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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:28 pm

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Dr. Han has chosen the following 5 large virtual pipe organs for this recital:

1885 A. Cavaille-Coll: St. Etienne Abbey, Caen, France
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... ienne.html
CAEN

1973 Marcussen & Son: Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... organ.html

1999 Aquincum/1915 Steinmeyer: Cathedral of Szombathely, Hungary
http://02.hauptwerk-augustine.info/Savaria-History/

2000 Eisenbarth: St. Bartholomäus Church, Friesach, Austria
http://piotrgrabowski.pl/friesach.html

2001 Vladimir Grygar: Church of the Holy Cross, Litomysl, Czech Republic
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/m ... model.html

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Han studied piano from age eight, and now holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in both Organ Performance and Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She has honed her naturally sensitive and fluid, technically robust music making working with coaches like Marie-Claire Alain, David Craighead, Jean Guillou, Paul Jacobs, Marilyn Keiser, Luigi Tagliavini, and Todd Wilson.

Namhee has been featured at National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists. She performs in major Southland’s concert settings, as well as on selected church organs nationally and internationally. Some of her recent performance venues include Cal Poly Arts (San Luis Obispo), St. John the Divine and Grace Church (New York), St. Paul’s Cathedral (Melbourne), and Christ Church St. Laurence (Sydney). She has collaborated with the country’s leading professional choir, Los Angeles Master Chorale, world-renowned period instrument orchestra, Musica Angelica, Pacific Symphony, and Southwest Chamber Music

Recording projects include playing solo and duo organ pieces for “The Story of the Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ.” She can be heard in American Public Media, Pipedreams. Namhee has been the organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church in LA for the last 20 years, where she relishes her contributions to its long tradition of classical choral music program. For more information, including performance samples, visit http://organmusicfromtheheart.com .


PROGRAM

Gerre Hancock (1934-2012): Laredo fanfare
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Trio Sonata No. 5 Largo-Allegro
Guy Bovet (b. 1942): Salamanca from “Trois Préludes Hambourgeois”
Gaston Litaize (1909-1991): Variations sur un Noël Angevin (Douze Pièces, 1938)
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Danse Macabre (transcribed by Edwin Lemare)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Fantasia in C Major, “Capriccio,” Hob. XVII:4
César Franck (1822-1890): Final
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868): Overture from “William Tell” (transcribed for the Organ by Edwin H. Lemare)


Arrival: 7:30-8 pm Saturday, January 12
Doors close for music: 8 pm
(If you arrive late, please wait for applause between pieces to knock for admission.)
Reception follows.

Donations for the musicians are appreciated!


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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:04 am

Arrival: 7:30-8 pm Saturday, February 2
Doors close for music: 8 pm
(If you arrive late, please wait for applause between pieces to knock for admission.)
Reception follows.

Dr. Sather has selected the following virtual pipe organs on which to perform his recital:


1735 Gottfried Silbermann: St. Peter's Church, Freiberg, Germany
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/m ... irche.html


1737 Michael Engler: Mary's Church, Krzeszow, Poland
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... oland.html


1745 Johann Andreas Silbermann: Protestant Church, Wasselonne, France
http://www.jeuxdorgues.com/jeux-d-orgue ... n/?lang=en


1885 A. Cavaille-Coll: St. Etienne Abbey, Caen, France
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... ienne.html


1983 Schoenstein/1957 Aeolian-Skinner: First Covenant Church, Oakland, California
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/m ... organ.html


1999 Aquincum/1915 Steinmeyer: Cathedral of Szombathely, Hungary
Savaria - history


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BIOGRAPHY

CURT SATHER was born in Wisconsin where he began music lessons on the accordion at age 7, and started playing the organ for church at age 12. Music degrees were earned from ASU, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. After serving as Organist & Choirmaster of the Episcopal Parish of St. Barnabas on the Desert, Scottsdale, AZ, for 13 years, he joined the Benedictine monastery of San Miniato al Monte, Florence, Italy. After returning to the US, he has served as church musician, music instructor, organ technician, and board member of the American Guild of Organists in Milwaukee, WI; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; and Olympia, WA. He currently resides in New York where he has started a new career working for a bank founded in 1839, and frequently attends performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Hobbies include traveling and the study of Arabic.

