Thursday, May 21, 2020

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 6/3/20

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 6/3/20 
Pianist BRENDAN WHITE:
Works by SERGEI RACHMANINOFF & STEVEN STUCKY

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 JUNE 3, 2020 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 PDT:
 
http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/2020/05/on-facebook-live-stream-glendale-noon_21.html

The concert will be available on the 
Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA

Facebook LIVE stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10
On Wednesday JUNE 3, 2020 at 12:10
:

Pianist BRENDAN WHITE

Program:

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Sonata No.2, Op.36, in B-flat minor
Allegro agitato
Non allegro
Allegro molto

Steven Stucky
Album Leaves (2002)

1.Contemplativo, tempo rubato
4.Presto giocoso

Program notes:
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No._2_(Rachmaninoff)
 https://www.laphil.com/musicdb/pieces/846/album-leaves-for-solo-piano

Scroll down for artist bio.

 
Facebook JUNE 3 event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/242641343634765/

Please keep checking this site for updates.
A list of upcoming concerts will be posted soon.
http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com
Streaming on Wednesday JUNE 17, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

CLARINET DUO:
Kathryn Nevin
Peter Nevin
18th Etude (for Two Clarinets) (1928)                          Paul Jeanjean

Deux Hommages (1994)                                                 Béla Kovács

For an Actor: Monologue for Clarinet (1978)             Shulamit Ran

Serenade for Two Clarinets, Op. 131                        Michael Kibbe



PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE 
WITH A DONATION:
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. www.glendalecitychurch.org
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra http://www.mycyo.org
Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC


ARTIST BIO:

Pianist Brendan White has appeared as soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), Delta Symphony Orchestra, Crown City Symphony, and the Vicente Chamber 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, Soundwaves series in Santa Monica.

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.

Friday, May 8, 2020

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 5/20/20

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 5/20/20
Violinist-Violist KEN AISO & Pianist VALERIA MORGOVSKAYA:

Works by SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

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 MAY 20, 2020 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 PDT:

https://www.facebook.com/102903054696946/videos/2571218509794758


The concert will be available on the 
Glendale City Church Youtube Channel: 
View concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNWhz8bdC-o&t=461s
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA

Facebook LIVE stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10
On Wednesday MAY 20, 2020 at 12:10
:

Violinist/Violist KEN AISO  & Pianist VALERIA MORGOVSKAYA

Program:

ROBERT SCHUMANN

Märchenbilder for viola and piano Op.113 (1851)
Nicht schnell (Not Fast)
Lebhaft (Lively)
Rasch (Quick)  
Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck (Slowly, with Melancholic Expression)

JOHANNES BRAHMS
  
Violin Sonata in A-Major op.100 (1886)
 Allegro amabile
Andante tranquillo- Vivace-Andante-Vivace di più-Andante-Vivace 
Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)

Sonatensatz (1853)
Scherzo

Program note links: 
https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/musicdb/pieces/483/marchenbilder
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_Sonata_No._2_(Brahms)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-A-E_Sonata

Scroll down to read artist bios.

Facebook MAY 20 event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/289907478840307/

CHECK this site for updates & upcoming concerts:
 http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com
Streaming on Wednesday JUNE 3, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Sonata No.2
STEVEN STUCKY Album Leaves (Movts. 1&4)

Brendan White- piano

PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE WITH A DONATION: 
https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANPPGL/envelope/start
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. 
www.glendalecitychurch.org
Concert schedule: 
www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/ministries/second-saturday-concert-series.html
and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra 
http://www.mycyo.org
Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.

ARTIST BIOS:

Internationally acclaimed violinist/violist Ken Aiso has performed worldwide as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Ken graduated form the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Erich Gruenberg. His other teachers include Eduard Schmieder and Chikashi Tanaka. Equally at home with modern and period instruments, Ken has appeared as principal violin with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the London Philharmonic, the Hallé and the Scottish Chamber Orchestras.
He has been invited to renowned music festivals in UK, France, Sweden, Switzerland, India, Georgia, Bolivia and Kazakhstan, and has taught at Montecito Summer Music Festival since 2008. Ken is a laureate of Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris and International Music Competition of Japan, and was elected Associate of Royal Academy of Music in London. He received Shimousa Kan-ichi Music Award in his native Japan in 2018. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2015, Ken has been serving as faculty at Loyola Marymount and La Sierra Universities, and performs with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Valeria Morgovskaya, pianist, graduated from the Kiev State Conservatory. Since her immigration to the US in 1990, Ms Morgovskaya has been in high demand as accompanist for singers and all orchestral instrumentalists. She has been an official accompanist to festivals and courses such as Piatigorsky Cello Seminar and Beverley Hills Music Festival, and has performed throughout the US, Germany and Japan, as well as on numerous radio broadcast. She has provided accompaniment for many national and international competitions, and was an official accompanist at Schoenfeld International String Competition in Hong Kong (2013) and Harbin (2014). Ms. Morgovskaya is currently staff accompanist at Loyola Marymount University and UCLA, and is often engaged in that capacity at USC, Cal State Long Beach, Colburn School, Montecito International Music Festival, Academy of the West and Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts.

