2017/2018 SEASON

UPCOMING CONCERTS

All performances take place in the chapel at Haller Lake United Methodist Church, located at 13055 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125, USA. No need to dress up! There’s plenty of off-street, free parking. Admission is by freewill donation at the door ($20 suggested; $5 for students and children). Audience members get a chance to speak with the musicians at a post-concert reception in Fellowship Hall across from the chapel, where there are free refreshments.

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Brittany Boulding Ensemble: 

Brittany Boulding, violinist

Mae Lin, violinist

Sayaka Kokubo, violist

Eric Han, cellist

Featuring Seattle Symphony Orchestra members Brittany Boulding and Mae Lin (violins), Sayaka Kokubo (viola) and Eric Han (cello).

 

 

On the program: Beethoven and Haydn string quartets. 

String Quartet No. 12 “Quartettsatz” in C Minor D. 703 – Franz Schubert
I. Allegro assai

String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74 No. 3 – Franz Joseph Haydn
I. Allegro
II. Largo assai
III. Menuet – Allegretto & Trio
IV. Finale – Allegro con brio

Intermission

String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4 – Ludwig van Beethoven
I. Allegro ma non tanto
II. Andante scherzoso quasi Allegretto
III. Menuetto – Allegretto
IV. Allegro

About the artists:

Violinist Brittany Boulding, a member of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera Orchestra, has appeared most recently as a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Olympia, Auburn, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Bainbridge, Thalia, Cascade, Spoleto, New Haven Symphony Orchestras as well as the Orquesta de Camara Concerto Sur (Cuba).  Her major music festival appearances include Tanglewood, Spoleto, Aspen, Vail, Banff and Bellingham. A passionate chamber musician, she is a member of the Finisterra Trio and can be seen performing at chamber festivals across the county and abroad. Ms. Boulding earned her Bachelor of Music from Rice University and Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn Conservatory with Robert Lipsett.  A Pacific Northwest native, Ms. Boulding grew up performing and recording with her family, the internationally acclaimed Magical Strings.

Korean-born Canadian cellist Eric Han made his concerto debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14. Following his debut, he had many engagements with Toronto Sinfonietta, Toronto Chamber Players and Boston’s Symphony by the Sea. As a guest artist and Artist in Residence, Han has participated at various festivals including the Moritzburg Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Music@Menlo and Sarasota Music Festival, among others. Han studied with David Hetherington at the Glenn Gould School, Ronald Leonard at Colburn School of Music (BM), Peter Wiley and Carter Brey at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Sayaka Kokubo has earned honors, prizes, and awards from many competitions and foundations including the Primrose International Competition, Pasadena Instrumental Competition, Carmel Music Society Competition, Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, Ohmagari Music Competition, Maestro Foundation, Colburn Foundation and Leni Febland Foundation. Her radio appearances include KUSC, K-Mozart, and KCBX. The Peninsula Review praised Ms. Kokubo’s playing “The real tour de force…mature polished playing that was truly artistic and simply the best viola playing.” The America Viola Society Magazine described her Paganini as “… just dazzling!” Ms. Kokubo joined Seattle Symphony in 2007. She was a soloist for the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra as it opens its 28th Concert Season 2010-2011.

Mae Lin joined the Seattle Symphony in 2008 as a member of the second violin section. In 2014, she joined the first violin section. Having grown up in Bellevue, she was very excited to return home to join her hometown symphony. She previously served as Associate Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Artist in Residence at the University of Evansville with the Eykamp String Quartet. Ms. Lin received a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in performance from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Naoko Tanaka, and was the recipient of the Irene Diamond Scholarship.

 

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

A SCHUBERTIADE:
Fortepianist Tamara Friedmandramatic soprano Dolores Holt, and violinist Stephen Daniels perform a chamber music evening including songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms, Schubert’s Fantasie for Violin and Piano, and a selection of Schubert Ländler and Waltzes for solo fortepiano.  Ms. Friedman will be playing an 1820s-style Viennese grand piano.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Girsky Quartet (with Natasha Bazhanov)

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PAST CONCERTS

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Brian Chin, trumpet
Chérie Hughes, Soprano
Dainius Vaicekonis, Piano

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Brittany Boulding, violin
Tanya Stambuk, piano

 

 

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Jonathan Levin, piano
“Sanctuary”

