Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 8/2/17


FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday, AUGUST 2, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
  
Pianist NANCY FIERRO 

Program:
"Music from the Belle Époque"

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Trois Morceaux pour piano 
D’un vieux jardin    (Of an  old  garden)
D’un jardin clair     (Of a bright garden)
Cortège                   (A festive parade)                                                                                                                                                              
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Concert Etude Op. 35 No. 2 (Autumn)
                                                                                                              
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de lune
                                                                                          
Ballade

Danse (Tarentelle Styrienne)


 Artist website: http://www.nancyfierro.com
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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:
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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)

AUGUST 16, 2017
NANCY ROTH - violin
LORENZO SANCHEZ - piano
Charles Ives
"Second Sonata" (1902-1910)
1. Autumn
2. In the Barn
3. The Revival

Joaquin Turina
"El poema de una sanluqueña" (©1924)
1. Ante el espejo
2. La canción del lunar
3. Alucinaciones
4. El rosario en la iglesia


 SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
ARIOSO DUO:
CYNTHIA ELLIS -flute
MICHELLE TEMPLE - harp
"The Early Bird"
Chanson de Matin, Op.15, No.2 - Edward Elgar
The Fog is Lifting - Carl Nielsen
Pan et les oiseaux from La Flute de Pan - Jules Mouquet
Variations "Early Morning" - Jean-Michel Damase
http://www.cindyellisflute.com/

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
ERGO MUSICA:
Ensemble in Residence at the Glendale Noon Concerts.
Original instrument concerts curated by ADRIANA ZOPPO,
featuring the viola d'amore.
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:
NANCY FIERRO is a noted concert pianist, lecturer, and author. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano from the University of Southern California and a Certificate in Piano, Theory, and Analysis from the American Conservatory of Fine Arts in France. In addition to her mastery of the traditional repertoire, she is considered an authority on music by women.
As a concert artist, Dr. Fierro has been hailed by critics for an interpretive style both powerful and dramatic. Legendary musician Nadia Boulanger praised her as a “real pianistic talent” with deep musical understanding. At Boulanger’s invitation, Nancy gave a concert in the Jeu de Paume salon of the Conservatoire Americain in France. Other international appearances have included performances in Mexico, Canada, and Germany.
Dr. Fierro recorded one of the first compilations of women’s music, entitled “Premiere.” This successful album was followed by “The Romance of Women’s Music” and “Riches and Rags,” commissioned by the Polish Music Reference Center at the University of Southern California. She has also given several premieres of significant works by women, notably the first American performance and recording of the Sonata No. 2 for piano by the Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz. A professional speaker, Nancy has been a guest-artist lecturer on numerous university campuses, for the Music Teachers National Association State Convention, and for the Music Teachers Association in California.
Dr. Fierro has received several awards including a Certificate of Honor from the Third International Congress of Women in Music and the Sigma Alpha Iota Radio-Television Award for her radio production of “Nine Centuries of Women in Music.” For five consecutive years, Nancy was also selected by the California Arts Council to participate in the Touring Artists program. Currently, Nancy Fierro maintains a private studio, lectures extensively on the 12th-century composer Hildegard of Bingen, and is on the piano faculty at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 7/19/17


FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday, JULY 19, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
 
DUOS for FLUTE & PERCUSSION:
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Two Preludes.....Katherine Hoover
  Out of Town
  Uptown

Romance.....Dwight Dixon

Tecum Principium.......Peter Maxwell Davies

Devil Dance......Payton MacDonald

KATHERINE MARSH - flute
TIMM BOATMAN- percussion

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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)

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/
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Artist bios:
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Flutist Katherine Marsh is an active professional musician and teacher. She is currently the solo piccolo player of the Santa Barbara Symphony, principal flute of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Santa Barbara Opera and Master Chorale as well as other numerous symphony and chamber ensembles throughout Southern California. Originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, Katherine received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Southern California. Her principal teachers include Bonita Boyd, Samuel Baron, Roger Stevens, and Louise DiTullio. Katherine was accepted into the LA Philharmonic Orchestral Training Program, The Round Top Music Festival, and the Orchestral Institute in Graz, Austria.  She has performed in masterclasses with James Galway and Jean Pierre Rampal. This past November Katherine premiered James Domine’s Flute Concerto with the San Fernando Valley Symphony. Katherine’s piccolo and flute playing can be heard in many Star Wars Video games performing with the Skywalker Orchestra. In addition to orchestral work, Katherine is a member of the California Music Teacher's Association and is a chamber music coach for Junior Chamber Music. 
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Percussionist Timm Boatman began his career with the Dallas Symphony and Opera. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including recordings conducted by Mehta, Previn, Tilson Thomas and Bernstein. He performed with American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Royal Ballet of Covent Garden, Paris Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Miami Ballet, New York City Opera, Berlin Opera, San Diego Opera and many others. He played drumset for the ballets The River by Duke Ellington, Fancy Free by Bernstein and the operas Porgy and Bess and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, which won two Grammys for LA Opera. He played with the LA Opera Orchestra since the first season. He also played on the recent Grammy winning  The Ghosts of Versailles.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 7/5/17

