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Till Fellner, piano; 10/09/2010

 

Till Fellner, piano
Saturday, October 9, 2010
8:00 P.M.
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

With his scrupulous musicianship, purity of style, and sparkling keyboard command, Austrian pianist Till Fellner is in demand at all the major music venues. The Washington Post proclaims that this student of Alfred Brendel "plays Beethoven sonatas like a poet." Fellner's Vermont premiere opens the 91st season of the Performing Arts Series with three masterpieces constituting a perfect distillation of Beethoven's famous "third period": Piano Sonatas no. 30 in E, op. 109; no. 31 in A-flat, op. 110; and no. 32 in C Minor, op. 111.

Reserved Seating. Tickets: $24/18/6; on sale to College ID card holders now; on sale to the general public September 13.

http://go.middlebury.edu/tickets or 802-443-MIDD (6433)
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Till Fellner, piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major for Piano, Op. 109

  1. Vivace, ma non troppo
  2. Prestissimo
  3. Gesangvoll, mit innigser Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major for Piano, Op. 110

  1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
  2. Allegro molto
  3. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 32 in C minor for Piano, Op. 111

  1. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
  2. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

Artist Biography

Till Fellner, piano

Till Fellner was born in Vienna, where he studied with Helene Sedo-Stadler. Further studies led him to Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg, and Claus-Christian Schuster.

Mr. Fellner's international career was launched in 1993 when he won First Prize at the Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey, Switzerland. Since then he has performed as guest artist with many renowned orchestras and at the major music centres of Europe, the United States, and Japan, as well as at prestigious festivals around the world.

He has collaborated with numerous conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Heinz Holliger, Marek Janowski, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonard Slatkin, Claudius Traunfellner, Franz Welser-Möst, and Hans Zender.

In the fall of 2010 Mr. Fellner concludes his celebrated cycle of Beethoven sonatas, which has taken him to New York, Washington, Tokyo, London, Paris, and Vienna. His recital programme for the new season includes works by Haydn, Schumann, and Liszt, as well as a world premiere of a composition by Kit Armstrong. During the 2010-11 season, Mr. Fellner will place an increasing emphasis on orchestral engagements; he is scheduled to tour South America with the Bamberg Symphony and Jonathan Nott, and Spain with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. He will also be appearing as soloist with the Concertgebouw Orkest, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, to name just a few.

Other projects include a European tour with Lisa Batiashvili and Adrian Brendel, with whom he will perform the world premiere of a piano trio by Harrison Birtwistle, as well as lieder recitals of the three Schubert cycles with Mark Padmore.

Till Fellner has numerous recordings to his credit; his most recent release on the ECM label was of the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano, as well as the premiere of „Böse Zellen," a piano concerto by Thomas Larcher with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and Dennis Russell Davies.

Artist Website: http://www.tillfellner.com/


Press Quotes

"Fellner executes runs of stroboscopic evenness and clarity. The weight dissolves and the architecture dances."--Alex Ross, The New Yorker

"scrupulous musicianship and an intelligence that palpably searches in all directions for stimulus"--Paul Driver, The London Sunday Times

"Till Fellner is turning out to be one of the great musical chameleons."--Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

Previous Season (2010-2011)

Till Fellner

October 9, Saturday

Till Fellner, piano

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

With his scrupulous musicianship, purity of style, and sparkling keyboard command, Austrian pianist Till Fellner is in demand at all the major music venues. The Washington Post proclaims that this student of Alfred Brendel "plays Beethoven sonatas like a poet." Fellner's Vermont premiere opens the 91st season of the Performing Arts Series with three masterpieces constituting a perfect distillation of Beethoven's famous "third period": Piano Sonatas no. 30 in E, op. 109; no. 31 in A-flat, op. 110; and no. 32 in C Minor, op. 111. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $24/18/6.

