Friday, March 8, 2019

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 3/20/2019

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MARCH 20, 2019 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

JAMES SULLIVAN - clarinet
BRENDAN WHITE - piano
JACQUELINE SUZUKI - violin

Program:

LEONARD BERNSTEIN Clarinet Sonata (1941-2)
Grazioso - Un poco piu mosso
Andantino - Vivace e leggiero


IGOR STRAVINSKY L'Histoire du Soldat Suite

for clarinet, violin & piano
The Soldier's March ( Marche du Soldat)
The Soldier's Violin (Le Violon du Soldat)
The Little Concert
Three Dances: Tango. Waltz. Ragtime
The Devil's Dance (Danse du Diable)


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:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/
Accessible for wheelchairs. Seating available next to wheelchairs.
Loading zone near California Ave. entrance.
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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:

APRIL 3, 2019
FAURE Violin Sonata No.1 in A Major, Op.13 (1875-6)
Allegro Molto
Andante
Allegro vivo
Allegro quasi presto
STRAVINSKY Divertimento (1932)
Scherzo
Pas de deux: a, Adagio-b, Variations-c, Coda
ALEXANDER KNECHT - violin
BRENDAN WHITE - piano

APRIL 17, 2019
RICHARD STRAUSS Cello Sonata (1883)
Allegro con brio 
Andante ma non troppo
Finale - Allegro vivo
MAKSIM VELICHKIN - cello
BRENDAN WHITE - piano

MAY 1, 2019
CALICO WINDS

MAY 15, 2019
ERGO MUSICA with
ADRIANA ZOPPO - 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 Bios:

James Sullivan
 explores the versatility of the clarinet and bass clarinet family in an expansive scope of styles and repertoire. Collaborations range from free improvisation with Vinnie Golia, Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat with Martin Chalifour, and several years with the Brad Dutz Quartet, a jazz chamber ensemble. Based in the Los Angeles area, he honed his microtonal skills studying maqam while playing for a decade with classical Arabic ensemble Kan Zaman. His just intonation background includes premiering and recording Ben Johnston’s Parable and participating in the creation and recording of composer Andrew McIntosh’s Symmetry Etudes. Additionally, he has performed with Partch ensemble in Harry Partch’s Oedipus, where he became special friends with the Chromelodeon. Classical orchestral performance includes work with LA Phil, Pasadena Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and studio film and television recording. He has appeared as soloist on the series Jacaranda, Green Umbrella, Boston Court, and Microfest. When taking a break from music, he likes to spend the day running in the mountains of Southern California.

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, Emerging Artist Series Recital at Boston Court.

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.


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. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 3/6/2019

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MARCH 6, 2019 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

Pianist HAROUT SENEKEREMIAN performs
J.S. BACH, OLIVIER MESSIAEN, KHACHATURIAN

Program:

J.S. Bach - Toccata in C minor BWV 911

Olivier Messiaen- from Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jesus
I. Regard du Père
IV. Regard de la Vierge
XI. Premiere communion de la Vierge


Aram Khachaturian - Adagio from Spartacus


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:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/
Accessible for wheelchairs. Seating available next to wheelchairs.
Loading zone near California Ave. entrance.
*************************************
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series: 
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 had played all of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes and his sophomore year he 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 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.
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 2/20/2019


Violinist JOHANA KREJCI
Pianist BRENDAN WHITE
Please scroll down to read artist bios. 

Program:
Leoš Janáček Violin Sonata (1914)
1.    Con moto
2.    Ballada
3.    Allegretto
4.    Adagio

Kirstin Fife
Tango Johana

Astor Piazzolla, arr. Osvaldo Calo
Adios Nonino 
 
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:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/
Accessible for wheelchairs. Seating available next to wheelchairs.
Loading zone near California Ave. entrance.
*************************************
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:  
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/  

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

Artist Bios: 
 

Johana Krejci was born in Prague, Czech Republic.   She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Prague Conservatory, where she studied violin performance with Professor Nora Grumlikova.  She then furthered her musical studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and continued her advanced studies at USC.  In the summers of 1989 and 1990 she was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute.  Ms. Krejci has toured Europe with the Prague Chamber Opera and has done extensive concert work with numerous orchestra and chamber ensembles throughout the world.  She has since made her home in Southern California where she teaches violin and freelances with many local orchestras, chamber groups and recording studios.  She has just recently founded the Brendan Trio with Brendan White and Kevan Torfeh.

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, Emerging Artist Series Recital at Boston Court.

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.

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). 
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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.

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