Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 5/16/18

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, MAY 16, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
KEWA ENSEMBLE performs the SCHUMANN Piano Quartet

Program:
ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op.47 (1842)

Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
Scherzo: Molto vivace - Trio I – Trio II
Andante cantabile
Finale: Vivace

KEWA ENSEMBLE:
Jacqueline Suzuki -violin
Adriana Zoppo - viola
Clement Chow- cello
Brendan White - 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:
*************************************
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)

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


JUNE 20, 2018
Works by J.S. Bach & W.A. Mozart 
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)
OLIVIER MESSIAEN Le Merle Noir (1952)

 
AUGUST 1, 2018
PAUL HINDEMITH Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello & piano (1938)
JAMES SULLIVAN - clarinet
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
DEREK STEIN - cello
BRENDAN WHITE - piano
AUGUST 15, 2018
IGOR STRAVINSKY Duo Concertant for violin & piano
and more...
NANCY ROTH - violin
LORENZO SANCHEZ - 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. 


Adriana Zoppo performs on the violin, viola, baroque violin, baroque viola, and the unusual and rarely heard viola d’amore. She plays with many southland ensembles including Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Baroque Players, Bach Collegium San Diego, the Corona del Mar Baroque Festival and the Santa Barbara Symphony, and is Director/Curator of the Glendale Noon Concerts’ early music sub-series featuring her ensemble Ergo Musica. As a freelancerAdriana plays for many different events, such as for film and TV, video games, solo artist recordings, and live shows of all musical styles and genresShe has recently played for the Broadway shows “Amelie” , “An American in Paris”, and “Hamilton.”


Cellist Clement Chow has studied at Rice University and Cleveland Institute of Music where he received his Bachelor and Master of Music. He has been to music festivals around the world which include the Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, as well as Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in Germany. He made his solo debut with the Houston Symphony at the age of 16. He has also studied with some of the greatest chamber music groups around the world. The groups include Tokyo, Cleveland, Alban Berg, and Amadeus String Quartets.


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, Piano Spheres Emerging Artist Recital at Boston Court on JUNE 8, 2018.

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.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 5/2/18

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, MAY 2, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
The CALICO WINDS will perform “Unrelated Bachs”:works for woodwind quintet by J.S. Bach, 
and Jan Bach: "Skizzen" based on cartoons by Heinrich Kley.
 

Eileen Holt – flute
Catherine Del Russo – oboe (guest performer)
Kathryn Nevin – clarinet
Theresa Treuenfels – bassoon
Rachel Berry – horn
 

Photo of  Calico Winds courtesy of Gary Silk.
Please scroll down for group bio. 


 Program:
“Little" Fugue in G Minor…J.S. Bach (1685-1750)/Arranged by Roger Stevens

Skizzen: Suite for Woodwind Quintet after Drawings by Heinrich Kley…Jan Bach (b. 1937)
  I. The Child Prodigy (Das Wunderkind)
  II. Ladies’ Marching Band (Die Damenkapelle)
  III. Springtime (Der Frühling)
  IV. The Love Match (Die Neigungsheirat)
  V. Bucolic Intermezzo (Schäferstündchen)
  VI. A Pair of Butterflies (Das Schmetterlingspärchen)
  VII. In the Churchyard (Auf dem Kirchhof)
  VIII. Art Critic (Kunstkirtik
  IX. Dance Craze (Tanzpest)



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


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
Works by J.S. Bach & W.A. Mozart 
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)
OLIVIER MESSIAEN Le Merle Noir (1952)

AUGUST 1, 2018
PAUL HINDEMITH Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello & piano (1938)
JAMES SULLIVAN - clarinet
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin
DEREK STEIN - cello
BRENDAN WHITE - piano
AUGUST 15, 2018
IGOR STRAVINSKY Duo Concertant for violin & piano
and more...
NANCY ROTH - violin
LORENZO SANCHEZ - piano

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

 

Ensemble Bio
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.