2016 CONCERT SCHEDULE

Special Event

Introducing Pianist Viktor Valkov

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.
at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
383 Old North Road, Kingston

This event is limited seating

Couperin

Unmeasured Prelude in C Major

Froberger

Lamentation on the death of Ferdinand III

Liszt

Isolde's Liebestod, from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Beethoven

Sonata No. 29, "Hammerklavier," Op. 106

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Viktor Valkov, piano

Vikto Valkov

Winner of the 2012 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Viktor Valkov has been hailed as a "lion of the keyboard" and "sensational" (Wiesbadener Kurier). A winner of Astral Artists' 2015 National Auditions, he recently gave a critically acclaimed recital in London's Wigmore Hall, and appeared as soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Valkov has appeared frequently as a recitalist in the U.S., Japan, Germany, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, and Macedonia. He has performed with most of the major orchestras in his native Bulgaria, and at most of the country's important music festivals. He debuted with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed Dimitar Nenov's Grande Piano Concerto with New Symphony Orchestra, under Rossen Milanov. Mr. Valkov has made a number of recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio archive, and for Bulgarian National Television and Macedonian Radio and Television.

Mr. Valkov frequently performs with Bulgarian cellist Lachezar Kostov. In 2009, the Kostov- Valkov Duo gave its Carnegie Hall debut in Zankel Hall, and in 2011 won the Liszt-Garisson International Competition, where the duo was also awarded the Liszt Prize and special prizes in the collaborative artists category. In 2008, they recorded the entire opus for cello and piano by Nikolay Roslavets, released by Naxos in 2011.

Viktor Valkov studied at the State Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and went on to study at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. He also holds a Masters degree from The Juilliard School, and in the fall of 2010, he began his DMA degree studies at Rice University.

Six Subscription Concerts

1. CLARA, ROBERT AND JOHANNES
Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Clara Schumann

Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Violin: Bella Hristova
Piano: Natalie Zhu

Sponsored by
URI

Schumann

Piano Trio No.2 in F Major,
Op. 80

Piano: Viktor Valkov
Violin: Noah Geller
Cello: Yumi Kendall

Brahms

String Sextet No. 2 in G Major
Violins: Bella Hristova and
Noah Geller
Violas: Roberto Diaz and Che-Hung Chen
Cellos: Yumi Kendall and Wilhelmina Smith


2. VARIETY IS THE SPICE
Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.

Boccherini

String Quintet in C Major, Op. 42
Violins: Noah Geller and Bella Hristova
Viola: Che-Hung Chen
Cellos: Wilhelmina Smith and Yumi Kendall

Sponsored by
Wakefield Liquors

Paganini:

Terzetto Concertante
Guitar: Jason Vieaux
Viola: Roberto Diaz
Cello: Wilhelmina Smith

Manuel De Falla

Siete canciones populares espaņolas
Cello: Yumi Kendall
Guitar: Jason Vieaux

Thierry Escaich

Tango Virtuoso
Project Fusion:
Soprano saxophone: Dannel Espinoza
Alto saxophone: Matt Amedio
Tenor Saxophone: Michael Sawzin
Baritone saxophone: Matt Evans

Joaquin Turina

Escena Andaluza, Op.7
Viola soloist: Roberto Diaz
Piano: Natalie Zhu
Violins: Bella Hristova and Noah Geller
Viola: Che-Hung Chen
Cello: Yumi Kendall


3. AFTERNOON DELIGHTS
Sunday, July 24, 4 p.m.

J.S. Bach

Concerto Italiano BWV971
Project Fusion: Soprano saxophone: Dannel Espinoza
Alto saxophone: Matt Amedio
Tenor Saxophone: Michael Sawzin
Baritone saxophone: Matt Evans

Sponsored by
Amica

Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Op. 143
Guitar: Jason Vieaux
Violins: Noah Geller and
Bella Hristova
Viola: Roberto Diaz
Cello: Yumi Kendall

Mendelssohn

Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49
Piano: Natalie Zhu
Violin: Bella Hristova
Cello: Wilhelmina Smith


4. A MYRIAD OF FESTIVAL FIRSTS
Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.

Schubert

Quartettsatz in C Minor, D.703
Violins: Ayano Ninomiya and
Juliette Kang
Viola: Che-Yen Chen
Cello: Thomas Kraines

Sponsored by
Centreville

Debussy

Trio in G Major
Myriad Trio: Flute: Demarre McGill
Harp: Julie Smith
Viola: Che-Yen Chen

Stewart
Goodyear

Piano Quartet (World Premiere)
Clarosa Piano Quartet:
Piano: Natalie Zhu
Violin: Juliette Kang
Viola: Che-Hung Chen
Cello: Thomas Kraines

Dvorak

Bass Quintet in G Major, Op. 77
Violins: Ayano Ninomiya and
Juliette Kang
Viola: Che-Hung Chen
Cello: Clancy Newman
Double Bass: Harold Robinson


5. DUO TO 'RACH' THE HOUSE
Friday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.

W.A. Mozart

Divertimento in F Major,
Violins: Ayano Ninomiya and
Juliette Kang
Viola: Che-Yen Chen
Cello: Thomas Kraines
Double Bass: Harold Robinson

Arnold Bax

Elegaic Trio
Myriad Trio: Flute: Demarre McGill
Harp: Julie Smith
Viola: Che-Yen Chen

Herbert Howells

Piano Quartet
Clarosa Piano Quartet:
Piano: Natalie Zhu
Violin: Juliette Kang
Viola: Che-Hung Chen
Cello: Thomas Krainen

Rachmaninoff

Sonata in G Minor, Op.19, for cello and piano
Cello: Clancy Newman
Piano: Stewart Goodyear


6. BOWING OUT WITH BARTOK
Sunday, July 31, 4 p.m.

Saint-Saens:

Fantasie Op.124 for Harp and Violin
Harp: Julie Smith
Violin: Ayano Ninomiya

Sponsored by
Belmont Market

Zoltan Kodaly

Intermezzo for String Trio
Violin: Juliette Kang
Viola: Che-Hung Chen
Cello: Thomas Kraines

Erwin Schulhoff

Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
Flute: Demarre McGill
Viola: Che-Yen Chen
Double bass: Harold Robinson

Bartok

Piano Quintet, BB33
Piano: Stewart Goodyear
Violins: Juliette Kang and
Ayano Ninomiya
Viola: Che-Yen Chen
Cello: Clancy Newman