2016-2017 Concert Series

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Julian Gargiulo, Piano

Sunday, October 30, 2016
3:00 PM (doors open at 2:30)

$20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold and Patron Members.

Tickets on sale through Wednesday, October 26. Call 267.502.2990. Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only, through October 26. Patron Members can call 267.502.2970 or email peter.childs@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve seats.

Julian Gargiulo is a pianist, composer and recording artist. He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Philippines, Thailand and China to both public and critical acclaim. Mr. Gargiulo plays regularly in halls such as Carnegie Hall (U.S.), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), The Esplanade (Singapore) and the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia).

Born and educated in Italy, Mr. Gargiulo also studied in Russia and the U.S., where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Maryland. Television and radio appearances include stations such as RAI International TV (Italy), RTN TV (Russia) and SBS Radio (Australia). In 2015 Mr. Gargiulo presented the first edition of “Getting to Carnegie”, an International Music Competition which featured musicians from around the world vying for a chance to share the stage with him at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Gargiulo currently splits his time between New York and Paris.

The program will include music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and some of Gargiulo's own newly composed works:

Manuel de Falla, Fire Dance
Carlos Gardel (arr. J. Gargiulo), Por una Cabeza
Julian Gargiulo, Tango of the Whistling Ducks
Frédéric Chopin, Waltz Opus 64 No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor
Frédéric Chopin, 3 Etudes
Bach/Brahms/Gargiulo, Lullaby
Ludwig van Beethoven, Allegretto from Sonata Opus 31 No 2 ‘Tempest’

INTERMISSION

Claude Debussy, Fire Works
Bach-Siloti, Prelude in B Minor
Franz Schubert, Impromptu Opus 90 No. 2
Erik Satie, Gymnopedie
Frédéric Chopin, Minute Waltz
Claude Debussy, Clair de Lune
Julian Gargiulo, Tango from the ‘Water Island’ Cello Sonata (solo piano version)

"Expect to revise any preconceived notions you have about classical music concerts." (Huffington Post)

"Julian builds a rapport with his listeners by regaling them with anecdotes about his life as a traveling musician. It's a formula that works." (TimeOut Singapore)

"Dazzling technique and white-hot interpretations" (Fanfare Magazine)

"He's the only classical musician I know who could truly be regarded as a rock star as well." (The Courier Mail)


Les Canards Chantants

Carmina Chromatico

Secret Music of the Renaissance

Friday, November 4, 2016
7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00)

$20 General Admission, $15 Students and Basic Museum Members, Free for Gold and Patron Museum Members.

Tickets may be purchased in advance through November 2 by calling 267.502.2990. Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only, through November 2. Patron Members can call 267.502.2970 or email peter.childs@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve seats.

Follow the twelve Sibyls of Orlande de Lassus's enigmatic Prophetiae Sibyllarum on a journey through the sinuous chromaticism and intense emotionality of the musica reservata. Also featuring works by Wert, Weelkes, Hassler, de Rore and Gesualdo.

Praised for their “polished singing” and for “instilling their superb performances with liveliness and theatricality” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) and for their “brilliant and moving” programming (Early Music America magazine) Les Canards Chantants is a solo-voice ensemble committed to dynamic interpretation of renaissance polyphony. The “singing ducks” have performed to high acclaim throughout the UK and Germany, appearing on BBC One and in venues as diverse as York Minster, The National Centre for Early Music, and Poole’s Cavern. Now based in Philadelphia, Les Canards Chantants are musical Ensemble in Residence at Glencairn Museum.

Les Canards Chantants have released two CDs to date, and are also becoming known for their quirky music videos on YouTube. Their first CD, Two in the Bush, a collaboration with lutenist Jacob Heringman and lute-viol duo Pellingman’s Saraband, is an intimate interpretation of the sacred vocal music of the Catholic underground in Reformation England, recorded by solo voices with lute and viol in a historic family chapel. Their second CD, released in November 2016, is the world premier recording of Giovanni Valentini’s intense and experimental Secondo libro de madrigali, recorded in collaboration with baroque string band ACRONYM.

Eric Brenner, countertenor
Robin Bier, contralto
Owen McIntosh, tenor
Jacob Perry, tenor
Graham Bier, bass


Christmas Sing

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
8:00 PM (doors open at 7:15)

$10 general admission, FREE for Museum members. No advance ticket sales.

Reserved seating for Gold and Patron members only. Reservations required by Monday, December 12. Contact 267.502.2990 to reserve your seats. Reservations accepted beginning November 1, 2016.

Seating capacity: 225.

Join us as the Museum continues a Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family tradition and hosts the “Glencairn Sing,” a Christmas concert open to the public. The program will feature the “Glencairn Horns,” composed of current and former members of the Philadelphia Orchestra (David Bilger, trumpet; Blair Bollinger, bass trombone; Eric Carlson, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Daniel Williams, horn) and Les Canards Chantants, ensemble-in-residence at Glencairn Museum. Readings from the Christmas story and audience caroling will be interspersed throughout the program.


Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violin

Sunday, March 19, 2017
3:00 PM (doors open at 2:30)

$20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold and Patron Members.

Tickets available Sunday, February 19 through Thursday, March 16. To purchase tickets through Thursday, March 16, visit the Museum or call 267.502.2990. After March 16 tickets will be sold only at the door, beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 19.