PROGRAM

I. We Thank You, Lord, We Thank You, BWV 29 -Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
II. Trio Sonata in Eb major, BWV 525 -J. S. Bach
III. Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 65 -Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Con moto maestoso
Andante tranquillo
IV. Air, BWV 1068 -J. S. Bach
V. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 -J. S. Bach

-Intermission-

I. "Bull" Rondo -Richard Ellsasser (1926-1972)
II. Variations from Hommage à Frescobaldi -Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
III. The Squirrel -Powell Weaver (1890-1951)
IV. Variations on "I Got Rhythm" -Harold Britton (b. 1923)
V. Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly -Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
VI. Final from Symphonie No. 1 in D major -Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:34 pm

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Arrival: 2-2:30 pm Sunday, March 10

Doors close for music: 2:30 pm

(If you arrive late, please wait for applause between pieces to knock for admission.)

Reception follows.

BIOGRAPHY

Gedymin Grubba – (born 1981) was awarded in 2017 by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage with the Honorary Badge "DESERVED FOR POLISH CULTURE". He is an international organist, composer, conductor performing about 100 concerts each year around the world.

Mr. Grubba is one of the most active Polish concert organists! So far he traveled around the world 5 times with the world concert tours in Europe, both Americas (including the 25 US), South Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. In 2016, he marked the 20th anniversary of his artistic work. So far, he gave about 2,000 recitals!

Mr. Grubba has recorded a number of CD’s (20 incl. DVD) and numerous recordings for radio and television. He frequently conducts master-classes and is invited to be an adjudicator for organ competitions. From 1999, he is the Director of the International Festival of Organ Music at the Cathedral in Pelplin, which is one of the most significant and prestigious cultural events of its kind in Europe. Last year was 20th edition of the Festival. Since 2003, he is also Chairman of the Promotion of Art Gabriel Fauré Foundation which organize about 50 concerts a year.

http://www.gedymin.org



PROGRAM


1737 Michael Engler: Mary's Church, Krzeszow, Poland

http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/t ... oland.html



Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Concerto in a (after Vivaldi) BWV 593
Allegro-Adagio-Allegro

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731

Praeludium and Fugue a minor BWV 543

Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV 650

Passacaglia in c BWV 582



2004 Jacek Siedler: St. John Cantius, Kracow, Poland*

http://piotrgrabowski.pl/cracov-john-cantius.html


Max Reger (1873-1916)

Choral: Aus tiefer Not



Jan Janca (1933)

Variations on the choral: Hilf, Herr meines Lebens



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Re: Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles: Stan's Music Parlor

Postby seh52 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:28 pm

Trio Sonatas-Livia Schweizer, flute; Orest Smovzh, violin; and Thomas Mellan, organ!


1735 Gottfried Silbermann: St. Peter's Church, Freiberg, Germany (Dry)
http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/m ... irche.html


BIOGRAPHIES


Italian-Swiss flutist Livia Schweizer started her studies at the Sibelius Academy in the class of Mikael Helasvuo in 2014. Ever since moving to Helsinki, she has participated in several contemporary music projects; she often played in the UMUU-ensemble in Helsinki with which she has been playing music of Sciarrino, Wolff, Brown and Davidovsky.

In the last few years she developed a very strong interest towards improvisation, in addition to leading different projects in Helsinki with the aim to explore the field of crossing arts. In 2018, Livia had her apprenticeship with the Finnish National Opera. She is a member of the Beethoven Now! chameber orchestra and has often performed with the Helsinki Sinfonietta, playing under the baton of conductors such as Christoph Alststaedt, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Leif Segerstam.

Now master student in the class of Mikael Helasvuo and Hanna Kinnunen. Livia is going to take part in an exchange program starting January in the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, studying there in the class of Jim Walker.


Ukrainian-born violinist Orest Smovzh is currently based in the United States. In addition to performing - Orest is dedicated to organizing festivals, promoting contemporary music, historically informed performance, music journalism and conducting. Orest is the co-founder of such projects as Melaka Classics – a classical music project in Malaysia, Collegium Managment- one of the most vibrant concert organizations of Ukraine, Dzenzelivka Classical Week - the first Ukrainian chamber music festival in a village, where he served as the Artistic Director for 8 years.

In his repertoire, Orest aims to expand as far as Renaissance, arranging for modern violin, but also working on the historical instruments. He commissioned and premiered around 40 works from leading composers of Ukraine, also Singapore and USA. In 2016, Orest had his conducting debut with Antoniy Baryshevskyi and Rivne Philharmonic Orchestra.

Born in Lviv, Orest started to play the violin under the guidance of his mother and Nadiya Varyanko. For the last few years, he works under mentorship of Midori Gotō and is currently on scholarship at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Orest also studied with Mariya Futorska, Yaroslava Rivnyak, Dmytro Tkachenko, Qian Zhou in Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kyiv, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, and USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles.

