Thursday, May 19, 2022

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 6/1/22

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube

Glendale Noon Concerts  6/1/22

 Philip Vaiman – violin

Maksim Velichkin- piano

With guest pianist Diana Volman

 

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period, 

Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs

to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:

 
The JUNE 1, 2022 program can be viewed at this link beginning 

at 12:10 pm PT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)

LINK TO VIEW THE CONCERT:  

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/2022/05/streaming-on-facebook-youtube-glendale_19.html

 

The program will be archived on the

Glendale City Church YouTube Channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/c/GlendaleCityChurch
 

Watch previous Glendale Noon Concerts streams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw&list=PLms1LJpnTpJzK7Yf6ryh2zyFMlkl7qC2z

Read about the previous programs:   

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Facebook stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10 pm PT
On Wednesday JUNE 1, 2022 at 12:10 pm PT: 

Sergei Taneyev. " Fairy Tale" from the  Concert Suite, op.28

Philip Vaiman-violin

Diana Volman-piano

 

Maksim Velichkin- piano improvisation.

 

Dimitri Shostakovich. Andantino from the String Quartet No.4

Philip Vaiman-violin

Maksim Velichkin-piano

Scroll down to see artist bios.

 

Facebook  June 1 event page:

 

Please check the site below for updates:

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

 

Streaming on Wednesday JUNE 15, 2022 at 12:10-12:40 pm PT

Juilliard graduate and rising star pianist Morgan Jones presents

an intimate afternoon solo performance of his original takes on

American Songbook favorites and jazz standards.

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.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC 

 

ARTIST BIOS:

Described as “poetry in motion,"  Philip Vaiman is a concert violinist, dedicated to expressive and imaginative music-making.

 

Mr. Vaiman has captured audiences across Europe, America, and Asia with profound musicality and unlimited technical possibilities.

 

A recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including the membership of the National Music Honor Society, Philip has performed in major halls across the world and at international festivals including Huddersfield International Music Festival in England, Spoleto Music Festival in Italy, Music Festival of Pitea in Sweden, Hvar International Summer Festival in Croatia, Soesterberg International Music Festival in Netherlands, and the Bruman Chamber Music Festival in California.

 

Philip Vaiman’s recordings are featured on the soundtracks of award-winning motion pictures, documentaries, and commercials.

 

Philip has recorded and performed with a diverse roster of artists  including Aretha Franklin, Sting, Taylor Swift, Tony Bennet, Pharrell Williams,  Shakira, Michael Jackson, Dido, Andrea Bocelli, Juan Gabriel, Googoosh, Josh Groban,  Amanda McBroom, Dwight Yoakam, Dave Matthew, Brad Mehidau, Nina Whitaker, Sheryl Crow, Lenka,  Tori Amos, Nerina Pallot, Marty Friedman, and Alan Parson, as well as such bands as Pearl Jam, Goo Goo Dolls, Crash Kings, Buffy Clyro, Low Stars, Brocken Bells, KISS and Guns N’ Roses,

 

Since 2018,  Mr. Vaiman has been a Grammy Voting Member at the Recording Academy.

Philip stays active as a soloist, chamber music performer, and recording artist.

 

 

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.   https://www.youtube.com/user/MaksimVelichkin/videos

 

Born in Moldova, Diana Volman holds a master’s degree in piano performance from the Moldova State Conservatory of Music. She is the winner of the sixth international Tchurlyonis Competition and was awarded first prize in the Rachmaninoff All-State Competition.

She finished conservatory with the highest honors, and was offered a place on the faculty upon graduation. During her tenure, she was highly regarded as an interpreter of contemporary Moldavian and Ukrainian composers, and was frequently asked to debut their pieces and serve as editor of their published music. Her teachers include such eminent pianists as Vitaly Margulis, Dimitri Bashkirov, and Yevgeny Shenderovich.

In 1990, Diana immigrated to Los Angeles where she has taken on an active role in the cultural life of the Russian community. As Music Director of the Unity and Diversity Arts Foundation, she has spearheaded myriad events comprising many internationally distinguished artists. A sought-after accompanist, she has given highly acclaimed performances in such venues as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Thousand Oaks Civic Auditorium, and the San Gabriel Auditorium, collaborating with such eminent artists as Daniel Smith, Mariana Popzlateva, and Timur Abdikeev, among numerous others. She has organized many fundraisers within the Jewish community which bring the sacred art of cantorial music into modern life. In March 2013, she was invited to Jerusalem to record a solo CD of her repertoire, which is set to be released at the end of this year. She enjoys a career as a respected piano teacher whose students has gone on to attend prestigious music conservatories and is frequently asked to judge national competitions for young performers.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube: Glendale Noon Concerts 5/18/22

Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube

Glendale Noon Concerts  5/18/22

 

Luso -American Duo:

Virginia Figueiredo - clarinet

 

Lorenzo Sánchez - piano

 

During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period, 

Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs

to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:

 
The MAY 18, 2022 program can be viewed at this link beginning 

at 12:10 pm PT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)

LINK TO VIEW THE CONCERT:  

 On Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jacquelinesuzuki/videos/415694523420820/

 On YouTube:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4qNC3WYoZs

 

 

The program will be archived on the

Glendale City Church YouTube Channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/c/GlendaleCityChurch
 

Watch previous Glendale Noon Concerts streams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAfaPgGGMw&list=PLms1LJpnTpJzK7Yf6ryh2zyFMlkl7qC2z

Read about the previous programs:   

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Facebook stream: GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10 pm PT
On Wednesday MAY 18, 2022 at 12:10 pm PT: 

Luso -American Duo:

Virginia Figueiredo (clarinet) 

 

Lorenzo Sánchez (piano)

      Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000)

Sonata                                                           

I.Allegro deciso                                                          

II.Andante

III.Rondó – Allegro spiritoso

 

 

   Leó Weiner (1885-1960)

Peregi Verbunk, op.40                                              

      I. Tempo di Csárdás                                             

 

 

 

 

 A. Adnan Saygun  (1883-1965)

Horon                                                                


 

  Witold Lutoslawski   (1913-1994)

Dance Preludes                                              

     I. Allergo molto                                                 

     II. Andantino

     III. Allegro grazioso

     IV. Andante

     V. Allergro molto

 

 

Marcel Saurer   (b. 1969)

Klezmer Fantasy                                                       


 Scroll down to see artist bios.

 

Facebook  May 18 event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1114490329397007

 

Please check the site below for updates:

http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Streaming on Wednesday JUNE 1, 2022 at 12:10-12:40 pm PT

Duo Recital:

Philip Vaiman - violin

Maksim Velichkin-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.
RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC 

 

ARTIST BIOS:

Dr. Virginia Figueiredo – Clarinet

 

Praised in The Clarinet Magazine for her “intense musicality … and unapologetic interpretations,” Los Angeles-based clarinetist Virginia Figueiredo is an internationally active performer, recording artist, and educator. She has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician, and her performances have been featured on radio broadcasts in both Portugal and the United States. In Southern California, she performs regularly with The Pacific Opera Project, the Luso-American Duo, and numerous other orchestras and chamber ensembles. As a recording artist, Figueiredo has released three albums to critical acclaim: her debut solo album, Seule, was a 2018 Global Music Awards silver medalist, while her 2014 album with The Divan Consort, Refuge, earned a first-round GRAMMY nomination in 2015 as well as a Global Music Awards gold medal. A passionate advocate for new music, Figueiredo has commissioned and premiered works by Bill Kraft, Ken Walicki, Jenni Brandon, Christopher Bochmann, Luis Tinoco, Clotilde Rosa, Paulo Brandao, and Sergio Azevedo, among many others. As an educator, Figueiredo is a frequent clinician and teaching artist for clarinet festivals and masterclasses around the world. She also teaches clarinet at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Loyola Marymount University, Moorpark College, Pierce College, Cerritos College, Long Beach City College, and at the LACC Herb Alpert Music Center. She's also a teaching artist with the Los Angeles based Harmony Project. Figueiredo holds a DMA in Clarinet Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles, in addition to degrees from the Lisbon Superior School of Music and California State University, Fullerton. Her principal teachers have included Olga Prats, Nuno Silva, Carlos Alves, Håkan Rosengren, and Gary Gray. Figueiredo is a Silverstein and Yamaha endorsed artist.

 

 https://www.virginiacfigueiredo.com/

 

Dr. Lorenzo Sánchez

 

Lorenzo Sánchez, pianist, has enjoyed interpreting music of a variety of styles and nationalities in the United, States, Mexico, and Europe. Lorenzo premiered Robert Guillory’s Concertino for Piano and Orchestra. His interest in Polish music led to him giving several lecture-performances at several Paderewski Festivals in Paso Robles, California. In 2005, he performed works by African-American composer George Walker and Japanese composer Mitsuru Asaka in Hawaii. As an accompanist, he has played for several choirs touring Italy and The Vatican in 2004 and again in 2013. Looking toward his own heritage, Lorenzo has edited and helped publish piano works by Mexican composer Domingo Lobato. He has recorded two CDs of Lobato’s solo piano works and recently released a CD with clarinetist Virginia Figueiredo. This CD also premiered a work by rising star Luis Saglie. All of his recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and others.  Lorenzo holds a DMA from USC. http://lorenzo-sanchez.com