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7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

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Sophie Shao and Friends

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

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October 29-30, Friday-Saturday

Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects:
Diagnosis of a Faun

8:00 P.M. each evening,
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Drawing inspiration from Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun and dancer Gregg Mozgala's first-hand experience with cerebral palsy, choreographer Tamar Rogoff creates a creature that simultaneously inhabits two worlds. As Rogoff's faun moves through the seemingly disparate spheres of the operating room and the forest in the company of dancers and doctors, the curse of separation between medicine and art is lifted. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series, the Dance Program, VSA Vermont, the Academic Outreach Endowment, the Program in Neuroscience, the Americans with Disabilities Act Office, and the Department of Biology. Visit our event page for additional residency information. 

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Sign Language Interpretation available

Please note: ASL interpretation will be provided for the Saturday evening performance.

 

 

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November 11, Thursday

Jupiter String Quartet

12:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

The Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning Jupiter String Quartet was recently named "one of the strongest young string quartets in the country" by the New York Sun. The Boston Globe has noted "their tone quality is pleasing, their style polished, their equilibrium secure, and their intonation superb." The quartet's lunchtime concert includes Beethoven's op. 18, no. 4; and Schumann's op. 41, no. 3. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. See associated event November 12. 

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Diana Fanning, piano
Jupiter String Quartet
Dieuwke Davydov, cello

8:00 P.M., Mead Memorial Chapel

Beloved pianist Diana Fanning celebrates 40 years of performing professionally with a special program including Chopin's Nocturne no. 1, Carnaval by Schumann, and the Dvořák Quintet for Piano and Strings, performed with the Jupiter String Quartet. Cellist Dieuwke Davydov makes a special appearance to perform Glazunov's Chant du Menestrel with Fanning. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. See associated event November 11. 

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November 30, Tuesday

Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Breinl, piano

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

"Among young mezzo-sopranos, Christianne Stotijn is in a class apart; she stamps every note and word with character, and delivers her songs with a lyrical glow that considerably advance Grieg s global warming"-Times, London. Stotijn and Breinl return to Middlebury with a program entitled "Dream Works," featuring songs by Grieg, Brahms, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series

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Nareh Arghamanyan, piano

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

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Paul Lewis, piano

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

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Nathan Laube, organ

3:00 P.M., Mead Memorial Chapel

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March 4, Friday

Sophie Shao and Friends

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

Cellist Shao and friends return to Middlebury with a vivid piano trio program featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, and Brahms. "The players maintained a seamless cohesion and a warm, lean tone. This was all the more admirable because they're not a regular ensemble, just colleagues and friends"-Times Union. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. See associated event October 29. 

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Abbey Theatre - Terminus new
March 12, Saturday

Abbey Theatre, Ireland: TERMINUS

8:00 P.M., Wright Memorial Theatre

A young woman looking for love, a mother seeking atonement, and a serial killer who has sold his soul to the devil are ripped from their daily lives and thrown into a fantastical world. Playwright and director Mark O'Rowe weaves their interlocking, rhyming monologues into a truly original, gripping drama presented by Ireland's national theatre. Terminus has recently enjoyed hugely successful runs at New York's Public Theater and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "Hilarious, startling, surprisingly touching and enormously satisfying ... a thrill ride"-Irish Times. For mature audiences. A discussion regarding the work immediately follows the performance. The U.S. tour of TERMINUS is supported by Culture Ireland and the Abbey Theatre is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Éalaoín. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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Big Action Performance Ensemble

8:00 P.M. each evening,
Town Hall Theater

In reaction to dance competition reality shows that evaluate who is qualified to dance, Big APE presents Everyone Can Dance, a community-based performance project that celebrates the contagious allure of movement and the dynamic capabilities of the human body. The project includes a statewide tour and a four-week residency with Middlebury College students and local community participants. Visit go.middlebury.edu/dance for additional information. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series, Town Hall Theater, the Dance Program, and the Committee on the Arts. 


