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Performance  |  A Musical Feast

Friday, November 14, 2014, 8–10 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Tonight's A Musical Feast performance features classic works for violin and piano by Beethoven and Szymanowski, performed by violinist David Colwell and pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky, and contemporary works for two alto saxophones, performed by Wildy Zumwalt and Diane Hunger, as well as a work for vibraphone performed by Tom Kolor.

Making his ‘A Musical Feast’ debut, Canadian born violinist David Colwell, an assistant professor of violin at the Fredonia School of Music, studied with Peter Oundjian and Ani Kavafian at the Yale University School of Music, where he earned his PhD in 2009.

Born into a musical family in Odessa in the Ukraine, Dmitri Novgorodsky won the Gold Medal of the National Festival of the Arts. A graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with high honors, he has Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from Yale. An assistant professor of piano at Fredonia, he also has an active touring career.

Colwell and Novgorodsky will perform Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 12, No. 3, the most forward looking of the works in this early, 1798 set. They will also offer a rare, local performance of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s 1915 exquisitely exotic Myths: Three Poems for Violin and Piano, Opus 30. The use of varied playing techniques produces a rich palette of subtle shades, allowing the enchantingly expressive Myths to range in emotional shades from lyricism to ecstasy.

Wildy Zumwalt and Diane Hunger, who are also both on the faculty of the Fredonia School of Music, perform together as the internationally touring, cutting-edge saxophone duo “Klang Par2”. They will perform Födelsedag Musik, composed in 1987, by Erland von Bloch for the great classical saxophone virtuoso Sigurd Raschér, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, as well as Shift, by the young American composer Michael Lanci and One Movement for Solo Saxophone, by Fredonia student Charles Terranova, chosen as the winner of the 2014 Fredonia Composition Competition.

Rounding out the eclectic program, UB assistant professor of percussion Tom Kolor will begin the concert by performing another exotically tinged work, François-Bernard Mâche’s Phénix. Composed for vibraphone, the piece references the ancient Greek myth of the Phoenix, a long-lived bird that is forever reborn from the ashes of its predecessor.

 

Phenix (1982)
Francois-Bernard Mache (b. 1935).
Tom Kolor, vibraphone and drums

Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 12, No. 3 (1798)
L.van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Allegro con spirito
Adagio con molto espressione
Rondo: Allegro molto
David Colwell violin, Dmitri Novgorodsky piano
INTERMISSION

One Movement (2014)
Charles Terranova (1992)

Fanfare (2003)
Everette Minchew (b. 1977)

Shift (2011) Michael Lanci (b. 1986)

Födelsedag Musik (1987)
Erland von Koch (1910 - 2009)
1.Andantino espressivo II. Molto vivace
Klang Par2:
Wildy Zumwalt, alto saxophone
Diane Hunger, alto saxophone

Mythes, Op. 30 (1915)
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
La Fontaine d’Arethuse
Narcisse
Dryades et Pan
David Colwell violin, Dmitri Novgorodsky piano

Buy tickets online ($20 "not yet" members/$10 Burchfield Penney members/students) (to the right) or call 716-878-6011 during gallery hours.

 

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    Special Event  |  M&T Second Friday

    Friday, November 14, 2014, 10 am–8 pm

    On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great!