Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 1/17/18

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, JANUARY 17, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm: 

BLACKBIRD TRIO performs MENDELSSOHN
Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66 in C Minor, 1846

BLACKBIRD TRIO
Alan Steinberger - piano
Nancy Roth - violin
Mary Anne Steinberger - violoncello

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:
Please call Victoria Lucero (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)

FEBRUARY 7, 2018
BELA BARTOK Piano Quintet in C major, Sz.23
Pianist BRENDAN WHITE with the
Lynx Quartet:
NANCY ROTH - violin
JACQUELINE SUZUKI -violin
ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola
CLEMENT CHOW -  guest cellist
http://earsense.org/chamberbase/works/detail/?pkey=957 
http://www.sunsetchamberfest.com/brendanwhite/


FEBRUARY 21, 2018
JOHANA KREJCI Violin Recital
with pianist BRENDAN WHITE
JOHANNES BRAHMS Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op.78


MARCH 7, 2018
Mishkar Núñez-Fredell
Medieval music program

MARCH 21, 2018
NANCY FIERRO  Piano Recital 


APRIL 4, 2018 
BRENDAN WHITE Piano Recital 
In Residence at the Glendale Noon Concerts.
http://lamusart.org/teachers/brendan-white/  


APRIL 18, 2018
DIMITRY OLEVSKY Solo Violin Recital:
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Six Tango Etudes
DANIEL SCHNYDER The Four Winds 
https://www.dimitryolevsky.com 
http://www.danielschnyder.com 


MAY 2, 2018
CALICO WINDS
A resident ensemble at the Glendale Noon Concerts .
http://calicowinds.com 


MAY 16, 2018
ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in Eb major, Op. 47
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola
CLEMENT CHOW - cello
BRENDAN WHITE - piano 


JUNE 6, 2018
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.80
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
BRENDAN WHITE - piano


JUNE 20, 2018
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
FRANK BASILE - piano

JULY 4, 2018
National Holiday!
No concert...

JULY 18, 2018
KATHERINE MARSH Flute Recital     
https://www.kathymarshflute.net/bio
BRENDAN WHITE -piano
HENRI DUTILLEUX Sonatine for flute and piano (1943)

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:
Alan Steinberger holds the position of Principal Piano/Keyboard for both the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Pasadena Symphony. He is frequently featured in performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera Orchestra, LA Chamber Orchestra, Muse/ique, Pacific Symphony, and Long Beach Symphony, and has recently been a guest artist with the National Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony, with upcoming appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Credited and prominent throughout the score for the Academy Award-winning documentary March of the Penguins, Steinberger regularly plays piano, celesta and synthesizer for film scores by John Williams, Randy Newman and many other top Hollywood composers. He has been a surly mall entertainer on The Simpsons, a ragtime-playing elephant in Cats Don’t Dance, and the surrogate pianist for the one-handed thug in Tangled who dreams of leaving the life of crime to become a concert pianist.

Steinberger also regularly works as a composer, arranger and orchestrator, including the past nine seasons as composer for Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters. He performs on virtually every keyboard instrument from accordion to pipe organ, and is likely the only artist both to have been named a Freunde des Hauses Bösendorfer and to have been caricatured on a Warner Brothers cartoon.

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.

Mary Anne Steinberger is active as a cellist in the film industry, with credits including featured performances on the TV cult hit Firefly and the groundbreaking series of Uncharted video games.
She has served for twenty-five years as principal cellist of the Downey Symphony, appeared in concert with the Pasadena, Pacific, New West and Long Beach Symphonies, played for the American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi, San Francisco and Luminario ballet companies, and given recitals with the Blackbird Trio, Kewa Ensemble and Lynx Quartet.

In her spare time, Mary Anne can often be found either on her Lipizzan "Zeus" practicing dressage and riding the trails of the Tujunga Wash, or in her solar powered electric car riding the asphalt of the Crescenta Valley.



Thursday, December 21, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 1/3/18

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, JANUARY 3, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm: 
DALI ENSEMBLE L.A.
Featuring compositions and arrangements by Kristin Fife. 
KIRSTIN FIFE - violin
CATHERINE DEL RUSSO - oboe 
KEVAN TORFEH - guest cellist

   Program

Three Renaissance Pieces
            I. Fantasia In Eco Movendo Un Registro by Andriano Banchieri ((1568-1634)
            II. Sinfonia D’Istromenti Senza Voci by A. Banchieri
             III. Pavana by Johann Staden (1581-1634)

London Trio No. 3…… by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
     I. Spiritoso
     II. Andante
     III. Allegro

Four Paintings by Salvador Dali (1904-1989)…..by Kirstin Fife
    I.   The Persistence of Memory
    II. Living Still Life
    III. Metamorphosis of Narcissus
    IV. Swans Reflecting Elephants

Three Tangos…… by A.G. Villoldo (1861-1919) arranged by Kirstin Fife
     I. Brisas Rosarinas
     II. Kalisay
     III. El Choclo

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:
Please call Victoria Lucero (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)

JANUARY 17, 2018
Blackbird Trio
Alan Steinberger - piano
Nancy Roth - violin
Mary Anne Steinberger - violoncello

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66 in C Minor, 1846


FEBRUARY 7, 2018
BELA BARTOK Piano Quintet in C major, Sz.23
Pianist BRENDAN WHITE with the
Lynx Quartet:
NANCY ROTH - violin
JACQUELINE SUZUKI -violin
ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola
CLEMENT CHOW -  guest cellist
http://earsense.org/chamberbase/works/detail/?pkey=957 
http://www.sunsetchamberfest.com/brendanwhite/


FEBRUARY 21, 2018
JOHANA KREJCI Violin Recital
with pianist BRENDAN WHITE


MARCH 7, 2018
Mishkar Núñez-Fredell
Medieval music program

MARCH 21, 2018
NANCY FIERRO  Piano Recital 


APRIL 4, 2018 
BRENDAN WHITE Piano Recital 
In Residence at the Glendale Noon Concerts.
http://lamusart.org/teachers/brendan-white/ 


APRIL 18, 2018
DIMITRY OLEVSKY Solo Violin Recital:
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Six Tango Etudes
DANIEL SCHNYDER The Four Winds 
https://www.dimitryolevsky.com 
http://www.danielschnyder.com 


MAY 2, 2018
CALICO WINDS
A resident ensemble at the Glendale Noon Concerts .
http://calicowinds.com 


MAY 16, 2018
ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in Eb major, Op. 47
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola
CLEMENT CHOW - cello
BRENDAN WHITE - piano 


JUNE 6, 2018
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.80
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
BRENDAN WHITE - piano


JUNE 20, 2018
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
FRANK BASILE - piano

JULY 4, 2018
National Holiday!
No concert...

JULY 18, 2018
KATHERINE MARSH Flute Recital     
https://www.kathymarshflute.net/bio
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:
 

Kirstin Fife holds a Master of Music Degree in violin performance from Yale University and a Bachelor of Music Degree, also in violin performance from the University of Southern California. As a freelance musician, Ms. Fife has had a very eclectic career, including performances as recording artist, chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician. For many years she recorded for records, movie and television soundtracks, including projects for Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole, and Madonna, movies including “Meet Joe Black,” “Nemo", “Mission Impossible”, several seasons of Jag and many incarnations of the StarTrek series. She has appeared backing many prominent artists on the Tonight Show, Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, and the MTV Movie Awards. Also, Ms. Fife has performed for the Emmy Awards and the Academy Awards. !
As soloist, she has released two solo CD’s, “Czechmate” and “Pieces Of My Heart”.! Ms. Fife has been a recitalist for fundraising causes, including Alzheimer’s Foundation, The Red Shirt Project, and Hope Gardens (Union Rescue Mission). Currently, she and pianist Alby Potts are releasing a CD, recorded, but not as of yet titled.!
Besides performing, her other activities include composer, adjudicator, teacher, and coach. She is a frequent adjudicator for various competitions including Voce, Certificate of Merit, Southwest Youth Music Festival, ASTA, and the Bach Festival. In November of 2009, she was awarded the prestigious Alumni Ventures Grant from Yale University, for her work helping homeless children to learn violin. In 2013, Ms. Fife had her composition Cornicopia performed by the Los Angeles Horn Trio. Currently, Kirstin Fife is dividing her time between teaching, performing, and composing.


Oboist Catherine Del Russo received her Bachelor of Music Degree and Performance Certificate at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Robert Sprenkle. She also received her Masters of Music Degree from Ohio University where she studied with John Mack in Cleveland.
Since then, Ms. Del Russo has performed around the world, beginning with the Eastman Wind Ensemble to the Far East as Principal Oboe. After that, she performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Filharmonic de Caracas and Orquesta Municipal in Caracas, Venezuela. Ms. Del Russo has played with many orchestras since moving to Los Angeles, for example, the Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, the Honolulu Symphony. Currently, she is Principal Oboe of Orchestra Santa Monica, Downey Symphony, Symphony in the Glen, Solo English horn of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Asia America Symphony. Catherine has enjoyed playing on many films, commercials and television shows. She has been a promoter of chamber music and new music in Los Angeles. Her oboe, viola and piano trio has won the Beverly Hills Auditions held annually by the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters. Catherine is Professor of Oboe at Westmont College and Occidental College.



Kevan Torfeh, Guest Cellist
Kevan Torfeh is a professional cellist and teacher based primarily in Southern California.
 His musical activities include playing recording sessions, concerts, and teaching. Mr. Torfeh served as Principal and Solo Cellist for the L.A. Mozart Orchestra for 14 seasons, Guest Principal Cellist with the South Coast Symphony and the Capistrano Valley Symphony for three seasons, Guest Principal Cellist with the Mozart Chamber Orchestra in Irvine for 2 seasons, and as Associate Principal with the Temianka Virtuosi for five seasons, touring with the same group under the auspices of Columbia Artists Management.  Mr. Torfeh performed and recorded with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for 17 years. 

Mr. Torfeh’s studies were completed at U.S.C., at L’Accademia Chigiana in Siena, in London with William Pleeth, and at the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg. Mr. Torfeh taught general and instrumental music for two years at the Wildwood School in West L.A., and from 2004 to present he has served as adjunct professor of cello in the applied music program at Santa Monica College. Mr. Torfeh also teaches cello privately in Los Angeles. Many of his students have gone on to professional careers.