2014/2015 Cliburn Concerts Brochure
In the midst of our busy, multitasking lives, the recital experience offers something different, something needed: a pure connection. A connection with our fellow audience members, with the artists on stage—but, more than anything, with the music. We stop for an hour or two, put down our phones, and allow the music to speak to us through its finely-trained and consummate ambassadors, who are—as described by Van Cliburn—but its witnesses and messengers. It is a seemingly paradoxical, uniquely valuable time when we can commune with others for a journey that is, at its core, introspective. Our guarantee for these Cliburn Concerts is to bring the world’s best witnesses and messengers to Fort Worth’s finest concert venues each season to deliver some of the best music ever written directly to you. We hope to connect with you soon.
CLIBURN CONCERTS 2014/2015 BASS / KIMBELL / MODERN In the midst of our busy, multitasking lives, the recital experience offers something different, something needed: a pure connection. A connection with our fellow audience members, with the artists on stage—but, more than anything, with the music. We stop for an hour or two, put down our phones, and allow the music to speak to us through its finely-trained and consummate ambassadors, who are—as described by Van Cliburn—but its witnesses and messengers. It is a seemingly paradoxical, uniquely valuable time when we can commune with others for a journey that is, at its core, introspective. Our guarantee for these Cliburn Concerts is to bring the world’s best witnesses and messengers to Fort Worth’s finest concert venues each season to deliver some of the best music ever written directly to you. We hope to connect with you soon. Jacques Marquis President and CEO BASS PERFORMANCE HALL the premier recital series in DFW — pairing the world’s top classical musicians with the city’s acoustically-rich landmark performance hall Cliburn at the Bass Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Beatrice Rana, piano Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Denis Matsuev, piano Tuesday, April 7, 2015 John Giordano Tribute Concert Haochen Zhang, 2009 gold Joyce Yang, 2005 silver Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold José Feghali, 1985 gold André-Michel Schub, 1981 gold Vladimir Viardo, 1973 gold Beatrice Rana piano 2013 Cliburn silver medalist Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. Bass Performance Hall [Rana] delivered an industrial-strength, knockout recital...with confidence as well as with a great deal of intuition and sensitivity. – Washington Times Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition for “intensely personalized music-making” (Dallas Morning News) that “had an electrical current running through virtually every measure” (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Recent and upcoming debuts include: Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kennedy Center, and Paris’ Théâtre des Champs Élysées with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Leonard Slatkin, and Fayçal Karoui. Denis Matsuev piano Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Bass Performance Hall Mr. Matsuev, wielding his athletic virtuosity and steely power, gave a chiseled, harddriving yet transparent performance.” – The New York Times Since his triumph at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the prominent pianists of his generation. In addition to performing in recital in the international music capitals, he has performed with the world’s great orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, and all of the legendary Russian orchestras, and with master conductors such as Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, and Lorin Maazel. In 2010, the New York Philharmonic invited him as a leading soloist, under Valery Gergiev, in the orchestra’s 15,000th concert, and he was recently a featured performer during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Bass Performance Hall Featuring: Haochen Zhang, 2009 gold Joyce Yang, 2005 silver Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold José Feghali, 1985 gold André-Michel Schub, 1981 gold Vladimir Viardo, 1973 gold John Giordano Tribute Concert Featuring eight Cliburn winners In 1973, Maestro John Giordano had just completed his first season as music director and conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra—a position he held for the next 27 years— when he was called on to serve as jury chairman for the Fourth Cliburn Competition. For 11 quadrennial competitions and over 40 years, he performed that role with dignity and excellence, as an integral and invaluable part of the Cliburn family. He helped launch the careers of many, many young pianists, among those the eight who return this spring to pay tribute to him as he now becomes the Cliburn’s first jury chairman emeritus. KIMBELL ART MUSEUM RENZO PIANO PAVILION brilliantly intimate concert experiences within the confines of Fort Worthâ€™s newest architectural star, the Renzo Piano Pavilion Cliburn at the Kimbell Thursday, October 30, 2014 James Ehnes, violin Thursday, November 13, 2014 David