Thursday, June 3, 2021

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 6/16/21

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube
Glendale Noon Concerts  6/16/21

ANDREW KWON – violin, viola

HAESOL LEE - violin

 

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period,
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:
The JUNE 16, 2021 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 pm PT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)


LINKS TO VIEW THE CONCERT: 


http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/2021/06/streaming-on-facebook-youtube-glendale.html


The program will be archived on the

Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA
 

Watch previous Glendale Noon Concerts streams: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw&list=PLms1LJpnTpJzK7Yf6ryh2zyFMlkl7qC2z

Read about the previous programs:   

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Facebook stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10 pm PT
On Wednesday JUNE 16, 2021 at 12:10 pm PT:

 

Andrew Kwon - violin, viola

Haesol Lee - violin

 

Program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Duo No. 1 for Violin and Viola in G Major, KV 423

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Rondeau: Allegro

 

Louis Spohr - Duo Concertante No. 2 for Two Violins in D Major, Op. 67/2

I. Allegro

II. Larghetto

III. Rondo: Vivace



Béla Bartók - 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98, BB 104

44. "Erdélyi" tánc (Transylvanian Dance - Ardeliana) - Allegro moderato 

 

 (Scroll down for artist bios)

Facebook JUNE 16 event page:


Please keep checking the site below for updates.

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

 

Streaming on Wednesday JULY 7, 2021 at 12:10-12:40 pm PDT:

STRING DUO RECITAL

LORI ASHIKAWA -violin

MICHAEL HOVNANIAN -bass

Program:

Lee R. Kesselman
Bagatelle 2 for violin and bass

 

Maurice Ravel (arr. Michael Hovnanian)

Duo pour Violon et Violoncelle

 

Th. A. Findeisen

Romantische Suite, Op. 10

 

PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE WITH A DONATION: 

https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANPPGL/envelope/start 

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

Concert schedule: www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,

http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/ministries/second-saturday-concert-series.html  

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.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC


ARTIST BIOS:

 

"Heartfelt splurge of virtuosity...a top-class performer" (Korea Times Los Angeles)

 

Praised for his bold, no-compromise manner of playing as well as his sensitivity in ensemble settings, Andrew Dae Yun Kwon's virtuosity and charismatic stage presence has captivated audiences throughout the world. Born into a musical family, Andrew Kwon first began his studies on the violin in Korea with his father, who was a choir and orchestra director. Since making his Carnegie Hall solo recital debut at age 10, he has appeared in concert halls throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, South Korea, and China.

 

In the past few years, Andrew has performed solo, chamber, and orchestral performances in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (New York), the US Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium (Washington DC), the Music Center at Strathmore (Washington DC), the Maison symphonique (Montreal), Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore), Segerstrom Hall (Orange County), and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, as well as its Eisenhower Theatre and the Millenium Stage (Washington DC).  He has performed as a soloist with the Pacific Philharmonic, Columbia Orchestra, the Landon Symphonette, youth orchestras in both Maryland and California, and as a guest musician with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Concert Artists of Baltimore. As an orchestral musician, he has held concertmaster and principal positions in various ensembles including the Pacific Philharmonic, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Symphonique d’Orford, and the Kennedy Center Summer Music Institute Orchestra. He currently performs with the Santa Barbara Symphony and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, as guest concertmaster of the Orange Coast College Symphony Orchestra in the 2019-2020 season, and as a freelance musician with the recording studios of Los Angeles.

Also an avid chamber musician and violist, Andrew has concertized as violist of Ensemble Encanto, performing works for viola, harp, flute, and soprano in performances at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC, the New Music Gathering in Baltimore, and a residency in Lost River, West Virginia.

 

Andrew has studied with professor and former concertmaster Herbert Greenberg and has participated in masterclasses with Midori Goto, Joshua Bell, Leon Fleisher, Janos Starker, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, and members of the Emerson, Juilliard, and Ying String Quartets. He was a recipient of the Sylvia Friedberg Nachlas Endowed Scholarship and the Melissa Tiller Memorial Prize in Violin at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree and was also generously loaned a violin labeled “1854 Raffaele & Antonio Gagliano” (Naples) and a W.E. Hill and Sons bow (London) from the Peabody Institute Instrument Collection.

Andrew is passionate about teaching and passing the torch onto a new generation of musicians. His violin and viola students have received numerous prizes in local and national competitions and can be seen in the principal chairs of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, Orange County Youth Symphony, California All-State Orchestras, All-Southern Orchestras, and the National Youth Orchestras of America.

