David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors
LATE NIGHT ROSE Thursday Evening, October 24, 2013 at 9:00 Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio 3,244th Concert
PATRICK CASTILLO, host GLORIA CHIEN, piano BENJAMIN BEILMAN, violin NICOLAS DAUTRICOURT, violin PAUL NEUBAUER, viola MIHAI MARICA, cello JAMES AUSTIN SMITH, oboe
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Many donors support the artists of the Chamber Music Society Two program. This evening, we gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Jeehyun Kim, The Khalil Rizk Fund, and The Winston Foundation.
LATE NIGHT ROSE Thursday Evening, October 24, 2013 at 9:00 PATRICK CASTILLO, host GLORIA CHIEN, piano BENJAMIN BEILMAN, violin NICOLAS DAUTRICOURT, violin PAUL NEUBAUER, viola MIHAI MARICA, cello JAMES AUSTIN SMITH, oboe
ARTHUR BLISS (1891-1975)
Quintet for Oboe and Strings (1927) Assai sostenuto—Moderato Andante con moto Vivace SMITH, DAUTRICOURT, BEILMAN, NEUBAUER, MARICA
KAROL SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937)
JOSEF SUK (1874-1935)
Nocturne and Tarantella for Violin and Piano, Op. 28 (1915) BEILMAN, CHIEN
Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1 (1891) Allegro appassionato Adagio Allegro con fuoco CHIEN, BEILMAN, NEUBAUER, MARICA
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Patrick Castillo leads a multifaceted career as a composer, performer, writer, and educator. His music has been featured at festivals and venues throughout the United States and internationally including Spoleto Festival USA, June in Buffalo, the Santa Fe New Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Berklee College of Music, Tenri Cultural Institute, Bavarian Academy of Music in Munich, and Nuremberg Museum of Contemporary Art. He is variously active as an explicator of music to a wide range of listeners. He has provided liner and program notes for numerous recording labels and concert series: most prolifically for Music@ Menlo, a chamber music festival and institute in Silicon Valley for which he also serves as artistic administrator. In this latter capacity, he has led a variety of pre-concert discussion events; designed outreach presentations for middle and high school students; and authored, narrated, and produced the widely acclaimed AudioNotes series of listener’s guides to the chamber music literature. His writing credits also include New York City Opera’s musical introduction to Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’Étoile, a live presentation for young listeners featuring full orchestra and soloists. Mr. Castillo has been a guest lecturer at Fordham University, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass in Kentucky, ChamberFest Cleveland, and String Theory at the Hunter in Chattanooga, Tennessee. From 2010 to 2013, he served as senior director of artistic planning for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Violinist Benjamin Beilman is the recipient of both a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2012 London Music Masters Award. This season, he
makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut at Weill Hall and his concerto debut at Stern Auditorium performing with the New York Youth Symphony. Additional concerto debuts include appearances with the London Philharmonic at Royal Festival Hall, the Los Angeles and Indianapolis chamber orchestras, the Buffalo and Chicago philharmonics, and the Fort Worth and Greenville symphonies. He has performed as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony, L’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner. He has appeared at Music@Menlo, Bay Chamber Concerts, Caramoor, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Music from Angel Fire, and Chamber Music Northwest as well as at the Bridgehampton, Marlboro, Santa Fe, Seattle, and Sedona Chamber Music Festivals. First Prize Winner in the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he performed debut recitals in New York and in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center. He was also awarded YCA’s Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship. Mr. Beilman was First Prize Winner of the 2010 Montréal International Musical Competition and winner of the People’s Choice Award, through which he recorded Prokofiev’s complete sonatas for violin and piano. A member of Chamber Music Society Two, he previously studied with Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy. Chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the Superior Pianists of the Year and described by that newspaper as one “… who appears
to excel in everything,” pianist Gloria Chien made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has appeared as a soloist under the batons of Sergiu Comissiona, Keith Lockhart, Thomas Dausgaard, and Irwin Hoffman. She has presented recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jordan Hall, Harvard Musical Association, Caramoor Musical Festival, Verbier Festival, Salle Cortot in Paris, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. An avid chamber musician, she has been the resident pianist with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston since 2000. She has recorded for Chandos Records, and recently released a CD with clarinetist Anthony McGill. In 2009 she launched String Theory, a chamber music series at the Hunter Museum of American Art in downtown Chattanooga, as its founder and artistic director, and the following year she was appointed director of the Chamber Music Institute at the Music@Menlo festival. A native of Taiwan, Ms. Chien is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where she was a student of Russell Sherman and Wha-Kyung Byun. She is an associate professor at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, a member of Chamber Music Society Two, and a Steinway Artist. Voted ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year at the Midem in Cannes and awarded the Sacem Georges Enesco Prize, Nicolas Dautricourt is one of the most brilliant and engaging French violinists of his generation. He appears at major international venues, including the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and appears at many festivals such as Lockenhaus, Radio-
