Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol

Saturday, April 23rd 2016
4:00 PM

CRISOL, Spanish for melting pot, is an ensemble that has been performing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas since the fall of 1997. The ensemble is dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean; performing romantic Puerto Rican Boleros, energetic Mexican Mariachi music, feisty Cuban Sones, sensuous Colombian Cumbias, contagious Dominican Merengues, jazzy Brazilian Bossa Novas, and much more
A reception with refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet the artists will follow the performance.
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This image of a Candelabrum is the symbol for Concerts by Candlelight a chamber music series held each summer at Laurel Hill Mansion in Philadelphia PA


40th Anniversary Season - CONCERTS BY CANDLELIGHT
AT LAUREL HILL MANSION




photograph of the beautiful pianoforte at Laurel Hill Mansion.  The pianoforte can be heard during the summer concert series at Laurel Hill Mansion

June 28, 2015 - Principally Harps featuring
Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman

July 12, 2015- The Dolce Suono Ensemble

July 26, 2015- The Wister Quartet

August 9, 2015 - La Fiocco

August 23, 2015 -Allen Krantz




Programs and Biographies for the 2015 season of Concerts by Candlelight
All concerts begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
and take place in the beautiful octagonal music room at Laurel Hill Mansion in Fairmount Park.



Photograph of Classical guitarist Allen Karntz who will be performing at Laurel Hill Mansion in Philadelphia PA on August 23, 2015

Allen Krantz
Laurel Hill Mansion                                 August 23, 2015
At 6:30 PM

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Five Medieval Pieces

Comment qua moy ………………Guillame de Machaut (1300-1377)
Plus Dure

Three Early Renaissance Lute Pieces
Destre amoureux ………………………pub. by Pierre Attaignant 1529
La Magdelena: Basse Danse, Recoupe,
Tourdion Calate ala spagnola………………….. Joan Dalza, pub. 1508

Partita in Ami ……………………………………Johann Anton Logy (1650-1721)

Aria
Caprice
Sarabande
Gavotte
Gigue

Tombeau sur al mort de M. Comte D’Logy……...... Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)
Passacaglia

Intermission

Suite Compostelana ………………………………………………..Federico Mompou (1893-1987)

Prelude
Coral
Cuna
Recitativo
Cancion
Muniera


ALLEN KRANTZ, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and Stanford University, has received acclaim as a solo guitarist and chamber musician and composer. His performances throughout the United States have included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington, with his diverse programs often featuring original compositions.

Recent compositions include "Marilyn Cycle”, a setting of Marilyn Monroe’s poetry for voice, clarinet, cello and piano commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. “On the Road” and “Little Elegy” for voice and string quartet, were commissioned by Lyric Fest in Philadelphia. Other recent pieces are “Quartet for Piano and Strings”, “Passacaglia” for trombone, guitar and piano, premiered by Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic; “Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra”, "Sacred Places" for solo guitar, and “American Document” commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company. “A Musical Walk", a children's piece was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, and "Under One Roof", a trio for trumpet violin and piano was written in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Mr. Krantz heads the guitar program and teaches chamber music at Temple University. He also gives occasional courses on music history and is a lecturer for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Krantz has received support from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance among others. Allen Krantz’s compositions are published by the Theodore Presser Co. and Falls House Press. His solo and chamber music arrangements for guitar are published by International Music. Allen Krantz’s recordings for the DTR label include “Notes” for flute and guitar with Mimi Stillman, “Summer Music”, “The Romantic Guitar”, and “The Philadelphia Connection”. He has also recorded for Albany and Crystal Records labels.

The concert will begin promptly at 6:30. A reception will follow the concert with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet the artist.




