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.
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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)
OCTOBER 3, 2018


OCTOBER  17, 2018
Oboe Recital: 
Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro in Ab major, Op. 70
Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonate pour Hautbois et Piano, Op. 166
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Introduction, Theme, and Variations, Op. 102
ROBERT WALKER - oboe
BRENDAN WHITE - piano  

    
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 BIO:
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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. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 9/19/2018

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

The Calico Winds will perform Ladder Variations by well-known Los Angeles composer and educator George Heussenstamm and premier a quintet written for them by noted film composer John Scott:

Program:
 

Ladder Variations——George Heussenstamm

Wind Quintet--John Scott
1. Lento-Allegro Vivace
2. Moderately slow
3. Allegretto
4. Presto

 

Performers:
CALICO WINDS
Eileen Holt – flute
Ted Sugata – oboe
Kathryn Nevin – clarinet
Theresa Treuenfels – bassoon
Rachel Berry - horn
(photo courtesy of Gary Silk)


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
However due to renovation in the Sanctuary 
this concert will take place in the Chapel 
(entrance on Isabel St).

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:
*************************************
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)

OCTOBER 3, 2018
MAKSIM VELICHKIN Solo Cello Recital
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


OCTOBER  17, 2018
Oboe Recital: 
Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro in Ab major, Op. 70
Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonate pour Hautbois et Piano, Op. 166
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Introduction, Theme, and Variations, Op. 102
ROBERT WALKER - oboe
BRENDAN WHITE - piano  

    
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:

With style and grace, Calico Winds is taking wind music to the forefront of the chamber music world by artfully reinventing the conventional wind quintet.
They chose the name “Calico” to reflect the many colors and textures offered by the instruments of their ensemble. The group blends top-notch playing, great music and an appealing atmosphere, their repertoire incorporating a wide variety of classical music. “They cross all the style lines and get away with it.” (Los Angeles Times).
Calico Winds have delighted audiences across the country, touring to more than half the fifty states, including numerous cities throughout their home state of California. They are currently ensemble-in-residence at Glendale Noon Concerts. Said of their program, “The artists played in perfect balance with each other, each contributing lovely tone quality and flawless intonation. An unusually fine and beautiful program…played with rock-solid competence and interpretive flair. It was a fantastic evening of music.” (The Times Herald, Olean, NY)
In 2009 Calico Winds were concerto soloists with Frank Fetta conducting the Culver City Symphony, premiering Sinfonia Concertante for wind quintet and orchestra, a work they commissioned from Los Angeles composer Damian Montano. The ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall both as part of the “Classical Connections” Young Performers Career Advancement program sponsored by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and in recital with pianist Vivian Liu in a performance of Ludwig Thuille’s Romantic Sextet.
In 1998 Calico Winds released their first CD, All in One [Bach, Nielsen, E. Carter, L. Schifrin, Zappa] to critical acclaim. Their second CD, released on Albany Records (2004), Vintage America: A Musical Meritage, features a diverse collection of original and arranged works reflecting the music and life of early Americans. In this recording “Calico Winds bring refreshing lightness to music that is too often bellowed…the quintet’s suave phrasing, lively articulation and rhythmic buoyancy are a delight throughout.” (Gramophone)
Calico Winds has held residencies at La Sierra University, the Idyllwild Arts Academy and with the Claremont Youth Symphony Music Retreat in California as well as at the Birch Creek Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin. They have been the featured ensemble for the Coleman Chamber Music Association’s Meet the Musicians concerts. As winners of the 1998 National Flute Association (NFA) Chamber Music Competition the ensemble was featured in recital at the NFA convention in Phoenix, Arizona. They have received a grant from the City of Pasadena for The Weekend Muse Inter-Generational Concerts, a series they self-produced in Los Angeles and Pasadena.
The members of Calico Winds think of themselves as a team whose sum is greater than its parts. Despite their resisting the publishing of individual bios, presenters and audience members continue to be interested in each person on stage. To satisfy this curiosity, they have developed “Calico Stats” (vital statistics of each member) which you can view on their website calicowinds.com.
Here is some information about them as individuals:
Between the five of them they have earned one Bachelor of Arts, four Bachelors of Music, four Masters of Music and one (almost two) Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Their combined musical travels have brought them from Europe to Israel to Mexico and all over North America. They are all active free-lance players in Los Angeles, together having a diverse array of musical experiences from ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony and Los Angeles Opera, to working with performers like Yanni, Michael Crawford, Cheap Trick, Elton John and Andrea Bocelli. All of them teach.
Eileen is a professional vocalist, Theresa is a gourmet cook, Kay and Rachel run the business of Calico Winds. Ted is a parent to Lewis, born in December, 2011. Kay and Theresa are each parents of dogs. They all enjoy hiking, a good cup of coffee, and fine food and spirits, such as their signature cocktail, Calico Tea, their “special” recipe for Calico Coffee, and their Calico Wings flambé, all recipes found on calicowinds.com.