 

 

 

Haesol Lee made her solo debut at age 19 as a winner of LAKMA competition, performing Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns. She is currently a master's student at The Juilliard School 

with Li Lin. She received her bachelor of music degree from Rice University where she studied with Paul Kantor on full scholarship. Before studying at Rice University, Haesol also studied chamber and orchestral music at Colburn School on scholarship and attended summer festivals including Meadowmout School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, and Madeline Island Music Festival with full scholarship. She has worked with renowned artists including Paul Katz, Bing Wong, Clive Greensmith, Jupiter Quartet and Miró Quartet. She has also performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Los Angeles Music Center. Haesol plays a 1900 Stefano Scarampella provided by the Juilliard School.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 6/2/21

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube
Glendale Noon Concerts  6/2/21

JONATHAN FLAKSMAN – SOLO CELLO

 

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period,
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:
The JUNE 2, 2021 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 pm PT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)


LINKS TO VIEW THE CONCERT: 

View the concert on Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/jflaksman/videos/10157571742290378

 View the concert on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGZR1HFhCjg

The program will be archived on the

Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA
 

Watch previous Glendale Noon Concerts streams: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw&list=PLms1LJpnTpJzK7Yf6ryh2zyFMlkl7qC2z

Read about the previous programs:   

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Facebook stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10 pm PT
On Wednesday JUNE 2, 2021 at 12:10 pm PT:

JONATHAN FLAKSMAN SOLO CELLO RECITAL

 

Program: 
“Solo cello music of the 1920s”

 

 

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

 

Sonate für Violoncello allein op. 25 Nr. 3 (1922)

 

I. Lebhaft, sehr markiert

II. Mäßig schnell. Gemächlich

III. Langsam

IV. Lebhafte Viertel 

V. Mäßig schnell 

 

 

Eugéne Ysaÿe (1858-1931)

 

Sonate en Ut mineur pour Violoncelle seul, op. 28 (1924)

 

Grave

Intermezzo

In modo di Recitativo

Finale con brio

 

Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966)

 

Suite per Violoncello solo (1926)

 

I. Preludio - Fantasia

II. Sardana (Danza) 

III. Intermezzo e danza finale  

(Scroll down for artist bio & program notes)

Facebook JUNE  2 event page:

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1131539170692062

Please keep checking the site below for updates.

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

 

Streaming on Wednesday JUNE 16, 2021 at 12:10-12:40 pm PDT:

DUO RECITAL

Andrew Kwon -violin & viola

Haesol Lee - violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Duo No. 1 for Violin and Viola in G Major, KV 423
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondeau: Allegro

Louis Spohr - Duo Concertante No. 2 for Two Violins in D Major, Op. 67/2
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Vivace

Béla Bartók - 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98, BB 104
44. "Erdélyi" tánc (Transylvanian Dance - Ardeliana) - Allegro moderato   
 
PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE WITH A DONATION: 

https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANPPGL/envelope/start 

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

Concert schedule: www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,

http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/ministries/second-saturday-concert-series.html  

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.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC

 

 ARTIST BIO:

Artist website: https://jonathanflaksman.com/

Born in Kent, Ohio in 1981, Jonathan Flaksman  began playing the cello at the age of 5. His father Michael Flaksman, a world-renowned cellist and teacher, was one of the major influences of his teaching and playing.

He has also studied under many other world-class musicians including Madalena Burle-Marx, Richard Aaron, Fred Sherry, Harvey Shapiro, Siegfried Palm, Bernard Greenhouse, Jens Peter Mainz, and Ralph Kirschbaum.

He attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the University of Mannheim in Germany.


Jonathan has been awarded fellowships to attend festivals and masterclasses throughout the US and Europe, including Interlochen Arts Camp, Music Festivals in Portogruaro, Aspen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Łancut, Aurora Chamber Music, and Bayreuther Festspiele . He has played in various orchestras in Germany, including the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, and the philharmonics of Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen, gaining invaluable musical knowledge and experience.

He performs regularly at the Ascoli Piceno Festival in Italy.

In 2015 He was appointed assistant principal cellist of the Santa Barbara Symphony and moved to Los Angeles.

He plays in many orchestras throughout California, including the Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Modesto Symphony, and New West Symphony.


He records for major motion pictures and music albums, and plays, composes, arranges, and produces music of all genres.

He is a renowned cello teacher and coaches strings and chamber music. He has given masterclasses in Germany, Italy, and the USA. His students have been accepted to major universities, and have won positions in leading orchestras and competition prizes.

 He is also a ski instructor and yoga teacher.

 

 

Program notes:

Hindemith https://www.allmusic.com/composition/sonata-for-solo-cello-op-25-3-mc0002364823

 

Ysaÿe  Although Eugene Ysaye is known for his virtuosity on the violin, he apparently also studied the cello in his youth, and maintained a great love for the cello's sound. In fact, his compositions for cello comprise the second largest number of pieces in his catalogue (after those for violin, of course!). This Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 28 was composed around the same time as his solo violin sonatas, and the similarities are certainly audible. What is perhaps more striking about this infrequently performed work is Ysaye's real grasp of cello technique and idiom. It is a difficult work, to be sure - on par with the violin sonatas - which may explain why so few cellists perform it regularly. However, it possesses a rich, dark beauty that accents the existing charm of the cello's depth... -Henle

 

Cassadó The Suite, like the Cello Concerto and the Piano Trio, came from one Cassadó's most prolific periods, in the mid-1920s. It consists of three dance movements: Preludio-Fantasia (a Zarabanda); Sardana; and Intermezzo e Danza Finale (a Jota). The first movement includes quotations from Zoltán Kodály's Sonata for Cello Solo, Op. 8, and the famous flute solo from Maurice Ravel's ballet Daphnis et Chloé. The sardana of the second movement is a traditional dance from Catalonia.