2015 Summer concert schedule for the chamber music series Concerts by Candlelight.

June 28, 2015 Concert July 12, 2015 Concert July 27, 2014 Concert August 9, 2015 Concert August 24, 2015 Concert
Principally Harps Dolce Suono Ensemble The Wister Quartet La Fiocco Allen Krantz   
Mindy Cutcher Mimi Stillman, flute Nancy Bean, violin baroque instruments guitar
Janet Witman Misoon Ghim, Davyd Booth, violin
mezzo-soprano Pamela Fay, viola  
  Gideon Whitehead Lloyd Smith,cello  
  guitar      
 
 
         

PATRON ($300) receive 2 admittances to each concert and name will appear on each program.
SPONSOR ($150) receive 1 admittance to each concert and name will appear on each program.
SERIES ($100) receive 1 admittance to each concert.
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For more information about the 2015 Season of Concerts by Candlelight visit our concert page.


Past Music programs and performer biographies

Past 2015 concerts


La Fiocco
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La Fiocco will present “The Intimate Baroque-Music For A Summer Evening”,
music from the early 17th century to mid 19th century, at Laurel Hill Mansion
in East Fairmount Park on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 PM.

Works by Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Telemann, Corelli and more will be performed
on period instruments such as harpsichord, forte piano, theorbo, romantic guitar, baroque cello and violin.

A reception will follow the concert with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet the artists.

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LA FIOCCO PROGRAM FOR LAUREL HILL

The Intimate Baroque: Music for a Summer Evening
August 9, 2015



The Early 17th Century
Sonata sopra L'Aria di Ruggiero     Salamone Rossi (?1570-?1630)
L'Ara Tarquinio Merula (ca. 1594-1665)
Ciconnia

The High Baroque
Première Suitte in D Major     Jacques Hotteterre (1674-1763)

[Prélude] Lentement – Gaÿ – Lentement
Allemande la Royalle
Rondeau Le Duc D´Orleans
Sarabande la d´Armagnac
Gavotte la Meudon

Sonata for Violin & Continuo in A Major, Op. 5. No. 9     Arcangello Corelli (1653-1713)
Preludio Largo
Giga Allegro
Adagio
Tempo di Gavotta Allegro

The Late Baroque

Sonata for Cello and Continuo Op. 5, No. 6     Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Adagio
Allegro Assai
Grave
Allegro non tanto

Sonata in G Major for Recorder (HWV 360)     George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Larghetto
Andanto
Adagio
Presto
Interval

Trio Sonata in D minor TWV 42:d10     George Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Presto

Beyond Baroque

Sonata for Piano, 4 Hands, K381     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Allegro
Andante
Allegro Molto

Pensées du Soir     José Ferrer Esteve de Fujadas (1835-1916)

Sonatine for Guitar & Piano, op. 68     Anton Diabelli (1781-1858)
Andante sostenuto
Rondo, Allegro ma non troppo

Divertimento No. 2 in C Major     Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Moderato
Adagio
Allegro Finale & Trio

La Fiocco
Lewis R. Baratz, recorder, harpsichord & fortepiano
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord & fortepiano
Daniel Boring, theorbo and romantic guitar
Vivian Barton Dozer, baroque cello
Elissa Wagman, baroque violin

The Wister Quartet
Nancy Bean and Davyd Booth, violins; Pamela Fay, viola; and Lloyd Smith, cello

Photograph of the Wister Quartet.  The ensemble will play in the grand octagonal ballroom of the beautifully restored Laurel Hill Mansion on July 26, 2015.  Tickets may be purchased using pay pal here.

The Women for Greater Philadelphia will present the acclaimed WISTER QUARTET in its Concerts by Candlelight series
 at Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The Wister Quartet will present a program featuring “Two Sketches Based on Indian Themes” by Impressionist composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and Samuel Barber’s String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11 (with its famous Adagio). Glazunov’s invigorating “All’ Ungherese” follows, and three famous Tangos end the program — “El Choclo,” by Angel Villoldo; “La Cumparsita,” by Gerard Matos Rodriguez, and Carlos Gardel’s “Por Una Cabeza.”
Named to honor Frances Anne Wister, founder of the Volunteer Committees of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Wister Quartet is now completing its 28th season and has earned high praise from critics and audiences alike for its superb musicianship and memorable performances. Daniel Webster of The Philadelphia Inquirer has called the quartet “the foremost [Philadelphia] chamber music ensemble.” David Patrick Stearns of The Philadelphia Inquirer recently wrote, “Fierce, satisfying . . . . This was a long-cultivated group personality for which there should always be a place, no matter how busy the musical community becomes.”
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Please call 215-643-7923 or email bfrankl433@comcast.net to inquire about any remaining tickets for the Wister Quartet.

