Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube
Glendale Noon Concerts 3/17/21
Works by Chinary Ung, Alan Hovhaness, & Madeleine Dring
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:
The MARCH 17, 2021 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 pm PDT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)
LINK TO VIEW THE CONCERT:
The concert will be archived on the Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:
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Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10 pm PDT
On Wednesday, MARCH 17, 2021 at 12:10 pm PDT:
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Or by mailing it to 610 E California Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 to the Friends of Music.
Visionary Landscapes, Op. 214 by Alan Hovhaness Alan Hovhaness was born in March of 1911 in Somerville, Massachusetts and composed his first piece, a cantata inspired by a song by Franz Schubert, at the callow age of 4. Throughout his lifetime, Hovhaness pursued the study of various world musics including that of his paternal ancestral Armenia; Indian classical music; Korean percussion and strings; as well as gagaku, music of the Japanese Imperial court. Visionary Landscapes was composed in 1967 subsequent to returning from his Japanese music studies in Hawaii and Japan. The miniatures in this suite for solo piano were inspired by mountain landscapes and lake vistas in Armenia and Switzerland.
Dr. Paul J. Sherman enjoys a varied career as a conductor, oboist, and musicologist. He performs on both modern and baroque period instruments and enjoys a career with many different musical branches. These include jazz, classical and early music. His doctorate from USC is in oboe performance, conducting, early music and music history. While studying at USC he was honored as the universities top wind graduate. Dr. Sherman is an assistant professor of music history at Glendale College and has been on the faculty of USC as Instructor of Early Music, at Chapman University as Director of the Wind Symphony and Coordinator of winds and brass, and at College of the Canyons as Director of the Symphony of the Canyons.
As a performer, he has appeared with the LA. Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Master Chorale, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Southwest Chamber Music, Santa Fe Pro Musica and Music Angelica among many others.
Flutist Asuncion Ojeda has been active with various southern California ensembles, including Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), and Nimbus Ensemble. She is also a student/performer with the World Kulintang Institute ensemble, an organization devoted to the ancient gong and drum traditions from the southern Philippines. As an elementary music teacher with the LAUSD Arts Education Branch, Asuncion gets to share her love for music with students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Pianist Traci Esslinger is a Los Angeles native committed to the exploration of contemporary as well as traditional repertoire. She has performed with the California EAR Unit, Inauthentica, Nimbus Ensemble, and CalArts New Century Players and in festivals such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Minimalist Jukebox, (Rajikaru!) Experimentations in Japanese Art at The Getty, at REDCAT as part of the Synaesthesia Festival, the Banff Chamber Music Festival, UCSB’s Made in California, and Kaffee und Kultur: L.A.’s Emigre Life of the 1940’s and 1050’s at the Skirball among others. She has worked with leading contemporary composers such as: James Newton, James Tenney, Ulrich Krieger, Anne LeBaron, David Rosenboom, Roger Reynolds, Sean Heim, and John M. Kennedy and is featured on David Rosenboom's "Naked Curvature: Four Memories of the Daimon" on the Tzadik label. Traci is a founding member of the Arroyo Ensemble and holds a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in piano performance from California Institute of the Arts as well as a Master’s of Music in composition and a Bachelor's degree in piano performance from California State University, Los Angeles. When not performing or teaching in her Altadena-based studio, Traci can usually be found in the mountains, hiking and backpacking with her partner, Sean Heim, and her Blue Heelers, Matilda and Angus.