Evnin Rising Stars I
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Evnin Rising Stars I

The Evnin Rising Stars program is an incubator for leaders in classical music performance. Along with Pamela Frank, distinguished artist/mentors cellist Timothy Eddy and pianist Gilbert Kalish work alongside a new generation of outstanding young instrumentalists on the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. The culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

Artists

Distinguished Artists

Pamela Frank, violin
Timothy Eddy, cello
Gilbert Kalish, piano

Evnin Rising Stars

Benjamin Baker, violin
Rubén Rengel, violin
Tatjana Roos, violin
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Alexander Hersh, cello
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

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Evnin Rising Stars II
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Evnin Rising Stars II

The Evnin Rising Stars program is an incubator for leaders in classical music performance. Along with Pamela Frank, distinguished artist/mentors cellist Timothy Eddy and pianist Gilbert Kalish work alongside a new generation of outstanding young instrumentalists on the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. The culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

Artists

Distinguished Artists

Pamela Frank, violin
Timothy Eddy, cello
Gilbert Kalish, piano

Evnin Rising Stars

Benjamin Baker, violin
Rubén Rengel, violin
Tatjana Roos, violin
Zoë Martin-Doike, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Alexander Hersh, cello
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Program

Haydn  String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 6, Hob.III:64
Mozart  String Quartet in G Major, K. 387
Fauré  Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45

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Run AMOC! Festival@American Repertory Theatre
Dec
3
to Dec 18

Run AMOC! Festival@American Repertory Theatre

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A.R.T. will present the American Modern Opera Company’s second annual Run AMOC! Festival in December 2018. An opera company comprised of a diverse collective of singers, dancers, instrumentalists, a director, and a composer, AMOC aims to expand the definition and reach of opera in our world through collaborative, interdisciplinary work. Festival programming will be announced at a later date.

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Nativity Reconsidered
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

Nativity Reconsidered

Julia Bullock, soprano
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) 
Christian Reif, conductor

Experience an all-new chamber music version of contemporary master John Adams's Christmas oratorio, El Niño, arranged for the forces of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and adapted for the intimate setting of The Met Cloisters.

Also on Saturday, December 22, 5:30 pm

Bring the Kids for $1.

Tickets include same-day Museum admission.

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Nativity Reconsidered II
Dec
22
5:30 PM17:30

Nativity Reconsidered II

Julia Bullock, soprano
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) 
Christian Reif, conductor

Experience an all-new chamber music version of contemporary master John Adams's Christmas oratorio, El Niño, arranged for the forces of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and adapted for the intimate setting of The Met Cloisters.

Also on Friday, December 21, 5:30 pm

Bring the Kids for $1.

Tickets include same-day Museum admission.

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French Treats w/Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

French Treats w/Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

20 Mondays at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

To purchase Tickets ~ $25, $17, $10  
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François-Joseph GOSSEC  Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major Op. 14 • 1770 • (1734-1829) 
  • reflecting the music of Rameau and Stamitz of the Mannheim School, the quartet (from a set of 6) is full of lively dialogue shared almost equally among the four instruments

The Parisian expat from Belgium was a prominent composer, conductor, and professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire, and the founder of the Concert des Amateurs. He was a successful and prolific composer of instrumental music, including symphonies and chamber music. Mozart, upon meeting him in 1778, described him to his father as “A very good friend and at the same time a very dull fellow.” Mozart was, however, greatly impressed with Gossec’s Requiem, for which he is best known. John H. Baron, a music professor, observed that “Gossec’s quartets are melodically and rhythmically simple and evince the rare influence of both French rationalism and opera buffa.”

Ambroise THOMAS  String Quartet in E minor Op. 1 • 1833
  • lucid and melodically fertile, the quartet reveals the influence of Rossini and Paganini (it was written during the year he spent in Rome) and at the same time confirms his admiration for Beethoven

Thomas is remembered today for his opera, Mignon, which had a run of over 1000 performances at the Opéra-Comique between 1866 and 1894, making it one of the most successful operas in history. Born to parents who taught music, Thomas entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1828, while continuing his piano studies with the virtuoso pianist Friedrich Kalkbrenner. In 1832, he won the Prix de Rome, which enabled him to travel to and study in that city for a year. He took with him a love for Mozart and Beethoven, but once in Rome he became an ardent admirer of the Italian cantilena and the melodic tradition. It was during this sojourn that he wrote his chamber music—a piano trio, a string quintet, and a string quartet.