 

 

 

 

Saturday March 21, 2015

Rose McIntosh, violin
Andrew Sumitani, violin
Tricia Wu, viola
Mary Riles, cello

img_9156-edit-edit-2-zf-0190-19575-1-001Saturday April 18, 2015
Trio Pardalote

 

 

 

 

Friday May 29, 2015
David Brooks, piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Trio Caldera

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

 

 

 Chris Arpin, piano
Roberta Downey, cello
Brittany Boulding, violin

Sunday, October 11, 2015
“A Musical Journey Through Song”
MALYA MUTH, soprano
JOHANNA MASTENBROOK, piano

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

“Impressions of Italy”
BRITTANY BOULDING and MICHAEL LIM – violin
JOYCE RAMEE and EILEEN SWANSON – viola
BRIAN WHARTON – cello
OLGA RUVINOV – cello

 

 

 

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“J.S. Bach’s Complete Viola da Gamba Sonatas”

Bach in the Subways Day founder DALE HENDERSON, cellist,

accompanied by
WILLIAM CHAPMAN NYAHO, pianist

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

“Musical Excursions: Chamber Music by Händel, Fauré, and Schumann”

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CHARLES ENLOW – piano
CECILIA ARCHULETA – violin
NATASHA BAZHANOV – violin
EILEEN SWANSON – viola
MIRIAM SHAMES – cello
performing major chamber works by Handel, Fauré, and Schumann

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April 2016

LUCY WENGER TRIO

Partita No. 1 in Bb major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantilène by Louis Cahuzac

Ansias by Estéban Eitler

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Four Hungarian Dances  by Rezső Kókai

Trio in A minor, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms

Milonga del Ángel by Ástor Piazzolla

 March 2016

“Listening to Mozart”
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Favorite compositions

by W.A. Mozart

interspersed with readings by poet Esther Altshul Helfgott from her latest book, Listening to Mozart

 

 

KARIN MCCULLOUGH, NICOLE TRUESDELL, and LUCY WENGER, pianists
ROBERT WINGERT, clarinetist
JONATHAN GRABER, violist

Saturday, April  23, 2016, at  7:30 p.m.

“Two Guitars”

HILARY FIELD and WILLIAM JENKS – guitarists

Classical solos and duets from the 19th through the 21st centuries, including music by Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, Piazzolla, and Hilary Field

 

 

Friday, May 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

“Voix Étouffées”

 

 

with ADRIANNA HULSCHER – violin

Featuring compositions by four composers whose voices the Third Reich tried to silence: Erwin Schulhoff, Alfred Tokayer, Erich Korngold and Kurt Weill

Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

“Play On!”

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Play On! Chamber Ensemble
Mary Jo DuGaw, Soprano
David Ketter, Actor
Mary Kantor, Clarinet
Martha Garrett, Violin
Kris Iverson, Piano
RoseMarie Tamburri, Piano

A concert of instrumental and vocal music of Bach, Lehar, Bozza, Josef Strauss, and  Apparitions, a song cycle by one of the Northwest’s finest composers, John Muehleisen. Also Kris Iverson’s arrangement of Liszt’s Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude.

Saturday October 1, 2016
Ann Cummings, pianist

Saturday October 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“INSIDE the MUSIC, Who Says Love Isn’t Dangerous.”
Featuring the works of Franz Liszt

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Ann Cummings, pianist

 

Sunday November 13, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.
Geisa Dutra Geisa Dutra, pianistperforms an Ibero-Latin American program, with Spanish, Brazilian and Argentinian composers.

Program:

FREDERIC MOMPOU (1893-1987) Scenes d’Enfants (Scenes from Childhood)

TOM JOBIN (1927-1994)  Olha Maria (Amparo) 

HEITOR ALIMONDA (1922-2002) Desafio (Challenge)

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) (Arranged by Geisa Dutra) Two Tangos: Amelitango and Violentango

ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916) Goyescas (Los Majos Enamorados)

FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849) Etude Op.25 no 9 in Gb Major Etude Op.25 no 12 in Eb Major

Friday December 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. 

