Monday, November 12, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 11/21/18

FREE  ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday NOVEMBER 7, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:


Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No.10 in G Major, Op. 96
Allegro moderato 
Adagio espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro - Trio 
Poco allegretto
  
Gabriel Fauré   
Après un rêve

JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
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)

DECEMBER 5, 2018
MESSIAEN Fantasie
DEBUSSY Violin Sonata (2018 is a Debussy centenary year!) 
FAURE Berceuse
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:
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. 

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, October 23, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 11/7/2018

FREE  ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday NOVEMBER 7, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
TRANSCENDENCE  
Ruth Kasckow - flute 
Tomoko Takasugi- piano 
Leslie Baker - bass 
Ken Park – drums

Please scroll down to read artist bios.
Artist websites:
https://www.flutemuse.com/transcendence
http://lesliebakerwebsite.com 

Program:
CLAUDE BOLLING 
Suite No.2 for Jazz Flute & Piano Trio (Selections)
Part 1  Espiegle
Part 2  Amoureuse
Part 3  Entr' Amis
Part 4  Vagabonde

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/
 
Individual Bios for Glendale Claude Bolling Concert 11/7/18
Ken Park, drums
Ken Park graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Music degree.  Since moving to California he has recorded with Tammy Wynette, Capitol Records, Peggy Lee, Doc Severinson, Tonight Show, Donna Summer, Casablanca Records, Barry Manilow, Arista Records, Kitaro, Geffen Records. He has performed in concerts and tours with Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer (World Tour), Barry Manilow (World Tour), Kitaro (World Tour), Broadway Show Tintypes, New-Age Group Istar, Crystal Palace Ragtime Band, and Magic's John Blues Band.  He has performed for the television series Tenspeed, Brownshoe, and Major Dad.  Currently, he is Principal Timpanist/Percussionist with Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra where he performed a Marimba Solo with the orchestra, and he teaches privately.


Leslie Baker, bass

Bassist Leslie Baker, a Los Angeles native has been involved with music from an early age.  Her Father, Dick Baker was a professional pianist and vocal coach.  He started her on piano and reading music at age six.  By twelve on his suggestion Leslie began playing bass. Very shortly after that she was performing on double bass with her Dad at his gigs. Leslie plays electric and acoustic basses, sings, composes and arranges music.  Honored as a Living Legend of Jazz and Blues in 2017 Leslie continues to perform in a wide variety of venues. She is a currently member of the Caltech Orchestra and LAPD concert and swing band.  In September 2018 Leslie was the only bass in the string section for the Dave Matthews Band when they closed their summer tour and sold out Hollywood Bowl. There have been numerous TV and Movie appearances and recordings including Star Trek TNG, Frasier, House, Bones, Addams Family Values, Red Dragon, Walk Hard, Raising Hope and most recently The Voice, Josh Groban TV special, film recording for Van Dyke Parks and Doug Lacy.
As a bandleader Leslie books the Leslie Baker Band and the chamber group Transcendence for special events, concerts, workshops and shows.  The reviews from clients are consistently positive. For more visit LeslieBakerWebsite.com



Ruth Kasckow, flute

Ruth Kasckow, flutist and flute instructor, performs regularly in orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and solo recitals in the Los Angeles area, and has performed with Orquesta Mexicana de la juventud, Burbank Symphony, Opera  a la Carte, and Santa Monica Symphony. Active as a music educator, she teaches flute and ensembles in her studio in La Canada. As a Certified Andover Educator, she teaches musicians body mapping-a movement educational method that assists musicians in improving performance and avoiding injury. Her Body Mapping Workshops have been presented at Cal State Northridge, Jim Walker’s Beyond the Masterclass, Music Teachers Association of California, Performing Arts Medical Association, and National Flute Association. Ruth wrote The Flute Duet Practice Books and has recorded two solo CD’s: French  Impressions for Flute and German Expressions for Flute.  She holds a BA in Music from Goucher College and an MFA in flute performance from California Institute of the Arts.  www.flutemuse.com


Tomoko Takasugi, piano
Tomoko Takasugi started playing piano at the age of five. After graduating from the Osaka College of Music with a degree in Piano Performance and Teaching, she began an active career in Japan and in the U.S., specializing in piano duos and accompaniment. She has performed chamber music with The Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena and is an Organist and Instructor with the Choir at Centenary United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. Currently, she is a teacher at Asahi Gakuen Japanese Language School.