Thursday, December 21, 2017

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 1/3/18

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, JANUARY 3, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm: 
DALI ENSEMBLE L.A.
Featuring compositions and arrangements by Kristin Fife. 
KIRSTIN FIFE - violin
CATHERINE DEL RUSSO - oboe 
KEVAN TORFEH - guest cellist

   Program

Three Renaissance Pieces
            I. Fantasia In Eco Movendo Un Registro by Andriano Banchieri ((1568-1634)
            II. Sinfonia D’Istromenti Senza Voci by A. Banchieri
             III. Pavana by Johann Staden (1581-1634)

London Trio No. 3…… by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
     I. Spiritoso
     II. Andante
     III. Allegro

Four Paintings by Salvador Dali (1904-1989)…..by Kirstin Fife
    I.   The Persistence of Memory
    II. Living Still Life
    III. Metamorphosis of Narcissus
    IV. Swans Reflecting Elephants

Three Tangos…… by A.G. Villoldo (1861-1919) arranged by Kirstin Fife
     I. Brisas Rosarinas
     II. Kalisay
     III. El Choclo

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:
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)

JANUARY 17, 2018
Blackbird Trio
Alan Steinberger - piano
Nancy Roth - violin
Mary Anne Steinberger - violoncello

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66 in C Minor, 1846


FEBRUARY 7, 2018
BELA BARTOK Piano Quintet in C major, Sz.23
Pianist BRENDAN WHITE with the
Lynx Quartet:
NANCY ROTH - violin
JACQUELINE SUZUKI -violin
ADRIANA ZOPPO - viola
CLEMENT CHOW -  guest cellist
http://earsense.org/chamberbase/works/detail/?pkey=957 
http://www.sunsetchamberfest.com/brendanwhite/


FEBRUARY 21, 2018
JOHANA KREJCI Violin Recital
with pianist BRENDAN WHITE


MARCH 7, 2018
Mishkar Núñez-Fredell
Medieval music program

MARCH 21, 2018
NANCY FIERRO  Piano Recital 


APRIL 4, 2018 
BRENDAN WHITE Piano Recital 
In Residence at the Glendale Noon Concerts.
http://lamusart.org/teachers/brendan-white/ 


APRIL 18, 2018
DIMITRY OLEVSKY Solo Violin Recital:
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Six Tango Etudes
DANIEL SCHNYDER The Four Winds 
https://www.dimitryolevsky.com 
http://www.danielschnyder.com 


MAY 2, 2018
CALICO WINDS
A resident ensemble at the Glendale Noon Concerts .
http://calicowinds.com 


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
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

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:
 

Kirstin Fife holds a Master of Music Degree in violin performance from Yale University and a Bachelor of Music Degree, also in violin performance from the University of Southern California. As a freelance musician, Ms. Fife has had a very eclectic career, including performances as recording artist, chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician. For many years she recorded for records, movie and television soundtracks, including projects for Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole, and Madonna, movies including “Meet Joe Black,” “Nemo", “Mission Impossible”, several seasons of Jag and many incarnations of the StarTrek series. She has appeared backing many prominent artists on the Tonight Show, Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, and the MTV Movie Awards. Also, Ms. Fife has performed for the Emmy Awards and the Academy Awards. !
As soloist, she has released two solo CD’s, “Czechmate” and “Pieces Of My Heart”.! Ms. Fife has been a recitalist for fundraising causes, including Alzheimer’s Foundation, The Red Shirt Project, and Hope Gardens (Union Rescue Mission). Currently, she and pianist Alby Potts are releasing a CD, recorded, but not as of yet titled.!
Besides performing, her other activities include composer, adjudicator, teacher, and coach. She is a frequent adjudicator for various competitions including Voce, Certificate of Merit, Southwest Youth Music Festival, ASTA, and the Bach Festival. In November of 2009, she was awarded the prestigious Alumni Ventures Grant from Yale University, for her work helping homeless children to learn violin. In 2013, Ms. Fife had her composition Cornicopia performed by the Los Angeles Horn Trio. Currently, Kirstin Fife is dividing her time between teaching, performing, and composing.


