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Concert Program Brandenburg Concerto No. 5..............................................J S Bach Allegro Anna Ouspenskaya, Harpsicord Anna Seo, Violin Krista Pack, Flute Fugue in G minor BWV 578.................... J S Bach arr Don Stewart Krista Pack, Flute Elise Favia, Oboe Paul Bernstein, Clarinet Kevin Robinson, French Horn Troy Baban, Bassoon String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op 44 No. 2.....Felix Mendelssohn Thomas Gardner, 1st Violin Stephen Matthie, 2nd Violin Don Maclean, Viola Sarah Haughton, Cello


Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” K. 492..............W A Mozart arr Lanny Pollet Krista Pack, Flute Elise Favia, Oboe Paul Bernstein, Clarinet Kevin Robinson, French Horn Troy Baban, Bassoon

Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543..........................J S Bach Paul Skevington, Organ Albinoni Adagio in G minor.................................Remo Giazotto Lia Chiflemariam, Violin 6 Pieces pour hautbois & quatuor a cordes op 179 No.1................ ....................Charles Koechlin arr Lajos Lencses II Allegro, pas vite I Andante con moto, quasi allegretto moderato VI Allegro, tres decide, clair et gai Elise Favia, Oboe Justin Lee, 1st Violin Kirsten Williams, 2nd Violin Timothy Vales, Viola James Strack, Cello 1. Oblivion 2. Concert d’aujourd’hui 3. Rio Siena 4. Nightclub 1960................................................... .Astor Piazzolla Cindy Wolverton, Clarinet Fred Myers, Bassoon Fabian Faccio, Piano

Program Notes Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 - 1750 Brandenburg Concerto #5, 1st movement BWV 1050 Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 Johann Sebastian Bach was a German Baroque era composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist. He is known throughout the musical world for his skills in counterpoint, harmonic organization, and the incorporation and adaptation of music from outside Germany - particularly Italian and French styles. Bach’s family was quite musical; his father JA Bach was town music master and all of his uncles were musicians as well. Bach learned to play violin and harpsichord from his father, and his brother taught him the clavichord and introduced him to the musical styles and works of the time. Bach attended St Michael’s school in Lüneburg for voice studies. Upon graduation, he served as kappelmeister оr music director, to Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Kothen, Cantor of Thomasschule in Leipzig, and Royal Court Composer to August III. Bach was well known throughout Europe as a consummate organist, but was not well recognized for his compositional skills until the 19th century when his music enjoyed a renaissance due in part to the interest of Felix Mendelssohn. He is widely regarded today as the principal composer of the Baroque era, and one of the greatest composers of all time. The Brandenburg Concertos were presented by Bach to Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedtwhile on the privy in Salzburg in 1721. The six concertos are among the finest musical compositions of the Baroque Era. Bach composed the concertos over a period of several years while he was Kappelmeister at Kothen. It is thought that the mix of instruments on the six concertos reflected the 17 musicians that were with Bach at Kothen, and each of the six uses different combinations of those instruments, giving both solo lines and melodies to all. The Fifth Brandenburg Concerto is in three movements: Allegro, Affettuoso, and Allegro; we play here for you the first Allegro movement. The concerto is written with both concertino and ripeno passages; for the concertino passages the instrumentation is for harpsichord (obligato), violin and flute, and for the ripeno passages the instrumentation is violin, viola, cello, violone (bass ) and harpsichord (continuo). It is thought that the concerto was written in 1719 for a competition in Dresden against French organist Louis Marchand, one of whose themes was incorporated by Bach into the central movement of the concerto. The Fugue in G minor, known as the “Little Fugue”, was originally composed by Bach for organ and has been arranged for other instruments, including the version played today, arranged for wind quintet.

