The following live performance within the Music Academy’s Chamber Nights collection, known as Chansons & Meditations, occurs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in Lehmann Corridor at Miraflores campus.
This system (and performers) of this live performance are:
Nino Rota‘s “Sonata for Flute and Harp, 1973” (Jamie Kim, flute; Kaitlin Religion Miller, harp); Maurice Ravel‘s Chansons madécasses for Voice, Flute, Cello, and Piano, 1925-1926″ (Danielle Casós, mezzo-soprano; Sophia Jean, flute; Noah Seng-hui Koh, cello; Adria Ye, piano); Jake Heggie‘s “The Deepest Want: 4 Meditations on Love, 2002” (Tivoli Treloar, mezzo-soprano; Elvin Schlanger, flute; John Morefield, piano); and Wolfgang Mozart‘s “Quintet in Eb-Main for Piano & Winds, Okay-452, 1784” (Jini Baik, oboe; Katelyn Poetker, clarinet; Julian Gonzalez, bassoon; Siri Storheim, horn; Angie Zhang, piano).
Nino Rota (1911-79) is especially remembered for his movement image scores, of which he wrote upwards of 150 (together with “La Dolce Vita,” “8-1/2.” “Amarcord,” “The Godfather Trilogy,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and plenty of others), working with a few of the best movie artists of our time, like Luchino Visconti, Franco Zefferelli, Francis Ford Coppola, and naturally, Federico Fellini, who stated:
“Probably the most treasured collaborator I’ve ever had, I say it straightaway and do not even need to hesitate, was Nino Rota — between us, instantly, an entire, whole, concord … He had a geometrical creativeness, a musical strategy worthy of celestial spheres. He thus had no must see photos from my motion pictures.
“After I requested him concerning the melodies he had in thoughts to remark one sequence or one other, I clearly realized he was not involved with photos in any respect. His world was internal, inside himself, and actuality had no option to enter it.”
Rota’s posthumous fame as a composer for the live performance corridor or opera home has been steadily increasing. In years previous, the Music Academy has offered a splendid manufacturing of his opera, “The Italian Straw Hat.” His chamber music, particularly, has been successful house on packages world wide.
His music is especially — even hyper — romantic, and a candy, ethereal piece just like the “Sonata” wants completely no arcane explication from me.
It’s not in any respect stunning to discover a mezzo-soprano singing Jake Heggie’s songs, since his longtime muse and champion has been the incomparable mezzo, Frederica von Stade, however these songs spring from one other of his wealthy friendships with ladies, this one with Sister Helen Prejean.
Heggie’s opera “Lifeless Man Strolling” was based mostly on Sister Helen’s guide of the identical title, and Heggie commissioned the texts for this cycle from Sister Helen.
“I requested [Sister Helen] about her personal sense of what ‘spirituality’ means. (It’s a fixed wrestle for me, personally.) She answered that at one level in her life she’d needed to throw away all of the ‘stuff’ she’d been advised she wants … She went to the deepest waters of her being, and it was there she discovered the core of her spirituality: the deepest need of her coronary heart.”
The cycle is in 4 sections, starting with a flute solo, which Heggie dubbed “The Name.”
Then, there’s Mozart …
At 7:30 p.m. the next night, July 7, the second within the Showcase Sequence of College Artists Live performance will take the stage of Hahn (previously Abravanel) Corridor. This system will include three works:
Johannes Brahms‘ “Trio in a-minor for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello, Opus 114, 1891” (performed by Richie Hawley, clarinet; Alan Stepansky, cello; Margaret McDonald, piano); Aaron Copland‘s “Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1943” (Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Conor Hanick, piano); and Edvard Grieg‘s “Sonata in a-minor for Cello and Piano, Opus 36, 1883” (Alan Stepansky, cello; Jonathan Feldman, piano).
The Brahms trio, written on the finish of his life, manages to be cosmic and beautiful on the similar time. I’ve lengthy felt that the “actual” Brahms is to be found in his fantastic chamber music, and this trio is a working example.
The Copland sonata doesn’t make use of American folks or standard tunes, however it dates from a time when he had left the austere modernism of his youth far behind him, and the sound world it inhabits is that of the nationalist composers Roy Harris and Samuel Barber. It’s a very nice work, and effectively made.
It’s probably the Grieg cello sonata will make the strongest impression of the night’s three works. All the time melodic and nimble, the work permits us to listen to Scandinavia and Russia as a single sonic ecosystem. The shock is the work’s self-confidence and virility.
Common Worth tickets for each concert events are $40, Group Entry tickets, as out there, are $10; and youngsters 7-17 are admitted free. Tickets can be found from the Summer time Competition (Casey) Ticket Workplace, in individual 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, Monday, June 6 via Friday, August 6; by telephone at 805-969-8787; or on-line at www.musicacademy.org.
— Gerald Carpenter covers the humanities as a Noozhawk contributing author. He might be reached at [email protected] The opinions expressed are his personal.