Oboist Catherine Del Russo received her Bachelor of Music Degree and Performance Certificate at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Robert Sprenkle. She also received her Masters of Music Degree from Ohio University where she studied with John Mack in Cleveland.
Since then, Ms. Del Russo has performed around the world, beginning with the Eastman Wind Ensemble to the Far East as Principal Oboe. After that, she performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Filharmonic de Caracas and Orquesta Municipal in Caracas, Venezuela. Ms. Del Russo has played with many orchestras since moving to Los Angeles, for example, the Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, the Honolulu Symphony. Currently, she is Principal Oboe of Orchestra Santa Monica, Downey Symphony, Symphony in the Glen, Solo English horn of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Asia America Symphony. Catherine has enjoyed playing on many films, commercials and television shows. She has been a promoter of chamber music and new music in Los Angeles. Her oboe, viola and piano trio has won the Beverly Hills Auditions held annually by the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters. Catherine is Professor of Oboe at Westmont College and Occidental College.



Kevan Torfeh, Guest Cellist
Kevan Torfeh is a professional cellist and teacher based primarily in Southern California.
 His musical activities include playing recording sessions, concerts, and teaching. Mr. Torfeh served as Principal and Solo Cellist for the L.A. Mozart Orchestra for 14 seasons, Guest Principal Cellist with the South Coast Symphony and the Capistrano Valley Symphony for three seasons, Guest Principal Cellist with the Mozart Chamber Orchestra in Irvine for 2 seasons, and as Associate Principal with the Temianka Virtuosi for five seasons, touring with the same group under the auspices of Columbia Artists Management.  Mr. Torfeh performed and recorded with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for 17 years. 

Mr. Torfeh’s studies were completed at U.S.C., at L’Accademia Chigiana in Siena, in London with William Pleeth, and at the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg. Mr. Torfeh taught general and instrumental music for two years at the Wildwood School in West L.A., and from 2004 to present he has served as adjunct professor of cello in the applied music program at Santa Monica College. Mr. Torfeh also teaches cello privately in Los Angeles. Many of his students have gone on to professional careers.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, DECEMBER 20, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
HAROUT SENEKEREMIAN Piano Recital
Program:
HAYDN Sonata No. 37 in D Major
TCHAIKOVSKY  Selections for The Seasons (June, October, November)
STRAVINSKY Sonata (1924)    

https://www.youtube.com/user/alkanian

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:
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/


ARTIST BIO:
 
Harout Senekeremian began playing the piano at the age of 4 with the encouragement of his father. His first teacher was Vatche Mankerian, who studied at the University of Southern California. Harout started actively building and solidifying his technique under Mr. Mankerian’s supervision. At age nine, Senekeremian began studying under the tutelage of Dr. Louise Lepley at the prestigious Colburn School of Performing Arts. There he played in many master classes with pianists Yefim Bronfman, Robert Levin & Earl Wild, among others. In 1997, Senekeremian performed Mendelossohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Glendale Symphony. He also actively collaborated in chamber music groups including a live performance of Brahms’ C Minor Quartet on 91.5 KUSC. Upon high school graduation, Harout entered the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying piano with Alvin Chow. In his freshman year at Oberlin, he played all of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes and in his sophomore year, held a two-night concert performing all ten Scriabin Sonatas. At Oberlin, Senekeremian performed Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto in C Minor, Op. 18 with the conservatory orchestra. Upon graduation, Harout began his Masters program studying under Arkady Aranov at the Manhattan School of Music.
Harout has taken a keen interest in non-traditional repertoire with a specialization in the solo piano music of French composer Charles-Valentin Alkan, playing in concert all of the composers major works. He is also an eager participant in the performance of new music. Senekeremian continues to concertize in both solo and chamber concerts in Southern California as well as maintaining an active piano studio.