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Monday, March 26— Timeless Voices

Eastman School of Music Main Hall  |  Noon-1 p.m.


Poetry Reader: Friederike Seligman, Professor of Russian,
University of Rochester

Piano Quintet in f-sharp minor, op. 67 (8′) — Amy Beach

I. Adagio-Allegro moderato

Margaret Leenhouts & Pia Liptak, violins
Olita Povero, viola
Kathleen Kemp, cello
James Douhit, piano

Two Lieder (5′) — Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel

I. Gegenwart (Goethe)
II. Frühling (Eichendorf)

Joshua Fein, baritone
Zuzanna Szewczyk, piano

The Fisherman’s Song (4′) — Chen Yi

Maggie Lubinski, violin
Eun Mi Ko, piano

Mischief Moon (Caroline Thomes) (5′) — Frances Copthorne*
Lady Night (Francesca Miller)
When Night Comes On (Elsie Fowler)

Tom Vendafreddo, tenor
Sophia Ahmad, piano

*Please visit the newly acquired Copthorne Collection and its special exhibit (mid-March 2007) at the Sibley Music Library.

Chaconne (1962) (9′) — Sofiya Gubaydulina

Janneke Brits, piano

Songs of Desire (10′) — Judith Weir

I. The Voice of Desire (Robert Bridges)
II. White Eggs in the Bush (anon. Yoruba)
III. Written on Terrestial Things (Thomas Hardy)
IV. Sweet Little Red Feet (John Keats)

Lynne McMurtry, mezzo- soprano
Alison d’Amato, piano

Midsummer Moon (5′) — Rebecca Clarke
Lullaby and Chinese Puzzle (5′)

Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin
Beata Golec, piano

Madam’s Three Callers (5′) — Betty Roe

I. Madam and the Census Man (Langston Hughes)
II. Madam and the Wrong Visitor (Hughes)
III. Madam and the Minister (Hughes)

3 Songs from the Poems of Marichiko(5′) — Lori Laitman

I. I Sit At My Desk (Kenneth Rexroth)
II. You Ask Me (Rexroth)
III. Just Us (Rexroth)

Nadine Carey, soprano
Joan Kinsella, cello

Blue Window: After Marc Chagall (2005) (9′) — Libby Larsen

I. Drama
II. Art
III. Dance

Antara Winds:

Diane Smith, flute
Judith Ricker, oboe
Margaret Quakenbush, clarinet
John Hunt, bassoon
Mary Hunt, horn
Joseph Werner, piano

Monday’s Special Events

Tuesday, March 27— Sirens’ Voices

Miller Center Atrium  |  Noon-1 p.m.


Poetry Reader: Ruth Fleischmann-Colgan, Executive Director, Wilson Foundation

Pièces de Clavecin (7′) — Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

La Flamande
Rigaudons I, II

Janneke Brits, harpsichord

Plums (2′) — Lori Laitman

I. To a Poor Old Woman
II. This is just to say

Anne-Marie Wilcox, mezzo-soprano
Christina Lalong, piano

Dreaming(Laitman) (3′) — Lori Laitman

Kate Scally, soprano
Luke Massery, piano

The Secrets of the pool in the dark pine forests (4′) —
Diana Burrell

Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin
Beata Golec, piano

Three Lieder (6′) — Clara Wieck-Schumann

Liebeszauber, op. 13, no. 3 (Geibel)
Ich hab’ in deinem Auge, op. 13, no. 5 (Rückert)
Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen, op. 12, no. 2 (Rückert)

Evangelina Leontis, soprano
Janneke Brits, piano

Light from the Cliffs (7′) — Hilary Tann

Eun Mi Ko, piano

Shoreland (6′) — Winnie Cheung

Jo Nardolillo, violin
Anna Gurfinkel, piano

Calendar Collection (6′) — Judith Lang Zaimont

VI. June
VII. July
VIII. August

Beata Golec, piano

Elusion* (5′) — Michaela Eremiasova

Jonathan Aaron Larson, viola
Marcus Macauley, piano

*World premiere

Music for Piano (6′) — Franghiz Ali-Zadeh

Daniela Mineva, piano

Three Intermezzos for Double Bass and Piano (10′) —
Anne Lauber

James Vandemark, double bass
Alexandra Nguyen, piano

Let It Be Me (8′) — Indigo Girls
Who Knew — Pink

After Hours (co-ed a capella group from the University of Rochester)
Kate Scally, director

Oh, Boys! (5′) — Saskia Apon

The High Falls Button Factory:

Whitney Chair, Amanda Logue, Cy Reynolds, trombones
Rick Stiles, bass trombone

Tuesday’s Special Events

Wednesday, March 28— All León Concert

Eastman School of Music Main Hall  |  Noon-1 p.m.