Gabriel FAURÉ  La bonne chanson Op. 61 • 1898
  • a song cycle of 9 beautiful, complex mélodies based on poems by Paul Verlaine ~ for voice, string quartet, and piano

Among his most masterful compositions, much of the cycle (originally for voice and piano) was written in the summers of 1892 and 1893, when Fauré was staying in Bougival as a guest of the banker Sigismond Bardac and his wife, the soprano Emma Barda. Fauré fell in love with Emma, the inspiration for the spontaneity of the cycle, its joyful virility, and optimism. Emma, who later married Debussy, sang the newly-composed material for Fauré each day. A private premiere was held at the home of Countess de Saussine on 25 April 1894 with the lyric tenor Maurice Bagès, and its first public performance a year later was sung by Jeanne Remacle with Fauré at the piano. La bonne chanson was received poorly, and Saint-Saëns thought Fauré (his pupil) had gone nuts by writing music with such exhaustingly quick key changes.

Claude DEBUSSY  Piano Trio in G Major • 1879
  • written at age 18, the charming and graceful work is influenced by two composers he admired—Franck and Schumann

Debussy composed the Trio in Fiesole, near Florence, during the summer of 1880 while employed by Nadezhda von Meck (Tchaikovsky’s devoted patron) to teach her children. Madame von Meck’s entourage was joined by recent graduates of the Moscow Conservatory, including a violinist and cellist, who were asked to perform piano trios with Debussy every evening. It was during this time that he composed his only piano trio. The work was not published until 1986 after the manuscript (which was thought lost) was found in 1982. Considerable editorial work was needed to piece it back together from various sources.

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Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: 2 Geniuses
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: 2 Geniuses


Max Levinson 
piano
Vadim Gluzman violin 
Kobi Malkin 
violin
Ayane Kozasa viola
Coleman Itzkoff 
cello

Xavier Foley double bass
Vadim Lando 
clarinet
Eric Reed 
horn
Gina Cuffari 
bassoon

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD  Piano Trio in D Major Op. 1 • 1910
  • astonishing achievement by the 12-year old, who was called a genius by Mahler when he was nine

Written in the highly expressive language of the Viennese fin de siècle after two years of study with Alexander Zemlinsky, the lyrical tunes in a thoroughly modern harmonic language also show evidence of the traditions of Brahms and Strauss. The premiere in Vienna was performed by the already famous Bruno Walter, Arnold Rosé (concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic for more than 50 years), and cellist Friedrich Buxbaum (of the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera). Korngold was born in Moravia, educated in Vienna, and achieved success as a composer of opera and concert music throughout Europe. Upon leaving Nazi Germany, he made a name for himself in Hollywood, and was a pioneer in the development of the classical Hollywood film score, providing music for at least 16 movie scores, two of which won Oscars.

SCHUBERT  Octet in F Major D. 803 • 1824
  • of heavenly length at just under an hour, it’s a marvelous, cheerful journey of rich invention, sublime melodies, and complex textures ~ for clarinet, horn, bassoon, string quartet, and double bass

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Barber Concerto with Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Barber Concerto with Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra

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Season Program 3

Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 8:00 p.m. – Valley Presbyterian Church
Sunday,    March 10, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. –  Los Altos United Methodist Church

Rossini Semiramide Overture

BarberConcerto for Cello and Orchestra featuring Coleman Itzkoff, cello

BeethovenSymphony No. 3 in Eb major  “Eroica”

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Da Camera Houston: The Veil of Orpheus: Cy Twombly and Music
Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

Da Camera Houston: The Veil of Orpheus: Cy Twombly and Music

The Veil of Orpheus: Cy Twombly and Music

Pierre Henry: The Veil of Orpheus
Matthias Pintscher: Study No. 1 for Treatise on the Veil
Monteverdi: Possente spirto from Orfeo
Harrison Birtwistle: Orpheus Elegies for countertenor, oboe and harp
Matthew Aucoin: This Earth and excerpts from the opera Eurydice (2019)

Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Kelly Markgraf, baritone; Matthew Aucoin, piano and guest composer; with the participation of REMLABS, Kurt Stallmann, director

A rare showing of Cy Twombly’s monumental painting, The Treatise on the Veil, is the occasion for this unique musical event at the Menil. Da Camera introduces America’s rising star composer Matthew Aucoin to Houston with an intimate preview of his opera, Eurydice, prior to its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 2019-20, and welcomes countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and baritone Kelly Markgraf in their Da Camera debuts.

The timeless Greek myth of Orpheus entering the underworld in search of his deceased beloved, Eurydice, has inspired artists for centuries — from the beginning of opera in Italy to today. From Monteverdi to early electronic music through late 20th-century compositions, this program explores the powerful influences of mythology on visual art and music — in time past and time present.