The Dolce Suono Ensemble
Mimi Stillman-flute, Misoon Ghim-mezzo soprano, Gideon Whitehead-guitar
Sunday, July 12 at 6:30P.M.

Photograph of The Dolce Suono Ensemble, Mimi Stillman-flute, Misoon Ghim-mezzo soprano, Gideon Whitehead-guitar performing.  The aclaimed ensemble will play at the historic Philadelphia Park house Laurel Hill Mansion on July 12, 2015

The Dolce Suono Ensemble will perform works by Handel, Vivaldi, Valls, Bartok, and Piazzolla at historic Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park.
A reception will follow the concert with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet the artists.

Principally Harps!
Mindy Dalmas Cutcher and Janet Witman, harps
Candlelight Concerts at Laurel Hill Mansion
Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Dances for Two Harps John Escosa
Gigue  
   
Preludes pour deux Harpes Marcel Tournier
Lent  
Allegretto  
   
On Wings of Song Felix Mendelssohn
  arr. C. Salzedo
   
La Chasse (The Hunt) Felix Mendelssohn
  arr. G. Auffray
   
Adagio, from Moonlight Sonata Ludwig von Beethoven
  arr, J. Witman
   
Chanson de Mai Alfonse Hasselmans
Janet Witman, solo harp  
   
Blue Danube Johann Strauss
  arr. J. Witman
(Intermission)  
   
Sonatine for Two Harps Jean –Michel Damase
Allegro  
   
May- Starlit Night Peter Tchaikovsky
  arr. D. Dorff
   
Clair de Lune Claude Debussy
  arr. C. Salzedo
   
La Source Alphonse Hasselmans
Mindy Cutcher, solo harp  
   
Song in the Night Carlos Salzedo
   
Great Day! Nancy Gustavson
   

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Principally Harps!

“True artistry in tandem” and “poetry in motion” are what audiences are saying to describe the playing styles of duo harpists, Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman. “Principally Harps!” blends the talents and experiences of two of America’s finest harpists in presentations of virtuosity, distinct style and impeccable ensemble. Their varied programs include stunning adaptations of great “hits” from opera, ballet and orchestral repertoire: “Le Cid”, “Swan Lake” to beloved favorites, “Clair de Lune”, “Blue Danube”; from original works of iconic harpist Carlos Salzedo to popular works of Joplin, Bacharach and Gershwin.

“Principally Harps!” offers audiences a unique opportunity to see and hear concert grand harps on center stage, as opposed to “hidden” among the instruments in an orchestra. Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman are masters of their instruments, showcasing their harps with exciting repertoire and demonstrating the uniqueness of pedal harps with the varied sound effects that can be produced from them. Their programs are accessible to both young and old; experienced and casual concert goers.

Both musicians have over thirty years of professional harp experiences in the Mid Atlantic Region - as soloists, orchestral, ensemble players and teachers. Mindy is Principal Harpist with the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and has appeared with the Baltimore, Delaware and St. Louis Symphonies, performed in Japan and on NBC’s The Tonight Show. Janet is Principal Harpist with the Kennett Symphony and has been soloist with Allentown, Kennett, Hilton Head and Savannah Symphonies; and the Copeland Quartet of DE. She was resident harpist for the DuPont Co. for over 25 years, performing in the Green Room of the Hotel Dupont, DE. Both musicians studied under legendary harp teacher, Alice Chalifoux, and are graduates of the world’s most prestigious conservatories, Oberlin and The Curtis Institute of Music.

