Events Calendar - January 2013

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Forgotten Romantic Masterpieces

Yung-Hsiang Wang, violin
I-Bei Lin, cello
Thomas Yee, piano
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium,
free admission
image:Yung-Hsiang Wang, I-Bei Lin, Thomas Yee
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Yung-Hsiang Wang has performed extensively in the US, Europe, and Asia. At age 13 he won First Prize at Taiwan's National Violin Competition, and subsequently studied as a full-scholarship recipient at the Curtis Institute (B.M., violin), Juilliard School (M.M., orchestral conducting, as a Bruno Walter Memorial Fellow), and Stanford University (Ph.D., musicology and humanities).

An active chamber musician, Wang is a founding member of Trio Solari, which is on the artist roster of Performance Management International. His solo repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary music. Currently he performs as a concertmaster with the Grammy-nominated early music group Ars Lyrica, and has served in the same capacity at Mexico's Festival de Musica Barroca de San Miguel Allende.

As an advocate of new music, he was Violinist-in-Residence of the esteemed Guild of Composers in New York City, and now appears regularly with Houston's award-winning contemporary group Musiqa.

At present, he is making the first-ever complete recording of Johann Jakob Walther's monumental Hortulus Chelicus from 1688 (4 discs, forthcoming), and he can be heard on recording labels such as Albany Records, Sono Luminus, and others. Wang was on faculty at the University of Houston Moores School of Music (Visiting Associate Professor), Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music, Texas Music Festival, and Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark).

I-Bei Lin is is an Associate Professor of Cello and Chair of Strings at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. More about I-Bei Lin.

Thomas Yee is Professor of Music and Associate Music Department Chair. More about Thomas Yee.

The program will include:

Suite for Violin and Cello, Op. 16a
Ludwig Grünberger
Novelletten, Op. 29
I. Allegro scherzando
II. Andantino con moto
III. Moderato
IV. Larghetto con moto
V. Finale. Allegro
Niels Gade
Piano Trio op. 42, F major
(violin, violincello, piano)
I. Allegro animato
II. Allegro molto vivace
III. Andantino
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
Niels Gade
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Duo Montagnard

Joseph Murphy, saxophone
Matthew Slotkin, guitar
Friday, January 18, 2013
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium,
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
$5 UHM Music Majors
image:Joseph Murphy, saxophone and Matthew Slotkin, guitar
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Duo Montagnard was formed in 2002 and has performed over 200 concerts in 44 states, 11 countries on 5 continents. Festival performances include the Chautauqua Institution, the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, and the Alexandria Guitar Festival. They have premiered twelve pieces.

Matthew Slotkin is an acclaimed performer, teacher, and scholar. He has achieved success in solo performance, chamber music, and as a soloist with orchestra. Slotkin has premiered works of numerous composers including John Anthony Lennon, Scott Lindroth, and John Orfe. In addition Duo Montagnard he also performs with Dez Cordas (Craig Butterfield, double bass) the Metropolis Ensemble, the Mallarmé Chamber Players. He has appeared at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Monadnock Music Festival, and the Guitar Foundation of America. American Record Guide praised Slotkin on his Centaur Records release, Twentieth Century Music for Guitar, for his ´musical sensitivity and technical control.ˇ Soundboard magazine called him an ´exceptional player.ˇ Slotkin directs the guitar program at Bloomsburg University (PA). He received the DMA, MM, and BM degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied guitar with Nicholas Goluses and historical performance practice with Paul O˙Dette.

Joseph Murphy is the saxophone professor at Mansfield University (PA). He received the BME from Bowling Green State University (OH), and the MM and DM degrees from Northwestern University. He received a Fulbright Award for study in Bordeaux, France where he received a Premier Prix. He has premiered over 40 new works and is a clinician for the Selmer Corporation.

Duo Montagnard's Hawai'i program will include:

Aasai Neelaavey (2008) ...David Claman (b. 1958)
On the Edge (2012)
...Laura Kramer (b. 1984)
Szellem and Friss (2011) ...Jonathan Elliott (b. 1962)
Tableaux Vivants (2010)
   Allegro piacevole
   Allegro marcato
   Recitativo senza misura
...James Crowley (b. 1963)
Sonata (2011)
   I. Moderately Funky
   II. Freely
   III. Allegro
...Russell Peterson (b. 1969)

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors, ticket purchase required)

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Linda Chatterton, flute

Jonathan Korth, piano
Thursday, January 24, 2013
7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium,
$12 general admission
$8 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)
$5 UHM Music Majors
image: Linda Chatterton, flute and Jonathan Korth, piano
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"The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive" says the American Record Guide of flutist Linda Chatterton.

A Yamaha Performing Artist, Ms. Chatterton has performed in New York at Carnegie and Alice Tully Hall, was a featured recitalist on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and has been heard throughout the U.S. many times on National Public Radio˙s Performance Today. Her 2012-13 projects include performances and master classes in Iceland, the United Kingdom (including a performance at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London) Thailand and throughout the US.

A two-time McKnight Artist award winner, Ms. Chatterton has received additional awards from the Jerome Foundation and the American Composers Forum. In addition to her concert schedule, Ms. Chatterton is highly regarded for her insightful master classes and workshops on peak performance. She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music as a scholarship student of Bonita Boyd. She has recorded on the CBS Masterworks, Innova, and Gothic labels, and has also independently released five compact disc recordings.

Ms. Chatterton˙s program with UH piano professor Jonathan Korth includes the world premiere of composer and UH composition professor Takuma Itoh's "Trade Winds."

Trade Winds
   * world premiere
Takuma Itoh
Sonata in E Major J.S. Bach
Cantabile et Presto George Enesco
Sonata for Flute and Piano Lowell Liebermann
Carmen Fantasy Bizet-Borne
This Floating World (for solo flute)
based on the imagery found in four haiku poems
Edie Hill

(*Mus 199 credit for Music Majors, ticket purchase required)

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