The four and one half-measure subject of the four-voice fugue is one of the most popular and well known musical phrases written by Bach, and Bach used a technique used by Arcangelo Corelli Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 (an alternate version is numbered BWV 543a) is a piece of organ music written by Johann Sebastian Bach sometime around his years as court organist to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1708– 1717). It is the final incarnation of Bach’s harpsichord Fugue in A minor, BWV 944, written in 1708. Because of the piece’s overall rhapsodic nature, many organists play this piece freely, and in a variety of tempi; it can be easily transcribed to a different instrument. Liszt included it in his transcriptions of the “six great preludes and fugues” BWV 543-8 for piano. Felix Mendelssohn 1809 - 1847 String Quartet #4 in E Minor, op. #44, Scherzo (2nd mvt) Felix Mendelssohn was a German composer, pianist, organist and condutor in the early Romantic period. His grandfather was the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. He was born on February 3, 1809 in Hamburg, Germany. His father was Abraham Mendelssohn, a banker, and his mother was Lea Saloman from the Itzig family. Mendelssohn was the second of four children, and was quite musically precocious along with his older sister Fanny. He began piano instruction from his mother at age six, and under Marie Bigot in Paris at seven. It is thought that he made his first concert appearance at the age of nine when he accompanied a horn duo in a chamber music performance. Mendelssohn was deeply influenced by the Baroque period in general and JS Bach in particular and his music shows an appreciation for and study of the tonal clarity and counterpoint of Bach’s music. Mendelssohn’s String Quartet #4 was written along with Quartet #’s 3 and 5 as op. 44 and dedicated to Crown Prince Gustavus of Sweden in 1837, written while he was on his honeymoon with his wife Cécile Jeanrenaud. Like all of Mendelssohn’s string quartets, #4 has four movements: Allegro, Scherzo, Andante, & Presto Agitato. The second Scherzo movement performed heret is a fine example of Mendelssohn’s extraordinary talent and taste for the tastefully spectacular. The lightness of it, its quick exchanges, and its transparency, show a fleetness and facility which he always had, and which no other composer has ever really matched. Wolfgang A Mozart 1756 - 1791 Marriage of Figaro Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era; he was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg in what is now Austria. His father was Leopold Mozart and his mother was Anna Maria, née Pertl. His father Leopold was a minor composer and an accomplished music teacher. W.A. Mozart’s musical education began at the age of three while

looking over his sister’s shoulder during her clavier lessons with their father. At four he could easily play a series of thirds on the keyboard, and by five he was picking out compositions on the clavier, which his father would write down (KV 1-5), thus demonstrating his extremely high level of musical intelligence. The young Mozart travelled with his family all around Europe and he and his sister performed exhibitions, which showcased their musical precocity at court in Munich, Mannheim, Paris, London, The Hague and Zurich. During these musical tours of Europe, Mozart met and listened to the works of many famous composers of the time, and was especially influenced by Johann Christian Bach whom Mozart visited with in 1764 and 1765. In 1773, Mozart returned with his family to Salzburg and was hired as a court musician by Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo; during this period he worked with many other musicians and worked on symphonies, sonatas, string quartets, masses, serenades and even a few operas. Over his relatively short life - he lived only to the age of 35 - Mozart was to compose an incredible number and variety of music across a rich spectrum of classical styles. Mozart died of what is thought to have been rheumatic fever on December 5, 1791. The “Marriage of Figaro, or the Day of Madness” (It. Le Nozze di Figaro, ossia la folle giornata) is a comic opera based on a comic play by Pierre Beaumarchais. The first performances of the original play were initially banned in Vienna because they were considered naughty, and Mozart’s librettist Da Ponté had to get approval for the operatic version. The Overture from The Marriage of Figaro is very famous in its own right, and is often performed, as here, as a concert piece. The opera was first performed at Theatre An Per Wien, and upon hearing it for the first time, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria commented “Far too noisy, my dear Mozart, far too many notes.” The overture stands alone and does not quote any of the themes from the larger opera, although several phrases from the overture are quoted in the opera. Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni 1671 - 1751 Adagio in G minor Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni was an Italian Baroque composer of both operas and instrumental music. He was born in Venice in 1671; his father, Antonio Albinoni was a well-to-do paper merchant who played violin and studied vocal music. In 1705, Albinoni married with the maestro di cappella of San Marco as a witness; little else is known about his life. Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor has a mysterious past. There are not manuscripts extant signed or otherwise, in fact though popularly ascribed to Albinoni the Adagio in G was composed by Albinoni biographer and musicologist Remo Giazotto, based on his purported discovery of a fragment of the original manuscript. The Adagio in G Minor is typically orcestrated for String

