Loyola University Chicago Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents
ORCHESTRA NOVEMBER 7, 2012
MUNDELEIN CENTER AUDITORIUM
FALL 2012 CONCERT SERIES Program for November 7, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Orchestra Dr. Colin Holman, director Fanfare pour une fête (1921)...................................................................Manuel de Falla (1876–1946) Sonata for String Orchestra (1922).......................................................Frederick Delius First movement (1862–1934) Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043 (1731).......Johann Sebastien Bach (1685–1750) Vivace — Logan Finucan and Sarah Zaza, soloists Largo ma non tanto — Sarah Bruce and Caitlyn Schorsch, soloists Allegro — Momoko Takahashi and Annarita Tanzi, soloists Variations op. 57 (2011)...............................................................Ernest John Robertson (b. 1943) Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, op. 35a (1894).......................Anton Arensky (1861–1906) Symphony No. 4 in D major, K. 19 (1765)........................Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Allegro (1756–1791) Andante Presto
PROGRAM NOTES | November 7, 2012 Orchestra Fanfare pour une fête Manuel de Falla (1876–1946) is considered to be one of Spain’s most important musicians of the first half of the twentieth century. In 1921 the British magazine Fanfare: A Musical Causerie asked leading composers (including de Falla, Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Bliss, and Havergal Brian) to write or otherwise contribute fanfares to each issue, four of which appeared in the center pages. De Falla’s brief contribution was the Fanfare pour une fête scored for two trumpets and timpani. The magazine ran for only half a dozen issues, closing down in January 1922 owing to lack of financial support. Sonata for String Orchestra Frederick Delius (1862–1934) was an English composer but with an international background. He spent some of his early years in Florida where he managed (not too successfully) an orange plantation and was influenced by African-American music. Studies in Germany and France (where he eventually settled) led to regular appearances in concert programs, largely promoted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Despite becoming paralyzed and blind, Delius continued to work with the aid of amanuensis, Eric Fenby. Delius’s musical style is largely chromatic in character and influenced by French impressionism. He composed his String Quartet in 1922 which was rearranged by Eric Fenby under the title Sonata for String Orchestra. His music today is largely sponsored by The Delius Society who are spearheading performances celebrating his 150th anniversary. Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043 Bach’s admiration for the Italian-style concerto comes to fruition in the Concerto for Two Violins through its idiomatic writing, formal structure and effortless counterpoint. While the work is not a virtuoso showpiece, it does effectively display the skills of the two soloists who are treated in equal fashion throughout. The outer movements are driven by rhythmic vitality which contrasts the expressive and poignant middle movement. Variations op. 57 Roberton’s Variations op. 57 are scored for two flutes and two clarinets. The theme is presented at the outset followed by six variations exhibiting dancelike characteristics, and utilizing tonal means, though not without a sense of whimsy.
Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, op. 35a Anton Arensky (1861–1906) was a prodigious but short-lived composer. Growing up in a musical family, he became a star composition student of Nikolai RimskyKorsakov, and taught at the St. Petersburg Conservatory upon his graduation. He later became a colleague of Tchaikovsky at the Moscow Conservatory, and a teacher to Rachmaninov. In 1895 he became the director of the imperial chapel in St. Petersburg, resigning in 1901 on a significant pension to devote himself to composition, gambling and alcohol. Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, op. 35a, had its genesis as the slow movement of Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 35. It was composed in 1894, a year after Tchaikovsky’s death as a tribute to that composer, and based on the song “Legend: Christ in His Garden”, the fifth of Sixteen Children’s Songs, op. 54. The seven variations are largely songlike in character and the piece ends with a gentle, almost wistful, coda. Symphony No. 4 in D major, K. 19 Mozart composed his Symphony No. 4 in D major, K. 19, in London during the Mozart family’s Grand Tour of Europe in 1765, when Mozart was 9 years old. The symphony follows the preclassical model of three movements and opens in a Mannheim fashion with fanfare-figures contrasted with more lyrical ideas. The slow movement exhibits the elements of growing contrapuntal skill for the young composer, and the symphony concludes with a lively dance movement.
BIOGRAPHIES Sarah Bruce is junior philosophy and biology major and in her second year with the Loyola University Orchestra. She was previously a four-year member of Fox Valley Youth Orchestra with whom she toured Italy and Scandinavia. She plans to attend medical school upon graduation. Logan Finucan has been taking lessons or playing in musical ensembles with the violin for 12 years. This is his fourth and last year in the LUC orchestra. He will be graduating in the spring of 2013 with dual degrees in political science and international studies, and hopes to pursue a higher degree in history in the fall, with the long term goal of one day working abroad for the state department. Dr. Colin Holman maintains an active professional career in Chicago where he divides his energies between conducting and musicology. Holman graduated from the University of Birmingham, England and was awarded a Direct Exchange Scholarship and a Graduate Honors Fellowship to complete his Master’s degree in orchestral conducting and his Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Kansas, where he was a conducting student of George Lawner and Zuohuang Chen.
