12-09 Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival

Announcing Voyages and Journeys (August 15-26, 2012), the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival celebrates its eighth year in 2012. This season celebrates the power of music to take you on a journey – both physically (with musical from distant lands) and spiritually (with music to explore your soul).

As we inaugurate our new venue at FLCC, we hope you’ll join us for the full voyage with a MasterKey subscription which includes discounted admission for all four Festival Series programs. New this year, the pioneering, multigenre cellist Mike Block  curates two Classical Blue Jeans evenings that you won’t want to miss.

The most interesting story of the festival itself is the Canandaigua Lake Music Festival’s commitment to demystifying classical music for audiences – the festival includes family performances, a master class open to the public and a series of concerts entitled “Classical Blue Jeans,” which allows artists and audiences to meet, dine together and listen to some incredible pieces of classical music.   Www.LakeMusicFestival.org 

Music

Mozart: String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516 (Juliana Athayde, Elisa Barston, Becca Albers, Edward Klorman, Karen Ouzounian)
Bach: Chaconne (Elisa Barston)
Mendelssohn Octet: I (Michael Jinsoo Lim, Elisa Barston, Lina Bahn, Anthea Kreston, Melia Watras, Edward Klorman, Amy Barston, Jason Duckles)
Adam Silverman: The Heart and the Hand for cello and piano (Jonathan Yates, Amy Barston)
Mozart, Ragtime alla Turca for 2 pianos (Elizabeth Roe, Greg Anderson)
Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht, (Transfigured Night) (Elisa Barston, Anthea Kreston, Michael Larco, Edward Klorman, Amy Barston, Jason Duckles)
Piazzolla: Libertango (Elizabeth Roe, Greg Anderson)

Listen to the whole show here: 

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Artists

Elizabeth Roe
Elizabeth Roe, recipient of the prestigious William Petschek Piano Debut Recital Award, has appeared as recitalist, orchestral soloist, and collaborative musician at major venues and festivals around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the 92nd Street Y (New York); the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC); Salle Cortot (Paris); the Ravinia Festival (Chicago); the Seoul Arts Center (Korea); Teatro Argentino (Buenos Aires); the Banff Centre (Canada); and the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). She was selected to perform for members of the United Nations and for notable events celebrating The Juilliard School’s centenary at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the New York Public Library. Additional career highlights include the Carnegie Hall premiere of Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen for the composer’s centennial celebration, presentations at leadership symposia like the EG (Entertainment Gathering) and Imagine Solutions Conferences, and an artistic residency sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Argentina. Ms. Roe has performed with the Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Tucson, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, and Ars Viva Symphony Orchestras; the Juilliard Orchestra; the Chicago and Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestras; and the Milwaukee and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras, among others.

Greg Anderson
As a pianist, Greg has performed in Carnegie Hall, soloed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, released several CDs, and toured in North America, Asia, and Europe. He also performs regularly with his piano duo partner Elizabeth Joy Roe; they are known worldwide for their revolutionary four-hand piano technique and joyous camaraderie. As a composer, Greg’s works have been premiered at the Rose Bowl, Alice Tully Hall, and the Grand National Theater in China, and he has filled in for John Williams on short notice. His compositions for The 5 Browns have appeared on the EMI, Sony/BMG, and E1 record labels. As an actor, Greg made his Broadway debut in 2005 playing the role of “Vernon Duke” at NYC’s Playwright Horizons. Greg received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School as a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar; he is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Yale University.

Jonathan Yates
Jonathan Yates has earned high praise as a conductor, solo pianist and collaborative artist for his musicianship, intellect and the remarkable variety of his musical endeavors. He made his professional orchestral conducting debut at 23, leading the National Symphony Orchestra in a Millennium Stages Concert. The following year he made his Carnegie Hall debut as a participant in the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop. He has also been heard as a chamber musician at the 92nd Street Y, Miller Theater, Bargemusic and Merkin Hall, as well as at the Caramoor Festival and on the Ravinia Festival Rising Stars Series. He has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras in North America, Europe and Asia, and has given solo recitals for the La Jolla Music Society, at the National Museum of American History (on fortepiano), and on the University of Chicago Concert Series. He served as Apprentice Conductor of the Chicago Youth Symphony, and for two years as Music Director of the Harvard University Bach Society Orchestra. As a past and founding member of the Amelia Piano Trio, he was presented by Isaac Stern in Weill Recital Hall and at Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan, and was a finalist for the Walter F. Naumburg Chamber Music Prize. He can be heard in chamber music of Hindemith on Cedille Records. Jonathan is becoming increasingly sought after for his operatic work. He conducted the world premiere of Michael Webster’s Hell at Performance Space 122, and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Paride ed Elena at the California Music Festival. He also led the world premiere of the first act of Adam Silverman’s Korczak’s Orphans at the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Juliana Athayde
Appointed concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005 at age twenty four, Juliana Athayde became the youngest person to hold the position since the orchestra’s inception in 1922. Prior to joining the RPO, Ms. Athayde was concertmaster of the Canton and Plymouth Symphonies. She has performed as guest concertmaster with the Houston Symphony and National Arts Center Orchestra, and has performed both nationally and internationally with the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2002, she served as concertmaster of the New York String Seminar under the direction of Jaime Laredo for concerts at Carnegie Hall. For many years Ms. Athayde was a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and received the prestigious Dorothy DeLay fellowship in 2004. She has also performed as a soloist with the Asheville, Canton, Diablo, Flint, Mid-Texas, New Bedford, Palo Alto, Plymouth and Wyoming Symphony Orchestras. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Athayde made her solo debut at the age of 16 performing with the San Francisco Symphony. She led the world-renowned San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in performances at Paris’ Cite de la Musique, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. A passionate educator, Ms. Athayde is an Associate Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music and travels the country giving master classes.