Orest collaborated in chamber performances with members of Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, musicians from Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy, pianists Thomas Hoppe, Albert Tiu and cellist Michael Kannen. He also worked on a diverse chamber repertoire with Gyorgy Takacs-Nagy, Jeffrey Kahane, Bernard Lanskey, Members of Tokyo String Quartet, Ellen Mack, Norman Fisher and Shlomo Mints.

As a soloist, Orest took part in historically informed performances with Masaaki Suzuki, also working with Nigel North, Ryo Terakado, and received continuous coachings from Adam and Rotem Gilbert.

Over the past few years, Orest led Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Chamber Orchestra, USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra, USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra, YST Conservatory Strings, European Youth Orchestra and Tchaikovsky Academy String Orchestra for performances in Kyiv, Singapore, Beijing, Los Angeles, Baltimore and several cities in Italy.

In numerous outreach projects with Midori Gotō, Orest played at orphanages, jails, hospitals and halfway homes in towns of Mexico and Los Angeles.

Orest had an inspirational pleasure of participating in masterclasses and lessons with Vadym Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Ivry Gitlis, Pierre Amoyal, Nam Yun Kim, Augustin Dumay, Petru Munteanu, Kszysztof Węgrzyn, Takashi Shimizu, David Takeno, Jacqueline Ross and Oleh Krysa.

Winner of 2015 Tadeusz Wroński Violin Solo Competition, and a finalist of 2018 George Enescu Violin Competition - Orest has performed on instruments by Guarneri del Gesù, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Carlo Landolfi, Lorenzo Storioni and Stefan-Peter Greiner, loaned by late Mr Rin Kei Mei and private collections.

Among his most notable recent concert projects are Bach in Joinery – performance of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas in Lviv, Schnittke and Bach in duo with Midori and Ukrainian Festival Orchestra, Ukrainian premiere of Busoni’s Violin Concerto op. 35 with UFOrchestra and Ivan Ostapovych. He also appeared as a soloist with George Enescu Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Uzbekistan National Symphony Orchestra, Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra and number of Ukrainian orchestras in such iconic halls as Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and others.

Orest’s artistic geography includes Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, San Marino, Spain, Great Britain, USA, Mexico, Israel, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore.



Born in Lyon, France in 1995, organist/composer Thomas Mellan was awarded first place in the keyboard division of the 2015 and 2016 national competitions sponsored by the Musical Merit Foundation. In 2011, he was one of six organists invited to record on the official Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ DVD. He performed as Rising Star in the American Guild of Organists’ West Region Regional Convention and in the Centennial International Summer Organ Festival at the Spreckels Pavilion. As Young Artist of the Year, he performed a solo recital in the 23rd Organ Festival at St. Eustache in Paris, France. In 2018, he performed in the International Organ Festival of Lille, and that of St. Antoine l’Abbaye, in France. He gave the Ukrainian premiere of Messiaen’s Livre d’Orgue in 2018 as part of a multi-concert residency at the Organ Hall of Lviv.

His catalogue of over thirty compositions includes orchestral, chamber and solo works. His work …on transcendence…, for five solo cellos and orchestra, was premiered by the Sakura cello quintet and the USC Thornton Symphony under the direction of Donald Crockett in 2016. Compositions have been performed in such venues as the Chautauqua Institute (New York), Rider University and the Princeton University Chapel (Princeton, New Jersey), the Spreckels Organ Pavilion (San Diego, California), Walt Disney Concert Hall, (Los Angeles, California), the University of Southern California and Église St. Eustache (Paris, France).

Mellan was the Outstanding Graduate of the undergraduate class of 2017 at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with a double major in organ performance and composition. He is pursuing a Master of Music degree at Thornton, retaining the double emphasis in organ and composition. He is studying organ with Cherry Rhodes and composition with Donald Crockett. Mellan received the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award in 2016. He was awarded the Thornton Faculty Award in 2013, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to an undergraduate at the Thornton School of Music.



PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1039:


- Adagio
- Allegro ma non presto
- Adagio e piano
- Presto

Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata, from the Musical Offering BWV 1079:

- Largo
- Allegro
- Andante
- Allegro

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Trio Sonata in G minor, Z.807

François Couperin, Sonade en trio, extrait de l’apothéose de Lully “La paix du parnasse"

- Gravement
- Sallie
- Rondement
- Vivement



Arrival: 7:30-8 pm Monday, March 11
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