Virtuosi Concerts
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Virtuosi Concerts

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September 22, 2018
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg
7:30 PM
Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 “Kreutzer”
Ravel: Sonata No. 2
Folk Tunes: Nagilara, Israel; Sari Siroun Yar, Armenia; Czardashian Rhapsody, Hungary

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McGill Chamber Orchestra
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

McGill Chamber Orchestra

October 15, 2018
Maison Symphonique
​​​​​​​8:00 PM
This Gala Concert features two world premieres by the winners of the 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes, celebrating the best new major works of Jewish Music. Virtuosic flair is on display for the work of Israeli-born Avner Dorman, while Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy explores Sephardic themes via a double concerto for harp and cello.

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Carnegie Hall at Brooklyn Public Library
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Carnegie Hall at Brooklyn Public Library

December 9, 2018
​​​​​​​Brooklyn Public Library
4:00 PM
Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata G minor
John Kameel Farah: Ah Ya Zayn (Palestine)
Milica Paranosic: Čoček (Macedonia)
Serouj Kradjian: Sari Siroun Yar (Armenia)
Matt Herskowitz: Nagilara (Israel)
Martin Kennedy: Czardashian Rhapsody (Hungary)

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The Peace Center
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Peace Center

February 21, 2019
The Peace Center
8:00 PM
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3
Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major
Interval
Bartok: Rhapsody No. 2, Sz. 89 and 90, BB 96
Lara St. John/Matt Herskowitz: A free improvisation on a well-known American Theme
George Gershwin arr. Matt Herskowitz (1968): But Not for Me
George Gershwin arr. Matt Herskowitz: I Got Rhythm
Bizet arr. Waxman: Carmen Fantasie

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La Crosse Symphony
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

La Crosse Symphony

Saturday, May 18, 2019
​​​​​​​La Crosse Symphony
Viterbo Università Fine Arts Center
Program: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "Spring" (La primavera)
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (L'estate)
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "Autumn" (L'autunno)
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter" (L'inverno)

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The Red Violin: Santa Barbara
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

The Red Violin: Santa Barbara

A cinematic gem brought to life on the concert stage. The Santa Barbara Symphony performs John Corigliano’s Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, accompanied by François Girard’s engrossing film in its entirety. Canadian violinist Lara St. John will remarkably recreate the demanding solo passages depicted on screen, in what amounts to a virtuosic two-hour concerto!
 

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The Red Violin: Santa Barbara
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Red Violin: Santa Barbara

A cinematic gem brought to life on the concert stage. The Santa Barbara Symphony performs John Corigliano’s Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, accompanied by François Girard’s engrossing film in its entirety. Canadian violinist Lara St. John will remarkably recreate the demanding solo passages depicted on screen, in what amounts to a virtuosic two-hour concerto!
 

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National Sawdust: John Corigliano @ 80
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

National Sawdust: John Corigliano @ 80

This night celebrates the 80th birthday of John Corigliano, one of the most iconic American composers and recipient of a Pulitzer Award, five Grammy Awards, and an Oscar. A towering figure in contemporary music, his catalogue of over 100 composed scores have uniquely imprinted the orchestral canon, chamber music, film, and beyond.

This celebration, exclusively at National Sawdust, features a performance of Corigliano’s iconic work, “Mr. Tambourine Man”. Featured artists include choral ensemble and National Sawdust Artists-in-Residence Contemporaneous, American pianist Molly Morkoski, and soprano Lindsay Kesselman.

G. Schirmer Publishers writes: “In the wake of the controversy surrounding Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize, John’s setting of Dylan lyrics (without a hint of Dylan’s music) may be the ultimate artistic testament to Dylan the poet.” This concert is one of three throughout the NS season celebrating Corigliano, with other concerts to be announced.

Program: Fancy on a Bach Air (Jeff Zeigler, cello) Violin Sonata, (Lara and Martin) Phatasmagoria (Jeff Zeigler and Ursula Oppens) Fantasia on an Ostinato (Ursula) Chiaroscuro (Martin and Ursula)

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Sociedad Filarmonica de Lima
May
15
7:45 PM19:45

Sociedad Filarmonica de Lima

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3
Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major
Interval
Bartok: Rhapsody No. 2, Sz. 89 and 90, BB 96
Lara St. John/Matt Herskowitz: A free improvisation on a well-known Peruvian Theme
George Gershwin arr. Matt Herskowitz (1968): But Not for Me
George Gershwin arr. Matt Herskowitz: I Got Rhythm
Bizet arr. Waxman: Carmen Fantasie

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Subculture
Mar
11
10:30 PM22:30

Subculture

GatherNYC is a revolutionary weekly concert experience.

Held every Sunday morning in downtown Manhattan, Gather evokes the community and spiritual nourishment of a religious service, but the religion here is music, and all are welcome.

Guests are served exquisite live classical music by New York’s most celebrated artists, artisanal coffee and pastries, a taste of the spoken word, and a brief celebration of silence. The entire experience lasts one hour.

In these unsettling times, GatherNYC provides a place to fortify beauty and peace. 

Lara St. John, violin
with Eduard Laurel, piano

“Lara St. John happens to be a volcanic violinist with a huge, fabulous tone that pours out of her like molten lava. She has technique to burn and plays at a constant high heat.” –Los Angeles Times

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Amici Chamber Ensemble
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Amici Chamber Ensemble

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Amici presents the remount of our Juno Award winning recording, Levant. Take a musical journey with us through the Middle East as we explore the fascinating and mystifying sounds and colours of Levant, the “region of the rising sun”. This program features violinist Lara St. John in an eclectic selection of works by composers whose paths might not have crossed had it not been for their source of inspiration: the cradle of ancient civilizations.

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Pittsburg State University
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Pittsburg State University

Cesar Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano
George Gershwin arr. Matt Herskowitz: But Not for Me
George Gershwin arr. Matt Herskowitz: Fascinating Rhythm
Interval
John Kameel Farah: Ah Ya Zayn (Levant)
Milica Paranosic: Čoček (Macedonia)
Serouj Kradjian: Sari Siroun Yar (Armenia)
Matt Herskowitz: Nagilara (Israel)
Martin Kennedy: Czardashian Rhapsody (Hungary)

 

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Ohio University
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Ohio University

Cesar Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano
George Gershwin arr. Matt Herskowitz: But Not for Me
George Gershwin arr. Matt Herskowitz: Fascinating Rhythm
John Kameel Farah: Ah Ya Zayn (Levant)
Milica Paranosic: Čoček (Macedonia)
Serouj Kradjian: Sari Siroun Yar (Armenia)
Matt Herskowitz: Nagilara (Israel)
Martin Kennedy: Czardashian Rhapsody (Hungary)

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The Red Violin: Stanford
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Red Violin: Stanford

Canadian violinist Lara St. John, with the help of a live orchestra, performs the score at a screening of The Red Violin, an engaging film about an antique instrument made in Cremona, Italy. The story follows this violin’s odyssey from Europe to modern Montreal, tracing its path through four centuries and five countries and bringing ill fortune to all who play it. Can the curse be broken?

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