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The 2014 Summer Concerts

June 29, 2014 Concert July 13, 2014 Concert July 27, 2014 Concert August 10, 2014 Concert August 24, 2014 Concert
MC3 Piano Trio Dolce Suono Ensemble The Wister Quartet Allen Krantz La Fiocco   
Soh Lee, forte piano Mimi Stillman, flute Nancy Bean, violin guitar Lewis R Baratz,
Elizabeth Guerriero, Misoon Ghim, Davyd Booth, violin harpsichord
 violin mezzo-soprano Pamela Fay, viola Elissa Wagman,
Gael Abbasi, cello Gideon Whitehead PRESS RELEASE baroque violin
  guitar     Lynn Fergusson,
Viola da gamba
Rebecca Stuhr,
        Baroque Ÿlute

La Fiocco
AT HOME AT LAUREL HILL:
MUSIC OF LONDON & PHILADELPHIA, c. 1700-1800

Lewis R Baratz, harpsichord,  Elissa Wagman, baroque violin,  Lynn Fergusson, Viola da gamba,  Rebecca Stuhr, Baroque Ÿlute

Sunday, August 24, 2014 starting at 6:30 P.M.

Genteel Society of Georgian London

Trio Sonata in B Minor, Opus 2, No. 1 .........................George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Andante
Allegro mà non troppo
Siciliana
Allegro

Sonata VIII in E minor for Violin & Continuo ............................Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Largo
Allamanda
Sarabande
Gigue

Sonata in G Major for Flute and Continuo, Op 1, No. 5 .........................G. F. Handel
Adagio
Allegro
Adagio
Bourrée
Menuetto

Lesson in F Major for Harpsichord .........................William Felton (1715-1769)
AndanteWilliam Felton (1715-1769)
Allegro moderato
Larghetto
Allegro assai

Trio Sonata in G Major, Op 3. No. 2 (1757) .........................Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
Largo
Con Spirito
Largo
Allegro

Interval

Trio Sonata I in A minor (1747) .........................William Boyce (1711-1779)
Largo
Fuga – Allegro
Allegro ma non troppo

Piano Trio Hob. XV:36 in Eb Major .........................Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Allegro moderato
Polones
Finale: Allegro molto

Music in Federal Era Philadelphia*

Washington’s March at the Battle of Trenton
The Tartan Plaidde (from the James Calvert Anthology)
Ap Shenkin, A Popular Air
Jefferson’s March, Philadelphia, March 4, 1801

*With many thanks to John H. Burkhalter III of Princeton, New Jersey his kind permission to study and perform music from his private collection of 18th- and early 19th-century printed music.


LA FIOCCO
Rebecca Stuhr, baroque flute
Elissa Wagman, baroque violin
Lynn Fergusson, baroque cello
Lewis R. Baratz, harpsichord & fortepiano

LA FIOCCO, based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is earning national attention as a period instrument ensemble that specializes in performing music of the 17th and 18th centuries. La Fiocco’s regular concert series is based in Solebury PA. La Fiocco recently performed in at New Brunswick’s Crossroad’s Theater in a celebration of the 350th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey, with a program that traced the settlers from the early 17th century through the American Revolution, and made its New York City debut in May 2014. La Fiocco is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania not-for-profit organization. For upcoming concerts and more information on the ensemble, visit www.lafiocco.org.

Lewis R. Baratz is La Fiocco’s founder, artistic director, harpsichordist, and primary recorder player. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Case Western Reserve University and performance degrees from SUNY Buffalo and Southern Methodist University. Baratz authored over 20 articles on a wide range of musicological topics, including 15th-century dance music, 17th-century Roman keyboard music, biographical, archival, and manuscript studies, basso continuo, and the choirboys of the Brussels Collegiate Church of SS Michael and Gudula, ca. 1550 to 1793, and has contributed more than a dozen entries to The New Grove Dictionary of Music. He was a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. Performances with Ars Musica, MidAtlantic Opera Company, New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Bethlehem Baroque, Biber Baroque, Ensemble Impromptu,, Le Triomphe de l’amour, PA Sinfonia, Virtuosi de seicento, and VOICES as harpsichordist and consultant. He was Adjunct Associate Professor at Mercer County Community College and is currently a Board member of Early Music America.

