David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors
LATE NIGHT ROSE Thursday Evening, May 16, 2013 at 9:00 Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio 3,224th Concert
SEAN LEE, violin MARK HOLLOWAY, viola MIHAI MARICA, cello KURT MUROKI, double bass RANSOM WILSON, flute JAMES AUSTIN SMITH, oboe DAVID SHIFRIN, clarinet BRAM VAN SAMBEEK, bassoon RADOVAN VLATKOVIĆ, horn PATRICK CASTILLO, host
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LATE NIGHT ROSE Thursday Evening, May 16, 2013 at 9:00 SEAN LEE, violin MARK HOLLOWAY, viola MIHAI MARICA, cello KURT MUROKI, double bass RANSOM WILSON, flute JAMES AUSTIN SMITH, oboe DAVID SHIFRIN, clarinet BRAM VAN SAMBEEK, bassoon RADOVAN VLATKOVIĆ, horn PATRICK CASTILLO, host
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959)
Nonet for Winds and Strings (1959) Poco allegro Andante Allegretto WILSON, SMITH, SHIFRIN, VAN SAMBEEK, VLATKOVIĆ, LEE, HOLLOWAY, MARICA, MUROKI
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20 (1799) Adagio—Allegro con brio Adagio cantabile Tempo di menuetto Tema con variazioni: Andante Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace Andante con moto alla marcia—Presto SHIFRIN, VAN SAMBEEK, VLATKOVIĆ, LEE, HOLLOWAY, MARICA, MUROKI
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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 program notes for numerous 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. In 2010, he was appointed director of artistic planning by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Violist Mark Holloway is a chamber musician sought after in the United States and abroad. He has appeared at prestigious festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor, Banff, Cartagena, Taos, Music from Angel Fire, Mainly Mozart,
and the Boston Chamber Music Society. Performances have taken him to farflung places such as Chile and Greenland, and he plays regularly at chamber music festivals in France, Switzerland, and at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England. A member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, he also frequently appears as a guest with the New York Philharmonic and Orpheus. Mr. Holloway has been principal violist at Tanglewood and of the New York String Orchestra, and has played as guest principal of the American Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has performed at Bargemusic, the 92nd Street Y, the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and on radio and television throughout the United States and Europe, most recently a Live From Lincoln Center broadcast. Hailed as an “outstanding violist” by American Record Guide, and praised by Zürich’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung for his “warmth and intimacy,” he has recorded for the Marlboro Recording Society, CMS Live, Naxos, and Albany labels. A former member of Chamber Music Society Two and a current Artist of the Society, Mr. Holloway was a student of Michael Tree at The Curtis Institute of Music and received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University. With performances described by The New York Times as “breathtakingly beautiful,” violinist Sean Lee is quickly gaining recognition as one of today’s most talented rising artists, having received prizes in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. His debut album featuring the Strauss Violin Sonata was released by EMI Classics exclusively for
iTunes in February 2012 and reached the Top 20 of the iTunes “Top Classical Albums” list. Highlights of the 2012-13 season include concerto performances with the Jerusalem Symphony and Utah Symphony and a recital in the Wiener Konzerthaus. In recent years he has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra Del Teatro Carlo Felice, Westchester Symphony, Peninsula Symphony, Torrance Symphony, Redlands Symphony, and the Juilliard Orchestra, and as a recitalist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. In addition to his solo engagements, he has given chamber music performances at venues including the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, Americas Society, and Le Poisson Rouge. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a student of Itzhak Perlman, Mr. Lee became a teaching assistant to Mr. Perlman at The Juilliard School, and also teaches as a faculty member of the Perlman Music Program, where he was a student for six years. He is a member of Chamber Music Society Two and performs on a 1799 Nicolas Lupot violin. 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 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. He played a Weill Hall debut recital and a Zankel Hall debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in early 2008. He is a member of the award winning Amphion String Quartet, which this season performs a residency at Caramoor, tours California, and appears at Weill Hall. A member of Chamber Music Society Two, 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. Kurt Muroki has performed with the Jupiter Chamber Players, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Ballet, 92nd Street Y, and Bargemusic. His festival appearances include Marlboro Music Festival, Festival L’Autonne at IRCAM, and the Aspen Music Festival. He is also active playing commercials; movies with titles including the Oscar winning film The Departed, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Julie and Julia, and Moonrise Kingdom; and popular and classical recordings with such artists as The Who, Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Itzhak Perlman. He has collaborated with the Guarneri, Juilliard, and Tokyo quartets among others, and has performed concerto tours throughout Asia and the United States. A native of Maui, Hawaii, he began his musical studies on the violin and went on to study the double bass at The Juilliard School with Homer R. Mensch. He is currently on the faculty at SUNY Stony Brook and the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. He is also on the board of directors of the International Society of
Bassists, is a D’Addario Strings Artist, and is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society. Mr. Muroki plays a double bass once owned by the famous double bassist Domenico Dragonetti and attributed to Nicolò Amati circa 1665. A Yale University faculty member since 1987, clarinetist David Shifrin is artistic director of Yale’s Chamber Music Society series and Yale in New York, a concert series at Carnegie Hall. He has been an Artist of the Chamber Music Society for 23 years and served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004, inaugurating the CMS Two program and the annual Brandenburg Concerto concerts. Currently in his 32nd season as artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, he has collaborated with the Guarneri, Tokyo, and Emerson string quartets and is a member of the Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio. Winner of the Avery Fisher Prize, he is also the recipient of a Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A top prize winner in competitions throughout the world, including Munich, Geneva, and San Francisco, he has held principal clarinet positions in The Cleveland Orchestra and the American Symphony under Leopold Stokowski. His recordings have received three Grammy nominations and his performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra was named Record of the Year by Stereo Review. He has also released two CDs of Lalo Schifrin’s compositions, one of which was nominated for a Latin Grammy. At home with the work of such contemporary composers as John Adams, Joan Tower, Bruce Adolphe, and Ezra Laderman, Mr. Shifrin commissioned a concerto from Ellen Taaffe Zwilich that he premiered at CMS and with the Buffalo Philharmonic in 2002.