Ensemble with Organ or String Ensemble alone, here it is performed with Organ. The piece is very popular and has been used in many films and even advertisements.. Charles Koechlin, 1867 - 1950 Oboe Quintet (strings & oboe), op. 179, mvts. #’s 1, 2 & 10 Charles Louis Eugene Koechlin was a prolific French composer and teacher of music, he also wrote works about music. He was born in Paris, and was the youngest child of a large family. His father died when he was 14, and his mother was from Alsace. Although he was interested in music from an early age, his family wanted him to study engineering, so he enrolled at L’École Polytecnique in 1887, but had to withdraw and repeat his first year upon contracting Tuberculosis. He entered the Paris Conservatory in 1890 and studied with Taudou, Gedalge, and Bourgault-Ducoudray and Fauré and had as fellow-pupils Enescu, Le Grand, Hahn and other influential French musicians. He had a long and successful career composing and teaching, including several extended visits to the United States, and teaching at UC, Berkeley. He wrote symphonies, symphonic poems, orchestral works, concertos, music for wind band, instrumental music, and choral and vocal works. The Oboe Quintet performed today is drawn from the larger work 14 Pièces for oboe and piano op.179 and was arranged by Lajos Lencses as an Oboe Quintet. Ástor Piazzolla 1921 -1993 1 oblivion 2 concert d’aujourd’hui 3 rio Siena 4 nightclub 1960 Ástor Piazzolla was an Argentinean composer of tango music, and a master bandoneon player (like an accordion but a member of the concertina family); his style of tango revolutionized tango and created a new style, Nuevo Tango. He was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1921. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Vicente “Nonino” Piazzolla and Asunta Manetti. When he was four years he and his family moved to Greenwich Village in New York City which was then a dangerous place of gangsters and working-class immigrants. His father bought him a bandoneon in 1929. He would listen to his father’s recordings of tango orchestras and jazz and classical music including JS Bach. The first piece performed today, Oblivion, was written for chamber ensemble by Piazzolla in 1982 and became very popular when released on the soundtrack of the film Henry IV, the Mad King by Marco Bellochio. The second and fourth works (concert d’aujourd’hui and nightclub 1960) that are performed today are pieces included in his famous work Histoire du Tango, originally composed for flute and guitar but arranged over the years for various instrumental combinations.

Pauline (Tina) Anderson is in her twenty-ninth season as Director of the McLean Youth Orchestra (MYO). She has consistently produced outstanding musical performances while exhibiting a caring interest in each musician in the youth orchestra. Her high artistic goals along with the dedication of the musicians have resulted in the growing reputation for excellence that the MYO enjoys today. Ms. Anderson was educated at The Catholic University of America, Rice University, Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, George Mason University, and a master class for Leonard Slatkin, of the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Anderson teaches in Springfield, has recorded for the Williamsburg Collection, and is the founding member of the professional Musikfest Players. Ms. Anderson studies music liturgy at Virginia Theological Seminary, and is a professor at NVCC. She served on the Board of the American Symphony Orchestra League. She received the 2003-2004 Kennedy Center Award for the People to People Project and was recognized for organizing orchestra programs in Peru, Colombia, Haiti, and Honduras. Ms. Anderson holds the Order of the Grande Crox from Germany and was awarded the Order of the Thistle by the Knights of the Garter for her community service. Ms. Anderson received the Master Teacher Award from the Potomac School. She has been appointed Virginia State String Chairman for the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) for the next two years. In October she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement from Shenandoah University. Dr. Deborah R. Volker, violinist/conductor, is a native of Lansdale, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Music degree, Professional Studies Certificate, and Teacher Certification from Temple University; Master of Music degree from Northwestern University; and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Catholic University of America. She also received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Northern Virginia Community College. Â Her teachers have included Helen Kwalwasser, Myron Kartman, Luis Biava, and Robert Gerle. She has studied conducting with Piotr Gajewski. Dr. Volker is a Senior Master Sergeant in The United States Air Force Band where she performs as violinist with The USAF Strings. In addition to her primary duty, she also serves as Unit Evaluations Manager and Self-Aide Buddy Care Instructor for The USAF Band. Dr. Volker is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity and currently serves as the National Vice President, Ritual and Fraternity Education. In addition, she also volunteers as a paramedic with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and currently holds the positions of President and Rescue Captain of the Franconia Volunteer Fire Department.