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday, JULY 5, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm: 

Evan J. Marshall, mandolinist
PROGRAM:
Maria, Mari!........Eduardo DiCapua 
Hamilton County.........Traditional American
Ave Maria.......Franz Schubert 
Pastorale, from Messiah......G. F. Handel 
Hungarian Dance No. 6.....Johannes Brahms 
Excerpts from Five Caprices.....Evan J. Marshall 
1812 Fantasy...... P. I. Tchaikovsky / arr. Evan J. Marshall
Overture to William Tell: Allegro Vivace....Gioachino Rossini
All arrangements/transcriptions for Mandolin Solo by Evan J. Marshall

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 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)
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/
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Artist bio:
EVAN J. MARSHALL is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, and is widely regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin in Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s finest mandolinists performing together.

 His stylistic signature is Classical, with strong influences from the Italian and American Folk traditions. Country guitar legend Chet Atkins called Evan “ A true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time.” Inspired by Atkins and violinist Jascha Heifetz, Evan has created a uniquely recognizable approach to solo mandolin performance that combines bass lines, chords, rhapsodic runs, and tremolo melodies. He started Classical violin studies at age 7, and added the mandolin at 14.

In addition to solo performances, Evan has been a Featured Guest Artist 
in Pops concerts with  a number of Symphony Orchestras, including Houston, Phoenix, Long Beach, Grand Rapids, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Pensacola.


Two of his solo mandolin recordings have been released by Rounder Records: Evan Marshall is the Lone Arranger, which the Washington Post labeled  “Truly dazzling,” the Raleigh-Durham Independent called “Superhuman,” and the Fresno Bee called  “Mind-boggling”;
Mandolin Magic, which the St. Paul Pioneer Press applauded for a “Stunning mastery of interpretation.”

Evan also has recorded four solo CDs for his own label, Mandolin Conservatory.

In 1995 Evan made his first appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Between 1993 and 2005 Evan was a Featured Soloist at Disneyland, performing his signature William Tell Overture: Finale for about two million visitors to the famous Golden Horseshoe Theater during the course of 10,000 shows. He has performed and taught at numerous regional and international conferences for mandolinists, who hold Evan in particularly high regard. Don Stiernberg has referred to Evan as: “The Michael Jordan of the mandolin.”



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 6/21/17

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday, JUNE 21, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm: 
JACQUELINE SUZUKI -violin
FRANK BASILE - piano
MAURICE RAVEL Violin Sonata No.1 in a minor, "Posthumous"

W.A. MOZART Sonata for piano and violin in e minor, K.304

CLAUDE DEBUSSY La plus que lente for violin and piano

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 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)
 http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/

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. She initiated and curates the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com and also the Edendale Up Close Concerts: http://edendaleupclose.blogspot.com
 
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Frank Basile is a harpsichordist, pianist, organist, conductor, musical director, accompanist, singer, church musician, composer, arranger, orchestrator, and teacher. His career has brought him to Los Angeles recording studios, the choir lofts of churches throughout the United States and Europe, any number of theaters in Los Angeles, and the stages of Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall. Versatility has been the hallmark of his work, which has included teaching at USC, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica College, and Campbell Hall High School. He is a staff accompanist at Santa Monica College and Loyola Marymount University, an adjunct lecturer in Music at LMU, and director of music at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. He studied at Yale University, Northwestern University, and the University of Southern California.
Frank Basile is a harpsichordist, pianist, organist, conductor, musical director, accompanist, singer, church musician, composer, arranger, orchestrator, and teacher. His career has brought him to Los Angeles recording studios, the choir lofts of churches throughout the United States and Europe, any number of theaters in Los Angeles, and the stages of Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall. Versatility has been the hallmark of his work, which has included teaching at USC, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica College, and Campbell Hall High School. He is a staff accompanist at Santa Monica College and Loyola Marymount University, an adjunct lecturer in Music at LMU, and director of music at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. He studied at Yale University, Northwestern University, and the University of Southern California.
--> Frank Basile is a harpsichordist, pianist, organist, conductor, musical director, accompanist, singer, church musician, composer, arranger, orchestrator, and teacher. His career has brought him to Los Angeles recording studios, the choir lofts of churches throughout the United States and Europe, any number of theaters in Los Angeles, and the stages of Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall. Versatility has been the hallmark of his work, which has included teaching at USC, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica College, and Campbell Hall High School. He is a staff accompanist at Santa Monica College and Loyola Marymount University, an adjunct lecturer in Music at LMU, and director of music at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. He studied at Yale University, Northwestern University, and the University of Southern California.-->