Belcea Quartet
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Belcea Quartet

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

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Dubravka Tomsic, piano

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

Celebrated Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomsic enjoys "something of a cult status among pianophiles" (Gramophone), with performances that convey "heroic power and Olympian vision" (Los Angeles Times), as well as "splendor, drama, passion, poetry, and subtlety" (Boston Globe). The only protégé of legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein, Tomsic performs a program that includes works by Beethoven and Chopin. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series

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Paul Lewis piano
May 1, Sunday

Paul Lewis, piano

3:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

Pianist Paul Lewis, Gramophone's Instrumentalist of the Year 2008, is a regular guest at Middlebury, as well as at the world's most prestigious venues and festivals. This second installment in Lewis's Schubert project features Schubert's 12 Waltzes, Four Impromptus, Hungarian Melody in B Minor, and Sonata no.18 in G Major. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. See associated events on October 12 and February 15. 

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Events Calendar

 
Fall family weekend concert-whole ensemble
 

Music Department Events, 2013-14

(All events are offered with free admission, unless otherwise indicated.)

Music 2013-14 Arts Calendar Information

 

Choir, Bach Festival

Community Choir – sic.

September 21, Saturday
Eric Despard, guitar
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Heralded as a "talented classical guitarist" by the Times of Trenton, Middlebury College Affiliate Artist Eric Despard performs a dynamic solo concert programs including selections from over five hundred years of music. Despard will perform Spanish and Latin American guitar favorites, including pieces by Piazzolla, Lauro, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Tarrega, and Albeniz.

October 4, Friday
Dayve Huckett – Guitar
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Join Dayve and special guests for a concert of original music mixed with a wide range of cover material by many artists. Free.

October  5, Saturday
Anne Janson, flute
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
A  special and unique performance of works for flute including " Vermont Counterpoint" by Steve Reich, and "Poem" by Charles Griffes . Images of paintings from the Hudson River Valley School will be projected simultaneously by the Middlebury College Art Department. Free.

October 31st, Thursday
Middlebury College Orchestra Halloween Concert
8:00 p.m. Mahaney Center Concert Hall
Andrew Massey conducts the Middlebury College Orchestra in a light-hearted costume concert featuring Saint-Saens’ Danse MacabreChopin’s Funeral March, 2001 and other spooktakular works. Audience members in costume particularly welcome.Free.

November 3, Saturday
Affiliate Artist Collaborative Concert
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert  Hall
Members of the Music Department’s Affiliate Artist faculty present an eclectic concert featuring genres from blues to classical, jazz to bluegrass, rock to bagpipes.

November 6, Wednesday, 8 pm
Mike Hendrickson violin performanc, with Cynthia Huard on piano
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

Sunday, November 17, 3 pm, College Choir
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

November 19, Tuesday
African Music and Dance Ensemble, Damascus Kafumbe, Director
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
The ensemble presents an end-of-semester concert featuring a wide range of East African instrumental, vocal, and dance repertoire.  Ensemble members perform on East African drums, fiddles, harps, lyres, lamellaphones, shakers, and xylophones. Sponsored by the Department of Music. FREE.

 

November 20, Wednesday
Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning
7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
The fall concert by Diana Fanning's students is a popular event celebrating our talented Middlebury students.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  Free

November 22, Friday
The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble
Dick Forman, Director
8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Middlebury’s Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble celebrates the wisdom that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” with a program of contemporary jazz compositions and some of the best music of the big band era.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  FREE.

November 24, Sunday
Middlebury College Community Chorus
Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist
3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel
Middlebury College students, staff and faculty, and singers from throughout Addison County and across the lake in New York perform an annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving. FREE 

November 24, Sunday
Quinn Bernegger
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

December 3, Tuesday
MUSC0209 composition performance
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

December 7, Saturday
Vocal Recital
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Students of Carol Christensen, Susanne Peck, and Beth Thompson cap off a semester of vocal study with an evening of songs and arias. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free.          