Lynn Fergusson spent 30 years living and working in Switzerland. She holds a degree in baroque performance practice from the Schola Cantorum in Basel, with a major in viola da gamba and minor in baroque cello. She has concertized as soloist and chamber/orchestral musician with numerous early music ensembles throughout Europe, and founded her own viol consort, Chelyos. Lynn was also active as choir conductor, teacher, and ensemble coach. In 2005 Lynn returned to the United States and now lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Her credits include performances with Tempesta di Mare, Washington Bach Consort, the Dryden Ensemble, Le triomphe de l’amour, and as a core artist of La Fiocco.

Rebecca Stuhr has three recordings with Centaur Records and a solo album on her own Lebende Music label. Rebecca recently moved to Philadelphia and is Coordinator for the Humanities at the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania. She has performed on baroque flute with La Fiocco, the Kansas City Early Music Consort, and Basically Baroque. On modern flute, her repertoire comprises a wide range of music from the 20th century, concentrating on French music for flute and piano and flute and guitar. With the duo ensemble New House, she performs American and Celtic folk music.

Baroque violinist Elissa Wagman is a member of Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, with which she has recorded several CDs on the Chandos label and toured in the US and Germany. She has performed with Triomphe de L’amour, Brandywine Baroque, Handel Choir of Baltimore, and many other period ensembles. As a modern violinist, Elissa is a member of the Delaware Symphony and frequently performs with the Philly Pops and the orchestra of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She studied baroque and modern violin at Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald, and holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Rice University and a master’s degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music.


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Classical Guitarist Allen Krantz at Laurel Hill Mansion

Sunday, August 10, 2014 starting at 6:30 PM.

Renown classical guitarist Allen Krantz performing in the octagonal room at historic Laurel Hill Mansion in Philadelphia PA as part of the 2014 Summer concert series held there.

Paduana…………………………………………..…....….................Esaias Reusner (1636-1679)
tr. Allen Krantz

Suite XI in E mi……………………………………………..Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
tr. Allen Krantz
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

12 Landler, D. 790………………………………………………….Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
tr. Allen Krantz

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10 Waltzes, op.39…………………………………………………Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
tr. Allen Krantz

10 Preludes………………………….……………………………Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

ALLEN KRANTZ, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and Stanford University, has received acclaim as a solo guitarist and chamber musician and composer. His performances throughout the United States have included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington, with his diverse programs often featuring original compositions.

Recent compositions include "Marilyn Cycle”, a setting of Marilyn Monroe’s poetry for voice, clarinet, cello and piano commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. “On the Road” and “Little Elegy” for voice and string quartet, were commissioned by Lyric Fest in Philadelphia. Other recent pieces are “Quartet for Piano and Strings”, “Passacaglia” for trombone, guitar and piano, premiered by Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic; “Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra”, "Sacred Places" for solo guitar, and “American Document” commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company. “A Musical Walk", a children's piece was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, and "Under One Roof", a trio for trumpet violin and piano was written in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Mr. Krantz heads the guitar program and teaches chamber music at Temple University. He also gives occasional courses on music history and is a lecturer for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Krantz has received support from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance among others. Allen Krantz’s compositions are published by the Theodore Presser Co. and Falls House Press. His solo and chamber music arrangements for guitar are published by International Music. Allen Krantz’s recordings for the DTR label include “Notes” for flute and guitar with Mimi Stillman, “Summer Music”, “The Romantic Guitar”, and “The Philadelphia Connection”. He has also recorded for Albany and Crystal Records labels.