Gold Members: please call 267.502.2990 by March 16 to reserve your tickets. Reserved seats for Patron Members only: call 267.502.2990 to reserve seats by March 16.

The March 19 program will include works by Franck, Mendelssohn, Saint- Saëns, Vivaldi and Wieniawski. Ms. Pitcairn will again be joined by Louise Thomas, and there will be special appearances of Luzerne Music Center Festival students, Malachi Ahlert (violin), Sarah Martin (cello) and Ellie Taylor (piano).

Concerto in F Major by Antonio Vivaldi "Spring" from the Four Seasons
Performed by Elizabeth Pitcairn and Louise Thomas

Sonata for Violin and Piano by César Franck
Elizabeth Pitcairn and Louise Thomas

Rondo Capriccioso by Felix Mendelssohn
Performed by Ellie Taylor

Cello Concerto by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by Sarah Martin and Louise Thomas

Scherzo Tarantella by Henryk Wieniawski
Performed by Malachi Ahlert and Louise Thomas

Artist biographies:
American violin soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn performs in partnership with the legendary 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius. She has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and debuted in New York at Alice Tully Hall with the New York String Orchestra. Ms. Pitcairn has since performed at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Fisher Center and the Kimmel Center. She is the President, CEO and Artistic Director of the Luzerne Music Center Festival, a summer camp for gifted young musicians ages 9 to 18 in the Adirondacks of New York. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, she resides in Los Angeles. Ms. Pitcairn received her degree from the University of Southern California where she studied with renowned professor Robert Lipsett. Ms. Pitcairn is on faculty at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. The 10th Anniversary edition DVD of The Red Violin film features Ms. Pitcairn and the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius in a special feature called "The Auction Block".

Irish-born pianist Louise Thomas has concertized extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia at such concert venues as the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the Franz Liszt Academy Museum in Budapest, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Weill Hall in New York City. She completed undergraduate musicology studies at Trinity College, Dublin, and later received her doctorate in piano performance in 1999 from USC where she studied with John Perry and director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts, Alan Smith. Dr. Thomas has be awarded various scholarships and prizes, and has been involved in multiple recording projects. Dr. Thomas joined Chapman University in 2001 as Director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts. In June 2014, she was named the Associate Dean for the College of Performing Arts at Chapman.


Wister Quartet

Sunday, April 30, 2017
3:00 PM (doors open at 2:30)

$15 General Admission, $10 Basic Members/Students with I.D. Free for Gold and Patron Members.

Advance tickets available Thursday, March 30 through Thursday, April 27. To purchase tickets through Thursday, April 27, visit the Museum or call 267.502.2990. After April 27 tickets will be sold only at the door, beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 30.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only: call 267.502.2990 to reserve seats beginning March 30.

Since its formation in 1987, the Grammy nominated Wister Quartet has earned high praise from critics and audiences alike for its superb musicianship. Memorable performances include those with guest artists Emanuel Ax, Alicia de Larrocha, Christoph Eschenbach, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Yo-Yo Ma. Group members include Lloyd Smith, cello; Nancy Bean, violin; Davyd Booth, violin; and Pamela Fay, violin.


Les Canards Chantants

Smörgåsbord

Friday, May 12, 2017
7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00)

$20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members/Seniors/Students, Free for Gold and Patron Members.

Advance tickets available Tuesday, April 12 through Tuesday, May 9. To purchase tickets through Tuesday, May 9, visit the Museum or call 267.502.2990. After May 9 tickets will be sold only at the door, beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 12.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only: call 267.502.2990 to reserve seats beginning April 12.

Smörgåsbord
noun  /ˈsmɔːɡəsˌbɔːd/ <Swedish>
fig. A medley, miscellany; a rich variety or selection.
A whirlwind tour of the best vocal music from the Renaissance and beyond, this program has something for everyone.  Music spanning hundreds of years, sacred and secular, moralistic and hedonistic, a plethora of poetry sung in French, Italian, German, English, Latin, Spanish, Dutch, and even Birdsong.  If you are new to old music, what better way to sample the options than this diverse spread of aural dishes?

Praised for their “polished singing” and for “instilling their superb performances with liveliness and theatricality” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) and for their “brilliant and moving” programming (Early Music America magazine) Les Canards Chantants is a solo-voice ensemble committed to dynamic interpretation of renaissance polyphony. The “singing ducks” have performed to high acclaim throughout the UK and Germany, appearing on BBC One and in venues as diverse as York Minster, The National Centre for Early Music, and Poole’s Cavern. Now based in Philadelphia, Les Canards Chantants are musical Ensemble in Residence at Glencairn Museum.

Les Canards Chantants have released two CDs to date, and are also becoming known for their quirky music videos on YouTube. Their first CD, Two in the Bush, a collaboration with lutenist Jacob Heringman and lute-viol duo Pellingman’s Saraband, is an intimate interpretation of the sacred vocal music of the Catholic underground in Reformation England, recorded by solo voices with lute and viol in a historic family chapel. Their second CD, released in November 2016, is the world premier recording of Giovanni Valentini’s intense and experimental Secondo libro de madrigali, recorded in collaboration with baroque string band ACRONYM.