 

December 8, Sunday
Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas
4:00 and 7:00 pm, Mead Memorial Chapel
Modeled after the long-standing European tradition, this annual program includes Bible readings of Advent and Christmas and carols for choir, organ and congregation. Each service is preceded by performances on the chapel carillon. Laurel Jordan, chaplain; Middlebury College Chapel Choir, Jeff Buettner, director; Emory Fanning, organ. FREE

January 17, 2014, Friday
|J-Term Beethoven’s Eroica
8:00 p.m. Mahaney Center Concert Hall
For the 5th annual J-term Beethoven, the Middlebury College Orchestra presents Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony - the Eroica. Andrew Massey conducts this grandest of all symphonies, and offers charts and a few words about how the piece is put together.

January 29, 4 - 8 pm: Concerto competition, 4 - 8 pm

 

March 2, Sunday
Cynthia Huard, piano: “Solo Favorites:” featuring Variations: from Bach to Mendelssohn
3:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall. Free.

March 8, Saturday
An Evening of Songs and Arias
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
A select group of students from the Department of Music present a variety of songs, duets, and arias, ranging from the baroque era to the present. Free.

March 14, 2014, Friday
Middlebury College Orchestra Spring Concert
8:00 p.m. Mahaney Center Concert Hall
The orchestra’s major spring performance, featuring the winner of this year’s Alan and Joyce Beucher Concerto Soloist Competition. Andrew Massey conducts the winning performance, as well as other works for orchestra.


March 16, Sunday
Timothy Cummings and Guests
4:00 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Taking up the baton from François O'Clemmons, affiliate artist Timothy Cummings shares music from Ireland and Scotland on a variety of pipes and whistles.  Several guest artists, including Pete Sutherland (fiddle, guitar, banjo) and Dominique Dodge (harp, vocals),  join him in celebrating the rich heritage from 'across the pond'. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free.

April 6, Sunday
Middlebury College Community Chorus
Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeff Rehbach, conductor
3:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall
The 75-voice chorus and 40-piece orchestra comprising community musicians join together for a special concert, one of a number of statewide concerts and educational programs celebrating poetry and music, coordinated by CPO director Paul Gambill. This program includes a variety of works scored for orchestra and chorus, including a new orchestration of Reflections of the Sky originally written for the College's Bicentennial by Peter Hamlin '73, Christian A. Johnson Professor of Music, which includes texts by Langston Hughes and Middlebury faculty Julia Alvarez, Robert Pack, and Jay Parini. $15/$5 at the door. ??????

Friday, April 25:               Sofia Shao (part of PAS and Bach Festival opening concert)

Saturday, April 26:                      Bach Festival concert, Mead Chapel

April 30, Wednesday
African Music and Dance Ensemble,  Damascus Kafumbe, Director
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
The ensemble presents an end-of-semester concert featuring a wide range of East African instrumental, vocal, and dance repertoire.  Ensemble members perform on East African drums, fiddles, harps, lyres, lamellaphones, shakers, and xylophones. Sponsored by the Department of Music. FREE.

May 3, Saturday
The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble
Dick Forman, Director
8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
The College’s big band swings into spring with a concert that’s sure to set toes tapping and fingers snapping.  There may just be dancing in the aisles.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  Free.

May 6, Tuesday
Spring Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning
7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Concerts by Diana Fanning's piano students have become a much-anticipated tradition, well attended by members of the College community and townspeople.  Join us for an evening of beautiful piano music.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  Free.

May 10, Saturday
Scenes and Songs
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Music department student vocalists  present a lively sampling of musical theatre, from opera to Broadway. Free.

May 11, Sunday
Viktoria Grigoreva, violin; Diana Fanning, piano; Dieuwke Davydov, cello
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Monday, May 12
Violin Master class with Viktoria Grigoreva, Russian violinist.
4 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts


Friday, May 23:                Senior week Choral concert