Friday, July 29, 2016

VCU Global Summer Institute

Virginia Commonwealth University stages its third Global Summer Institute of Music from July 31 through Aug. 10, with an extensive series of public performances by institute faculty and students.

In this summer’s program, some two dozen faculty members will work with nearly 70 students in individual lessons and workshops in solo and chamber music, improvisation, repertory and study and performance issues. Students of piano, strings, woodwind, voice and composition are participating.

The roster of guest speakers and clinicians is headed by pianist Nelita True and cellist Emmanuel Feldman.

Following a week of recital programs, winners of a concerto competition will perform in a final concert with an orchestra of VCU and institute faculty, supplemented by musicians from the Richmond area, conducted by Daniel Myssyk.

Concerts will be staged at VCU and other venues in the Fan District and downtown Richmond.

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The schedule of concerts, all open without admission charge:

Aug. 1 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Park Avenue at Harrison Street
Mozart: Duo in G Major, K.423 (I: Allegro)
Susanna Klein, violin; Min Long, viola
Brahms: Scherzo in C minor from “F.A.E.” Sonata
Susanna Klein, violin; Magda Adamek, piano
David Alpher: Cantilena for flute and viola
Tabatha Easley, flute; Braunwin Sheldrick, viola
Duruflé: Prelude, Recitative and Variations, Op. 3
Andrés Gómez Bravo, piano; Tabatha Easley, flute; Braunwin Sheldrick, viola
Glinka: Sonata in D minor for viola and piano (I: Allegro moderato)
Molly Sharp, viola; Henning Vauth, piano
William Bolcom: “The Serpent’s Kiss”
Claire Chiu, piano
Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat Major, Op.110
Alexey Sokolov, piano

Aug. 2 (7 p.m.)
Black Music Center Recital Hall, Grove Avenue at Harrison Street
Haydn: Sonata in E flat major, Hob.XVIII:28 (III: Presto)
Tchaikovsky: “The Seasons” – May
Clementi: Étude No. 18
Kejun Chen, piano
Mozart: Sonata in C minor, K457 (I: Molto allegro)
Yizhou Zhong, piano
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op.10, No.1 (I: Allegro molto e con brio)
Adelaida Oesch, piano
Glinka-Balakirev: “The Lark”
Chen Long, piano
Ravel: “Valses nobles et sentimentales”
Keyan Wu, piano
Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3 (I: Presto)
Zhiqiong Huang, piano
Liszt: “Années de pèlerinage” Book 2 – “Sonetto 104 del Petrarca”
Anqi Huang, piano
Chopin: Étude in A flat major, Op. 25, No. 1
Chopin: Étude in A flat major, Op. 10, No. 10
Muzi Xu, piano
Tchaikovsky: Theme and Variations in F Major, Op. 19, No. 6
Fetai Zhao, piano
Gottschalk: “The Union”
Matthew Monnig, piano
Bartók: Piano Sonata
Peilin Lai, piano

Aug. 3 (7 p.m.)
Black Music Center Recital Hall
Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob.XVI:50 (I: Allegro)
Zinan Luo, piano
Chopin: Étude in A minor, Op. 25, No. 11
Mengqiu Xia, piano
Schumann: Novelette, Op. 21, No. 8
Zhengni Sheng, piano
Chopin: Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31
Zifan Qiu, piano
Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob.XVI:50 (I: Allegro)
Zhang Zhao: Poem
Kebin Liao, piano
Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”) (I: Allegro assai)
Hui Lin, piano
Chopin: Scherzo in E major, Op. 54
Chenhan Xu, piano
Schubert: Sonata in A minor, D.784 (I: Allegro giusto)
Xifan Ma, piano
Granados: “Allegro de Concerto,” Op. 46
Siying Chen, piano
Beethoven: Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”) (I: Allegro con brio)
Zhexian Wu, piano
Gounod-Liszt: “Valse de Faust”
Hao Chen, piano