“a bona-fide star” – The New Yorker on Anthony Ross Costanzo

“if contemporary opera has a rising wunderkind, then Aucoin has to be it” — The New York Times on Matthew Aucoin

Included in the Full Season, Da Camera Chamber Music series and the Da Camera at the Menil series. Or Build Your Own series of any 6-9 concerts.

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Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: Batons at Rest
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: Batons at Rest

April 8  Batons at Rest

Stephen Beus piano
Elizabeth Fayette 
violin
Coleman Itzkoff cello

Vadim Lando clarinet
Karl Kramer 
horn
Gina Cuffari 
bassoon

Arturo TOSCANINI  2 Songs • 1885
  • “Desolazione” (Desolation) and “Son gelosa” (I am jealous) ~ for soprano and piano by the Italian conductor with the phenomenal memory

George SZELL  Piano Quintet in E Major Op. 2 • 1911
  • an appealing late Romantic work written by a very mature 14-year-old

The Hungarian-born American conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra imposed stern discipline, drilling his musicians mercilessly, but won their devotion by his own fierce dedication. New York Times critic Peter G. Davis, in a review of a concert of music by Szell and Mitropoulos presented by Jens Nygaard at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1975, commented: “Szell was such an autocratic conductor and forbidding personality that the jolly, unbuttoned romanticism of his Piano Quintet, a cross between late Dvorak and early Richard Strauss, comes as quite a shock. But since Szell was only [14] when he wrote the work (he gave up composing before he was 20), its derivativeness is less surprising than its precociousness.” Jens was the pianist at this concert.

Dmitri MITROPOULOS  “Kassiani” • 1919
  • the young Greek conductor’s special, dramatic, beautiful song dedicated to Katina Paxinou, with whom he had a passionate love affair ~ for soprano and piano

Davis, in the same New York Times review, described “Kassiani” as “the tortured monologue of a sinning woman...[it] betrayed more than a trace of Ravel and Mussorgsky, but these influences have been thoroughly absorbed by a really imaginative creative mind.” Mitropoulos, considered by some to be the equal of Toscanini and Wilhelm Furtwängler, was noted for having a photographic memory (he conducted without a score, even during rehearsals) and for his solitary lifestyle due to his deeply religious, Greek Orthodox beliefs.

Jens NYGAARD  Cadenza for Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K. 491 • 1996
  • composed for William Wolfram, who described it as “really remarkable. It was everything that Jens IS. It’s a remarkable cadenza, extremely original—like nothing else. It was HIM in a cadenza.”

Felix WEINGARTNER  Octet in G Major Op. 73 • 1925
  • virtually a chamber symphony for clarinet, horn, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, and piano in the chromatic idiom of Liszt (his teacher), Wagner, and the German late Romantics—in turns poignant, dramatic, yearning, and adorned with lyricism ~ the much-revered Austrian maestro, noted for his conducting with clarity and economy of movement, had five wives

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AMOC@National Sawdust
Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

AMOC@National Sawdust

The American Modern Opera Company is an opera company on a new model. The company serves as the artistic home for seventeen of the most exciting singers, dancers, and instrumentalists of the rising generation. AMOC’s artists are committed to reimagining what it means to make opera in the twenty-first century: unlike a typical opera company, which features a constantly-changing roster of artists in one particular theater, AMOC focuses on deep, long-term artistic relationships among its core members. The company’s goal is to create a body of new, discipline-colliding music-theater works, conceived, developed, and performed by our artists.

In AMOC’s inaugural season, the company launched a new festival, the Run AMOC! Festival, at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA in December; held its first major teaching and performance residency at Harvard University in February; performed at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, in March; and was Artist-in-Residence at Park Avenue Armory in April. Future engagements include performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters), The Clark Art Institute, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and a second, expanded Run AMOC! Festival at the American Repertory Theater, as well as commissions from the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and San Francisco’s ODC Theater.