Fray, piano Thursday, January 29, 2015 Lawrence Brownlee, tenor James Ehnes violin with Andrew Armstrong, piano Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion James Ehnes, whose artistry suggests that in Paganini’s age he would have enjoyed similar stature to the great man, succeeds impressively in being more than merely thrilling…this is not simply a high-wire act. It’s playing of phenomenal control, allied to musicianship of the highest order. –The Times (London) Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, James Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Paavo Järvi, and Lorin Maazel. He has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly with many of the world’s most well-known orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, and the NHK Symphony Orchestras. His extensive discography of over 25 recordings has garnered many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy®, a Gramophone, and six Juno Awards. David Fray piano Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion Perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach player of his generation. –Der Spiegel French pianist David Fray was named “Newcomer of the Year 2008” by BBC Music Magazine. A frequent soloist with leading orchestras, he has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, and Riccardo Muti, with recent highlights including performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Cleveland and Boston Symphony Orchestras. He also maintains an active career as a recitalist, performing in the most important concert halls across Europe, Asia, and the United States, including the Louvre in Paris, Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Carnegie Hall in New York. Welcome this phenomenal artist in his Cliburn Concerts debut. Lawrence Brownlee tenor Thursday, January 29, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion He sang with agility, elegance and Rossinian style, tossing off high notes and roulades…this was a winning performance for an increasingly important artist. – New York Times The most in-demand American tenor in the world in the bel canto repertoire, Lawrence Brownlee continues to astonish audiences with the power and agility of his instrument. From firmly American roots, Brownlee has become a star on the international scene, performing opposite the leading ladies of opera and lauded continually for the seemingly effortless beauty of his voice. He has been featured in nearly every major theater in the world and enjoys a relationship with many premier conductors and symphony orchestras, and has also performed recitals at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Grand Théâtre de Genève in Switzerland, and on London’s Rosenblatt Series. MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH a must-attend for lovers of great new music, where works are heard and discussed by the composers themselves Cliburn at the Modern Saturday, October 11, 2014 Lowell Liebermann, composer Saturday, March 28, 2015 Mark Adamo, composer Lowell Liebermann composer Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth …the music of Lowell Liebermann communicates warmly and vividly. For all the lyrical fervour of Liebermann’s beguiling idiom, it rarely cloys, thanks in no small measure to the formidable craft he so abundantly possesses. – Gramophone Lowell Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded composers—a favorite among orchestras and distinguished artists worldwide. His compositions have been recorded and released by over 40 labels, and his Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Stephen Hough and the BBC Scottish Symphony, was nominated for a Grammy®. He has served as composer-in-residence for many organizations, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo’s Pacific Music Festival, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and won the Cliburn’s American Composers Invitational in 2001. He maintains an active performing schedule as pianist and conductor, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. Mark Adamo composer Saturday, March 28, 2015 â€“ 2:00 p.m. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth A minute after the music began, I knew that I was in the hands of a brilliant theatre composer. â€“ The New Yorker American composer-librettist Mark Adamo first attracted national attention with his uniquely celebrated dĂŠbut opera, Little Women, after the Alcott novel. Introduced by Houston Grand Opera in 1998, it is one of the most frequently performed American operas of the last 15 years, with more than 80 national and international engagements. While his principal work continues to be for the opera house (Lysistrata and The Gospel of Mary Magdalene), over the past several years he has ventured into chamber, symphonic, and choral composition; his first concerto, Four Angels, for harp and orchestra, was commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra and debuted in June 2007. Know Before You Come SEATING / AMENITIES Cliburn at the Bass: Subscribers receive priority seating in their chosen pricing level. You will be seated in or near your seats from last season. If you are new or interested in moving, please note your request on your order form, and weâ€™ll do our best to fulfill. Keyboard Circle members have the opportunity to purchase in the special seating sections and also are invited to intermission receptions in the Green Room. All Cliburn at the Bass subscribers also receive a complimentary pair of friend tickets to one of the performances, so be sure to include your choice on the order form as well. Cliburn at the Kimbell: Keyboard Circle members have the option to purchase reserved seating and should note any seating preferences on their order form. All other tickets will be general admission. Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the concert. Cliburn at the Modern: All tickets are general admission. PARKING Free parking is available at all Cliburn Concerts venues. Cliburn at the Bass: 777 Main Parking Garage (formerly Carter-Burgess), located directly south of Bass Performance Hall at Commerce and 5th Streets. You may enter the garage starting at 6 p.m. from either 5th or 6th Streets between Commerce and Calhoun. Parking for Cliburn patrons begins on Level 3. If asked, please show your tickets to the garage attendant to verify that you are attending the concert. Cliburn at the Kimbell and Modern: Use museum and street parking. CHILDREN Children must be 8 years of age or older to attend Cliburn at the Bass, Cliburn at the Kimbell, or Cliburn at the Modern concerts. We thank you for your cooperation. FILL THE HALL A key part of the Cliburnâ€™s mission is to share music with the largest audience possible. If you are unable to use your tickets, we ask that you give them to a fellow music lover to use, or let us know you wonâ€™t be using them by exchanging for another concert in the season or donating your tickets back. Bass Performance Hall Seating Keyboard Circle Box Tier Keyboard Circle Preferred Orchestra Orchestra I Orchestra II Orchestra III STAGE Kimbell Art Museum Seating Keyboard Reserved General Seating STAGE Cliburn Concerts 2014/2015 Season Renewal Order Form Deadline: June 30, 2014 All patrons must be 8 years or older SECTION Fax to: 817.212.4249 Order Online: Cliburn.org Mail to: Performing Arts Fort Worth Attn: Cliburn Subscription Renewal 330 East 4th Sreet, Suite 300 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Questions? Call 817.212.4450 Cliburn at the Bass: all 3 concerts at Bass Performance Hall PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL Keyboard Circle Box Tier* Keyboard Circle Preferred Orchestra* Orchestra I Orchestra II Orchestra III Teachers: Orchestra II $270 $195 $120 $84 $48 $48 x x x x x x =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ Introduce your friends to Cliburn at the Bass with a complimentary pair of tickets to a performance already included in your subscription package. Indicate your concert preference here: I would like to make the following seating request: Cliburn at the Kimbell: all 3 concerts at the Kimbell Art Museum SECTION PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL Keyboard Reserved General Seating I would like to make the following seating request: $195 $120 x x =$ =$ Cliburn at the Modern: all 2 concerts at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth SECTION PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL General Seating $40 x =$ * Keyboard Circle seating available with an annual donation of $1,500 or more. Cliburn Concerts 2014/2015 Season Renewal Order Form Personal Information: Name Address City Day Phone Email Fax to: 817.212.4249 Order Online: Cliburn.org Mail to: Performing Arts Fort Worth Attn: Cliburn Subscription Renewal 330 East 4th Sreet, Suite 300 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Questions? Call 817.212.4450 State Zip Evening Phone Seating Information: I am a current subscriber and would like the same seats I had for the last Cliburn Concerts season. 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Date CID Number* Cliburn Concerts 2014/2015 Cliburn at the Bass Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Beatrice Rana, piano Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Denis Matsuev, piano Tuesday, April 7, 2015 John Giordano Tribute Concert Haochen Zhang, 2009 gold Joyce Yang, 2005 silver Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold JosĂŠ Feghali, 1985 gold AndrĂŠ-Michel Schub, 1981 gold Vladimir Viardo, 1973 gold Cliburn at the Kimbell Thursday, October 30, 2014 James Ehnes, violin Thursday, November 13, 2014 David Fray, piano Thursday, January 29, 2015 Lawrence Brownlee, tenor Cliburn at the Modern Saturday, October 11, 2014 Lowell Liebermann, composer Saturday, March 28, 2015 Mark Adamo, composer Connect with the Cliburn Lots of easy ways to keep up with announcements and events: www.cliburn.org www.facebook.com/TheCliburn www.twitter.com/TheCliburn www.youtube.com/VanCliburnFoundation 2525 Ridgmar Boulevard, Suite 307 Fort Worth, TX, 76116 Office: 817.738.6536 Fax: 817.738.6534 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Support the Cliburn MEMBERSHIPS & DONATIONS Memberships start at $75, and all donations make a difference. 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