital

 

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period,
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:

 
The SEPTEMBER 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/adriana.zoppo/videos/1539807426360009/

On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm-VW7SEMQM

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 SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 at 12:10 pm PT:

ADRIANA ZOPPO – viola d’amore

Program:
Music for 1 and 2 violas d'amore:

  

Aurelio Arcidiacono

Studio Modale

 

Karl Stamitz

3 Divertissements

Andante Moderato, Andantino, Allegretto

 

Aurelio Arcidiacono

Studio-Capriccio #8  

 

Anton Huberty (attributed to)

Duetto

Adagio, Allegro, Gigue

 

(Scroll down for artist bio)

 

Facebook SEPTEMBER  15  event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2165597473583066

 

Please keep checking the site below for updates.

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Streaming on Wednesday OCTOBER 6 & 20, 2021 at 12:10-12:40 pm PDT:

2 October Recitals by 

Ken Aiso -violin

Valeria Morgovskaya - piano


OCT 6

Clara Schumann

Three Romances

 

Robert Schumann

Violin Sonata No.1

 

OCT 20

Johannes Brahms

Sonatensatz

 

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Violin Concerto in C (in the style Vivaldi)

Movement 1 : Allegro energico, ma non troppo

Movement 2 : Andante doloroso

Movement 3 : Allegro molto

 

 

Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dances No. 2,17,5

 

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 BIO:

A winner of the Beverly Hills Auditions of the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music PresentersAdriana Zoppo performs on the violin, viola, baroque violin, baroque viola, and the rarely heard viola d’amore. She has played regularly with the Santa Barbara, Pacific, and Long Beach Symphonies, Pasadena Pops, Long Beach Opera, St. Matthew Chamber Orchestra and other ensembles in the area. Director/Curator of the Glendale Noon Concerts’ early music sub-series Adriana, with Ergo Musica, is heard there frequently. Previously a member of the Carmel Bach Festival and L.A. Baroque Orchestra, she plays with the original instrument ensembles Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, L.A. Baroque Players, Bach Collegium San Diego and the Corona del Mar Baroque Festival, where she has appeared as viola d'amore soloist.  Adriana has played for motion pictures, TV shows, video games, solo artist recordings, Broadway musicals, and live shows of all musical styles from classical to jazz, and was part of the band for the musical Hamilton during its recent run in Los Angeles. Adriana holds a Bachelors degree from U.S.C. and Masters from the University of Michigan, both in violin performance.

PROGRAM NOTES:

Studio Modale (Dante Publications) was composed and performed in 1982 by Aurelio Aricidiacono (1915-2000) for the First International Viola d’amore Congress of the Viola d’amore Society of America. In addition to viola d’amore, he taught and performed on violin and viola and wrote several other pieces for the viola d’amore.

Composed in 1949, the Studio-Capricco No. 8 is taken from his 16 Studi-Capricci  
(Amore Publications 1990)  written “…to show to advantage the sonic qualities of the viola d’amore…[and] for developing a modern viola d’amore technique.”

 

A contemporary of Mozart, Carl Stamitz (1745-1801) studied violin, viola d’amore and composition with his father, a well-known composer and performer with the famous Mannheim Orchestra in Germany. Carl played violin, viola and viola d’amore at a virtuoso level and as a composer, he had great success in Paris, London and other cities in Europe. Despite that, he died so heavily in debt that his possessions had to be auctioned to help pay it off.

 

Though a double bass player for the Paris Opera and known to be an excellent violist d’amore, Anton Huberty (1722-1791) is known more as a composer and music publisher and engraver in Paris and Vienna, publishing the works of popular composers, including those of the famous Mannheim School. The Duetto for two violas d’amore is from a collection published by Huberty comprised of music by him and other composers. There are indications the Duetto is not Huberty’s, but as there is no composer indicated, it has been attributed to him.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 9/1/21

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube

Glendale Noon Concerts  9/1/21

NANCY FIERRO – 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 SEPTEMBER 1, 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/nancy.fierro.712/videos/349697713464208

On YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUQPe1-XSII

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 SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 at 12:10 pm PT:

NANCY FIERRO – piano

 

Program:

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Four Sonatas

Sonata in A major K. 322                      

Sonata in C major K. 159

Sonata in D minor K. 1

Sonata in D minor K.141

 

Maria Agata Sżymanowska (1789-1831)

Nocturne in B flat major                        

Etude in C Major                                                              

Etude in E major  

 

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Ballade (L70)                                          

Clair de Lune

 

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Toccata in E flat minor

(Scroll down for artist bio & program notes)

 

Facebook SEPTEMBER  1  event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/422706965814778

 

Please keep checking the site below for updates.

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Streaming on Wednesday SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 at 12:10-12:40 pm PDT:

ADRIANA ZOPPO – viola d’amore
Music for 1 and 2 violas d'amore:

Studio Modale by Aurelio Arcidiacono

3 Divertissements by Karl Stamitz: Andante Moderato, Andantino, Allegretto
 
Studio-Capriccio #8 by Aurelio Arcidiacono
 
Duetto attributed to Anton Huberty: Adagio, Allegro, Gigue

 

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 BIO:

 DR. NANCY FIERRO is a noted concert pianist, lecturer, and author. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano from the University of Southern California and a Certificate in Piano, Theory, and Analysis from the American Conservatory of Fine Arts in France. In addition to her mastery of the traditional repertoire, she is considered an authority on music by women.

As a concert artist, Dr. Fierro has been hailed by critics for an interpretive style both powerful and dramatic. Legendary musician Nadia Boulanger praised her as a “real pianistic talent” with deep musical understanding. At Boulanger’s invitation, Nancy gave a concert in the Jeu de Paume salon of the Conservatoire Americain in France. Other international appearances have included performances in Mexico, Canada, and Germany.

Dr. Fierro recorded one of the first compilations of women’s music, entitled “Premiere.” This successful album was followed by “The Romance of Women’s Music” and “Riches and Rags,” commissioned by the Polish Music Reference Center at the University of Southern California. She has also given several premieres of significant works by women, notably the first American performance and recording of the Sonata No. 2 for piano by the Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz. A professional speaker, Nancy has been a guest-artist lecturer on numerous university campuses, for the Music Teachers National Association State Convention, and for the Music Teachers Association in California.

Dr. Fierro has received several awards including a Certificate of Honor from the Third International Congress of Women in Music and the Sigma Alpha Iota Radio-Television Award for her radio production of “Nine Centuries of Women in Music.” For five consecutive years, Nancy was also selected by the California Arts Council to participate in the Touring Artists program. Currently, Nancy Fierro maintains a private studio, lectures extensively on the 12th-century composer Hildegard of Bingen, and is on the piano faculty at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.

 

 

Program notes:

Four Sonatas (K .322, K.159, K 1 and K.141)

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Scarlatti was a well-known Italian composer and harpsichord player who was invited to be court musician for the royal courts of Portugal and Spain. He composed over 500 Sonatas for the keyboard which his royal students found charming and challenging. In his works, he often imitated sounds of drums, bells, clacking heels and hunting horns as in the K.159 Sonata. For entertainment and development of technique his keyboard works often include acrobatic feats such as crossing hands, passages which jump across the keyboard with wide, dangerous leaps and twisty finger passages—features you will hear in the sonatas in this program.

 

Maria Agata Sżymanowska (1789-1831)

Nocturne in B flat major, Etude in C major, Etude in E major

Maria Agata Sżymanowska was a Polish composer and concert artist whose music, along with that of John Field, was an important forerunner of Chopin’s piano music. Her performances throughout Eastern and Western Europe were acclaimed for their expressive singing tone, technical prowess and clarity. She caught the eye of the Russian Court and was invited to be Royal Pianist for the Czar and Czarina-- a position confirmed with gifts of pearls and diamonds as tokens of their esteem. She composed Nocturnes, Etudes, Mazurkas, songs and other piano miniatures. Her compositions are notable contributions to the literature and technique of the piano.

 

Ballade (L 70)

Clair De Lune

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Both the Ballade and his famous Clair De Lune are early works composed in the 1890’s. At first, Debussy gave Clair de Lune the title “Promenade Sentimentale.”  Not satisfied with the name or the music, he revised it in 1903 and changed the title to ”Clair de

Lune “after a dreamlike poem of the same name by Paul Verlaine. He composed his Ba

llade after a short trip to Russia. We can sense the Slavic flavor of the main melody

which Debussy repeats and elaborates.

 

Toccata in E flat minor

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

 

This Toccata is a favorite among pianists. And rightly so, because it has so many attractive pianistic features: powerful driving rhythms, a rhapsodic central section reminiscent of the Armenian folksong style and brilliantly expressive flourishes. Khachaturian composed the Toccata in 1932 while he was studying at the Moscow Conservatory.