Praised for his “brilliant” (The New York Times) and “confident and controlled” (The Boston Globe) solo performances, oboist James Austin Smith is an active performer of and advocate for chamber and new music. He is an artist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), The Declassified, and the Talea Ensemble and a regular guest of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at the Music@ Menlo, Marlboro Music, Chamber Music Northwest, Spoleto USA, Lucerne, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Stellenbosch, and Schleswig-Holstein festivals and has recorded for the Nonesuch, Bridge, Mode, Kairos, and Naxos labels. Mr. Smith holds bachelor’s degrees in music and political science from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Leipzig, Germany. He is a recent alumnus of “The Academy,” a collaboration of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the New York City Department of Education. His principal teachers are Stephen Taylor, Christian Wetzel, Humbert Lucarelli, Hansjörg Schellenberger, and Ray Still. The son of musician parents and eldest of four boys, he was born in New York and raised in Connecticut. Mr. Smith is a member of the faculty of the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase and a member of Chamber Music Society Two. Bram van Sambeek was the first bassoonist to receive the Dutch Music Prize, the highest Dutch Cultural Award. A 2011 Borletti Buitoni Trust Award winner, he performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam, and Georgian Sinfonietta and he plays as guest principal with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, he is a member
of the Orlando Quintet, and made his Amsterdam Concertgebouw debut in 2003. He is a regular guest at the Delft Chamber Music Festival, Orlando Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, and the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, and has investigated concert practice in cooperation with Radio Kootwijk Live, including experimenting with playing people to sleep. In March 2012 Brilliant Classics released his second recording BassoonKaleidoscope, and this season he performs new bassoon concertos by Sebastian Fagerlund and Kalevi Aho and will record them for the BIS label. From 2002 until 2011 he was principal bassoonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; since 2009 he has been teaching the bassoon at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam. Mr. van Sambeek began his studies with Fred Gaasterland and continued with Joep Terwey and Johan Steinmann at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. After graduation, he took private lessons with Gustavo Núñez. He is a member of Chamber Music Society Two. Radovan Vlatković has performed extensively around the globe and popularized the horn as a recording artist and teacher. He recently premiered Penderecki’s Horn Concerto in Bremen with the composer as conductor. He is the winner of numerous competitions, including the Premio Ancona in 1979 and the ARD Competition in 1983; these honors led to invitations to music festivals throughout Europe—including Salzburg, Vienna, Edinburgh, and Dubrovnik—and the Americas, Australia, Israel, Korea, and Japan. As a chamber musician, he has performed at Gidon Kremer’s Lockenhaus, Svyatoslav Richter’s December Evenings in Moscow, and András Schiff’s Mondsee, as well as the Marlboro Festival, Prussia Cove,
and the Casals Festival. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, such as the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, Mozarteum Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra Rome, Melbourne Orchestra, the NHK Orchestra in Tokyo, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The recipient of several German Record Critics’ Awards, he has recorded Mozart and Strauss concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra and Jeffrey Tate for EMI, two-horn concertos by Leopold Mozart and Johann Friedrich Fasch with Hermann Baumann and Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, and the Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the Oriol Ensemble in Berlin. An Artist of the Chamber Music Society, Mr. Vlatković is on the faculty of the Mozarteum Salzburg, Hochschule Zürich, and holds the Canon horn chair at the Queen Sofia School in Madrid. Flutist/conductor Ransom Wilson has performed in concert with major orchestras the world over. As a conductor, in recent seasons he has led opera performances at the New York City Opera and was an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. This season he continues as a member of the conducting staff of the Metropolitan Opera. Founder and Artistic Director of LE TRAIN BLEU ensemble, he has been a guest conductor of the Houston, KBS, Kraków, Denver, New Jersey, Hartford, and Berkeley symphonies; the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra; the Hallé Orchestra; and the chamber orchestras of St. Paul and Los Angeles. He has also appeared with the Glimmerglass Opera, Minnesota Opera, and the Opera of La Quinzena Musical in Spain. As an educator, he regularly leads master classes at the Paris Conservatory, Juilliard
School, Moscow Conservatory, Cambridge University, and others. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he was an Atlantique Foundation scholar in Paris, where he studied privately with Jean-Pierre Rampal. His recording career, which includes three Grammy Award nominations, began in 1973 with Jean-Pierre Rampal and I Solisti
Veneti. Since then he has recorded over 30 albums as flutist and/or conductor. Mr. Wilson is Professor of Flute at the Yale University School of Music, Principal Conductor at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, and has been an Artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1991.