Thursday, March 19, 2020

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 4/1/20

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period,
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook Live and Youtube:
The APRIL 1, 2020 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 PST:
http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-facebook-live-stream-glendale-noon.html

Please keep checking this site for updates.
Upcoming concerts will be posted soon.
http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Facebook LIVE stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday APRIL 1, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm: 
Program:
Jonah Sirota- viola
Regina Brady – oboe

Benjamin Britten-Six metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe
J.S.Bach-G major Suite for unaccompanied cello (on viola) 
Jonah Sirota-A new work for oboe and viola

Scroll down for artists bios.
 
PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE 
WITH A DONATION:
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
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
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.


ARTIST BIOS:
Composer and violist Jonah Sirota is a new breed of multi-talented musician. Equally at home writing concert music, performing as a soloist and chamber musician, scoring soundtracks for TV, film, and videogames, and collaborating in improv and new music ensembles, Jonah creates and recreates vivid music for a wide variety of audiences.  His debut solo recording STRONG SAD, a 2018 National Sawdust Tracks release, features premiere recordings of new elegies for the viola by Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, Arthur Joseph McCaffrey, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Robert Sirota, Kurt Knecht, and Jonah himself. Recent compositions include Grounded, an orchestral work written for the Greenwood Music Camp Orchestra and premiered in the summer of 2018, and the viola sonata Flutter Fingers.
Jonah was the violist of the recently-disbanded Chiara String Quartet for all of its 18 years. With the Chiara Quartet, he toured internationally, recorded seven albums and played in numerous major venues worldwide. The Chiara Quartet performed much of the string quartet repertoire from memory ('By Heart"), including the complete string quartets of Béla Bartók, a recording of which was released in 2016 on Azica Records. The group was honored with a Grammy nomination (2011, Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Jefferson Friedman's 3rd String Quartet on the New Amsterdam label), the ASCAP/CMA Adventurous Programming Award, the Guarneri Quartet Award, top prizes at the Paolo Borciani Competition and the Astral Artistic Services Audition, and a Gold Medal at the Fischoff Competition. Their albums have been featured on N.P.R., and in "Best of the Year" lists from the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In the 2015-2016 season, the group was in residence at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, a venue to which the group returned for their farewell New York concert in May of 2018. As a concert violist, Jonah performs with pianist Molly Morkoski, with organist Kurt Knecht as the improv duo Mondegreen, and as a member of the revived California String Quartet. He is sought after as an session player and regularly plays with major orchestras, including the Long Beach Symphony, where he is Assistant Principal Viola.
Jonah is also known as a pedagogue. He coaches chamber music at the Colburn School, teaches viola at Cal State University Fullerton, and gives viola and composition masterclasses and residencies across the country. His "practice self-audit" has been used by many viola students to facilitate the self-evolution their own improvement and creativity in the practice room, while his Practice Tune-Up for professional and adult amateur violists has given many the chance to reconnect with their own inner passion on the instrument. Mr. Sirota has taught at the Juilliard School, at Harvard University, and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music (where he helped build a world-class chamber music program), as well as at Greenwood Music Camp. http://www.jonahsirota.com/

Equally adept on the oboe and English horn, Regina Brady is a member of The Orchestra Now at Bard College. She recently completed the Master of Music degree at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Anne Marie Gabriele, and Ariana Ghez. She played both oboe and English horn with the Colburn and Oberlin orchestras. On the Colburn Chamber Music Society series, Ms. Brady had the opportunity to perform with Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Ms. Brady is a passionate advocate for new music, and has collaborated with Los Angeles based new music ensemble, wild Up.  As a member of the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, she was chosen to perform on a special concert series in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art. Ms. Brady has been a fellow at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival, and the Sarasota Music Festival. Prior to her studies at Colburn, she completed the double-degree program at Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she majored in neuroscience and oboe performance, studying with Robert Walters. A native of White Plains, New York, she is also a graduate of the Juilliard Pre-College Division where she studied with Richard Dallessio.

Ms. Brady lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York, where she maintains a private teaching studio. She is on the faculty of Greenwood Music Camp where she teaches oboe and coaches chamber music. https://reginabradyoboe.wordpress.com/

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 3/18/20



WITH DEEPEST REGRETS, 
THIS CONCERT IS CANCELLED 
DUE TO THE VENUE BEING SHUT DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH 
DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CONCERNS.

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MARCH 18, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:


KEN AISO - violin, viola

VALERIA MORGOVSKAYA-piano


Celebrating BEETHOVEN'S 250th Anniversary!

Program:
Sonata No. 10, Op. 96 in G Major 
for piano and violin 

7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46 

for viola and piano 

 

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:
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:

APRIL 1, 2020
This concert will be streamed. Please look for updates
at http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com
for info about the streaming:
Jonah Sirota- viola
Regina Brady – oboe

Benjamin Britten-Six metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe
J.S.Bach-G major Suite for unaccompanied cello (on viola) 
Jonah Sirota-A new work for oboe and viola

APRIL 15, 2020
Violin Recital
Works by  DVORAK and LALO
JOHANA KREJCI - violin
BRENDAN WHITE - piano

MAY 6, 2020
FRANZ SCHUBERT  Trout Quintet

BRENDAN WHITE -piano
JACQUELINE SUZUKI-violin
ADRIANA ZOPPO- viola
MADLEN SARKISSIAN- cello
DAVID YOUNG -bass

MAY 20, 2020
ERGO MUSICA presents LOS ANGELES BAROQUE PLAYERS
ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola d'amore

JUNE 3, 2020
OTTORINO RESPIGHI Violin Sonata
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
BRENDAN WHITE - piano

JUNE 17, 2020
CALICO WINDS
Resident ensemble at Glendale Noon Concerts
http://www.calicowinds.com

JULY 1, 2020
Flute Recital
KATHERINE MARSH - flute
BRENDAN WHITE -piano

JULY 15, 2020
Duo Recital
JACQUELINE SUZUKI -violin
FRANK BASILE - piano

AUGUST 5, 2020
Duo Recital
NANCY ROTH - violin
LORENZO SANCHEZ - piano

AUGUST 19, 2020
JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Quintet
Pianist BRENDAN WHITE & the LYNX QUARTET:
Nancy Roth, Jacqueline Suzuki - violins
Lynn Grants - viola
Mary Anne Steinberger - cello

Artist bios:

Internationally acclaimed violinist/violist Ken Aiso has performed worldwide as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Ken graduated form the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Erich Gruenberg. His other teachers include Eduard Schmieder and Chikashi Tanaka. Equally at home with modern and period instruments, Ken has appeared as principal violin with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the London Philharmonic, the Hallé and the Scottish Chamber Orchestras.
He has been invited to renowned music festivals in UK, France, Sweden, Switzerland, India, Georgia, Bolivia and Kazakhstan, and has taught at Montecito Summer Music Festival since 2008. Ken is a laureate of Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris and International Music Competition of Japan, and was elected Associate of Royal Academy of Music in London. He received Shimousa Kan-ichi Music Award in his native Japan in 2018. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2015, Ken has been serving as faculty at Loyola Marymount and La Sierra Universities, and performs with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Valeria Morgovskaya, pianist, graduated from the Kiev State Conservatory. Since her immigration to the US in 1990, Ms Morgovskaya has been in high demand as accompanist for singers and all orchestral instrumentalists. She has been an official accompanist to festivals and courses such as Piatigorsky Cello Seminar and Beverley Hills Music Festival, and has performed throughout the US, Germany and Japan, as well as on numerous radio broadcast. She has provided accompaniment for many national and international competitions, and was an official accompanist at Schoenfeld International String Competition in Hong Kong (2013) and Harbin (2014). Ms. Morgovskaya is currently staff accompanist at Loyola Marymount University and UCLA, and is often engaged in that capacity at USC, Cal State Long Beach, Colburn School, Montecito International Music Festival, Academy of the West and Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 3/4/20

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MARCH 4, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:


BRENDAN WHITE- piano


Program:
PAUL HINDEMITH (German, 1895-1963)
LUDUS TONALIS (1942)

Please scroll down for artist bio.

Ludus Tonalis, a work for solo piano composed in 1942, which bears the subtitle ‘Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organization and Piano Playing’, a work in the spirit of Bach’s The Art of Fugue. Ludus Tonalis—which might best be translated as ‘Tonal Game’—consists of twelve fugues, interspersed with interludes, which latter movements, among other things, modulate from the ‘key’ of one fugue to that of the next. The work is begun and ended with a Praeludium and a Postludium respectively, so composed that they are actually the same music—the latter piece is the former, played backwards and upside down. - Robert Matthew Walker

More on Ludus Tonalis:


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:
http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Artist bio: 
Pianist Brendan White has appeared as soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), Delta Symphony Orchestra, Crown City Symphony, and the Vicente Chamber 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, 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.





Sunday, February 9, 2020

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 2/19/20

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday FEBRUARY 19, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

BRENDAN WHITE- piano

JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin


Program:

FRANZ LISZT Grand duo concertant
sur la Romance de M. Lafont "Le marin", S.128
for violin and piano

J.S. BACH Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1 and 2 
from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier
for solo piano


LISZT Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este 
for solo piano


(Please scroll down for performers 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.
*************************************
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
  Artist bios:
 
Pianist Brendan White has appeared as soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), Delta Symphony Orchestra, Crown City Symphony, and the Vicente Chamber 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, 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.


Violinist JACQUELINE SUZUKI 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.