Aug. 4 (7 p.m.)
Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel Street
Carl Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D major, Op. 1 (I: Allegro)
Nan Chen, viola; Chen Long, piano
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G major, K.313 (I: Allegro maestoso)
Xin Li, flute; Adelaida Oesch, piano
Hindemith: Viola Concerto (“Der Schwanendreher”) (I: “Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal”)
Keyan Zhu, viola; Peilin Lai, piano
Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op.120, No. 1 (I: Allegro appassionato)
Hetian Chen, viola; Magda Adamek, piano
Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Poem
Yixin Hai, flute; Mengyao Sun, piano
J.C. Bach: Viola Concerto in C minor (II: Adagio molto espressivo)
Guanfeng Ou, viola; Muzi Xu, piano
Gaspar Cassadó: Cello Suite (I: Preludio-Fantasia; III: Intermezzo e danza finale)
Ryan Phipps, cello
Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Viola Concerto in D Major (I: Allegro)
Luo Yilin, viola; Muzi Xu, piano
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major, K. 313 (I: Allegro maestoso)
Yan Han, flute; Adelaida Oesch, piano
Nino Rota: Sonata in D major for clarinet and piano (I: Allegretto scorrevole; III: Allegro scorrevole)
Duván Aristizábal, clarinet; Hao Chen, piano
Yvonne Desportes: “French Suite” (I: Prelude; II: Sarabande)
Bernard Crusell: Quartet (I: Poco adagio-allegro)
Charles West, Kailin Chen, Pingchuan Li, Zixin Tian, clarinets

Aug. 5 (6 p.m.)
Marble Hall, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Boulevard at Grove Avenue
Li Yinghai: “Moonlight Over Spring River”
Ming Yang, piano
Mark Olivieri: “D=RxT”
Andrés Gómez Bravo, piano; Tabatha Easley, flute; Braunwin Sheldrick, viola
Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.1 (I: Allegro vivace)
Xiatian Xu, violin; Yao Zeng, viola; Ryan Phipps, cello; Peilin Lai, piano
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6, Op. 82 (I: Allegro moderato; IV: Vivace)
Mengyao Sun, piano
improvisations (on demand)
Laurens Patzlaff, piano
Bartók: Viola Concerto (I: Allegro)
Qing Yuan Fu, viola; Peiling Lai, piano
Bartók: “Romanian Folk Dances” (III: Pê-loc [andante])
William Grant Still: Suite No.3 for violin and piano (“Gamin”)
Briana Robinson, violin; Mengyao Sun, piano
Puccini: “Tosca” – “Lucevan le stell”
Lehár: “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz”
Schumann: “Widmung”
Gequn Wang, tenor; Susan Nowicki, piano
Chopin: “Introduction and Polonaise brillante,” Op. 3
Gershwin-Heifetz-Feuermann: ”Porgy and Bess” – “My Man’s Gone Now,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
Emmanuel Feldman, cello; Magda Adamek, piano

Aug. 6 (7 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets
Debussy: Préludes, Book I (IV: “Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir”)
György Ligeti: Études, Book 1 (II: “Cordes à vide”)
Leschetizky: Andante Finale de “Lucia di Lammermoor,” Op. 13, for piano left hand
Henning Vauth, piano
Quan Jihao: “The Combination of Long and Short Meter”
Ming Yang, piano
Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 (III: Allegretto grazioso; IV: Vivace)
Min Long, viola; Magda Adamek, piano
Scriabin: Preludes, Op.11, Nos.1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 6
Scriabin: “Two Pieces,” Op. 57
Jin Tang, piano
Franck: Sonata in A major (I: Allegretto ben moderato; III: Allegro)
Qiao Chen Solomon, violin; Magda Adamek, piano
Sergei Lyapunov: “Transcendental Études,” Op.11 (V: “Summer Night;” VI: “Storm”)
Yin Zheng, piano
Joseph Horovitz: Sonatina for clarinet and piano
Charles West, clarinet; Yin Zheng, piano

Aug. 8 (7 p.m.)
Black Music Center Recital Hall
Mozart: “Alma grande”
Yi Guan, soprano
Handel: “Almira” – “Lascia”
Hong Chai, soprano
De Curtis: “Non ti scordar di me”
Yihao Wei, tenor
Bellini: “La Sonnambula” – “Ah, non credea”
Fan Yu, soprano
Mozart: “Don Giovanni” – “Vedrai, carino”
Yutong Tan, soprano
Mozart: “The Marriage of Figaro” – “Non piu andrai”
Wenbo Liu, baritone
Mozart: “The Magic Flute” – “Ach, ich fühls”
Fang Cai, soprano
Donizetti: “The Elixir of Love” – “Della crudele Isotta”
Jinying Zeng, soprano
Mozart: “Cosí fan tutte” – “Smanie implacabili”
Siying Wei, mezzo-soprano
Verdi: “La forza del destino” – “Pace, pace”
Jin Wu, soprano
accompanists TBA

Aug. 9 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center
Closing gala concert:
winners of GSIM Concerto Competion
GSIM Festival Orchestra
Daniel Myssyk conducting
program TBA