Poetry Reader: Brenda Tremblay, WXXI Radio and Television Host

Journey (1990) (6′) (text by Etel Adnan)

Madeline Miskie, soprano
Andrea Reges, flute
Jennifer Ruggieri, harp

Momentum (1984) (8′)

Greg DeTurk, piano

Atwood Songs (2007) (15′)*

I. Notes toward a poem that can never be written
II. Memory
III. Eating Fire
IV. Habitation
V. Four Evasions

Eileen Strempel, soprano
Sylvie Beaudette, piano

*The Atwood Songs were commissioned thanks to the support of the Hanson Institute for American Music at the Eastman School of Music and The Colleges of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Blue Maze (6′) —Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Deidre Huckabay, flute/piccolo
Chester Howard, clarinet, bass clarinet
Patrick Ryan, violin
David Sedlins, cello
Jung Sun Kang, piano
Bob Pierzak, conductor

Indígena (1991) (8′)

Matilda Hofman, director

Wednesday’s Special Events

Thursday, March 29 — Ancient and New Voices

Schmitt Hall  |  Noon-1 p.m.


Poetry Reader: Margaret A. Catillaz, Esq., Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (Immigration Law Pioneer)

O pastor animarum(3′) — Hildegard von Bingen
Columba aspexit (5′)

The Hildegard Players
Honey Meconi, director

From the Twelve Choral Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes, op. 8 (1947) (5′)— Jeanne Marie-Madeleine Demessieux

I. Hosanna Filio David
II. Domine Jesu
III. Attende Domine

Edward L. Fandin, organ

Surface Tension(6′) — Vera Ivanova

Duo Vio-LINK-oto:
Pia Liptak, violin
Ryoko Mizutani, koto

L’Astratto(9′) — Barbara Strozzi

Evangelina Leontis, soprano
Manuel Minguillon Nieto, lute

Canyon Echo (10′)— Katherine Hoover

I. Dance
II. Serenade
III. She Mourns
IV. He Returns

Sophia Gibbs Kim, flute
Petar Kodzas, guitar

Clouds* (5′) — Beata Golec

Andrew Fuhrman, vibraphone
Jenny Lawless, marimba

*American premiere

Homage* (9′) — Jung Sun Kang

Joo Soo Son, organ
Hyery Hwang, voice

*World premiere

Parallel Play (1998) (10′)— Judith Lang Zaimont

I. Fanfare
II. Folksong
III. Folderol

Andrew Liebermann, soprano saxophone
Barbara Lawson, alto saxophone
Chi-Huan Wu, tenor saxophone
Douglas O’Connor, baritone saxophone

Thursday’s Special Events

Friday, March 30— Poetic Voices

Eastman School of Music Main Hall  |  Noon-1 p.m.


Poetry Reader: Jean Howard, Chief of Staff, City of Rochester

Songs Are Thoughts (5′) — Lavinia Kell Parker
Sadness of the Sea (6′) — Sally Lamb

I. The Sadness of the Sea (Lydia Huntley Sigourney)
III. The Tide Rises (Longfellow/Anonymous)

Eastman Women’s Chorus
Susan Conkling, director
Rudy deVos, piano

Lyric Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano (1972) (10′) —
Jean Coulthard

I. Moderato Grazioso
II. Lento Semplice alle Canzone – Allegro Capriccioso

Peter Kolkay, bassoon
Alexandra Nguyen, piano

The Breeze at Night (8′) — Erica Seguine

Mark Wolfram, trumpet
Seth Baldwin, alto saxophone
Thomas Lowery, tenor saxophone
Nick Finzer, trombone
Erica Seguine, piano
TBA, guitar
Scott Worthington, bass
Kate Gentile, drums

Toccata for Piano* (5′) — Beata Golec

Beata Golec, piano

*World premiere

Röze (“Roses”, from Arab poetry of the 10th century) (7′) — Grazyna Bacewicz
Inna (“The Other”, from Arab Poetry)
Boli mnie glowa (“My Heart Aches”, G. Bacewicz)
Scroczka (“Magpie”, folk text)

Julianna Sabol, soprano
Ida Trebicka, piano

Sonata for Piano and Violin (1947) (5′) — Irene Britton Smith

I. Allegro Cantabile

Lynn Blakeslee, violin
Jean Barr, piano

A Tribute to Billie Holiday (10′)

Karen Holvik, soprano
Tony Caramia, piano

Theme and Variations (10′) — Rebecca Clarke

Wenqing Zhang, piano

Snow Dreams (9′) — Joan Tower

Bonita Boyd, flute
Nicholas Goluses, guitar
Friday’s Special Events

Dr. Sylvie Beaudette, Festival Director
Sophia Ahmad, Assistant Director

Tania León’s residency was made possible by the support of the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Eastman School of Music, and The New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.