Daniel Silver, clarinet; Yoshi Ishikawa, bassoon; David Korevaar, piano
Glinka – Trio Pathétique in D Minor
I. Allegro moderato
IV. Allegro con spirito
University of Colorado Boulder, College of Music Faculty Tuesday Series
VIDEO: 40th Parallel Wind Quintet
40th Parallel, the Graduate Woodwind Quintet at the CU-Boulder College of Music, performs during the Faculty Tuesday concert January 22, 2013.
Villa Lobos – Quintette en forme de choros (1928)
Leanne Hampton, flute; Abby Yeakle, oboe; Jacob Beeman, clarinet; Yahaira Nieves, bassoon; Katherine Smith, horn
Christina Jennings in Cuba
Master class at Havana's Amadeo Roldan Conservatory
Christina Jennings just returned from Havana, Cuba where she presented a concert and master class with the Philadelphia new music ensemble: Orchestra 2001. The concert was sponsored by Havana’s 25th Festival of Contemporary Music which took place at the “Basilica Menor del Convento de San Francisco de Asis.” The program included George Crumb’s “Dream Sequence” and “Night of the Four Moons,” together with Jay Reise’s new “Flight of the Red Sea Swallow” for flute and piano written for Christina Jennings.
She also gave a master class at Havana’s Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. Among the gifts she brought to these talented and underserved students, was the complete Rubank Method Books for all band instruments, compliments at the CU Band Department.
Judith LeClair and Jonathan Feldman
Judith LeClair and Jonathan Feldman
Judith LeClair and Jonathan Feldman will be in residency at the College of Music from October 25-28. They will present master classes on Thursday, October 25 from 3-5:30 pm and Friday, October 26 from 1:30-3:30 pm. They will present a concert on Sunday, October 28 at 7:30 pm along with CU faculty Christina Jennings, Peter Cooper, and Yoshiyuki Ishikawa.
Judith Leclair won the job as principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic when she was just 23 years old and has since made more than 50 solo appearances with the Orchestra. She is also on the faculty at the Juilliard School and is in high demand as a teacher.
Jonathan Feldman chairs the collaborative piano department at the Juilliard School of Music and also is on the collaborative piano faculty at the New England Conservatory. He has performed on four continents with some of the world’s greatest instrumentalists including Nathan Milstein, Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, James Galway, Sarah Chang, and Joshua Bell. He also chairs the Collaborative Piano Department at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara California.
All events take place in Grusin Music Hall and are free and open to the publie. This residency is sponsored by the James L.D. and Rebecca J. Roser Visiting Artist Program.
CU Chamber Ensembles to Participate in Fischoff Competition
Three chamber ensembles, all of differing instrumentation, have been accepted to compete with top musicians from across the country in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Based on audition materials and applications, the Zenobia Quintet, the Flatirons Brass Quintet and the Tesla Quartet have all been accepted into this illustrious competition.
Taking place from May 11-13 on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, the Fischoff Competition features competitors from three division: Juniors, Senior Strings and Senior Winds. The grand prize winner of the entire competition is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, plus a Grand Prize Winner’s Tour of the Midwestern United States (Fall, 2012) and select appearances at the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy (Summer, 2013). To learn more about the competition, click here.
The entire CU College of Music wishes these exemplary ensembles the best of luck!
Alumni News – Aakash Mittal wins ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award
The Aakash Mittal Quartet, led by Aakash Mittal (BM 2007, saxophone), received the ASCAP/Chamber Music America award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music for jazz ensemble in January in New York. The group performs its members’ original works and draws heavily on the improvisational vocabulary and compositional aspects of the North Indian classical raga tradition. Mittal’s “Videsh Suite” takes the listener on a journey to India through the use of post-bop, raga music, serialism and electronic samples.
Established jointly by Chamber Music America and ASCAP, the annual awards recognize U.S.-based professional ensembles and presenters for distinctive programming of new music composed in the past 25 years. The recipients were chosen by an independent panel of judges, who evaluated the applicants on the basis their programming of recent works and innovations in attracting audiences to new music performances.
“This year’s award recipients represent some of the most exciting contemporary music programming in the country,” said Chamber Music America’s CEO, Margaret M. Lioi.
“Judging from the number of excellent applications that we received, new music is flourishing in the chamber music community. We are pleased to recognize these outstanding ensembles and presenters for their accomplishments.”
VIDEO: College of Music Tour for Prospective Students
Take an informal video tour of the CU-Boulder College of Music with Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Outreach Frederick Peterbark. This tour focuses on information and resources prospective students need to know about.
This Fall the College opened a new facility for the research and production of oboe and bassoon reeds, the Bettina Baruch Reed Room. The custom designed workspace is equipped with specialized lighting, tools and machines for the study and production of double reeds. The room is open 24/7 to all music majors who are pursuing bassoon and oboe performance at the College of Music. This resource was funded with generous support from the Bettina Baruch Foundation, which also provides scholarships for bassoonists at the College of Music.
2011 Ekstrand Competition Results
Congratulations to all Fall 2011 prize winners!
Ekstrand Prize – $2,500
Shih-Han Chiu, bassoon
Second Place Development Award – $1,000
Michelle Yeunhae Lie, violin
Finalist Prizes – $500 to each:
Tigranuhi Arakelyan, piano
Hannah Darroch, flute
Adam Ewing, baritone