Repertoire Brahms: Rhapsody in G Minor for piano solo, Op. 79 No. 2 (1879) Chiel Meijering: Follow the whisper, Part 4. twists and turns for bassoon and piano (2018, premiere) Chiel Meijering: Humble Mumble (2012/18)* Chiel Meijering: Winds of Change (1987/18)* Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor for piano solo, Op. 28 (1907/17) Chiel Meijering: Fading Memories (2015/18)* Chiel Meijering: When the Soul Dies (2015/18)* Gershwin: Three Preludes for piano solo (1926)*
*Premiere of revised version for bassoon and piano
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Chiel Meijering: Follow the whisper, Part 4. twists and turns for bassoon and piano (2018, premiere)
While in Toronto last week, Joseph and I rehearsed together for the first time for an upcoming premiere concert in Auer Hall on March 31 for a piece written by Chiel Meijering scored for bassoon, clarinet, accordion and string orchestra titled “Tribulations of Modern Love” James Campbell, clarinet IU faculty member will join us as well as strings from the Jacobs School of Music with David Jang, conducting. Composer, Chiel Meijering will attend the premiere.
It was great and rather exciting to be back in Toronto to play acting principal bassoon. I played one performance of Rigoletto with no rehearsal and it was a blast from the past as I was a member of the Canadian Opera Company from 1989-93. It is nice to work with old friends and hear the orchestra as I sat in the middle of the pit. It is always a nostalgic feeling to return to orchestra life for a brief moment in time.
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
When Rigoletto’s only joy, his daughter Gilda, is seduced by his amoral employer, anger and passion drive him to murder. But Gilda, blinded by a powerful and innocent love, places herself in the path of her father’s revenge, with heartrending consequences.
The NYO Canada residency will begin on June 17, 2018, and will finish in mid-August. As in previous years, our Summer Institute will take place at Wilfrid Laurier University.
For more than fifty years, NYO Canada has enjoyed an iconic reputation as Canada’s orchestral finishing school, providing the most comprehensive and in-depth training program available to our country’s best young classical musicians.
Praetorius/Dean: Selections from “Dance Suite No. 2
from ‘Terpsichore’” (arranged for brass quintet) Crespo: Suite americana No. 1 for brass quintet (1977)
Schubert: Octet in F Major for winds and strings, D.803 Brass Quintet
John Rommel, trumpet
Joey Tartell, trumpet
Jeff Nelsen, horn
Carl Lenthe, trombone
Daniel Perantoni, tuba
Wind & String Octet
Eli Eban, clarinet
Kathleen McLean, bassoon
Jeffrey Nelsen, horn
Grigory Kalinovsky, violin
Mia Laity, violin
Atar Arad, viola
Peter Stumpf, cello
Kurt Murocki, double bass