France/Montpellier, Ravinia, Sintra, and Davos. He has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre National de France, Quebec Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, Mexico Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, the Kanazawa Orchestral Ensemble, Belgrade Radio Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic, Nice Philharmonic, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Novossibirsk Chamber Orchestra, and European Camerata, under conductors Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Michael Francis, Dennis Russell Davies, Michiyoshi Inoue, Kazuki Yamada, Yuri Bashmet, Fabien Gabel, Fayçal Karoui, and Mark Foster. He appears in such jazz festivals as Jazz à Vienne, Jazz in Marciac, Sud-Tyroler Jazz Festival, Jazz San Javier, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and the European Jazz Festival in Athens. Finalist and prizewinner in numerous international violin contests, such as the Wieniawski, Lipizer, Belgrade, and Viotti competitions, he has studied with Philip Hirschhorn, Miriam Fried, and Jean-Jacques Kantorow, and became artistic director of Les Moments Musicaux de Gerberoy in 2007. He is a member of Chamber Music Society Two and his three-year residency is the first to be supported by the Khalil Rizk Fund. He currently plays an instrument by Sanctus Seraphin (Venice, 1735). Cellist Mihai Marica won the first prize in the 2005 Irving M. Klein International String Competition. He also received First Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the 2006 “Dr. Luis Sigall” International Competition in Viña del Mar, Chile and the 2006 Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi Fellowship Grant. He has performed with orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of Chile, Xalapa Symphony in Mexico, the Hermitage State Orchestra of St.
Petersburg in Russia, the Jardins Musicaux Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Santa Cruz Symphony in the US. He also appeared in recital performances in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Holland, South Korea, Japan, Chile, the United States, and Canada. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with such artists as Mihae Lee, Peter Frankl, Ani Kavafian, William Purvis, David Shifrin, André Watts, and Edgar Meyer, and is a member of the award winning Amphion String Quartet. He played a Weill Hall debut recital and a Zankel Hall debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in early 2008. Mr. Marica studied with Gabriela Todor in his native Romania and with Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music where he was awarded the Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees. He is a member of Chamber Music Society Two and his three-year residency is supported by The Winston Foundation. Violist Paul Neubauer’s exceptional musicality and effortless playing distinguish him as one of his generation’s quintessential artists. This season he will give the world premiere of a new viola concerto by Aaron Jay Kernis with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Roberto Abbado), followed by performances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony, and the Idyllwild Arts Orchestra. He also performs in recital with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and in a newly formed trio with soprano Susanna Phillips and Anne-Marie McDermott, which performs a wide range of repertoire including salon style songs for voice, viola, and piano. He will be seen performing salon music for viola and ensemble in The Dark Side, a film starring Edoardo
Ballerini and Ali Ahn that will be released in 2014. Appointed principal violist of the New York Philharmonic at age 21, he has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras including the New York, Los Angeles, and Helsinki philharmonics; National, St. Louis, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, and Bournemouth symphonies; and Santa Cecilia, English Chamber, and Beethovenhalle orchestras. Mr. Neubauer gave the world premiere of the revised Bartók Viola Concerto as well as concertos by Penderecki, Picker, Jacob, Lazarof, Suter, Müller-Siemens, Ott, and Friedman and is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and Mannes College. He has been an Artist of the Chamber Music Society since 1989. Praised for his “dazzling,” “virtuosic,” and “brilliant” performances (The New York Times), oboist James Austin Smith performs equal parts new and old music across the United States and around the world. He is a member of Chamber Music Society Two, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), the Talea Ensemble and Decoda, as well as a regular guest of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Cygnus. His festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Marlboro, Lucerne, Chamber Music Northwest, SchleswigHolstein, Stellenbosch, MecklenburgVorpommern, OK Mozart, Schwetzingen, and Spoleto USA; he has performed with the St. Lawrence and Orion string quartets and recorded for the Nonesuch, Bridge, Mode, and Kairos labels. Mr. Smith received his Master of Music degree in 2008 from the Yale School of Music and graduated in 2005 with Bachelor of Arts (in political science) and Bachelor of Music degrees from Northwestern University. He spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Leipzig, Germany at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn-
Bartholdy” and is an alumnus of “The Academy,” a collaboration of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, the Weill Music Institute, and the New York City Department of Education. His principal teachers are Stephen Taylor, Christian
Wetzel, Humbert Lucarelli, Hansjörg Schellenberger, and Ray Still. In the fall of 2012 he joined the faculty at SUNY Purchase. The son of musician parents and eldest of four boys, Mr. Smith was born in New York and raised in Connecticut.
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:30 PM • Alice Tully Hall Works by Spohr, Shostakovich, and Enescu
NEW MUSIC IN THE KAPLAN PENTHOUSE
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:30 PM • Kaplan Penthouse Works by Lieberson, Abrahamsen, and Golijov
MASTER CLASS WITH ANNE-MARIE McDERMOTT
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:00 AM • Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio