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Tippet Rise Season Two, Summer 2017

Season Two: Week Four Browse event history

Geo-Paleo Field Days

Thurs. August 3, 2017, 9:00am

The Tippet Rise Ranch

Program

Over four Thursdays in August (August 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st), YBRA’s distinguished faculty will lead tours that explore the geological wonders of Tippet Rise. Tours run from 9AM - 1PM. Bring-your-own brown bag lunch to enjoy in the field followed by a Q&A session moderated by YBRA faculty. Please note that each tour requires extensive walking over rough terrain to numerous geologic “hot spots.”

Description

We are excited to announce a new program at the art center offered in partnership with the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (www.ybra.org), the geology field research station founded in 1936 near Red Lodge, Montana by the Princeton Geological Association.

Adam Golka Solo Piano Recital

Fri. August 4, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Schubert
Sonata in E minor, D.566/506
Liszt
St. Francis of Assisi: Preaching to the Birds
Liszt
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Brahms
Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op. 5

Description

Polish-American pianist Adam Golka has appared on the concert stage regularly since the age of 16, when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. For Golka’s debut performance at Tippet Rise, he plays Franz Schubert’s Sonata in E minor, D.566/506, Franz Liszt’s St. Francis of Assisi: Preaching to the Birds and Mephisto Waltz No. 1 as well as Johannes Brahms’ Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op. 5.

The Ariel String Quartet

Sat. August 5, 2017, 10:30am

Sculpture Site: The Domo

Program

Beethoven
String Quartet No.5 in A Major, Op. 18
Brahms
String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op. 51

Description

Formed in Israel sixteen years ago when its members were students, the Ariel String Quartet has played together ever since. Recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the ensemble serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts – a remarkable achievement for an ensemble so young. The Ariel String Quartet will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No.5 in A Major, Op. 18 and Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op. 51.

Adam Golka and the Ariel String Quartet

Sat. August 5, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Mozart
String Quartet in No.14 in G Major, K.387
Bartók
String Quartet No.6, Sz.114 in D Major
Schumann
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

Description

Pianist Adam Golka and the Ariel String Quartet perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet in No.14 in G major, K.387, Béla Bartók’s String Quartet No.6, Sz.114 in D Major and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44.

Free Family Concert: The Ariel String Quartet

Sun. August 6, 2017, 2:00pm

Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Audience members of all ages are welcome to join the Quartet as they present music by Schubert, Mozart, and Bartok in an informal, informative and fun way. Attendees will also be invited to participate in a question and answer session with the Quartet members, who have been playing together since they were young students. The Ariel’s infectious enthusiasm for chamber music and friendly, engaging personalities will provide audience members of all ages with a new perspective on the art form.

Description

Join the Ariel Quartet in a family-friendly exploration of chamber music. The Quartet will perform portions of the works they will be including on their more formal performances at Tippet Rise to introduce the instruments of the string quartet, illustrate different types of musical conversations, demonstrate techniques string players use to produce a wide rage of sounds on their instruments, and how four individuals work together to create a unified sound.

Season Two: Week Five Browse event history

Geo-Paleo Field Days

Thurs. August 10, 2017, 9:00am

The Tippet Rise Ranch

Program

Over four Thursdays in August (August 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st), YBRA’s distinguished faculty will lead tours that explore the geological wonders of Tippet Rise. Tours run from 9AM - 1PM. Bring-your-own brown bag lunch to enjoy in the field followed by a Q&A session moderated by YBRA faculty. Please note that each tour requires extensive walking over rough terrain to numerous geologic “hot spots.”

Description

We are excited to announce a new program at the art center offered in partnership with the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (www.ybra.org), the geology field research station founded in 1936 near Red Lodge, Montana by the Princeton Geological Association.

Jeffrey Kahane Solo Piano Recital

Fri. August 11, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Schubert
Sonata No.18 in G Major D.894
Andres
Heavy Sleep
Gabriel Kahane
Works on Paper
I. Death to Advertising
II. Veda (Paraphrase)
III. The New Sincerity Auld Reel
Chopin
Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op. 58

Description

Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist. For Friday’s program, Kahane will play rather than conduct, performing Franz Schubert’s Sonata No.18 in G Major D.894, Frédéric Chopin’s Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op. 58, Timo Andres’ Heavy Sleep and Works on Paper by Kahane’s son, the composer, pianist and singer-songwriter, Gabriel Kahane.

Jeffrey Kahane, Xavier Foley and the Ariel String Quartet

Sat. August 12, 2017, 10:30am

Sculpture Site: The Domo

Program

Schubert
String Quartet No.12, D.703, Quartettsatz
Notturno in E-flat Major, Op. 148
Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667, “Trout”

Description

Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane will join double bassist Xavier Foley, a winner in 2016 of the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and the dazzling Ariel String Quartet to perform works by Franz Schubert, including String Quartet No.12, D.703, Quartettsatz, and Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667, “Trout.”

Matt Haimovitz and the Ariel String Quartet

Sat. August 12, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Boccherini
Quintet No.4 in D Major, G448, “Fandango”
Widmann
String Quartet No.3,“Hunting”
Schubert
String Quintet in C Major, D.956

Description

Renowned for his tremendous artistry, cellist and musical pioneer Matt Haimovitz joins the Ariel String Quartet for the evening’s program of works by Luigi Boccherini, Jörg Widmann and Franz Schubert. Known for their fresh approach and extraordinary talent, the Ariel String Quartet plays with rare concentration and intensity. The evening will include Boccherini’s Quintet No.4 in D Major, G448 “Fandango,” Widmann’s String Quartet No.3, “Hunting” and Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, D.956.

Season Two: Week Six Browse event history

Natasha Paremski Solo Piano Recital

Fri. August 18, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Chopin
Mazurka in B Major, Op. 63 No.1
Mazurka in F minor, Op. 63 No.2
Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 63 No.3
Scherzo in E Major, Op. 54 No.4
Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 (Books I & II)
Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition

Description

Born in Moscow, pianist Natasha Paremski moved to the United States at the age of eight and became a U.S. citizen shortly thereafter. Natasha participated with Simon Keenlyside and Maxim Vengerov in the filming of Twin Spirits, a project starring Sting and Trudie Styler that explores the music and writing of Robert and Clara Schumann, which was released on DVD. At Tippet Rise, Natasha will explore Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 (Books I & II) and three of Chopin’s Mazurkas.

Natasha Paremski, Paul Huang and the Escher String Quartet

Sat. August 19, 2017, 10:30am

Sculpture Site: The Domo

Program

Debussy
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Chausson
Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21

Description

The Domo is a spectacular setting for this concert featuring pianist Natasha Paremski, violinist Paul Huang, and the Escher String Quartet. They will play Claude Debussy’s gorgeous String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 and Ernest Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21, a legendary but rarely played piece.

Natasha Paremski and Zuill Bailey Piano Cello Recital

Sat. August 19, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Prokofiev
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119
Stravinsky
Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano
Rachmaninoff
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19

Description

The Los Angeles Times describes pianist Natasha Paremski’s playing as “poetic” and “virtuosic.” Paremski, whose credits include the Gilmore Young Artist Award, performs tonight with cellist Zuill Bailey, winner of two Grammy Awards this year for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Best Classical Instrumental Solo. The duo will perform works from Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, including Prokofiev’s surprisingly romantic and ethereal Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119 and Stravinsky’s buoyant Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano, a modernist master channeling his own version of early music.

Season Two: Week Seven Browse event history

Geo-Paleo Field Days

Thurs. August 24, 2017, 9:00am

The Tippet Rise Ranch

Program

Over four Thursdays in August (August 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st), YBRA’s distinguished faculty will lead tours that explore the geological wonders of Tippet Rise. Tours run from 9AM - 1PM. Bring-your-own brown bag lunch to enjoy in the field followed by a Q&A session moderated by YBRA faculty. Please note that each tour requires extensive walking over rough terrain to numerous geologic “hot spots.”

Description

We are excited to announce a new program at the art center offered in partnership with the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (www.ybra.org), the geology field research station founded in 1936 near Red Lodge, Montana by the Princeton Geological Association.

Pedja Muzijevic Solo Recital, with Matt Haimovitz Joining for the World Premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ New Work for Cello and Piano

Fri. August 25, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

C. P. E. Bach
Sonata in G minor, Wq. 65/17
Liszt
Sleepless! Question and Answer, S.203
Liszt
Bagatella Without Tonality, S.216a
Wagner/Liszt
Isolde’s Love Death
Aaron Jay Kernis
World Premiere, 2017 Tippet Rise Commission for Cello and Piano
C. P. E Bach
Rondo in C minor, Wq. 59/4
Feldman
Intermission
C. P. E. Bach
Sonata in E minor, Wq. 59/1
Feldman
Intermission II
C. P. E. Bach
Rondo in A Major, Wq. 58/1
Schumann
Novelette, Op. 21 No.8

Description

Hailed by critics as a thinking musician with a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence, Pianist Pedja Muzijevic plays compositions by Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach, Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Morton Feldman, and Robert Schumann. Pedja is joined by beloved Tippet Rise alum, cellist Matt Haimovitz, to perform the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ new work for cello and piano, a 2017 Tippet Rise Commission.

Jessica Sindell, Alex Klein, Mark Nuccio, Daniel Hawkins and Frank Morelli

Sat. August 26, 2017, 10:30am

Sculpture Site: The Domo

Program

Ravel
Ma mère l'Oye (arr. Frank Morelli): Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant, Petit Poucet
Eugène Bozza
Image for solo flute, Op. 38
Antal Doráti
The Grasshopper And The Ant
Ravel
Ma mère l'Oye: Laideronnette, Impératrice des pagodes
Paquito D'Rivera
“The Cape Cod Files,“ Lecuonerias
Francisco Mignone
Two Brazilian Waltzes for bassoon solo
Improvised Waltz
The Modinha that Villa Didn’t Write
Ravel
Ma mère l'Oye: Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
Buyanovsky
Espana: From Four Improvisations From Traveling Impressions
Ravel
Ma mère l'Oye: Le jardin féerique

Description

Jessica Sindell, Alex Klein, Mark Nuccio, Daniel Hawkins, and Frank Morelli play Maurice Ravel’s Ma mère l'Oye (arr. Frank Morelli): Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant, Petit Poucet, Bozza’s Image for solo flute, Op. 38, Mignone’s Two Brazilian Waltzes for bassoon solo and other works.

Pedja Muzijevic, Jessica Sindell, Alex Klein, Mark Nuccio, Daniel Hawkins and Frank Morelli

Sat. August 26, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Mozart
Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, K.452
Dring
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano
Glinka
Trio pathétique in D minor for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano
Poulenc
Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano, FP 100

Description

Jessica Sindell, Alex Klein, Mark Nuccio, Daniel Hawkins, and Frank Morelli join pianist Pedja Muzijevic in a performance that includes Mozart’s Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452, Madeleine Dring’s Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano, Mikhail Glinka’s Trio pathétique in D minor for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano, and Francis Poulenc’s Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano, FP 100.

Season Two: Week Eight Browse event history

Geo-Paleo Field Days

Thurs. August 31, 2017, 9:00am

The Tippet Rise Ranch

Program

Over four Thursdays in August (August 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st), YBRA’s distinguished faculty will lead tours that explore the geological wonders of Tippet Rise. Tours run from 9AM - 1PM. Bring-your-own brown bag lunch to enjoy in the field followed by a Q&A session moderated by YBRA faculty. Please note that each tour requires extensive walking over rough terrain to numerous geologic “hot spots.”

Description

We are excited to announce a new program at the art center offered in partnership with the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (www.ybra.org), the geology field research station founded in 1936 near Red Lodge, Montana by the Princeton Geological Association.

Anne-Marie McDermott Solo Piano Recital

Fri. September 8, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Haydn
Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:40
Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20
Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23
Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52

Description

Described in the Philadelphia Inquirer as “one of the great American pianists of her generation,” Anne-Marie McDermott returns to Tippet Rise in 2017 for her second season. Anne-Marie’s recital will include five sonatas for keyboard by Joseph Haydn, in whom Anne-Marie specializes.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet

Sat. September 9, 2017, 10:30am

Sculpture Site: The Domo

Program

Haydn
Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No.2
Mendelssohn
String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No.2

Description

Renowned for the intensity of its performances, the St. Lawrence String Quartet is also known for its virtuosity, imagination and enthusiasm. In its Tippet Rise debut, the Quartet performs Franz Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2 and Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2.

Anne-Marie McDermott and the St. Lawrence String Quartet

Sat. September 9, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K.414
Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K.415
Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat Major, K.449

Description

Almost never heard, these chamber music versions of Mozart’s witty early concerti, No.12 in A Major, K. 414, No.13 in C Major, K. 415 and No.14 in E-flat Major, K. 449, will be performed in the acoustically lush Olivier Music Barn by Anne-Marie and the internationally-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet.

Season Two: Week Nine Browse event history

Vicky Chow, Piano, Todd Meehan and Doug Perkins, percussionists

Fri. September 15, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

John Luther Adams
Four Thousand Holes
Tristan Perich
Parallels

Description

Whether it is people working in parallel, poetic parallels between the evening’s musical pieces, or the main composition of the night, parallels run through this concert of electro-acoustic and acoustic pieces performed by a collection of duos, where the performers are equal partners. The LA Times described Chow as “a new star of new music,” WQXR dubbed Doug Perkins’s recordings as “polyrhythmic elegance” and Billboard described Todd Meehan’s work as “astonishing and entrancing.”

Vicky Chow, Piano, and Doug Perkins, Percussion, with Percussionists Timothy Feeney and Todd Meehan

Sat. September 16, 2017, 10:30am

Sculpture Site: The Domo

Program

John Luther Adams
Nunataks
Red Arc/Blue Veil
Selections from Strange and Sacred Noise

Description

The New York Times declared Doug Perkins a “percussion virtuoso,“ while the Los Angeles Times described pianist Vicky Chow as a “new star of new music.” In the shadows of the Domo, the two will perform John Luther Adams’ Nunataks, Red Arc/Blue Veil and selections from Strange and Sacred Noise, with additional percussion by Todd Meehan and Timothy Feeney. Adams, whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world, was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his symphonic work, Become Ocean.

Michael Brown Solo Piano Recital

Sat. September 16, 2017, 6:30pm

The Olivier Music Barn

Pre-concert talk: 5pm, Tiara Acoustic Shell

Program

Mendelssohn
Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
Medtner
Second Improvisation, Op. 47
Michael Brown
Folk Variations
Beethoven
Variations and Fugue for Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 35, “Eroica”

Description

Described by The New York Times as a “young piano visionary,” Michael Brown plays Felix Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses, Op. 54, Nikolai Medtner’s Second Improvisation, Op. 47, Ludwig van Beethoven’s brilliant Variations and Fugue for Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 35, “Eroica,” and his own wonderful composition, Folk Variations, composed in 2013 for his friend, the pianist Adam Golka.