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Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players 'Beauty & Seduction' II
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players 'Beauty & Seduction' II

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September 17  Beauty & Seduction

Michael Brown piano
Mark Kaplan 
violin
Lisa Shihoten 
violin
Luosha Fang 
viola
Lisa Sung 
viola
Coleman Itzkoff 
cello
Oliver Herbert 
cello
Rita Mitsel 
oboe
Vadim Lando 
clarinet
Karl Kramer 
horn
Gina Cuffari 
bassoon

MOZART  Piano Quintet in Eb Major K. 452 • 1784
  • performed by Mozart himself on April Fool’s Day, and in a letter to his father, he declared enthusiastically, “the best thing I have so far written in my life”

SCHUBERT  Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major D. 487 • 1816
  • in love with Therese Grob at the age of 19, Schubert wrote the piano quartet for her brother Heinrich ~ stylistically, the piece is more of a concerto movement for piano and strings, and the Rondo, a sonata movement with Mozart-like themes

Peteris VASKS The Fruit of Silence • 2013
  • the Latvian composer’s sublime, spellbinding meditation ~ for piano quintet Vasks described the quintet as a muted contemplation on a path: “This path has five signposts—prayer, faith, love, service and peace. I want this composition to serve as a reminder that such a path exists.” The music, originally for choir a cappella, was set to a text by Mother Teresa: “The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace.” It was commissioned by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Arnold SCHOENBERG  Verklärte Nacht “Transfigured Night” Op. 4 • 1899
  • dense, voluptuous, gut-wrenching late-Romanticism from the Modernist composer before he abandoned tonality

Based on a mystical poem of Richard Dehmel, the programmatic music for string sextet captures the despair, angst, love, nobility, and radiance of the story of a couple in love walking through the woods on a moonlit night, the woman’s confession that she is bearing the child of another man she never loved, and the man’s acceptance of both the woman and unborn child as his own, transforming all from darkness to light. Schoenberg, however, wanted the music to be appreciated as his expression of nature and human emotion.

In 1949, Schoenberg said, “I can really contend that I owe very, very much to Mozart.... And I am proud of it!” In background notes on Mozart’s influence on Schoenberg at the Schönberg Center in Vienna, Therese Muxeneder wrote, “The special exhibition addresses Arnold Schönberg’s stylistic career in the footsteps of Viennese Classicism as well as his artistically and theoretically diverse reflection on the Viennese fathers. The importance of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven for his own work and teaching can be impressively demonstrated in numerous documents from the estate. They also provide insights into Schönberg’s compositional style, which is juxtaposed with that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.”

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Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players 'Beauty & Seduction'
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players 'Beauty & Seduction'

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September 17  Beauty & Seduction

Michael Brown piano
Mark Kaplan 
violin
Lisa Shihoten 
violin
Luosha Fang 
viola
Lisa Sung 
viola
Coleman Itzkoff 
cello
Oliver Herbert 
cello
Rita Mitsel 
oboe
Vadim Lando 
clarinet
Karl Kramer 
horn
Gina Cuffari 
bassoon

MOZART  Piano Quintet in Eb Major K. 452 • 1784
  • performed by Mozart himself on April Fool’s Day, and in a letter to his father, he declared enthusiastically, “the best thing I have so far written in my life”

SCHUBERT  Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major D. 487 • 1816
  • in love with Therese Grob at the age of 19, Schubert wrote the piano quartet for her brother Heinrich ~ stylistically, the piece is more of a concerto movement for piano and strings, and the Rondo, a sonata movement with Mozart-like themes

Peteris VASKS The Fruit of Silence • 2013
  • the Latvian composer’s sublime, spellbinding meditation ~ for piano quintet Vasks described the quintet as a muted contemplation on a path: “This path has five signposts—prayer, faith, love, service and peace. I want this composition to serve as a reminder that such a path exists.” The music, originally for choir a cappella, was set to a text by Mother Teresa: “The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace.” It was commissioned by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Arnold SCHOENBERG  Verklärte Nacht “Transfigured Night” Op. 4 • 1899
  • dense, voluptuous, gut-wrenching late-Romanticism from the Modernist composer before he abandoned tonality

Based on a mystical poem of Richard Dehmel, the programmatic music for string sextet captures the despair, angst, love, nobility, and radiance of the story of a couple in love walking through the woods on a moonlit night, the woman’s confession that she is bearing the child of another man she never loved, and the man’s acceptance of both the woman and unborn child as his own, transforming all from darkness to light. Schoenberg, however, wanted the music to be appreciated as his expression of nature and human emotion.

In 1949, Schoenberg said, “I can really contend that I owe very, very much to Mozart.... And I am proud of it!” In background notes on Mozart’s influence on Schoenberg at the Schönberg Center in Vienna, Therese Muxeneder wrote, “The special exhibition addresses Arnold Schönberg’s stylistic career in the footsteps of Viennese Classicism as well as his artistically and theoretically diverse reflection on the Viennese fathers. The importance of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven for his own work and teaching can be impressively demonstrated in numerous documents from the estate. They also provide insights into Schönberg’s compositional style, which is juxtaposed with that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.”