Elisa Barston
Violinist Elisa Barston is currently the Acting Principal Second Violinist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Prior to the appointment, she served as the Associate Concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra for eight seasons, and was a first violin section member of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Among her awards, Ms. Barston has garnered top prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (including the Audience Prize), First Prize at the Julius Stulberg Auditions, Grand Prize at the International Kingsville Young Performers’ Competition, and First Prize in the Seventeen-General Motors National Music Competition. As chamber musician, Ms. Barston has been awarded First Prizes in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Kuttner Quartet Competition at Indiana University. She also won the concerto competition at Indiana University and performed as a soloist with the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra. As soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Barston has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 1986, she made her European debut with the English Chamber Orchestra at the request of Sir Yehudi Menuhin. In solo appearances, Ms. Barston has performed with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, among numerous others. Since 1996, Ms. Barston has made yearly appearances as featured soloist with Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, performing a diverse concerti repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Shostakovich and Alfred Schnittke.

Edward Klorman
Edward Klorman has performed as soloist in Eastman Theatre, with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and with the Queens College Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Charles Neidich. As a recitalist, he has performed throughout North America and Europe, including appearances at Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center’s Wednesdays at One series, Centre d’Arts Orford (Quebec), IMS Prussia Cove (England), and Oberstdorfer Musiksommer (Germany). An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with such renowned artists as the Orion String Quartet, Ying Quartet, Claude Frank, Joseph Kalichstein, and Charles Neidich, with performances in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Music@Menlo, Sarasota Music Festival, and Taos School of Music. Mr. Klorman makes his New York City concerto debut this spring performing the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Stefan Jackiw and the Camerata Notturna.
A founder of two chamber music series – the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region and Music at the Bowery at the historic St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery in Manhattan’s East Village – Mr. Klorman is deeply committed to sharing classical music with broader audiences.

Karen Ouzounian
Cellist Karen Ouzounian has performed as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. She has toured the United States and Canada with Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson, and appeared as a soloist with Sinfonia Toronto, the Canadian Sinfonietta and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Ouzounian has performed with such ensembles as Trio Cavatina, The Knights, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), A Far Cry and the String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC). She has collaborated with renowned artists including Kim Kashkashian, Gilbert Kalish, Roger Tapping, Charles Neidich, Vera Beths, and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard and St. Lawrence String Quartets. Festivals include Marlboro, Ravinia, the Open Chamber Music Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Caramoor, Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival, Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, and Taos. An advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Ouzounian has collaborated with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Continuum, and AXIOM. Born in Toronto in 1985, Ms. Ouzounian holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Timothy Eddy.

Corigliano Quartet
The Corigliano Quartet is dedicated to the presentation of new American music. The group’s dedication and passion for new works has made them one of the most sought after interpreters of contemporary music today. For their efforts in bringing contemporary music to a wider audience, the quartet was presented with the ASCAP/CMA Award For Adventurous Programming. Founded in 1996, the Corigliano Quartet rapidly climbed the ranks of the chamber music world. One year after its formation, the group drew the attention of Isaac Stern, who invited them to the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall. The next year, the Corigliano won the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and followed that up by winning both First Prize and Grand Prize at the 1999 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
The group has performed in many of the nation’s leading music centers, including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress. Recent performances have taken the Corigliano to Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. They have also made appearances in Italy, Mexico, and Korea, where they gave the Korean premiere of Corigliano’s Farewell Quartet.

Amelia Piano Trio
Formed in 1999, the Amelia Piano Trio came to the fore after participating in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 2000. Joining the roster of Concert Artists Guild in 2001, the trio went on to win the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. The Trio has performed in many major halls, including the 92nd St Y in New York City, Carnegie Hall, Seattle’s Meany Hall, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Other performances include appearances at the Caramoor Music Festival in New York, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, and the Bravo Vail Festival in Colorado, and for the La Jolla Chamber Music Society, the Calgary Pro Musica series, and at Merkin Hall and the Bargemusic series in New York City. The trio has appeared several times on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and St. Paul Sunday programs, as well as on the WFMT radio network. Notably, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison wrote his first full-length piano trio for the Amelia. In 2003 the Trio was asked by National Public Radio to be the Young Ensemble in Residence, giving a week of live performances reaching thousands of listeners. That same year, Anthea Kreston and Jason Duckles toured Eastern Europe, performing many concerts with Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Project.