Monday, April 20, 2020

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 5/6/20

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 5/6/20
MAKSIM VELICHKIN- Piano Improvisations & Works for Solo Cello

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 MAY 6, 2020 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 PDT:

https://www.facebook.com/3430772/videos/vb.3430772/10108053916308985/


The concert will be available on the Glendale City Church Youtube Channel: 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QPctB70je0
GCC Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA 



Facebook LIVE stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MAY 6, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
(The original program of Rachmaninoff/Stucky with pianist Brendan White has been postponed)
Program:
MAKSIM VELICHKIN, piano & cello


Christine Lee Hashish for solo cello
Michael Kibbe Preludes for cello
Christian Dubeau Selections from Zhaba-Daba
G.N. Gianopoulos Selections from Circadian Calendar
Maksim Velichkin Piano Improvisations
Artist websites:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MaksimVelichkin
https://www.christineleemeeyong.com
https://www.christiandubeau.com
https://www.michaelkibbe.com
https://www.georgengianopoulos.com
Scroll down to read Maksim Velichkin's bio.


Facebook MAY 6 event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2866674946762158/

Please keep checking this site for updates.
A list of upcoming concerts will be posted soon.
http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com
Streaming on Wednesday MAY 20, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
Violinist/Violist Ken Aiso &Pianist Valeria Morgovskaya
Program:
Robert Schumann Maerchenbilder for viola and piano Op.113
Johannnes Brahms Violin Sonata in A-Major op.100; Sonatensatz

PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE
WITH A DONATION:
https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANPPGL/envelope/start
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.
www.glendalecitychurch.org
Concert schedule:
www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/ministries/second-saturday-concert-series.html
and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra
http://www.mycyo.org
Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.

ARTIST BIO:
Maksim Velichkin is an accomplished cellist, pianist, and harpsichordist who has been active as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra artist among an international circle featuring venerable conductors and headlining classical stars. He has worked with James Levine, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Sarah Chang, Masaaki Suzuki, Maxim Vengerov, Yuri Bashmet, Andras Schiff, Bobby McFerrin, Joshua Bell, Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero, Renaud Capucon, Lynn Harrell, Misha Maisky, Frans Helmerson, Sergey Babayan as well as many others. Maksim’s performances have been featured on Radio Suisse Romande, WQED FM in Pittsburgh, National Radio and Television of Uzbekistan. Moreover, as an improviser and interpreter of contemporary and popular music Maksim’s performance and recording career includes credits with Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Billy Childs, Burt Bacharach, Bobby McFerrin, Dwight Trible, Bitter:Sweet, Chris Botti, Bob James, Josh Groban, Red Elvises, Bernadette Peters, Natalie Cole, Alan Silvestri, Richard Thompson and many others. He performs and tours frequently with the Verbier Chamber Orchestra throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

On FACEBOOK LIVE stream: Glendale Noon Concerts 4/15/20

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 APRIL 15, 2020 program can be viewed at this link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw

Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt6zEXA-8F7CPOixLDWxGBA/


Check this site for updates & upcoming concerts:
http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com 
Streaming on Wednesday MAY 6, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Sonata No.2, 
STEVEN STUCKY Album Leaves - Brendan White- piano

Facebook APRIL 15 event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2920883584661501/


Facebook LIVE stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday APRIL 15, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm: 
Program:
BRENDAN WHITE -piano

PAUL HINDEMITH (German, 1895-1963)
LUDUS TONALIS (1942)

Please scroll down for artist bio.

Ludus Tonalis, a work for solo piano composed in 1942, which bears the subtitle ‘Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organization and Piano Playing’, a work in the spirit of Bach’s The Art of Fugue. Ludus Tonalis—which might best be translated as ‘Tonal Game’—consists of twelve fugues, interspersed with interludes, which latter movements, among other things, modulate from the ‘key’ of one fugue to that of the next. The work is begun and ended with a Praeludium and a Postludium respectively, so composed that they are actually the same music—the latter piece is the former, played backwards and upside down. - Robert Matthew Walker

 Ludus Tonalis consists of 25 movements:
  1. Praeludium. Partly in C (mm. 1–32) and partly in F (mm. 34–47)
  2. Fuga prima in C: Triple fugue
  3. Interludium: Romantic improvisation
  4. Fuga secunda in G: Dance in 5
    8
     time
  5. Interludium: Pastorale
  6. Fuga tertia in F: Mirror fugue, where the second half is an exact retrograde of the first, except with voice paddings at their end exits.
  7. Interludium: Folk dance (Gavotte)
  8. Fuga quarta in A: Double fugue
  9. Interludium: Baroque prelude
  10. Fuga quinta in E: Gigue
  11. Interludium: Romantic miniature (Chopin style)
  12. Fuga sexta in ERococo style
  13. Interludium: March
  14. Fuga septima in A: Romantic style
  15. Interludium: Romantic miniature (Brahms style)
  16. Fuga octava in D: Dance in 5
    4
     time (though notated in 4
    4
    )
  17. Interludium: Baroque toccata
  18. Fuga nona in B: Subject transformation fugue
  19. Interludium: Pastorale
  20. Fuga decima in D: Inversion fugue
  21. Interludium: Folk dance (Courante)
  22. Fuga undecima in B (canon): Accompanied canon
  23. Interludium: Romantic waltz
  24. Fuga duodecima in FStretto fugue
  25. Postludium: Retrograde inversion of the Praeludium.
There is a striking symmetry around the center of the cycle (the march).

 More on Ludus Tonalis:
  
PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE 
WITH A DONATION:
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. www.glendalecitychurch.org
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra http://www.mycyo.org
Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC


ARTIST BIO:

Pianist Brendan White has appeared as soloist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), Delta Symphony Orchestra, Crown City Symphony, and the Vicente Chamber 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, Soundwaves series in Santa Monica.

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.