March 19th & 27th, 2014: Noontime Music @ Weldon

NOONTIME MUSIC@WELDON

Two concert programs by students from the Don Wright Faculty of Music

[engine_collapsibles] [engine_collapse title=”Event Dates and TIme ” state=”open”] Tuesday, March 19th, 12:00pm – 2:30pm Wednesday, March 27th, 12:00pm – 2:30pm [/engine_collapse] [/engine_collapsibles]

[engine_collapsibles] [engine_collapse title=”Location” state=”open”] D.B. WELDON LIBRARY SASAH ROOM 109 [/engine_collapse] [/engine_collapsibles]

[engine_collapsibles] [engine_collapse title=”Organizers” state=”open”] Organized by SHARON WEI (Assistant Professor of Viola) • The Don Wright Faculty of Music • Joel Faflak, Director of The School of Advanced Studies in the Arts&Humanities [/engine_collapse] [/engine_collapsibles]

A National Scholar and Canadian Merit Scholar at Western University, Sharon Wei completed studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at Yale University, graduating with the viola prize. She has been on faculty at Yale University and Stanford University and given master classes in China, the US, and throughout Canada. She has recently appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Stratford Civic Orchestra, Orchestra of Southern Utah, Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra, and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.  She has been guest principal violist of the Cincinnati Symphony and the Canadian Opera Company and has worked with conductors such as James Levine, Kent Nagano, Paavo Jarvi, Zubin Mehta and Yuri Termirkanov. Upcoming concerts include solo appearances with Orchestra London, Sinfonia Toronto and Scotiafest Orchestra. As a recitalist Sharon has performed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has performed and taught at festivals including the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Banff Centre for the Arts, Sarasota, Prussia Cove, Toronto Summer Music, Festival of the Sound, Ottawa’s Chamberfest, Tuckamore Festival in St John’s, Agassiz Festival in Winnipeg, Summer Solstice in Edmonton and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Sharon performed on two tours of France with violinist Joseph Silverstein and pianist Claude Frank. She is currently guest principal violist of Ensemble Matheus in Paris under Jean Christophe Spinosi, and is the co-founder of the award-winning group Ensemble Made in Canada. An avid fan of chamber music, she has performed with James Levine, Lynn Harrell, Gary Hoffman, Lawrence Lesser, Peter Frankl, Jonathan Crow, Mark Fewer, Joel Quarrington, James Campbell, James Sommerville and the St. Lawrence quartet. This summer she will be on faculty at Scotiafest and Curtis’ Summerfest. Sharon has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Chalmers Foundation and awards such as the Washington International Competition for Strings, Western’s Alumni Award, Yale’s Viola Prize, a CBC Galaxie Prize, and the grand prize at the London Music Foundation Scholarship competition. Sharon was awarded a Debut Atlantic tour of the Maritimes and Prairie Debut tour, and was featured in Chatelaine Magazine’s 80 women to watch.

 

 

MARCH 19 PROGRAM

 

Lute Suite BWV 1006a

Prelude, Bourée, Gigue

(J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)

 

EMILY SHAW, guitar

(from the studio of Wilma Van Berkel)

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Möricke Lieder

Elfenlied, Zitronenfalter im April, Nixe Binsefuss

(H. Wolf, 1860-1903)

 

Air Chantés

Air Romantique, Air Champêtre, Air Grave, Air Vif

(F. Poulenc, 1899-1963)

 

CHARLOTTE ABBOTT, soprano

STEPHANE MAYER, piano

(from the studio of Patricia Green)

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Chansons Gaillardes

La Maîtresse volage, Chanson à boire, Madrigal, Invocation aux Parques, Couplets bachiques, L’Offrande,

La Belle Jeunesse, Sérénade

(F. Poulenc, 1899-1963)

 

PATRICK BOWMAN, baritone

BRIAN CHO, piano

(from the studio of Dr. Todd Wieczorek)

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Nocturne no. 4, Op.36

Barcarolle no. 6, Op.7

(G. Fauré, 1845-1924)

 

YUNYI ZHANG, piano

(from the studio of John-Paul Bracey)

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Paper Wings (1997)

Bedtime Story, Paper Wings, Mitten Smitten,

A Route to the Sky

(J. Heggie, b. 1961)

 

 

AMANDA BARTELLA, soprano

ERIC CHARBONNEAU, piano

(from the studio of Jennie Such)

MARCH 26 PROGRAM

 

Les Folies d’Espagne for solo Baroque flute

Theme and Variations

(M. Marais, 1656-1728)

 

MADISON DEPPE, flute

(from the studio of Anne Thompson)

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Sonata for cello and piano in A major Opus 69 no.3

Allegro ma non tanto

(L.V. Beethoven, 1770-1827)

 

JOEL TANGJERD, cello

SAMANTHA LEE, piano

(from the studios of Dr. Thomas Wiebe & Dr. John Hess)

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Die Elfe

Maienblüten, Nocturne

(J. Marx, 1882-1964)

 

TORA KLASSEN, soprano

SAMANTHA LEE, piano

(from the studios of Jackalyn Short and Dr. John Hess)

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Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, Opus 40

Allegro ma non troppo

(D. Shostakovich, 1905-1975)

 

NATALIE DAWE, cello

STEPHANE MAYER, piano

(from the studio of Dr. Thomas Wiebe)

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Composed Improvisation for Snare Drum

(J. Cage, 1912-1992)

 

JAYDEN BEAUDOIN, snare drum

(from the studio of Dr. Jill Ball)

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