2013-2014 Season
Juan Pablo Contreras, Composer in Residence

August 11, 2013

Benjamin Larsen, cello
Junghyun Kim, piano
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, Robert Schumann
Sonata no. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, no. 1, Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in g minor, Op. 65, Frederic Chopin

September 8, 2013

Sandbox Percussion Quartet
Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Doug Perry, Ian Rosenbaum
Music for Pieces of Wood (1976), Steve Reich
life is blank/extremes (2004), Jason Treuting
Nagoya Marimbas (1994), Steve Reich
Drumming Part 1 (1970), Steve Reich
* Hammer/Ring (2012), Thomas Kotcheff  (premiere)
Thingamajig (2012), Samantha Wolf
Mallet Quartet (2009), Steve Reich

October 6, 2013

Shattered Glass Ensemble (12 string orchestra)
Abdelazer Suite, Z. 570 ,Henry  Purcell
Introduction and Allegro, Opus 47, Edward Elgar
For String Quartet and String Orchestra
St. Paul’s Suite, Gustav Holst
Simple Symphony, Opus 4, Benjamin Britten

October 27, 2013

Anton Rist, clarinet
Tema Watstein, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Daniel Epstein, piano
Piano Trio no. 3 in c minor, Op. 1, No. 3, Ludwig van Beethoven
Silencio en Juarez (2011),  Juan Pablo Contreras
Trio for clarinet, cello & piano in a minor, Op. 114,  Johannes Brahms

November 17, 2013

Anna Urrey, flute
Kristi Shade, harp
Christina Bouey, violin
Caroline Gilbert, viola
Grace Ho, cello
Sonata in g minor, BWV 1020, Johann Sebastian Bach
Danse Lente, Joseph Jongen
Three Goddesses Robert Paterson
* Remembranzas, Juan Pablo Contreras (premiere)
     (composer in attendance)
Quintette Instrumental, Heitor Villa-Lobos

January 12, 2014

Jung Won Yoon, violin
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Eun-Shik Park, piano
Sonata in d minor for Cello and Piano, Claude Debussy
Diálogos for Violin and Cello, Juan Pablo Contreras 
     (composer in attendance)
La Valse for solo piano, Maurice Ravel
Piano Trio in a minor, Maurice Ravel

February 2, 2014

Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
Florent Ghys, double bass
Vicky Chow, piano
Music for Pieces of Wood, Steve Reich
Red Arc/Blue Veil, John Luther Adams
Moduls 26, Nik Bärstch
Music in Fifths, Phillip Glass
Karakurenai, Andy Akiho

March 2, 2014

Laura Strickling, soprano
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Dimitri Dover, piano
Bone Needles, Gilda Lyons
Selections from "North and South," John Harbison
  • Ballad for Billie I
  • Late Air
  • Ballad for Billie II
Rise and Fall, Jake Heggie
Water Stone
  • Incantation Bowl
  • Angels’ Wing
  • The Shaman
That Night with the Green Sky, Christopher Cerrone
Donal Oge, Libby Larsen
Four Beatles Songs, Louis Andriessen/Clarice Assad
  • Michelle (in the style of Ravel)
  • You've Got to Hide My Love Away (in the style of Purcell)
  • Yesterday (in the style of Faure)
  • Ticket to Ride (in the style of Handel)
Confessions, Clarice Assad
  • Fixation
  • What will they think?
  • Turn back the clock
Summer, Ricky Ian Gordon

March 21, 2014
Benefit Concert

Sissi Zhang, violin
Vicky Lee, violin
Midori Witkoski, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Max Jacob, bass
Mark Dover, clarinet
Nanci Belmont, bassoon
Katherine Jordan, French horn
Elspeth Davis, mezzo-soprano
Jillian Zack, piano
Sonata for Violin and Cello, Maurice Ravel
Four Nocturnes for Voice and Piano, Juan Pablo Contreras
     (composer in attendance)
Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, Ludwig van Beethoven

April 13, 2014

Elmyr Quartet
Karen Dekker, violin
Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violin
Michael Davis, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, Franz Joseph Haydn

May 4, 2014

Elmyr Quartet
Karen Dekker, violin
Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violin
Michael Davis, viola
Benjamin Larsen, cello
with Kikuei Ikeda, viola
String Quartet (1905), Anton Webern
String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat Major, Op. 118, Dimitri Shostakovich
String Quartet in C Major, K 515, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

May 25, 2014

Diderot String Quartet
Adriane Post, violin
Johanna Novom, violin
Kyle Miller, viola
Paul Dwyer, cello
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 29/2, Adalbert Gyrowetz
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18/1, Franz Krommer
String Quartet in d minor, K. 421, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

June 22, 2014

Brendan Speltz, violin
Midori Witkoski, viola
Ali Cook, double bass
Mark Dover, clarinet
Yedeun Park, oboe
Yoon Lee, piano
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat (Kegelstatt), K. 498, 
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass,
     David Anderson
Quintet in g minor, Op. 39,
     Sergei Prokofiev

July 20, 2014

Angela Pinti, soprano
Jenn Newman, soprano
Heather Peterson, mezzo-soprano
James Newman, bass-baritone
Andrew Byrne, piano

Excerpts from Cosi fan Tutte, W.A. Mozart
  • See here Dorabella…
  • May breezes blow lightly...
  • Ah, how sad and unrelenting...
  • Any girl fifteen or older…
  • I have never heard such nonsense...
Exerpts from Marriage of Figaro, W.A. Mozart
  • Non piu andrai...
  • No so piu cosa son...
  • Dove sono...
  • Sull'aria...
Musetta's Waltz - La Boheme, Giacomo Puccini
Song of the Evening Star, Tannhauser
* Soprano-land, Andrew Byrne (premiere)
Ella giammai m'amo,
Don Carlo
Drunk song, La Perichole
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Frank Warner 
* denotes premiere
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