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Strings a la carte Benefit Event
Sep
8
5:30 PM17:30

Strings a la carte Benefit Event

High atop Salesforce East’s Ohana 30th floor in San Francisco, our fall fundraiser will support the Klein Competition, and our artistic and outreach programs, honoring arts champion Judith Preves Anderson.

Enjoy cocktails, small bites while you bid on irresistible auction items, and experience pop-up concerts by Klein Laureates Coleman Itzkoff and Lisa Lee.

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AMOC@Clark Art Museum
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

AMOC@Clark Art Museum

Join artists from the American Modern Opera Company in an afternoon of music and dance, performed throughout the landscape of the Clark's beautiful campus. AMOC will perform mini-concerts everywhere from the Fernández Terrace, to Thomas Schütte: Crystal, to the stunning entrance of the original museum. Performances include a new work created by dancer Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with violinist Keir GoGwilt, as well as music spanning centuries—including pieces by AMOC Co-Artistic director Matthew Aucoin, featuring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, violinists Miranda Cuckson and Keir GoGwilt, cellist Coleman Itzkoff, percussionist Jonny Allen, and Conor Hanick and Matthew Aucoin on piano.

2 pmWITH CARE (20 minutes)
Fernández Terrace
Straight from their summer residency space in Stamford, Vermont, AMOC brings a special preview of this boundary-blurring, new work for two dancers and two violins to the Clark. Created by Bobbie Jene Smith, former star of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, in collaboration with violinist Keir Gogwilt, “With Care” also features stunning dancer Or Schraiber, powerhouse violinist Miranda Cuckson, and an original piece by Matthew Aucoin. Co-commissioned by AMOC and ODC Theater, San Francisco.

2:30 pmOLD & NEW (40 minutes)
Entrance of the Museum Building
Mirroring the Clark’s landscape, musical works by George Frideric Handel and other Baroque composers, combined with new music, are juxtaposed in offerings from star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (“utterly riveting”—The New York Times), percussionist Jonny Allen (“jaw-dropping virtuosity”—The Washington Post), and cellist Coleman Itzkoff (“flawless technique and keen musicality”—The New Yorker).

3:30 pmDUOS IN CRYSTAL (25 minutes)
Thomas Schütte: Crystal (on Stone Hill)
The pasture becomes home to virtuosic duets featuring music by Georg Philipp Telemann and Béla Bartók with violinists Miranda Cuckson (“one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music”—Downbeat Magazine) and Keir Gogwilt (“amazingly supple technical finesse…a lustrous sonority”—San Diego Story).

4:30 pmWORKS BY MATTHEW AUCOIN (1 hour)
Clark Center Lower Lobby
A special, intimate performance features pianist Conor Hanick (“brilliant,” “effortlessly elegant”—The New York Times), the world’s premier countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, and musical works by composer and AMOC Co-Artistic Director Matthew Aucoin—including This Earth, Aucoin’s setting of a literal and spiritual dawn from the “Purgatorio” section of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
 

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Elgar Concerto with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Elgar Concerto with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

  • An opening night concert on Aug. 4 with cello soloist Coleman Itzkoff, a rising star who is the son of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra violinist Gerry Itzkoff and CCO principal violist Heidi Yenney.  The British Invasion concert at SCPA will feature Itzkoff performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor; other musical selections of the English aristocracy will include the soundtrack from Downton Abbey by John Lunn and Haydn's Symphony No. 104 in D Major or "London" symphony.
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Chamber Music@Yellowbarn 2018
Jul
6
to Aug 4

Chamber Music@Yellowbarn 2018

Yellow Barn, an international center for chamber music, encourages discovery in the studio, classroom, and concert hall; explores the craft of musical interpretation; and illuminates our world through the unique experience of music. Twice awarded the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, Yellow Barn’s innovative approach to lifelong education for musicians and audiences, commitment to quality and a unique philosophy, and programs that focus listeners in new ways, set it apart from any other chamber music center in this country.

Based in Putney, Vermont with a national agenda and a growing international presence, Yellow Barn draws young professional musicians from the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Since 1969, participants in Yellow Barn’s summer festival have explored music spanning a wide range of eras and genres alongside faculty members who are among the most highly regarded performers and pedagogues of our time. One of those faculty members spoke for the entire community when he said, “Yellow Barn is an artistic center of gravity for me.”

In addition, Yellow Barn has established the Young Artists Program for performers and composers ages 13-20, known for the collaborative creation and performance of 12 new works each session; the Artist Residencies, which is the first retreat program in the country for performing musicians at all stages of their careers; collaborations with “Yellow Barns” in other fields, notably a concert series at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas that regularly hosts Music From Yellow Barn; and partnerships that transform typical business practices, including a relationship that far exceeds a typical rental agreement through shared space and curricular workshops at the Greenwood School for boys ages 12-18 with language-based learning differences.