Randy Sharp (rehearsal conductor) has been involved in the MYO as rehearsal conductor and bass coach for 20 years. He previously served as an area music educator in Fairfax County Public Schools, and is founder and conductor of the Arlington United Methodist Church Orchestra. He is principal of the Rappahannock POPS Orchestra and is the bass coach for the NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra. Anna Ouspenskaya is one of Washington DC’s most recognized performing artists. In 1991 she made her first trip to the United States, winning Second Prize in the Bach International Piano Competition in Washington, DC. In 1993 Ms. Ouspenskaya was a finalist at the Bach International Piano Competition in Germany. She made her first CD in 1995 with Altarus records, and her second is on its way on Ramsey records due for release this summer. Both CDs represent Russian music: the 1st of Rodion Shchedrin and the 2nd of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. Native of Yaroslavl, Russia, Anna was born to a family of professional musicians. She started her piano study at the age of six. At the age of seven she made her debut with the Yaroslavl Philharmonic playing Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major. She earned her Master’s degree from St. Petersburg Conservatory and made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1999, and Kennedy Center debut in 2002. She often plays in a duo with her husband, cellist Igor Zubkovsky. A founding member of Capital Piano Trio, their most recent CD presents works of Mendelssohn and Babajanian. A committed teacher, Anna holds a private studio in her home, and she is on the piano faculty of Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. Dr. Paul Skevington is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He and his wife Kathleen reside in Ashburn, Virginia. Since 1993, He has been the Minister of Music and Liturgy at Saint Luke. He was very much involved in the project to secure the very popular 61-rank Steiner-Reck mechanical-action pipe organ, installed in the church in 1998. He has developed a highly acclaimed well rounded sacred music program at the church, with the 35 voice Festival Choir at the center of the musical activities. Paul holds degrees in organ performance from Indiana University and a Doctorate degree in Liturgical Music from The Catholic University of America. He is past dean of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and past chairperson for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians’ Section for Organists.

MYO extends its heartfelt thanks to its supporters: American Legion Post 270 of McLean, VA St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church Virginia Federation of Music Clubs National Federation of Music Clubs Springfield Music Clubs Crusade for Strings Arts Council of Fairfax County Virginia Commission for the Arts Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela

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CONGRATULATIONS to our members who made All-States! Troy Baban, bassoon (all-state band) Elisa Favia, English Horn (1st chair, all-state orchestra) Timothy Vales, viola (all-state orchestra)

Parent Volunteers A special thanks to the MYO families whose generosity, dedication, and hard work allow us to provide a rewarding musical experience for young people in our area. Please thank our parent volunteers for helping this organization perform! Jasmine Moghissi, MYO Parent Rep to the McLean Orchestra Board of Trustees Sarah Meservey, Attendance Cynthia Baban & Donna Visocan Advertising Raba Letteri, Volunteer Scheduling Kantilina Srikanth & Rose Peng, Orchestra Music Librarians Mary Folks & Tran Perry, Chamber Music Librarians Caroline Nelson, Sectional Coordinator Lily Su, MYO Merchandise Mark Champney, Program Notes Kathy Williams, CD Coordinator Mark Champney, Photography Roy Baban, Video Photography Caroline Nelson & Raba Letteri, Concert Reception Chi Wai, Henrietta Anderson Concerto Competition Coordinator

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