Monday, October 8, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 10/17/2018


FREE  ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday OCTOBER 17, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
Oboist ROBERT WALKER & Pianist BRENDAN WHITE
will perform works by Schumann, Saint-Saëns, and Hummel.














Program:

Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro in Ab major, Op. 70
Langsam, mit innigem Ausdruck (Adagio)
Rasch und feurig (Allegro con brio)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Sonate pour Hautbois et Piano, Op. 166
I. Andantino
II. Ad libitum 
III. Molto allegro 

Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Introduction, Theme, and Variations, Op. 102

Performers:
Robert Walker - oboe
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:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/
Accessible for wheelchairs. Seating available next to wheelchairs.
Loading zone near California Ave. entrance.
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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 
CLAUDE BOLLING Suite #2 for Jazz Flute & Piano Trio (excerpts)
TRANSCENDENCE:
Ruth Kasckow - flute Tomoko Takasugi- piano Leslie Baker - bass and Ken Park - drums


NOVEMBER 21, 2018
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No.10 in G Major, Op. 96
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
BRENDAN WHITE - piano

DECEMBER 5, 2018
FAURE Berceuse, Apres un Reve
DEBUSSY Violin Sonata (2018 is a Debussy centenary year!)
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
BRENDAN WHITE - piano

DECEMBER 19, 2018
RACHMANINOFF Cello Sonata
JONATHAN FLAKSMAN - cello
BRENDAN WHITE - piano

JANUARY 2, 2019
ARTHUR OMURA Organ Recital

JANUARY 17, 2019
BRENDAN WHITE Piano Recital

FEBRUARY 7, 2019
CATHERINE DEL RUSSO Oboe Recital

FEBRUARY 21, 2019
Violin Recital:
JOHANA KREJCI - violin
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:

Originally from Alabama, Robert Walker is an oboist primarily performing in Los Angeles.  Walker is a member of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, a group known for performing orchestral works without the use of a conductor.  He regularly plays with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Modesto Symphony, and many other regional orchestras throughout Southern California. Walker is also the former Second Oboe of the Tuscaloosa Symphony in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  


Walker recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Music Performance at the University of Southern California. He has also received a Master of Music degree from the Colburn School and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alabama.  His primary teachers include Allan Vogel, Marion Kuszyk, and Shelly Myers.

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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 10/3/2018

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, OCTOBER 3, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

MAKSIM VELICHKIN Solo Cello Works by Los Angeles Composers:

Jack Van Zandt selections from Ukiyo-e
Matthew Hetz Sonata # 2, 1st movement
Daniel Kessner selections from Studies in Melodic Expression
G. N. Gianopoulos selections from Circadian Calendar
Please scroll down for artist bio.


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:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/
Accessible for wheelchairs. Seating available next to wheelchairs.
Loading zone near California Ave. entrance.
*************************************
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 BIO:

Maksim Velichkin has been active as a solo performer, chamber and orchestra musician, both locally and throughout the world. Mr.Velichkin has appeared as a soloist with Uzbekistan National Symphony, Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, American Youth Symphony, as well as Torrance, Westchester, Southeast and Bellflower orchestras. He has toured extensively to Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia with the prestigious Verbier Chamber and Verbier Festival Symphony Orchestras. Maksim has worked with such outstanding conductors and instrumentalists as James Levine, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Wolfgang Sawallish, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Neemi and Paavo Jarvi, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Sarah Chang, Maxim Vengerov (recording project for EMI), Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Joshua Bell. Mr.Velichkin’s performances have been featured on Radio Swiss Romande, WQED FM in Pittsburgh, National Radio and Television of Uzbekistan. He has performed A. Vivaldi's Double Concerto with Bobby Mc Ferrin in Switzerland, Mendelssohn Octet at the 2005 Miyazaki Music Festival in Japan. Maksim's interest in contemporary music lead him to numerous collaborations with Duquesne University Contemporary Ensemble where he played both cello and piano. He has performed Concerto by J. Ibert and Kammermusik #3 by P. Hindemith with this group. American composer David Stock has written a piece for solo cello for Maksim, titled "Dark Wind", which he has premiered. Mr. Velichkin has also collaborated with Los Angeles Sacred Fools theatre on the production of "Claire Z" , the music for which he had written and performed on both cello and piano. Mr.Velichkin has begun his musical education at the Special Music School for Gifted Children in his native Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1996 he was awarded a full scholarship to pursue Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance at the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, which led to his move to the United States. In 2000 he graduated with honors, Magna cum Laude. He continued his education at the University of Southern California at the studio of the renowned professor E. Schoenfeld. In 2006 Maksim earned his Master’s Degree, Magna cum Laude. Maksim Velichkin has also been active as a collaborative pianist having performed numerous recitals with instrumentalists and singers. As a duo pianist, he has performed J.S.Bach's Concerto for Two Pianos in c minor at Carnegie Hall in Pittsburgh, and more recently, Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals in Sydney, Australia. In addition, Maksim also plays harpsichord and has performed obligato parts in Bach's Orchestral Suites, in Stravinsky's opera Rake's Progress which was broadcast by WQEDFM Pittsburgh, with Verbier Chamber Orchestra, and in recitals. Maksim recent projects included a recording project with Maxim Vengerov and Verbier Chamber Orchestra, a tour of Mexico with Southwest Chamber Music, an Israeli tour with Yuri Bashmet and Verbier Chamber Orchestra as well tour in Switzerland and Japan with Gabor Takacs, Sarah Chang and VCO where Maksim in addition to being a cello principal also performed on harpsichord.