June 2012 Performances

June 2012
9          Adolphus Hailstork – Symphony No. 1 
Boston Symphony Orchestra – Charles Floyd, Conductor. (one movement)
10        Bruce Adolphe – The Tiger’s Ear: Listening to Abstract Paintings
            Colorado Chamber Players –
15        Claude Baker – Tableaux Funebres for Piano Quintet
            University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) – Performed by Accent 12, Dorotea
            Vismara, Conductor
15        Claude Baker – String Quartet No. 2: Capriccio
            University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) – Momenta Quartet at Accent 12
            new Music Festival
15        Claude Baker – Elegy
            University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) – Benjamin Hoffman, Violin at Accent
             12 new Music Festival
15        Stephen Hartke – Muse of the Missouri
            Kansas City Symphony Orchestra – World Premiere, 3 perf. Michael Stern, Conductor
22        David Stock – For the Blessings
            Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN – Dedication of the Ruth Firestone Brin, Jennifer Strauss-Klein
23        Lalo Schifrin – Pampas
            Edmonton Chamber Music Festival – Summer Solstice Festival, Edmonton, Alberta. Marina Hoover,
            cello; Patricia Tao, piano
28        Lalo Schifrin – Concierto Caribeno Para Flauta y Orquesta
            Orquesta Gaos, Spain – Andre Cebrian, Flute; Fernando Briones, Conductor at Teatro Colon, Spain

Australian Concert Review – “Meanwhile”

Stephen Hartke’s Meanwhile for six players was performed on May 2 at the Metropolis New Music Festival by Eighth Blackbird at the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia. The work, commissioned by the ensemble, received a brief but laudatory review in The Age. Performance materials are available from Keiser Classical.

Williams College Alumni Claude Baker Residency

In February, Claude Baker was in residence at the Williams College Department of Music as a “Class of 1960 Fellow.” As such, he spent two days visiting classes, delivering a public lecture to the college community, and meeting informally with students. On February 10th, his Three Phantasy Pieces for Viola and Percussion was performed at a concert given by the Williams Chamber Players.

Claude Baker featured as guest composer in VOC Finale

On May 6, Voices of Change will host Claude Baker as guest composer for their season finale concert. The program features three of Mr. Baker’s Chamber works–Elegy for Solo Violin, Three Phantasy Pieces for Cello and Percussion, and Tableaux Funebres for Piano Quintet. Click on any of the titles for more information on obtaining these works. Full program details here.

Persian Suite by Reza Vali – YouTube video

Reza Vali’s Persian Suite: Folks Sngs Set No. 12E for flute and piano was performed by flutist Julieta Blanco with pianist Vahan Sargsyan at Carnegie Mellon on April 26. The three movement suite combines Persian melodies with a western harmonic pallette which draws from both Romantic and Impressionist sensibilities. Ms. Blanco’s compelling performance can be heard on YouTube. For info on this piece, please contact Keiser Classical.