Arturo Delmoni and Peter Sanders Concert

 

Middlebury Music Festival visiting artists Arturo Delmoni, violin and Peter Sanders, cello will perform a concert of chamber music on Saturday June 30, 2018 at 7 o’clock at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalists Church in Middlebury, VT.   Delmoni and Sanders will play a program of duets as well as a string quartet with violinist Emily Sunderman and violist Elizabeth Reid and virtuosic solo pieces accompanied by pianist Cynthia Huard.

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The program will include works by Haydn, Giordani, Ravel and Tchaikovsky.

  • Giordani, Duet for Violin and Cello
  • Ravel, Piece en Forme de Habanera for Cello and Piano
  • Tchaikovsky, Valse Sentimentale for Cello and Piano
  • Haydn String Quartet Op. 3 No. 5 in F Major

delmoniArturo Delmoni, violin, is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. His remarkably distinctive playing embodies the romantic warmth that is the special province of the great virtuosi of the golden age of violin playing. Yo-Yo Ma describes Delmoni as “an enormously gifted musician and an impeccable violinist. His playing style is unique, and his gorgeous sound is reminiscent of that of great violinists from a bygone era.” Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the NY Philharmonic, says, “Delmoni’s playing always goes right to the heart, and his charisma is irresistible.” Delmoni’s stylish, elegant interpretations of classical masterpieces have earned him critical acclaim in the United States and abroad. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote “It’s hard to imagine how the violin could be much better played than Delmoni did – he plays with astonishing speed, lightness, fluency and sweetness of tone.” Alan Heatherington of the American Record Guide wrote “The growing discography of Arturo Delmoni testifies to a musician who must possess an artistic soul of exceptional beauty. Each new issue reveals additional aspects of a winsome musical personality and verifies an impression of great warmth and geniality.” Delmoni made his debut at Carnegie Hall at age 14 playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Little Orchestra Society under Thomas Scherman. Since then he has been a soloist with the St. Louis, Dallas, Spokane, Jupiter, El Paso, Glendale and Tucson Symphony Orchestras; the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston; the California Chamber Symphony; the New York City Ballet Orchestra; the Rhode Island, Brooklyn, Boston, Omaha and Kansas City Philharmonics; and the Boston Pops. He has appeared as a recitalist throughout the United States and in Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Hong Kong. As a chamber musician, Delmoni has performed with illustrious colleagues such as Pinchas Zukerman, Elmar Oliveira, Emanuel Ax, Nathaniel Rosen, Jon Kimura Parker, Jeffrey Kahane and Dudley Moore. Songs My Mother Taught Me, Delmoni’s recording of romantic miniatures, received extraordinary reviews from prominent critics. Audiophiles and audio critics generally regard his recording of unaccompanied violin music of Ysaÿe, Kreisler and Bach as a reference for the sound of a solo violin. Delmoni’s duo recital recording with cellist Nathaniel Rosen, entitled “Music for a Glass Bead Game” was nominated for an AFIM Indie Award, received a Golden Ear award, and was on Fanfare’s “Best of the Year” list. Arturo Delmoni plays a JB Guadagnini, 1780, and a viola from the same period.

_632364.jpgPianist, Cynthia Huard has appeared as a featured soloist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Aston Magna Early Music Festival, and in recital as a pianist and harpsichordist throughout the United States and in Europe. As Artistic Director of the Rochester Chamber Music Society’s summer series, she has performed with Lark Quartet, Johannes Quartet, cellist Nathaniel Rosen, and with chamber players of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, National Symphony, and the Colorado, Utah, and Vermont Symphony Orchestras. Her recent premieres include music by Jorge Martin, Nico Muhly, Padma Newsome, and commissions from Erik Nielsen and Thomas L. Read. Ms. Huard holds advanced degrees from Indiana University and The Akademie of Music in Graz, Austria. She teaches piano and chamber music at Middlebury College.

