Friday, September 22, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 10/4/17

Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, OCTOBER 4, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

Sonata for piano and violin in G major, Sz.23
Beau Soir (arr. J. Heifetz)


Read about Lekeu:

Please scroll down for artist bios.


The Glendale Noon Concerts series now takes place
in the Sanctuary at
610 E. California Ave (at Isabel St)
Glendale, CA 91206

Please call Victoria Lucero (818-244-7241 office)
or email
General info & parking:
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)

At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK

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. She initiated and curates the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts and also the Edendale Up Close Concerts:

One of Southern California's leading pianists, Charles Fierro has made concert tours for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council and has given more than 25 concerto performances with orchestras.  He has appeared twice at the National Gallery of Art and the Dumbarton Oaks Foundation in Washington, D.C.  In 1976 he played the American Bicentennial Recital at the Palace of Fontainebleau in France on the personal invitation of the legendary musician, Nadia Boulanger.  He has interpreted the music of Beethoven, Schumann, Schoenberg and Liszt at the Ojai Festivals and performed more than a dozen times at the prestigious Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, presenting the American premieres of important new works. 

His debut for Nonesuch Records was named “Critics’ Choice” for five consecutive months by High Fidelity Magazine.  His recording of the piano music of Aaron Copland was made under the auspices of the composer himself.  For Delos International, he has recorded MacDowell's Sonata Eroica and Twelve Virtuoso Etudes. For Nonesuch, he has recorded MacDowell's Keltic SonataSea Pieces, and Woodland Sketches and the world premiere recording of MacDowell's First Modern Suite. 

Current repertoire includes the major works of Aaron Copland; Hindemith's complete Ludus Tonalis and Three Piano Sonatas; the Debussy Preludes Book 1 and the major chamber works of Guillaume Lekeu.

 As Professor of Music at California State University Northridge, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award.  An experienced adjudicator, he is known for his inspiring master classes in all aspects of the piano repertory.  He has lectured at the New England Conservatory (Boston) and the Colburn Conservatory (Los Angeles) and taught at the Image International Music Festival. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Paderewski Music Society.  He is also the author of numerous published articles on musical subjects, as well as chamber music reviews which have appeared in the international press. 

Charles Fierro studied piano with Lillian Steuber, Adele Marcus and Joanna Graudan and musicology and conducting with composer Ingolf Dahl, whose major piano works he has recorded on the Orion label.  He holds a Doctorate of Music “with Distinction” from the University of Southern California. 

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