 

PROGRAM NOTES:

Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000) Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Carlos Guastavino was a prominent Argentinian composer. He wrote over 500 works. Many  of his compositions remain unpublished, most of them songs for voice and piano. Guastavinos style was highly influenced by Argentinian folk music, and is often considered neoromantic. That is, his music sounds more like that of  19th century European composers rather than that of his contemporaries. His clarinet sonata, written in 1970, is a great example of Guastavinos style. This sonata is written in three movements: Allegro, Andante, and a Rondo (fast-slow-fast). The first movement introduces a dramatic melody by the clarinet that is well blended with a thick piano texture, and is reminiscent of works by Strauss, Rachmaninov, or even Mahler. The second movement, Andante, starts with a solo clarinet melody possessing an improvisatory character. This movement has a contemplative and melancholic character, present in melodies traded between the clarinet and piano, as well beautiful harmonies expressed by the piano. The third movement, Rondo, has a fast and dance-like character. In this movement, Guastavino explores virtuosic passages in the clarinet part. The movement displays playful, energetic, colorful, and dramatic character. All the movements of this sonata are set in a traditional sonata form.

 

 

Leo Weiner (1885-1960) – Peregi Verbunk, op.40 [Hungarian Dance]

Leo Weiner was a prominent Hungarian composer and music educator. A recipient of the Volkmann Prize and the Erkel Prize, among others, Weiner was a renowned professor of composition and chamber music at the Budapest Academy of Music. Weiners compositional style can be characterized as late romantic, highly influenced by French composers as well as Wagner, Bartok, Liszt, and Kodaly. Weiner often included influences of traditional Hungarian music in his compositions.

The Hungarian Dance op.40 [Peregi verbunk] is one of the most popular Hungarian works for clarinet and piano. The entire work has an improvisatory style character, mostly presented by the clarinet, with a light and cheerful middle section reminiscent of Hungarian dances. Peregi Verbunk is written as a csardas and as a verbunk, two traditional Hungarian styles that capture a nationalist character, popular in Eastern Europe during the Soviet influence era. In a csardas, the tempo often flows from slow to fast and vice versa, in a way that conveys agility and dazzling, fast 

technical skills. 

 

 

 

Ahmet Adnan Saygun (1907-1991) – Horon, for clarinet and piano

A. Adnan Saygun was a Turkish composer and musicologist. As part of a group of Turkish composers known as the “Turkish Five,” Saygun wrote music that combined Western music practices with traditional Turkish folk music. Among other works, he composed symphonies, concertos, chamber music, and multiple choral works. Horon is the general name for a fast folk dance from the Eastern Black Sea Region. Sayguns Horon for clarinet and piano, composed in 1964, is written as a display of the clarinetists virtuoso qualities and artistry. As many other horon works, this piece is based on the traditional folk 7/8 meter, which allows for exotic mixtures of notes grouped in two and three beats. Above the intricate rhythmic layer in the piano part is a traditional Turkish melody that floats and showcases the timbre of the clarinet.

 

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994) – Dance Preludes

Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music compositions are representative of various

genres, including symphonies, concertos, song cycles, among others. His music is highly influenced by Polish folk music, although Lutoslawski has equally composed works that were aleatoric or even dodecaphonic in style. Lutoslawskis Dance Preludes for clarinet and piano were commissioned by the director of the PWM in Cracow, based on folk melodies, and to be used in secondary schools. The piece includes five movements: Allegro molto, Andantino, Allegro giocoso, Andante, and Allegro Molto. The piece is written as a five-piece cycle, with three of them being fast paced and set as dances, and two of them maintaining a slow tempo that explores different colors and textures between clarinet and piano. All of the movements present polymetry, particularly the fast-paced movements, with odd-numbered meters that exacerbate its folk dance nature. The Preludes are now considered a staple of the clarinet traditional repertoire and are played all over the world.

 

Marcel Saurer (b. 1969) – Klezmer Fantasy

Marcel Saurer is a Swiss composer, arranger, and trumpeter. Saurer studied both trumpet and piano at the Zurich Music High School, and in 2002, was a finalist of the Brussels Jazz orchestra International Composition Contest. As a composer, Saurer writes in several different styles.Saurers Klezmer Fantasy was composed for clarinet and band, and later arranged for clarinet and piano. The piece introduces a slow, improvisatory melody played by the clarinet, followed by a fast-paced traditional klezmer style dance section. Klezmer music is strongly linked to Jewish weddings and its many rituals. In klezmer, the clarinet is often used to create intricate ornamentations of the main melodies, meant to imitate the human voice and the cantors of Eastern Europe.