Posts Tagged 'Sarah Ioannides'

Hartman master class showcases brass instruments’ voices

Hartman master class showcases brass instruments’ voices

Trombonist and professor Scott Hartman is all about breaking things down. And his brass master class will be no different at 7 p.m. tonight in McKnight Hall.

Currently, Hartman is a lecturer at the Yale University School of Music. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.

“My first professional job was playing with this group called The Empire Brass Quartet,” Hartman said. “And we had a residency at Boston University, which meant that we performed and taught there.”

Ioannides leads CSO through superb performance, impressive program

Ioannides leads CSO through superb performance, impressive program

For Tuesday evening’s Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra concert, conductor Sarah Ioannides chose works defined by extremely varied rhythmic structures — urgently forceful in Gershwin, throbbing and shifting-repetitive in Piazzolla, supple and pliant for Debussy and subtly tricky in Dukas.

Ioannides, making her Chautauqua debut, boasts a remarkable background. Born in Australia, she grew up in England where she began her musical training at Oxford University and the prestigious Guildhall School. She soon received a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Otto-Werner Mueller both at the Curtis Institute of Music and at The Juilliard School, eventually becoming his assistant conductor. Her many awards include those from the Bruno Walter Foundation and the JoAnn Falletta Award for most promising female conductor.

Ioannides to lead CSO, bandoneónist Trivisonno through cultural musical sampling

Ioannides to lead CSO, bandoneónist Trivisonno through cultural musical sampling

Astor Piazzolla, the son of Italian immigrants, moved from his birthplace in Mar del Plata, Argentina, to Greenwich Village when his father bought him his first bandoneón. Piazzolla was 9 years old, and he would then move to Buenos Aires on his own at 17 to chase his dream of playing tango.

Guest bandoneonist Jorge ‘Coco’ Trivisonno first learned to play bandoneón from his father at a young age living in Rosario, Argentina. By age 18, Trivisonno began recording live on the radio in Argentina at night. Trivisonno and his friends were inspired by the cutting edge music of their time, composed by Piazzolla.

Piazzolla, a staple in large concert halls and small Argentine alleys alike, will form the heart of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s concert at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, conducted by guest Sarah Ioannides.

Symphony embarks on a second season under many batons

Symphony embarks on a second season under many batons

At 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 30, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will begin its 84th season under the Amphitheater roof. For the second season in a row, the CSO will not be under the familiar baton of a music director.

The orchestra instead will welcome 17 guest conductors to the Amp, along with 15 guest soloists. The conductors, several of whom will be new to Chautauqua, will conduct classics from Beethoven to Wagner, with a sprinkling of pops, opera selections and several contemporary works.