2012 Summer Solstice Festival
June 22 – 24, 2012

Welcome from Music Director Patricia Tao

Master Classes June 21, 2012 | Pre-concert Scholarship Recital June 23, 2012


Jessica Linnebach 
Jessica Linnebach
 

Violin

Shauna Rolston
Shauna Rolston
 
Cello

Stephen Prutsman
Stephen Prutsman
Piano

Nora Bumanis  Harp
Che-Yen Chen  Viola
Jacques Després  Piano
Marina Hoover  Cello
Jasmine Lin  Violin

Tara Helen O’Connor Flute/Master Class
Daniel Phillips Violin/Master Class
Charles Pilon  Viola
Julianne Scott  Clarinet
Patricia Tao  Piano & Festival Director


L’esprit Français

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
8 PM

7:15 PM: Pre-concert talk by Sandra Joy Friesen | Program notes PDF

Friday’s concert looks at an important half-century of French music – from Saint-Saëns to Messiaen – and the composer at the heart of this continuum, Claude Debussy. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, L’esprit français highlights his work and his enduring influence as an early modern composer.

Gabriel Fauré
(1845-1924)
Après un rêve
Elegy
Shauna Rolston  Cello
Stephen Prutsman  Piano
Claude Debussy
(18621918)
From Préludes, Book 2
Bruyères
General Lavine
Feux d'artifice

Jacques Després  Piano
Camille Saint-Saëns
(1835–1921)
Sonata No. 1 in C minor, op. 32
I. Allegro
II. Andante tranquillo sostenuto
III. Allegro moderato

Shauna Rolston  Cello
Patricia Tao  Piano
Claude Debussy
(1862–1918)
Sonate pour violon et piano
I. Allegro vivo
II. Intermède: Fantasque et léger
III. Finale: Très animé

Jessica Linnebach  Violin
Stephen Prutsman  Piano
Olivier Messiaen
(1908-1992)
Thème et variations
Daniel Phillips  Violin
Patricia Tao  Piano

Maurice Ravel
(1875-1937)

Introduction et allegro
pour harpe, flûte, clarinette et quatuor
Nora Bumanis  Harp
Tara Helen O'Connor  Flute
Julianne Scott  Clarinet
Jasmine Lin  Violin
Jessica Linnebach  Violin
Che-Yen Chen  Viola
Marina Hoover  Cello

Meet Festival guest artists, enjoy French pâtisseries, sip a glass of sparkling wine and help celebrate the Summer Solstice Festival’s fifth season!


Intersections: Music for Film and Concert Stage
featuring Buster Keaton’s Sherlock, Jr.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012
8 PM

Host-narrator for the first half of the program: D.T. Baker | Program notes PDF

The work of many film composers is widely admired and frequently performed.  Less familiar is the art music of these famous names – works written not for the big screen but the concert hall. 

Saturday’s program features chamber works by two greats, Nino Rota and Lalo Schifrin. In a special salute to the cinema, Stephen Prutsman’s 2006 score for the Buster Keaton silent classic Sherlock, Jr., will be performed with a screening of the film and introduced by the composer.

7:15 PM: ECMS Scholarship winner recital
The pre-concert recital will feature Yoana Kyurkchieva performing Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky.

Yoana is the winner of a scholarship established this year by the Edmonton Chamber Music Society. This scholarship, to be awarded annually, recognizes an outstanding undergraduate or graduate performer studying at the University of Alberta.

Arvo Pärt
(b. 1935)
Spiegel im Spiegel
Tara Helen O’Connor  Alto flute
Stephen Prutsman  Piano
Lalo Schifrin
(b. 1932)
Pampas
Marina Hoover  Cello
Patricia Tao  Piano
Nino Rota
(1911–1979)
Intermezzo
Che-Yen Chen  Viola
Patricia Tao  Piano
Nino Rota
(1911–1979)
Improvviso "Un diavolo sentimentale"
Improvviso in D minor

Jasmine Lin  Violin
Patricia Tao  Piano

Stephen Prutsman
(b. 1960)

Sherlock Jr.
–with musical score by Stephen Prutsman
Jessica Linnebach  Violin
Daniel Phillips  Violin
Che-Yen Chen  Viola
Shauna Rolston  Cello
Stephen Prutsman  Piano


Summer Passion

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
3 PM

2:15 PM: Pre-concert talk by Dr. David Gramit | Program Notes PDF

The Festival concludes with an afternoon performance of three tempestuous, highly coloured works — Assobio a Játo (The Jet Whistle) for flute and cello by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Rebecca Clarke’s much-admired  Piano Trio of 1921, and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor.

Heitor Villa-Lobos
(1887-1959)
Assobio a Játo (The Jet Whistle)
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Vivo

Tara Helen O’Connor  Flute
Shauna Rolston  Cello
Rebecca Clarke
(1886-1979)
Trio for violin, cello and piano
I. Moderato ma appassionato
II. Andante molto semplice
III. Allegro vigoroso

Jasmine Lin  Violin
Marina Hoover  Cello
Patricia Tao  Piano
Johannes Brahms
(1833–1897)

Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Andante, un poco adagio
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV: Finale: Poco sostenuto-Allegro non troppo-Presto, non troppo

Daniel Phillips  Violin
Jessica Linnebach  Violin
Charles Pilon   Viola
Shauna Rolston  Cello
Stephen Prutsman  Piano


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Master Classes

Tara Helen O'Connor
Tara Helen O'Connor

 

Flutist Tara Helen O’Connor and violinist Daniel Phillips, frequent instructors at the Banff Centre’s Summer Music Programs, will conduct master classes for advanced students of flute and violin, respectively.

Thursday, June 21, 2012
7 – 9 PM

Room 1-29 and Studio 2-7
Fine Arts Building, U of A | Parking map

Those interested in participating in these public master classes are invited to apply to Dr. Patricia Tao, Director of the 2012 Summer Solstice Festival, by email to ptao@ualberta.ca.
 
Interested members of the public are also invited to attend.

Daniel Phillips
Daniel Phillips

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Edmonton Arts Council  City of Edmonton
CKUA Edmonton Journal  

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