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Dolce Suono Ensemble at Laurel Hill Mansion

Photograph of Dolce Suono Ensemble at Laurel Hill Mansion on the occasion of their Sunday, July 13, 2014 concert sponsored by Woman for Greater Philadelphia. From left to right are Gideon Whitehead, guitar, Mimi Stillman, flute and Misoon Ghim, mezzo-soprano.      

 Gideon Whitehead, guitar, Mimi Stillman, flute, Misoon Ghim, mezzo-soprano

Sunday, July 13, 2014 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Une flûte invisible......... Camille Saint-Säens (1835-1921)
Ghim, Stillman, Whitehead

Flow My Tears........
Come Again........John Dowland (1563-1626)
Ghim, Whitehead

Huldah for Solo Flute........ Mimi Stillman (1982)
Stillman

“Nana” from Siete canciones populares españolas........ Manuel De Falla (1876-1946)

S’un di m’adora from Cantata Mi palpita il cor, HWV 132c........ George Handel (1685-1759)
Ghim, Stillman, Whitehead         (arr. Whitehead)

Intermission

Canciones Sefarditas........ Manuel Valls (1920-1984)
Ghim, Stillman, Whitehead

Histoire du Tango........ Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Bordel 1900
Café 1930
Nightclub 1960
Concert d’aujourd’hui
Stillman, Whitehead

Jennie with the Bonnie Blue E’e........ John C. Andrews
(arr. by Elizabeth Blessner)
Ghim, Stillman, Whitehead

“Dolce Suono Ensemble eloquently advocates for new music.” –The New York Times
Dolce Suono Ensemble (DSE) has been dazzling audiences and invigorating the music world since its founding by flutist and Artistic Director Mimi Stillman in 2005. DSE presents highly acclaimed chamber music concerts on its Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents series in Philadelphia, performs on tour, commissions important new works, makes recordings, and does community engagement. Dolce Suono Ensemble’s curatorial vision sets the music in its broadest cultural context, with repertoire spanning Baroque to new music. Many of Dolce Suono Ensemble’s distinguished artists are fellow alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music. Dolce Suono Ensemble highlights include concerts at Symphony Space (New York), Cornell University, Bard College, Princeton University, and in partnership with the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the invitation of Plácido Domingo. DSE’s “Música en tus Manos” (Music in Your Hands) outreach initiative with the Latino community of Philadelphia won the Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge 2013. DSE’s commissioning program has led to 32 world premieres in nine seasons, and its concerts and recordings have been broadcast on four continents. www.dolcesuono.com

Mimi Stillman, one of today’s most celebrated flutists, has been hailed by The New York Times as “a consummate and charismatic performer” and The Washington Post as “a magically gifted flutist, a breath of fresh air.” She has performed as soloist with orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán, and as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Verbier Festival, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival, and Israeli radio Kol HaMusica. At age 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. A Yamaha Performing Artist, she was the youngest wind player ever to win Young Concert Artists, and won the Women in the Arts Award from Women for Greater Philadelphia. Ms. Stillman holds an MA in history from the University of Pennsylvania and is a published author on music and history. She has taught masterclasses internationally and is on faculty at Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest. She is Artistic and Executive Director of Dolce Suono Ensemble. www.mimistillman.org

Misoon Ghim has performed with New York City Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, with Opera Delaware as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and with the Daegu International Opera Festival as Amneris in Aïda. Most recently she made her New York Weill Recital Hall Debut accompanied by pianist Amy Yang, presented by Korea Music Foundation. Ms. Ghim’s all-Baroque debut album was released in South Korea by Universal Music Group Korea in 2012. She has worked with some of the world’s leading conductors, including Christoph Eschenbach, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Patrick Summers. Ms. Ghim is on the Voice Faculty at Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, and two master’s degrees—from Curtis and the Juilliard School—as well as a D.M.A. from Temple University. She resides in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

Classical guitarist Gideon Whitehead is quickly establishing himself as an outstanding and captivating artist. ClevelandClassical highlighted his ability to "bring out subtle inner details” and to “communicate directly with the listener”. In June 2013, he celebrated the release of his debut album Russian Romance featuring rarely-played classical guitar music from Russia. Mr. Whitehead has performed solo recitals for many presenters including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated on numerous occasions with Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim. He holds a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and will complete his Artist Diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music in May, 2014.