French horn player Joshua Paulus with pianist Jamie Namkung
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French Hornist Joshua Paulus performs in concert accompanied by pianist Jamie Namkung. Mr. Paulus’ program explores different works for horn from various Nordic composers and will end with some holiday favorites. His program will include:
Salonen’s Etude
Agustsson’s Andante
Nielsen’s Canto Serioso
Korling’s Pastorale
Madsen’s Sonata
Larsson’s Concerto

 

 

 

 

Sunday January 8, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. 
Spiritus Winds with pianist Maria Khavin

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Pianist Maria Khavin joins Spiritus Winds for Mozart’s Quintet K. 452 and performs music for solo piano by Liszt and Chopin. Spiritus Winds opens the concert with Jean Françaix’s delightful Wind Quartet, brimming with Parisian witticism, followed by a suite from Darius Milhaud’s score for a film set in Provence during the Middle Ages and a quintet from Endre Szervánszky inspired by Hungarian folk music.

Spiritus Winds is composed of Danijela McElwee (flute), Yu-Pey Lin (oboe), Jenny Ziefel (clarinet), Paulette Altman (horn) and Jeff Eldridge (bassoon).

 

Saturday January 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Bach in the Subways Fundraiser Concert

with founder & cellist Dale Henderson, accompanied by local musicans

Local musicians Lori Williams (soprano), Karin McCullough (piano); Lucy Wenger (piano) and Maureen Stone (oboe) join Dale Henderson, cellist and founder of the international musicians’ movement Bach in the Subways.

Dale Henderson will perform selections from his favorite solo cello suites by J.S. Bach. Soprano Lori Williams will sing Quia Respexit from the Magnificat by JS Bach, accompanied by Mr. Henderson on cello, Maureen Stone on oboe, and Karin McCullough on piano; Ms. Williams will also sing an arrangement of the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria, accompanied by Mr. Henderson on cello and Lucy Wenger on piano; and Mr. Henderson will also perform Bruch’s cello/piano arrangement of Kol Nidrei.

Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. 

Rudolf Haken, violist

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RUDOLF HAKEN, 5-STRING VIOLA POMPOSA

Works of Bach, Haken, and Paganini, arranged for five-string viola pomposa by Rudolf Haken

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH’s Partita II, BWV 1004 (Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Giga, Ciaccona)

RUDOLF HAKEN’s Suite for solo viola (1981) (Preludio, Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Menuetto I & II, Giga I & II)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH’s Sixth Solo Cello Suite (arr. Haken)

NICCOLÓ PAGANINI’s Two Caprices, Op. 1, Nos. 9&17

Friday March 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Dana Jackson (bassoonist), Sophie Baird-Daniel (harpist), and Christina Siemens (pianist)

On the program:

Vaughan Williams’ Six Studies for Harp and Bassoon
Bochsa’s Nocturne Op. 69 No. 1 for Harp and Bassoon
Britten’s Suite for Solo Harp
Saint Saens’ Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Mignone’s Three Waltzes for Solo Bassoon
Dubois’ Sonatine-Tango for Bassoon and Piano

Saturday April 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 

Valentina Rodov, pianist

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Russian-born and Moscow Conservatory-trained pianist Valentina Rodov performs an all-Chopin concert.

Program:
Polonaise in E-flat minor, op.26, no.2
Mazurka in B-minor, op.33, no.4
Ballade no.3 in A-flat major, op.47
Ballade no.4 in F-minor, op.52
Nocturne in F-sharp major, op.15, no.2
Nocturne in C-sharp minor, op.27, no.1
Nocturne in D-flat major, op.27, no.2
Sonata no.2 in B-flat minor (“Funeral March”), op. 35

 

Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Volta Piano Trio

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Volta Piano Trio (f/k/a Icicle Creek Piano Trio) featuring:
Jennifer Caine (violin)
Sally Singer Tuttle (cello)
Oksana Ezhokina (piano)

performing:

Clara Schumann – Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17

Johannes Brahms – Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Jamie Namkung, pianist

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Jamie Namkung performs a solo piano recital featuring:

Sonata in A major, K.322 / L.483 and Sonata in b minor, K.27 / L.449 by Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI: 46 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Ballade No.3 in A-flat Major, Op.47 by Frédéric Chopin

Evocación from Iberia, Book I by Isaac Albéniz

Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op.20 by Robert Schumann

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Seattle Music Teacher Association Teacher Performance Showcase:

