Thursday, June 18, 2020

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 7/1/20

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 7/1/20

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period,
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook Live and Youtube:
The JULY 1, 2020 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 pm PDT:

The concert is also available on Youtube:
Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:

On Wednesday JULY 1, 2020 at 12:10 pm PDT:

Katherine Marsh -  flute & piccolo
Patrick Marsh - viola
(Scroll down for artist bios & program notes)

Francois Devienne  (1759-1803)
Duo Opus 10 No. 3  C Minor for flute and viola             
Allegro Molto con Expressione

Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)
The Pied Piper  for flute and piccolo                                                    
The Spell
The March to the River Weser

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 4 for viola                                        

Franz Hoffmeister (1754 – 1812)
Duo No. 2 D Major for flute and viola                                                 

George N. Gianopoulos
Scherzo  Opus 26D No. 3  for flute   (premiere)                                    

Jonathan Bayley
Music for Pan  for Alto Flute

Kirstin Fife
Indoor Games for flute and viola  (premiere) 
Table Tennis
Chinese Checkers                            
 Please keep checking this site for updates.
A list of upcoming concerts will be posted soon.
Streaming on Wednesday JULY 15, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm PDT:
OTTORINO RESPIGHI Violin Sonata in b minor      

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.
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra
Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.


Flutist Katherine Marsh is an active professional musician and teacher. She is currently the solo piccolo player of the Santa Barbara Symphony, principal flute of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Grand Opera and Master Choral, the Hollywood Bowl Orcheatra, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony,  as well as other symphony and chamber ensembles throughout Southern California.

Originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, Ms. Marsh received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Southern California. Her principal teachers include Bonita Boyd, Samuel Baron, Roger Stevens, and Louise DiTullio. She was a member of the LA Philharmonic Orchestral Training Program and was selected to perform in The Round Top Music Festival and the Orchestral Institute in Graz, Austria.  In addition Ms. Marsh has performed in masterclasses with James Galway, Jean Pierre Rampal, Sarah Jackson and Catherine Karoly.

This past November Katherine premiered James Domine’s Flute Concerto with the San Fernando Valley Symphony. Her piccolo and flute playing can be heard in many Star Wars Video games performing with the Skywalker Orchestra. In addition to orchestral work, Kathy is a member of the California Music Teacher's Association and is a coach for Junior Chamber Music. She recently served as a board member for the Arts High Foundation.

Patrick Marsh received his bachelors degree in viola performance from the University of Michigan and is currently attending The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins as a viola major.

As a violist, Patrick was one of the founding members of "Clemens Quartet," a string quartet performing and competing throughout the United States.

As a violinist, Patrick is a former concertmaster of The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.  His performance opportunities have taken him across the United States, Europe, and St. Petersburg Russia.
Though classical music is the foundation of his technique, you will find him branching out into the Jazz and Rock generes. Patrick plays a blue Fourness Fuse 5string electric violin and runs it through a Line6 Helix for effects, and 2 Gallien Krueger bass amps in stereo.

Patrick can also be heard as a featured soloist in such feature films as "Kids vs. Monsters" and "Pali Road" as well as such video games as "Rellics of Gods" and Disney's "Cartooniverse."


Devienne was a French flute player, bassoonist, and composer from the classical era. He was professor of flute at the Paris Conservatoire. His works are best known by flute players, although he also wrote operas, chamber music, and concertos for other instruments. The Duos for Flute and Viola were published in 1780. They are examples of classical compositional style. Unusual for the time, they use both voices as equal partners, as opposed to a soloist and accompaniment. Each duo is in two movements, with alternating slow and fast sections.

English composer Gordon Jacob was a professor at the Royal College of Music in London from 1924 to 1966. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a character from a legend who was hired as a rat- catcher to lure rats out of the town of Hamelin with his magic pipe. When the residents refused to pay, however, he lured their children instead. This piece is tied to a poem by Robert Browning, written in 1842, which mentions the River Weser. The first movement, “The Spell,” is haunting and beautiful, and is meant to capture the music the Piper played in order to put the children under his spell. After the townspeople refuse to pay, Browning’s poem mentions the Piper playing three notes that lure the children to him, and this is reflected in the first three notes of the second movement, now played on piccolo. In the poem, the Piper leads the children towards the River Weser before turning and leading them into the distance, from where they never return. This second movement, then, illustrates this tragic journey.

Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 – 1812) was German born and moved to Vienna at age 14. By the 1780’s he was one of the most popular composers in Vienna. One of his greatest accomplishments was founding a publishing company, the ‘Bureau de Musique’, which published much of Mozart’s and Haydn’s music as well as  the first edition of  J.S Bach’s Keyboard Works in 14 volumes (1802). This company was later purchased by C.F. Peters, which is still in existence today. Hoffmeister’s Duo in F Major for Flute and Viola is a lovely and substantial part of our concert program! The first movement is an energetic Allegro, the second a sweet and lovely Romance, and the third, Allegretto, is a playful Theme and Variation format.
Indoor Games was composed after three months of quarantine
 During the Covid 19 pandemic. It was composed for Kathy (flutist) and
Patrick Marsh (violist) on the occasion of a virtual recital through the
Glendale Noon Concerts. The work is in four short movements each describing
A different game: Table Tennis, Chess, Solitaire, and Chinese Checkers.
The first movement, Table Tennis is in a 5/4 meter (2 Quarters, 2
Eighths and 2 more quarters and represents the rhythm of the ping pong ball.
2. In Chess, the timer aspect of chess is a feature I have incorporated into
This movement, along with partial canons and fugues, with the flute and
The viola taking turns initiating the moves. 3. Solitaire is a mood piece; a
Little gloomy and angry at having to play alone, also, it is a little sparse in
texture. 4. I think of Chinese Checkers as a fast game, in that one
player is jumping over several marbles at a time. I used an Eastern sounding
scale and the rhythm was influenced by the Mongol Horsemen racing on
the plains of Eastern Asia.- Kirstin Fife

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