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Performance  |  The Last Detail: A Musical Feast

Part of four-day festival of classical performances with an eclectic twist

Friday, April 13, 2018, 8 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Founded in 2006 by retired Concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Charles Haupt, A Musical Feast fuses contemporary and classical music with poetry and dance, featuring musicians of international stature. Haupt departed the BPO after 37 years of distinguished service. He was also Concertmaster of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center in N.Y. City for 21 years, and taught on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music for 12 years.

Admission $10;  Members free
Call 716-878-6011 for tickets! 

PROGRAM

Sonata in a minor, H. 562 (1747)     CPE Bach (1714 - 1788)

1. Poco Adagio

2. Allegro

3. Allegro

Diane Hunger, saxophone                                   

 

Achat Sha’alti (2007)     Paul Schoenfield (1947)

Ufaratsta           (2007)     Paul Schoenfield     

Arie Lipsky flute   Claudia Hoca piano               .

 

 D’un Matin de Printemps (1917-18)              Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)

Arie Lipsky, flute   Claudia Hoca, piano                                       

Second Sonata for violin and piano  (1914-1917)         Charles Ives (1874-1954) 
I. Autumn
II. In the Barn
III. The Revival
Claudia Hoca, piano
Charles Castleman, violin              

INTERMISSION

Sonata #2 for violin solo "Obsession" (1923)       Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931)
Obsession
Malinconia
Les Furies
Charles Castleman, violin

Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 (1901)      Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
I. Lento - Allegro moderato - Moderato
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante
IV. Allegro mosso – Moderato
Claudia Hoca, piano              Arie Lipsky, cello           

Arie Lipsky took the podium of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2000–2001 concert season. He came to Ann Arbor from his position as Resident Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and he is currently the Music Director and Conductor of the Ashland, Ohio Symphony and Director of Chamber Music at the Chautauqua Institution. A native of Haifa, Israel, he has also conducted the Charleston, Indianapolis and New Jersey Symphonies and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. His training as a cellist included advanced study with Leonard Rose and master-classes with Pablo Casals. He is also an accomplished flautist. He holds degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and in Music which he received prior to serving in the Israeli Army. While still in his native country, he studied conducting with Noam Sheriff and Yoël Levi. After moving to the United States, Arie Lipsky served as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Ohio Opera. He moved to Buffalo, New York, in 1984 to become the Buffalo Philharmonic’s principal cellist and in 1988 became its Assistant Conductor. It was there that he met Paul Fetler and first performed Fetler’s Three Poems by Walt Whitman. A member of the New Arts Trio, Arie Lipsky records on the Fleur de Son Classics Label.

Claudia Hoca is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where her teachers inGluded Eleanor Sokoloff and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. She has a Master's Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo,where she studied with Leo Smit. A Fulbright grant enabled her to return to her native Austria,where she pursued advanced studies under Bruno Seidlhofer.

Claudia is the recipient of numerous awards, including top prizes in the Chopin Young Pianist Competition and the Washington International Bach Competition. While still a teenager, she appeared with the Boston Pops under Arthur Fiedler, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic in a Young People's Concert, broadcast live on network television. She has played over 20 different concertos with the Buffalo Philharmonic under conductors Semyon Bychkov, Christopher Keene,Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Hermann Michael,Carlos Kalmar, and Maximiano Valdes, among others.She has appeared in recital in the United States and abroad and is much sought after as a chamber music collaborator.

Her recordings include a premier recording of the piano music of Leo Smit on the Spectrum label and two collaborations with Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York under the direction of Richard Kapp:Swiss composer Frank Martin's Petite Symphonie Concertante and Poulenc's Aubade, issued as an unedited live performance,both available on the Essay label.

She is often seen on the Kleinhans Stage as orchestral pianist with the BPO and has for the past five summers been the orchestral pianist of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

Known for her sophisticated sound spectrum’ and‚ enthralling performance (Darmstädter Echo) Diane Hunger is recognized internationally and performs frequently as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and the United States. Recently she could be heard as soloist with the Hamburg Symphony; at the World Saxophone Congress in France; in Texas with the US-Premiere of the quartet concerto by Sally Beamish together with the Lubbock Symphony; and in Syracuse, NY with the world premiere of the chamber concerto by Stephen Ferre.

Highlights in the past have included a solo performance in Carnegie Hall, two residencies at the National Music Festival, the Romanian premiere of the saxophone concerto by Kalevi Aho with the Banatul Philharmonic, as well as concert tours in North and South America, and master classes at several universities. Diane was broadcasted nationally through NPR’s Performance Today, interviewed by the Northern German Radio (NDR) and the newspaper Kieler Nachrichten (Germany), and has recorded for the Bavarian Broadcast Station, Carl Fisher Publications, and Mark’s Records, where Mana Quartet’s CD ‘Vide Supra’ and her new Solo CD is published.

Diane is also enthusiastic to rediscover music from the past and frequently transcribes music for saxophones. These will be published in the future through her new company ‘Esurio Media’. Recent projects include Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 and Libby Larsen’s Yellow Jersey, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Furthermore, Diane is interested in extending the repertoire for saxophone and frequently works together with composer such as Kalevi Aho, Violeta Dinescu, Clare Shore, Marc Mellits, and Mika Pelo on new, exciting works for the saxophone.

Diane, who has made music from a young age, comes from a musical family. Her great-grandfather was concertmaster with the Dresden Philharmonic; great-grandmother a concert pianist. She is a native of Germany and currently resides in Buffalo, NY, from where she starts her international tours as soloist and chamber musician. Diane holds the tenor chair in the critically acclaimed Mana Quartet, and teaches saxophone at Syracuse University, as well as the State University of New York at Fredonia. Previously she taught i.e. at Cornell University, Roberts-Wesleyan College, Canisius College, and as Teaching Assistant at The Eastman School of Music.

Diane received a Diplom-Saxophonlehrer with excellence from the Musikhochschule Frankfurt/Darmstadt in 2008, a Masters in Performance from Fredonia in 2009, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance with a Minor in Music Business, as well as an Arts Leadership Certificate from The Eastman School of Music in 2014. While at Eastman Diane was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, and won the 2011 Eastman Concerto Competition playing Frank Martin’s Ballade. In 2012 she won the American Protégé International Competition. During her undergraduate degree Diane was the only elected instrumentalist to perform a concerto with the Darmstadt Akademie Orchestra in 2007, and was a national price winner in the German competition Jugend musiziert in 2003.

About A Musical Feast

Founded in 2006 by retired Concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Charles Haupt, A Musical Feast fuses contemporary and classical music with poetry and dance, featuring musicians of international stature. Haupt departed the BPO after 37 years of distinguished service. He was also Concertmaster of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center in N.Y. City for 21 years, and taught on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music for 12 years.

Admission $10;  Members free
Call 716-878-6011 for tickets!