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Seattle Music Teachers Association (SMTA) is delighted to present a Teacher Performance Showcase on the Haller Lake Music Series. The Showcase will highlight the wide range of musical genres and talents in the SMTA community of professional music educators. This program will feature four SMTA members and guest artists. You will be treated to a program of solo and chamber music repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary literature:

Jason Kuo, pianist, with soprano Shih-Yi Kuan, and violist Brian Lew perform works by Schubert and Strauss

Sandra Layman, violinist, accompanied by pianist Lucy Wenger, performs short pieces by Romanian composers, entitled: “Romanian Miniatures”

Christine Lee, pianist, performs pieces by Chopin and Bach

Kirsten Carlson, flutist, accompanied by pianist Kris Iverson, performs contemporary music by Ralph Vaughan Williams,  León Zuckert, and Kristof Iverson.

All concert proceeds will benefit SMTA’s many Student Enrichment programs.

 

 

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Gems of the 19th C. – Music by Berlioz, Bruch and Beethoven

On the program:

Les nuits d’été                        Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)

  1. Villanelle
  2. Le spectre de la rose
  3. Sur les lagunes: Lamento
  4. Absence
  5. Au cimetière: Clair de lune
  6. L’île inconnue

Malya Muth, soprano, Nola Allen piano

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Malya Muth – soprano

 

Nocturne, op. 83, 6 & 8            Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838– 1920)

Trio for Clarinet, Piano and ‘Cello, op. 38    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

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(Nola Allen, piano; Robert Wingert, clarinet; Dave Beck, cello)

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

“From Beethoven to Broadway, Music for Horn and Piano”

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This is a light-hearted look at some of Bruce Dorcy and Beverly Reese Dorcy’s most requested pieces from over 20 years of horn-piano concerts. Program:

Sonata in F Major…..…………………………………………..Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Aria from “Die ZauberflöteK. 620………………..……..…….W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Sonata for Horn and Piano Op 17…………………Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonate No. 1…………………………………………………….Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

Lied ohne Wort Op. 109…………………………………..Felix Mendelsohn (1809- 1847)

Nocturno Op. 7…………………………………………………..Franz Strauss (1822-1905)

Romance………………………………………………….Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Allerseelen Op. 10 No. 8……………………………….……Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Le Cygne………………………………………………….Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

………………………………………..Intermission……………………………………………..

Four Easy Pieces…………………………………………………..Alec Wilder (1907-1980)

Two Outdoor Scenes……………………………………….Leroy Ostransky (1918-1993)

Promises, Promises…………………………………………..….Burt Bacharach (1928- )

I’ll Never Love Again…………………………………………………………Burt Bacharach

Man of La Mancha……………………………………………………..Mitch Leigh (1928- )

To Dream the Impossible Dream…………………………………………….…Mitch Leigh

To Life from Fiddler on the Roof……………………………..Jerry Herman (1924-2001)

The Pink Panther……………………………………………….Henry Mancini (1924-1994)

Beverly Reese Dorcy, a Minnesota native, is an active freelance timpanist and percussionist in both the Seattle and San Francisco Bay areas. She has performed with the Marin Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, California Symphony, San Francisco Pocket Opera, West Edge Opera, and San Francisco Golden Gate Park Band, among others, and toured Brazil performing with the San Francisco Women’s Philharmonic. Ms. Dorcy has worked in the Seattle area as principal percussionist with the Bellevue Philharmonic and principal timpanist with the Tacoma Opera and has recording credits in the film and music industries.  She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Percussion Performance from California State University, Fresno, as a student of Steven Schick. 

Bruce Dorcy- French horn was Assistant Principal/Third horn of the National Ballet of Canada and Canadian Opera Orchestras from 1968-92 and Principal horn of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto for 11 years and Principal horn of the Bellevue Philharmonic and Federal Way Philharmonic for 9 years. Presently he is Principal horn of the Monterey County Pops Orchestra and Monterey Opera Orchestra. Bruce has performed with many of the leading arts organizations in North America including: the Toronto Symphony, New York City Opera, New Jersey Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Buffalo Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Las Vegas Philharmonic and San Diego Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. He is also in demand as a studio musician and has performed on over 500 commercial recordings in New York, Toronto, Seattle and San Francisco.

