CONCERT XXVII

Sunday, May 06, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

Riverside Recital Hall (map)

University of Minnesota New Music Ensemble
Young-Nam Kim, Jerry Luckhardt, Directors

Program

Concertino for Violin and Chamber Winds (2002)   Peter CHILD (b, 1953)
  Bacco Te-Chiang Liu, solo violin
Andrea Myers, flute
Hanna Pahr, oboe
Lindsay Cox, clarinet
Grace Ryan, bassoon
Claire Volna, horn
Cameron Kinghorn, trumpet
Brandon McQuiad, trombone
Breyen Coffin, bass
Branden Steinmetz, percussion
Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
 
Second String Quartet (1917)
        Allegro molto capriccioso
  Bela BARTOK (1881-1945)
  Kai-Li Cheng, Hsuan-Wen Lin, violins
Emily Hagen, viola
Rox Mendoza, cello
 
Fantasie per Sei (1988)
        Adagio
        Presto
  Stanislaw SKROWACZEWSKI (b.1923)
  Colton Cox, oboe
Hsuan-Wen Lin, violin
Emily Hagen, viola
Rox Mendoza, cello
Breyen Coffin, bass
Banchinda Laothai, piano
Young-Nam Kim, conductor
 

 

Program Notes

Peter CHILD

Concertino for Violin and Chamber Winds

Peter Child (b, 1953) is a Professor of Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and wrote Concertino for Violin and Chamber Winds (2002) for Violinist Young-Nam Kim and the MIT Wind Ensemble, Frederick Harris Jr, conductor. The same force recorded the work following the premiere in Boston, which was released on Innova Records (621). Concertino juxtaposes a lean instrumentation of ten players in a cheerful, out-of-the-doors Classicism. It is in three short movements, fast-slow-fast, compressed into one. The music for the solo violin is etched in sharp relief from that of the wind ensemble, though soloists from among the winds frequently step forward as collaborators in the melodic unfolding.


Bela BARTOK

Second String Quartet

The Second String Quartet was written in 1917 when Bartok was 36 years old and is one of the most expressive, romantically beautiful of Bartok's works. The second movement, Allegro molto capriccioso, is a Rondo of wild and "Barbaric" character.


Stanislaw SKROWACZEWSKI

Fantasie per Sei

Commissioned by Atlanta Virtuosi, Fantasie per Sei (1988) represents one of the most important and engaging chamber works of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, whose career as a composer was somewhat eclipsed by his globe-trotting conducting activities. He was the Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1960-1979, and still maintains full conducting engagements throughout Europe and Asia. Pulitzer -Prize winning Composer John Harbison said "Conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski is one of the finest composers now writing."