       George Heussenstamm  received all of his musical training in the Southern California area. Winner of numerous national and international composition competitions, he is a member of ASCAP, is an honorary member of the international music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, and is a former member of the American Society of University Composers (now called SCI) and the International Society for Contemporary Music. He was a member of NACUSA (National Association of Composers, USA), in which he served as Vice- President for many years. In 1976 and 1981 he was the recipient of Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Eight of his compositions were recorded on LP and six of these have been committed to CD. From 1971 to 1984 he was Manager of the Coleman Chamber Music Association, the oldest continuing chamber music series in the country.
        Since 1976 Heussenstamm taught at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Los Angeles, Ambassador College, and steadily for 17 years at California State University, Northridge, prior to his retirement in June, 2000.
        Composer of more than 85 published works, he is the author of the book, 
The Norton Manual of Music Notation released by W.W. Norton and Co. in March, 1987, and still a mainstay in the literature about the notation of music, making Heussenstamm one of the leading authorities in this field. He has also written a two-volume textbook on tonal harmony,Handbook of Harmony, which was the required harmony textbook at CSUN for several years. It has now been published in two volumes by Hal Leonard Corp. under the title, Hal Leonard Theory and Harmony and is available at book stores everywhere. His Handbook of Tonal Counterpoint, as yet unfinished, is written in a style geared for maximum comprehension by college-level students.
         Composing in a wide spectrum of media, George Heussenstamm's compositions have been performed with regularity both here and abroad. He is perhaps best known for his large-scale compositions for saxophone and brass ensembles.
        Among his non-academic activities are fishing, pocket billiards, going to concerts, and Scrabble. He was for 17 years the director of a Scrabble club in Glendale, California, and was chosen as Director of the Year in 1991 by the National Scrabble Association. He is an avid follower of national and international affairs, his primary source being BBC World Service over XM satellite radio. Married in 1957, his wife, Mary (1930-2005), was a locally well-known watercolor portraitist. Her book, Watercolor Portraits Painted on the Streets of Los Angeles, has been widely acclaimed.



After being very active in the 60s pop scene, John Scott has developed into a respected film music composer, now living in London and Hollywood. During his early career he acted as staff arranger with the Ted Heath band, playing saxophone, clarinet, harp and flute; for many years he was regarded as one of England’s foremost jazz flautists. ‘Johnny’ Scott (as he was then known) also played in the Woody Herman orchestra, and arranged for Bert Ambrose. He claimed to have learned much from Henry Mancini, when playing for him on flute and saxophone in London sessions for films including Charade and Arabesque. For a while he worked closely with John Barry in The John Barry Seven, and played on Barry’s scores for Beat Girl (1959) and The Whisperers (1967), as well as on several early James Bond movies. In the record studios Scott accompanied Cilla Black, Tom Jones, Matt Monro, the Hollies, Shirley Bassey, Elkie Brooks, Gerry And The Pacemakers, P.J. Proby, Edward Woodward, the Mike Sammes Singers, Freddie And The Dreamers, Spike Milligan and Charlie Drake. In the mid-60s he formed his own jazz combo - the Johnny Scott Quintet - playing flute with Duncan Lamont on saxophone, Barry Morgan on drums, David Snell on harp and Arthur Watts on bass. His growing interest in composition led him to offer his work to mood music publishers for their recorded music libraries, for the use of radio, film and television companies. Scott’s music was published by Keith Prowse, Peer International and Boosey & Hawkes. His score for a 1965 promotional film Shellarama brought offers for his first feature film, A Study In Terror (1965), which he wrote as ‘Patrick John Scott’. He was persuaded to change it to ‘Johnny’, but as his film work grew he decided that ‘John’ seemed more suitable. His next assignments included Doctor In Clover (1966), Rocket To The Moon (1966) and The Long Duel (1967). In 1971 an operation on his lower jaw forced him to give up playing, since when he has concentrated on composition. Major film scores followed: Jerusalem File (1971), Antony And Cleopatra (1972), England Made Me (1973), Penny Gold (1973), The Final Countdown (1980), Greystoke (1984), The Shooting Party (1984), King Kong Lives (1986), Deadly Pursuit (US title Shoot To Kill) (1987), Man On Fire (1987), The Deceivers (1988), Winter People (1989), Black Rainbow (1990). His work onInseminoid (1980) received the 1981 award for Best Musical Score at the International Festival of Horror and Science Fiction films in Madrid, Spain. Television credits include themes for Thames Report (ITV), Tonight (BBC), Midweek (BBC), Nationwide (BBC) and episodes for The World About Us (BBC), The Queen’s Garden (1985) and Survival (Anglia Television). Recent work has included numerous Jacques Cousteau specials such as Clipperton - The Island Time Forgot (1981), The Warm Blooded Sea (1983), The Amazon (1983) and the Cousteau 75th Birthday tribute (1985). His television work has been rewarded with two Emmys - Wild Dogs Of Africa (a 1972 documentary) and Little Vic (a 1978 mini-series). After years of making recordings with many record companies, Scott has established his own label JOS Records to promote his own scores.