707998-2Violist Elizabeth Reid is in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician in Vermont. Her playing has been described as having a “deep and expressive sound” and a “natural musicality.” (Times Argus). She performs with the groups ARIOSO, the Northern Third Piano Quartet and in a viola-piano duo with the pianist Alison Cerutti. In Northern New England Ms. Reid has been featured on concert series as a soloist with the vocal group Counterpoint and various concert series as a chamber musician and soloist, including Cathedral Arts Burlington, Paine Mountain Arts, Chamber Works at Dartmouth College, Norwich University Concerts and the Barre Opera House. She has also performed live on Vermont Public Radio in various performances, including the Rebecca Clarke Sonata with Alison Cerutti in June 2015. She appeared as soloist with the Burlington Civic Symphony in 2017, performing Martinu’s Rhapsody-Concerto. Ms. Reid is currently principal violist of the Middlebury Opera Orchestra. She is also a member of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and has played with Vermont Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, Burlington Ensemble, Green Mountain Opera, Handel Society of Dartmouth, Music-COMP, Vermont Virtuosi, TURNmusic and Capital City Concerts. She has a passionate interest in contemporary music and has been involved in various premieres of solo and chamber works in Canada and the United States. She was the premiere performer of Jorge Martin’s solo viola work “Don’t Know Yet”, Erik Nielsen’s Sonata for Viola and Piano and Little Suite for Solo Viola, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz’s Solo Sonata, Jacob Morton-Black’s “Romance”, and Lydia Busler-Blais’ “The Scree Dragon”. Recently she performed a solo viola show at ArtsRiot in Burlington, Vermont, including electronic works of American, Canadian, and Finnish composers. Ms. Reid studied improvisation and  chamber music at the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari, Finland in 2016. A native of Canada, Ms. Reid studied viola performance at Western University in London, Ontario and at the Glenn Gould Professional School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

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Peter Sanders, cello

Peter Sanders, cello, is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Sanders has been a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 1999 (for which he has served as Acting Principal), performs with the Riverside Symphony, the Stamford Symphony and has performed and recorded as a guest artist with the Perspectives Ensemble. He has toured Southeast Asia twice with the New York Symphonic Ensemble and as concerto soloist with the group performed in concerts in Taipei and Singapore. He is Artistic Director of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, which had its inaugural season in 1993. Mr. Sanders was a winner of the 1998 Artists International award as a member of the Hollaender Ensemble and is currently a member of the Ariadne Trio. He has participated in many summer festivals including the Colorado Music Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Crested Butte Chamber Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival (faculty position), CVCMF, Lancaster Festival, Ohio (where he was principal cello from 1992-98), Windham Chamber Music Festival, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Park City & SLC Autumn Classics Music Festival and the Moab Music Festival. As a studio musician Mr. Sanders has recorded for a variety of popular artists including Pat Metheny, Jewel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Andy Bey and Carlinhos Brown. He can be heard on the Delos, Muse, Bridge, RCA Victor-Red Seal, New World, On the Lamb and KOCH International Classics labels. Radio and television broadcasts include WQXR, APM’s “Performance Today”, PBS and Vermont Public Radio.

fullsizeoutput_42fViolinist, Emily Sunderman has directed the Middlebury Chamber Music Festival since founding it with members of The Addison string quartet 2013!  She teaches violin and coaches chamber music at the Middlebury Community Music School. She studied music performance and Pedagogy at Hartt School of Music and Ithaca College and privately with Arturo Delmoni.  In addition to teaching students of all ages, Emily maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, helps out at Twig Farm, a goat dairy and artisan cheese making business she and her husband Michael Lee started in 2003 and is the proud mother of Carter!

2018 Chamber Music Workshop Repertoire

The program for the 2018 Middlebury Chamber Music Workshop will include works by Mozart, Glazunov, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Schubert, Boccherini, and Mahler!