MC3 Piano Trio

Elizabeth M. Guerriero, violin; Gael Abbasi, violoncello; Soh Lee, piano

Laurel Hill Mansion Recital
June 29th, 2014 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Duet for Violin and Cello…………F. J. Haydn
 1. Poco Adagio
 2. Tempo di menuetto (moderato)
 3. Allegro


Sonata No. 5 in E-flat Major……………W.A. Mozart
 1. Allegro
2. Rondo, Andante grazioso

Fantasia in C Major, Hob XVII/4……………….F. J. Haydn

Sonata I, BWV. 1027……………….J.S. Bach
1. Adagio
2. Allegro ma non tanto
3. Andante
4. Allegro moderato

Intermission

Trio in D Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano………F.J. Haydn
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro, ma dolce

Trio in G Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano…….F. J. Haydn
1. Andante
2. Poco Adagio
3. Finale. Rondo all’Ongarese. Presto



Program Notes

Haydn’s Fantasia in C major, Hob. XVII/4 was composed in 1789. It opens with delightful melody and develops into daring harmonies, clever modulations, cadenzas and virtuosic passages. The music dominated by the sprit of improvisation.

This work is based on an Austrian folksong, Do Bauren hat d’Katz valor’n (The Farmer’s Wife Cannot Find the Cat), which provides the main melody material. The text, in which the farmer’s wife tries to capture her elusive cat, itself serves as a basis for the piece. The hunting motifs, sudden changes in register, and raising chromatic scales are musical ideas that can be associated with the text.



Performer Bios MC3

Piano Trio was formed as an extension of the Montgomery County Community College Duo (Elizabeth Guerriero & Soh Lee). The group is comprised of Elizabeth Guerriero, violin, Gael Abbasi, violoncello, and Soh Lee, piano and fortepiano.

Elizabeth M. Guerriero, Ph.D. currently serves as on the faculties of Rider University (strings) and Montgomery County Community College (strings and orchestra). She has also taught applied violin and music education courses at the Westminster Choir College, University of Denver, and Penn State University. Dr. Guerriero presents at the SAA, ASTA, PMEA, and MENC conferences regularly, while keeping an active performing schedule in the Philadelphia area. She performs with the Chesmont Quartet, the MC3 Piano Trio, and frequently in solo recitals on the east coast, including at Elizabethtown College each summer.

Gael Abbasi has lived and performed in the Philadelphia area for many years. Her teachers include, Orlando Cole of the Curtis String Quartet and Janos Starker, at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana .She was a founding member of Strings for Schools, Inc, now Musicopia, an organization which provides vibrant educational adventures in music, in the schools and communities of the Greater Delaware Valley. She is also a founding member of String Variations, a commercial music business. She has performed at the Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall and the Mann Center. She has taught at Immaculata University, Kimberton Waldorf School and the Baldwin School. In the summer, she is a chamber music coach at Vermont Music and Arts Center in Lyndonville, Vermont (vermontmusicandarts.org). Aside from performances in the Chesmont Quartet , she is also in MC3 Piano Trio.

A native of Seoul, Korea, Dr. Soh Lee completed her DMA in piano performance at Rutgers University. While attending Rutgers University, she performed for Bridgewater Concert Series of the Mason Gross School of the Arts and Kirkpatrick Chapel Concert Series and was a winner of the South Orange Symphony Artist Competition in New Jersey. Dr. Lee has often appeared as a soloist and accompanist for the Afternoon Music Club of Phoenixville, Pa and performed as a guest artist at West Chester University. She performs recently with MC3 Piano Trio that was formed as an extension of Montgomery County Community College in 2013. She is currently a faculty member of Montgomery County Community College and Ursinus College, Pa. With a life-long commitment to church music, she presently is pianist at Pughtown Baptist Church, Pa.