 

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Sharyn Peterson and Mayumi Tayake: A program of violin/piano duets:

 

Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)

  1. Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (stick dance)
  2. Brâul (Sash dance)
  3. Topogó / Pe loc (in one spot)
  4. Bucsumi tánc Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum)
  5. Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka)
  6. Aprózó / Măruntel (Fast dance)

Violin Sonata No.3, Op.108 by Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  4. Presto agitato

Légende by Henryk Wieniawski (1835 – 1880)

 

Polonaise in D major by Wieniawski

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28 by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835- 1921), arranged for Violin and Piano by George Bizet

 

 

Friday, February 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Emily Hu & Thomas Lee 

 

In a mostly Russian program anchored by two masterpieces of the twentieth century: Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, in addition to shorter works by a Russian arrangement of Haydn’s Divertimento, and by Prokofiev. Program:

Divertimento in D Major Franz Joseph Haydn – arr. Gregor Piatigorsky

Adagio   (1732-1809) – (1903-1976)

Minuet

Allegro di molto

 

From the ballet, Cinderella, Op. 87 Sergei Prokofiev

Adagio: Cinderella and the Prince (arr. S. Prokofiev, Op. 97bis)                                       (1891-1953)

Waltz—Coda (arr. Mstislav Rostropovich)

Suite Italienne Igor Stravinsky

Introduzione  (1882-1971)

Serenata

Aria

Tarantella

Minuetto e Finale

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Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 Sergei Rachmaninoff

Lento – Allegro moderato                                                                                          (1873-1943)

Allegro scherzando

Andante

Allegro mosso

 

~ ABOUT THE PERFORMERS ~

Cellist Emily Hu is a native of Seattle and is thrilled to call the city home again. Emily enjoys a busy orchestral career, frequently performing with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera. Prior to her return to Seattle, she held a one-year position in the cello section of the Oregon Symphony, with whom she regularly returns to perform. As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has collaborated in recent recital performances with Lynn Harrell, Alban Gerhardt, and members of the Vermeer String Quartet. Emily began her cello studies in Seattle at the age of fourteen under the tutelage of Mara Finkelstein, going on to pursue undergraduate studies with Norman Fischer at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and graduate studies in the renowned studio of Hans Jorgen Jensen at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. Following the completion of her studies, she served as principal cellist in several orchestras in the Chicago metropolitan area and as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where she worked closely with Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma.

Pianist Thomas Lee enjoys a diverse career as performer and teacher of his instrument.  As both a solo and collaborative pianist, he has performed extensively around the region and on KingFM radio, as well as throughout the country and abroad.  Notable engagements include solo performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, as well as concerto performances with the UW Symphony Orchestra and the Kostroma Symphony in Kostroma, Russia.  Thomas has claimed top prizes at the NFMC Biennial National Young Artist Competition, Buono & Bradshaw International Piano Competition, American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Piano Competition, and the Frances Walton Competition.  Born in Hong Kong and raised in the Seattle area, Thomas received his pre-college training from Tatiana Lanford before pursuing undergraduate studies with Jon Kimura Parker at Rice University, and graduate studies at Indiana University on full scholarship under the tutelage of Andre Watts.  Thomas returned to the Seattle area to pursue doctoral studies under the guidance of Craig Sheppard at the UW, where he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

The Musical Partnership

Emily and Tom met in the seventh grade as fellow Wolverines at Redmond Junior High School, before Emily had even started playing the cello. They first began playing together shortly after Emily took up the cello, sight-reading repertoire in her mom’s living room.  After graduating together from Redmond High School, with each appearing on the other‘s senior recitals, both went on to pursue their undergraduate studies at Rice University.   After being purposely separated and assigned to different partners in freshman-year collaborative piano class for knowing each other too well, Tom and Emily re-aligned, this time recruiting several friends to form a close-knit chamber ensemble, with whom they performed a significant portion of the piano quartet and quintet repertoire over the course of several years. Their graduate work took them in different directions, but they both eventually found their way back to the Pacific Northwest, and are now committed as a duo to exploring the rich and diverse repertoire for cello and piano. Their now nearly two-decade-old musical partnership is rooted not only in common artistic purpose, but also grounded upon friendship and a shared passion for cats, lifting heavy things, aggravated political punditry, cats, naps, and well…cats.