Yellow Barn Music Haul is the broadest interpretation of Yellow Barn’s mission. The first self-contained traveling stage of its kind, Yellow Barn Music Haul redefines what a concert hall can be. It brings music to grammar schools and conservatories, urban neighborhoods and arts districts, city lots and open fields. It plays for people regardless of their experience with or knowledge of music, their attention captured in the unexpected moment. With Yellow Barn Music Haul we realize music’s fundamental purpose, and inherent ability, to communicate in ways that defy definition and move us without explanation.

Cellist David Wells and pianist Janet Wells founded Yellow Barn as an informal summer retreat for David's students at the Manhattan School of Music. The Wellses' neighbors embraced this vibrant addition to their community, which was named by a participant for the color of the Wellses' farm house, cooking meals for the musicians and organizing concerts for the town. Over the ensuing decades, and under the leadership of Artistic Director Seth Knopp, Yellow Barn has evolved into one of the finest chamber music training and performance centers in the world.

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Lecture Recital and Masterclass at the Lev Aaronson Legacy Cello Festival
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Lecture Recital and Masterclass at the Lev Aaronson Legacy Cello Festival

The mystique of cellist Emanuel Feuerman has become the stuff of legend. He died unexpectedly at the age of thirty-nine, following a minor operation when he came down with an infection. Violinist Jascha Heifetz declared that talent like Feuermann's comes once every one hundred years. Indeed, after Feuermann's untimely death it took seven years for Heifetz to collaborate with another cellist, Gregor Piatigorsky . Artur Rubinstein was equally emphatic: "He became for me the greatest cellist of all times.”

 

The author of the definitive biography of the legendary cellist Emanuel Feuermann presents a captivating portrait of this lifetime artist. For the first time, on one stage, the author appears with his grandson, Coleman Itzkoff—gold medalist in the 2017 International Berliner Music Competition. Hailed by The New Yorker for his “flawless technique and keen musicality,” Coleman Itzkoff enjoys a hdiverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator. He achieved his master’s degree at the University of Souther California’s Thornton School of Music while a member of the studio of Ralph Kirshbaum—one of Lev Aronson’s most renowned students.

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Artist Faculty at Moss Art Center Intensive Chamber Music Seminar
Jun
13
to Jun 23

Artist Faculty at Moss Art Center Intensive Chamber Music Seminar

Coming up June 13-23, 2018, we invite students to join us for this summer's Intensive Chamber Music Seminar. The program includes daily chamber music coaching (possibly multiple coachings daily), master classes, performance opportunities, and daily rehearsals. To register, please download and fill out our Intensive Chamber Music Seminar application and, if applicable, youth permission form. Applications are due no later than May 1, 2018. For more information, please contact David Ehrlich at ehrlich@vt.edu.

 

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Relevant Tones Live at LPR: Modern Mexico
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Relevant Tones Live at LPR: Modern Mexico

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Table Seating: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing Room: $15 advance, $20 day of show

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a live, nationally syndicated radio broadcast of music by three generations of Mexico’s most exciting composers.  The concert is an evening of New York premieres including pieces by Gabriela Ortiz, Felipe Perez Santiago, Ana Lara, Hilda Paredes and Mexico’s most celebrated living composer Mario Lavista.

These composers have been performed by leading ensembles like the New York Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, the LA Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico but these pieces have never before been heard in New York.

Hosted by Seth Boustead, Relevant Tones is the world’s only weekly syndicated radio program featuring the music of living composers.  With composers, men and women, from nearly every country in the world writing new classical music, we believe that the golden era for our art form is happening now.  Through syndication and our podcast, Relevant Tones is heard by approximately 250,000 people every week.

This broadcast will also be heard live on WKCR in New York. The evening is sponsored in part by the Consulate General of Mexico in New York and is a co-production of Unison Media, the WFMT Radio Network and Access Contemporary Music.

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Chamber music@ Le Salon de Musiques
Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Chamber music@ Le Salon de Musiques


Le Salon de Musiques, a compendium of Los Angeles' world renowned Chamber Music performers, gives his Eighth Season at the famed Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, beginning on October 15, 2017, until June 3, 2018. The hours are from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm.

