THE ISLAND CONCERT ASSOCIATION

BECAUSE MUSIC MATTERS

ST SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

BRASSHOPPERS TRIO

Richard Harris, Trombone

Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet

Tanya Gabrielian, Piano

March 19, 2013   7:30 P.M.

 

PROGRAM

         

Overture from “The Barber of Seville”

Gioachino Rossini

Etude Tableaux Op. 33 No.2

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Prelude for the Left Hand

Alexander Scriabin

March from “The Love of Three Oranges”

Sergei Prokofiev

Medieval Dance

Anonymous

Rule Britannia

Traditional (Arranged by Hartmann)

Moncœurs'ouvre à ta voix

Camille Saint Saens

Carnival of Venice

Traditional (Arranged by Del Staigers)

Preludes 

George Gershwin

 

I Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

II Andante con Moto e pocorubato

III Agitato

“The Lark”

Glinka-Balakirev

Six Romanian Dances

Bella Bartok

Carmen Fantasy

George Bizet

 

Richard Harris is one of the world’s foremost trombonists whose innovative and dynamic programs have seen him heralded as an artistic innovator and iconoclast. Richard is in great demand as a soloist, clinician and chamber musician and his repertoire reaches from the ancient trombone to world premiere performances.
 
Current season highlights have included performances with Sir Simon Rattle, Robert Spano & David Robertson all at Carnegie Hall in addition to chamber music performances in Weill Hall at Carnegie. Richard has appeared as a regular guest artist with Canadian Brass, the Empire Brass & the Rodney Mack Big Brass along with jazz legend Wycliffe Gordon. He is also set to make his debut at Le Poisson Rouge in New York later on in the season. He is a member of the Grammy award winning contemporary music group the Metropolis Ensemble and a member of Le Train Bleu the ensemble in residence of Galapogos Space art space in Brooklyn New York.
 
Awarded ‘Laureate’ status by the Music Academy of the West Richard has presented recitals and outreach programs in California. As a member of Ensemble ACJW he is a highly recognized teaching artist for Carnegie Hall presenting workshops and concerts throughout the New York City public schools. He is a former member of the New World Symphony Orchestra led by maestro Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Tilson Thomas wrote two solo trombone works ‘Herbstag’ and ‘Happy Patter’ for trombone and tap dancer which he gifted to Richard.
 
Richard made the world premiere recording of ‘Herbstag’ in 2005. His recording of ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ at the Spielberg sound stage in Los Angeles is the featured sound-tag for 10.2 surround sound technology, the next step in cinema sound technology. He studied in London at the Royal Academy of music and at Indiana University he was awarded the IU ‘Performance Certificate’ for his outstanding recitals - the highest musical accolade the University can bestow.
 
Brandon Ridenour met the Canadian Brass in 2005 as a trumpet student at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. One year later, he joined the group at the age of 20, becoming the youngest member in the ensemble’s 40-year history.
The same year, Brandon made his orchestral debut as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center’s 35th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC. He has been invited to perform with some of the world’s leading ensembles, including the International Contemporary Ensemble, the New York Philharmonic, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Europe.
As a soloist, Brandon has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Ensemble ACJW, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Grand Rapids Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, and the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival. Brandon has appeared on numerous occasions at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall, and Isaac Stern Auditorium, and most recently performed “Penny Lane” alongside Sting and James Taylor for the celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 100th Anniversary in 2011.
Born in New York and raised in Michigan, Brandon began studying piano at the age of five with his father and trumpet at the age of nine and throughout the years has frequently performed as a father-son duo with pianist, Rich Ridenour. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2007, studying with Ray Mase and Mark Gould and is an alum of the Academy, a two year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute. Brandon currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Tanya Gabrielian Hailed by the London Times as “a pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle,” Tanya Gabrielian combines emotional vulnerability with commanding strength, captivating audiences worldwide with her gripping performances. She has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, in venues including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Sydney Opera House, Salle Cortot in Paris, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Bonn Beethovenhaus, and the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. She has performed concerti with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the New London Sinfonia, and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. National radio broadcasts include NPR, WGBH (Boston), WFMT (Chicago), KCSN (Los Angeles), WQXR (New York), and VPR (Vermont). Her debut CD, Kaleidoscope, was released in November 2010.
Tanya Gabrielian received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Hamish Milne and Alexander Satz. Upon graduation, she was awarded with a DipRAM, the highest performing award of the Academy, and she received the prize for the best final recital for six consecutive years. Ms. Gabrielian then completed her studies at The Juilliard School as the only candidate accepted for the prestigious Artist Diploma program, an extraordinarily selective post-graduate residency program, where she studied with Robert McDonald and Matti Raekallio.

 

 

 


 

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David Stewart

President

Suzanne Morrison

Past President

Priscilla Hynes

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Beverly Fetter

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Cathy Foster

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Rhonda Hambright

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Nancy Archer

Greg Hollis

Teena Olberding

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