An open rehearsal by participants in the Middlebury Music Festival Chamber Music Workshop will be held the last day of the festival.   
Middlebury, VT | Unity Hall at the Middlebury Congregational church
Monday, July 2, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

MOZART PIANO QUARTET in G Minor – Rondo (3rd movement) – Linda (piano), Emily (violin), Erin (viola), Mellen (Cello), Jon Weber (coach)

MOZART String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 – Andante cantabile – Jerry (violin 1), Susan (violin 2), Carol (viola), Tom (cello), Miho Weber (coach)

GLAZUNOV String Quintet – Scherzo Movement – Shirley (violin 1), Ping (violin 2), Joy (viola), Liz (cello 1), Chuck (cello 2),  Olivia Haijoff (coach)

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio 1 – C Minor (still under copyright – no imslp link) – Becky (piano), Celia (violin), Christian (cello), Marc (coach)

SCHUBERT String Trio D.471 – Ping (violin), Joy (viola), Mellen (cello), Miho Weber (coach)

BOCCHERINI String Quintet Op. 30, No. 6 (g. 324) – La Musica Notturna Di Madrid – Jerry (violin 1), Celia (violin 2), Erin (viola), Christian (cello 1), Tom (cello 2), Jon Weber (coach)

DVORAK Bagatelles opus 47- I Allegretto Scherzando – Linda (piano), Susan (violin 1), Shirley (violin 2), Liz (cello), Marc Ramirez (coach)

MAHLER Piano Quartet – one movement – Becky (piano), Emily (violin), Carol (Viola), Chuck (cello), Olivia Haijoff (coach)

2017 Festival Concert Videos

 

Middlebury Chamber Music Festival

Gala Concert Program
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8PM at

Saint Stephen’s Church, 3 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753 Phone: (802) 388-7200

Linked below are youtube.com video links from the 2017 gala program.

Donations and proceeds from the 2017 Festival Gala concert were contributed to the financial aid fund for students at the Middlebury Community Music Center and Saint Stephen’s for their generous hosting of the concert!

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2017 Workshop Program

Below are program selections for the 2017 Middlebury Chamber Music Festival Workshop.  Each participant will study two works during the long weekend.  To prepare for the workshop:

  1. Print or find a copy of your parts and scores.
  2. Write in measure numbers
  3. Listen to recordings
  4. Practice your part so the focus of rehearsals can be interpretation and ensemble.

A1) Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478 First Movement

A2) Michael Haydn Divertimento in G Major Finale (Presto)

A3) Corelli Concerto Grosso F Major (op 6, no. 1) — Allegro ritmico, ma cantato e spigliato to the end

A4) Schubert Trout Quintet Theme and Variations

B1) Mendelssohn Octet First Movement

B2) Schumann Andante und Variationen, Op.46 —  Doppio movement

B3) Mozart Flute Quartet in C Major — Allegro (1st movement)

B4) Mozart String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590 “Prussian No. 3”: II. Andante.  The second movement only – Andante (in some copies the tempo is marked Allegretto)

 

Here is a matrix that may help…

Group A Group B
Becky Piano A4) Schubert Trout B2) Schumann Andante und Variationen
Carol Violin A3) Corelli Concerto Grosso B4) Mozart String Quartet No. 23
Celia Violin A3) Corelli Concerto Grosso B1) Mendelssohn Octet
Chelsea Cello A4) Schubert Trout B3) Mozart Flute Quartet
Christian Cello A1) Mozart Piano Quartet B1) Mendelssohn Octet
Diana viola A2) Michael Haydn Divertimento B4) Mozart String Quartet No. 23
Emily Violin A3) Corelli Concerto Grosso B1) Mendelssohn Octet
Janice viola A1) Mozart Piano Quartet B3) Mozart Flute Quartet
Joanna flute A2) Michael Haydn Divertimento B3) Mozart Flute Quartet
Joy Viola A4) Schubert Trout B1) Mendelssohn Octet
Jurgen horn A2) Michael Haydn Divertimento B2) Schumann Andante und Variationen
Linda piano A1) Mozart Piano Quartet B2) Schumann Andante und Variationen
Mellen Cello A3) Corelli Concerto Grosso B1) Mendelssohn Octet
Minna Cello A2) Michael Haydn Divertimento B2) Schumann Andante und Variationen
Olya violin A4) Schubert Trout
Ping Violin A1) Mozart Piano Quartet B1) Mendelssohn Octet
Romy violin A2) Michael Haydn Divertimento B3) Mozart Flute Quartet
Samuel Viola A3) Corelli Concerto Grosso B1) Mendelssohn Octet
Tom Cello A4) Schubert Trout B4) Mozart String Quartet No. 23
Becky Cello A3) Corelli Concerto Grosso B2) Schumann Andante und Variationen