For two years, Holman taught Japanese and American students at Teikyo Westmar University before moving to Chicago, where he has lectured at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, Wheaton College, and North Park University. Holmanâ€™s extensive conducting credits include work in opera and musical theatre, with orchestras and concert bands, and in early music. Since moving to Chicago, he has conducted many of the orchestras in the area, including tenure with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and guest appointments with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Harper Symphony Orchestra, the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Virtuosi. Holman began his tenure as Orchestra Director at Loyola University in the Fall 2007 and was recently named founding conductor of the newly formed Fox Valley Orchestra. Caitlin Schorsch studied at the Music Institute of Chicago prior to attending LUC where she was principal second violinist in the Philharmonic Orchestra and performed in their String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra. Momoko Takahashi began her violin studies at age three under Shiho Suzuki, and continued them under Ellen Martin of the Royal Academy of Music,, Valerie Hougham of The Guildhall School of Music, Yuko Mori and Michael Hining of the Music Institute of Chicago, and Maxim Vengerov at Kings College, University of London. She has recently been selected to attend music seminars in Paris and Vienna studying solo repertoire and chamber music. Annarita Tanzi began playing the violin at the age of seven and gave her first public performance at the age of twelve. During the fall semester of 2011, Annarita studied music in Vienna, Austria. She is currently interning with Peopleâ€™s Music School and also performs with the Fox Valley Orchestra. Sarah Zaza is currently a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago. She started playing violin in fourth grade and has been participating in orchestras ever since. In high school, she was a part of the Libertyville symphony orchestra for four years, chamber orchestra for two years, and pit orchestra for two years. Throughout this time she has also been a part of numerous quartets and duets. In the future, she wants to have a career in healthcare while still making music a part of her life, as it is something that has brought her so much joy.
Orchestra FIRST VIOLINS
Momoko Takahashi Logan Finucan Sarah Bruce Caitlyn Schorsch Annarita Tanzi Sarah Zaza
Ian Davis Emily Rodriguez Kori Haaz
Connor Quinby Kya Nordstrand
John Oâ€™Hara Kaitlin Wilhelm
Sonia Szawdyn Nicole York Laura Palarz Mary Kate Styler Kenneth Long Donna Gawron Ryan Ku
Pieter de Tombe Michael Spiering Elizabeth Sullivan Nicole Constantine Andrea Marshall DOUBLE BASS
Jeremy Beyer HARPSICHORD
Father Charles Jurgensmeier
John Lewis Rebecca Brantley TIMPANI
Megan Priddis SECTION COACHES
MingHuan Xu, violins and violas
Jazz Ensemble; Wind Ensemble NOV 15 | Thur. 7:30pm Mundelein Auditorium | $3-5
Jazz Chamber Recital DEC 4 | Tues. 7:30pm Mullady Theatre | $3-5
Honors Recital NOV 30 | Fri. 7:30pm Music Hall, Mundelein Center | $3-5
Joyola! DEC 6 | Thurs. 7:30pm Mundelein Auditorium
Lessons and Carols DEC 2 | Sun. 3pm Madonna della Strada
Classical Chamber Recital DEC 7 | Fri. 7:30pm Music Hall, Mundelein Center
Music Faculty Kyle Asche Steven Betancourt Scott Burns William Cernota Jon Deitemyer Robert Dillon Victor Garcia Klaus Georg Kirsten Hedegaard
Colin Holman Ellen Huntington Christine Hwang Charles Jurgenmeier, SJ Haysun Kang Rebecca Kornick Gustavo Leone Rick Lowe Michael McBride
Anthony Molinaro Kelli Morgan McHugh Keith Murphy Andrew Nogal Sunshine Simmons Steve Suvada Matt Ulery MingHuan Xu
Department of Fine and Performing Arts Staff Chair......................................................... Sarah Gabel, PhD Director of Music.................................. Charles Jurgensmeier, SJ Managing Director.............................. April Browning Director of Public Programming..... Jennie Martin Operations Manager........................... Scott Heston Management Assistants.................... John Carlin, Ali Drumm, Julian Gonzalez Office Assistants................................... Nina Bonano, Marta Wasko Box Office Manager............................. Daniel Tsang Box Office Staff Kushal Bakshi, Beatrice Brittan, Gabrielle Caputo, Janae Doyle, Drew Elliott, Julia Fuhst, Jaela Hall, Claire Hawkes, Kyle Jenkins, Rachel Natale, Kathryn Siemianowski, Margaret Tomasik, Rachel Toporek Music Events Crew Mitchel Ballard, Katie Faries, Julian Gonzalez, Logan Hooks, Calvin King, Jessica Ludwig, Rosemary Medrano, Nicole Tryba, Brian Tochterman, Kevin Williams
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