Program:

A.BORODIN, A. GLAZUNOV, N. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: “LES VENDREDI” STRING QUARTETS Excerpts
E.NAPRAVNIK: SONATA FOR VIOLIN & PIANO IN G MINOR OP 52
A.GLAZUNOV: ELEGY FOR CELLO & PIANO OP 17
D.SHOSTAKOVITCH: PIANO QUINTET IN G MINOR OP 57

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Sarofim Music Series: Coleman Itzkoff
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Sarofim Music Series: Coleman Itzkoff

Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is excited to have Coleman Itzkoff join us in the Alma Thomas Theater.

       Hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “astonishing prowess,” cellist Coleman Itzkoff enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber & orchestral musician, and educator. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Coleman is the son of two professional violinists and began playing cello at the age of 5. Coleman received his Bachelor of Music from Rice University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School Music under the tutelage of Ralph Kirshbaum. Coleman has been awarded prestigious accolades from across the country, including the Gold Medal in the 2017 International Berliner Music Competition. He was invited for an artist residency with NPR’s Performance Today with host Fred Child and has most recently had his Walt Disney Concert Hall concerto debut. Coleman has collaborated with artists such as Midori, John O’Connor, Richey Hawley, amongst others that have garnered him great success. He performs on a Paul Siefried bow on loan to him from the Maestro Foundation and on a 1740 Gennaro Gagliano Cello, generously loaned to him by the Amatius Foundation. 

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A Touch of Tech: Concerto appearance with San Jose Chamber Orchestra
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

A Touch of Tech: Concerto appearance with San Jose Chamber Orchestra

Barbara Day Turner, conductor, featuring cellist Coleman Itzkoff

– New music by Vivian Fung,Thea Musgrave, Judith Shatin and William Susman.
– Melody and rhythm meet algorithms, melting glaciers and electronic interventions.

For tickets, please visit:

https://sjco.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F3600000836oIEAQ

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Music@Menlo Winter Residency 2017
Mar
9
to Mar 19

Music@Menlo Winter Residency 2017

Each winter, Menlo students have the opportunity to experience exceptional chamber music as part of Music@Menlo’s annual Winter Residency Program at Menlo School. The Winter Residency Program brings a select group of the classical music world’s rising stars to campus to engage with Menlo School students for a series of enriching programs.

The artists work directly with many of Menlo School’s esteemed faculty members to create lesson plans that integrate the art and history of classical music with students’ curriculum in subjects ranging from math and history to studio art and music theory. In addition to extensive classroom presentations, past Winter Residency programs have included noontime concerts for Upper School students, Upper School and Middle School assembly performances, and a public benefit concert and reception to raise scholarship funds for Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute.

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Running AMOC@Harvard
Feb
23
to Mar 4

Running AMOC@Harvard

The American Modern Opera Company is the artistic home for some of the most diverse and vibrant singers, dancers, and instrumentalists of our generation.  Dedicated to reimagining the experience of Opera, from creation to performance, the company will be the incubator and executor for our core members’ most ambitious, innovative project

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Amicus Duo@Boulder Chamber Orchestra Part 2
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

Amicus Duo@Boulder Chamber Orchestra Part 2

Amicus Duo was born in 2014 when cellist Coleman Itzkoff and pianist Alin Melik-Adamyan began their musical collaboration. Graduate students at USC, they have performed, as both soloists and partners, music from the classical cello and piano repertoire.

Program:

Schumann, Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op.102

Ethel Smyth, Cello Sonata, Op.5

Joan Tower, Très Lent (Hommage a Messiaen) (1994)

 César Franck, Sonata in A major for violin and piano, arr. cello

for tickets, please visit:

http://www.boulderchamberorchestra.com/tickets/january-14

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Amicus Duo@Boulder Chamber Orchestra Part 1
Jan
13
7:30 PM19:30

Amicus Duo@Boulder Chamber Orchestra Part 1

Amicus Duo was born in 2014 when cellist Coleman Itzkoff and pianist Alin Melik-Adamyan began their musical collaboration. Graduate students at USC, they have performed, as both soloists and partners, music from the classical cello and piano repertoire.

Program:

Schumann, Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op.102

Ethel Smyth, Cello Sonata, Op.5

Joan Tower, Très Lent (Hommage a Messiaen) (1994)

 César Franck, Sonata in A major for violin and piano, arr. cello

for tickets, please visit:

http://www.boulderchamberorchestra.com/tickets/january-13

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Amicus Duo@First Lutheran Church in Cincinnati
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Amicus Duo@First Lutheran Church in Cincinnati

Amicus Duo was born in 2014 when cellist Coleman Itzkoff and pianist Alin Melik-Adamyan began their musical collaboration. Graduate students at USC, they have performed, as both soloists and partners, music from the classical cello and piano repertoire. Suggested donation of $15 adult, $5 Student/children