For more information, please visit  www.thomasleepianist.com

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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Soprano Malya Muth and pianist Johanna Mastenbrook perform songs by Strauss and Rachmaninoff; solo pianist Lucy Wenger performs music of Smetana, JS Bach & Brahms; soprano Regina Thomas and pianist Johanna Mastenbrook perform songs by Schumann. Program:

Liederkreis Op. 39 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

In der Fremde (In foreign parts)

Intermezzo (Intermezzo)

Waldesgespräch (Conversation in the forest)

Die Stille (The quiet woman)

Mondnacht (Moonlit night)

Schöne Fremde (Beautiful foreign land)

Auf einer Burg (In a castle)

In der Fremde (In foreign parts)

Wehmut (Melancholy)

Zwielicht (Twilight)

Im Walde (In the woods)

Frühlingsnacht (Spring night)

Regina Thomas, soprano     Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Polka in g minor opus 8 no,. 2 by Bedřich Smetana

Polka in E major opus 7 no,. 3 by Bedřich Smetana

Fantasia on Czech Folksongs by Bedřich Smetana

Lucy Wenger, piano

Intermission

Prelude and Fugue VI in d minor W.T.C. Bk.2 by J.S. Bach

Hungarian Dance no. 7 in F major by Johannes Brahms

Capriccio in b minor opus 76 no. 2 by Johannes Brahms

Lucy Wenger, piano

Songs by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

“Epheu” (Ivy) from Mädchenblumen(Maiden in bloom), Op. 22, No. 3

Heimliche Aufforderung (Secret Invitation), Op. 27, No. 3

Freundliche Vision (A pleasant vision), Op. 48, No.1

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

В молчаньи ночи тайной (In the Silence of the Secret Night), Op. 4 No. 3

Не верь мне, друг! (Believe me not, friend), Op. 14, No.7

Сон (The Dream), Op. 8, No. 5

Вокализ (Vocalise), Op. 34, No. 14 S

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Johanna Mastenbrook holds a B.A. degree in Piano Performance from the University of Washington, graduating in 1950. She studied with the eminent Berthe Poncy Jacobson, with continued study in her master class for many years. She specializes in chamber music and accompanying, working with countless singers, instrumentalists and choruses for over 70 years. Her chamber music concerts included series at the Seattle Concert Theatre, the Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Symphony from 1974 through the 80’s. She joined Ladies Musical Club in 1948 and has performed at many of their recitals throughout her long career.

Malya Muth, soprano, has a B.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington and studied post college with Lois Hartzell.  A familiar figure on Pacific Northwest musical stages, Malya has been called “first-rate” and “strikingly dramatic” by Gavin Borchert of the Seattle Weekly, a polished singer by P-I critic Joe Adcock and “very talented” by the Seattle Gay News. Over the years she has appeared with regional opera and musical theater companies such as the Seattle Comic Opera, Kitsap Peninsula Opera, Renton Civic Theater, and Music of Remembrance. In addition, Malya is active singing concerts, dinner theater, church and other special musical events around the Puget Sound. She teaches singing and performance skills from her studio in Edmonds, WA. 

An outstanding member of the Northwest Musical community for over 20 years, Regina Thomas has performed with a variety of companies including Kitsap Opera, Willamette Concert Opera, Bellevue Opera, Puget Sound Concert Opera, Seattle Opera and the Seattle Opera Guild.  Currently, LMC’s trustee of concerts and Artistic Director of Puget Sound Concert Opera, Regina has served as Seattle Opera Guild’s VP of Education and is a past President of LMC. Favorite operatic roles include Adriana Lecouvreur, Suor Angelica, Tosca and Judith (Bluebeard’s Castle).  Concert work includes Schumann’s Frauenleibe und-leben, Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, soprano solos in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Fauré Requiem and Berio’s Folk Songs for voice and chamber ensemble.

Lucy Wenger is a native of Tucson, Arizona.  She received her BA from Mills College and her MA from University of Oregon. Her teachers include Bernhard Abramowitsch and Frank Mannheim, assistant to Tobias Matthay.  Lucy has taught at the University of Wisconsin, University of Nebraska and Canterbury University in New Zealand. She has performed as soloist, accompanist, and chamber player in England, France, Canada, New Zealand and the U.S.  She has recorded for the Innova recording Company, premiering pieces by Paul Schoenfeld and Bill Rea. Her performances have been heard on NPR.  Lucy lives in Seattle where she teaches privately and performs frequently.

 

 

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