Program:

Schumann, Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op.102

Ethel Smyth, Cello Sonata, Op.5

Joan Tower, Très Lent (Hommage a Messiaen) (1994)

 César Franck, Sonata in A major for violin and piano, arr. cello

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Amicus Duo@Stroede Center for the Arts
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Amicus Duo@Stroede Center for the Arts

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Amicus Duo was born in 2014 when cellist Coleman Itzkoff and pianist Alin Melik-Adamyan began their musical collaboration. Graduate students at USC, they have performed, as both soloists and partners, music from the classical cello and piano repertoire. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

Program:

Schumann, Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op.102

Ethel Smyth, Cello Sonata, Op.5

Joan Tower, Très Lent (Hommage a Messiaen) (1994)

 César Franck, Sonata in A major for violin and piano, arr. cello

http://www.defiancearts.org/upcomingevents.html

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Transfigured Night
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Transfigured Night

PIanist Marilyn Nonken, Cellist Coleman Itzkoff, and Violinist Rolf Schulte present works by Schoenberg, Webern, and Ernst Toch, including Schoenberg's masterpiece Verklarte Nacht. For more information, please visit:

http://events.nyu.edu/#!view/event/event_id/180497

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Caramoor: Evnin Rising Stars II
Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

Caramoor: Evnin Rising Stars II

The Evnin Rising Stars program began in 1992 and has been led since 2008 by violinist Pamela Frank. Distinguished artist/mentors work alongside a new generation of outstanding young instrumentalists on the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. The
culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

Artists

Distinguished Artists

Pamela Frank, violin
Atar Arad, viola
Gary Hoffman, cello

Evnin Rising Stars

Ben Baker, violin
Eunice Kim, violin
In Mo Yang, violin
Sung Jin Lee, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Alexander Hersh, cello
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Program

Haydn  String Quartet in C Major, Op. 50, No. 2, Hob. III:45
Mendelssohn  String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2
Brahms  Viola Quintet in F Major, Op. 88

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Caramoor: Evnin Rising Stars I
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Caramoor: Evnin Rising Stars I

The Evnin Rising Stars program began in 1992 and has been led since 2008 by violinist Pamela Frank. Distinguished artist/mentors work alongside a new generation of outstanding young instrumentalists on the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. The
culmination of this week of intense collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity for the public to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends themselves.

Artists

Distinguished Artists

Pamela Frank, violin
Atar Arad, viola
Gary Hoffman, cello

Evnin Rising Stars

Ben Baker, violin
Eunice Kim, violin
In Mo Yang, violin
Sung Jin Lee, viola
Zhanbo Zheng, viola
Alexander Hersh, cello
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Program

Haydn  String Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5, Hob. III:48
Mozart  String Quartet No. 20 in D Major, K. 499
Prokofiev  Toccata (arr. by Atar Arad)
Schoenberg  Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4

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Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance Recital
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance Recital

Coleman & Alin perform works of great gay composers of the past. Program includes Britten Cello Sonata, Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capricciosso, Smyth Cello Sonata, & Liebermann Gargoyles.

 

UGLA is a California non-profit corporation and is listed as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service. From its inception, UGLA has maintained adherence to its mission statement: "The Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance is a charitable and educational non-profit service organization. Primary goals are to provide a support system for lesbians and gay men and education for individuals and the community-at-large on the true nature of homosexuality." UGLA encompasses the communities of Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, and Mt. Washington. However, members also reside in Atwater Village, Echo Park, Elysian Heights, Glendale, Lincoln Heights, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, Silver Lake, South Pasadena, and other neighboring communities. 

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Music@Rush Hour Recital
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Music@Rush Hour Recital

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Skip the traffic and enjoy an hour of extraordinary USC Thornton talent with Music@RushHour. After the concert, stick around for free refreshments! 

Join Alin & Coleman in a performance of works by Britten, Ethel Smyth, & Tchaikovsky!

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Vive La France: A Collaborative Chamber Music Recital
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Vive La France: A Collaborative Chamber Music Recital

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Karen Dreyfus, director of chamber music at Thornton, leads faculty and students of the Division of Classical Performance and Composition in a program of French chamber music, featuring the Poulenc Trio, Saint-Saens Septet, and Franck Piano Quintet.

Faculty performers include Bernadene Blaha, Glenn Dicterow, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Ben Hong, Thomas Hooten, Bing Wang, and Michele Zukovsky. They will be joined by Thornton students Lieza Hansen, Coleman Itkoff, Mann-Wen Lo, Sam Shukan, Justin Woo, and more.

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