The Italian Influence Concert

Start Date: November 29 2017 - 12:30 PM

End Date: November 29 2017 - 01:45 PM

Audience: General Public Event

Category: Performing Arts and Film

Location: H-110


Proposed program:

The program will focus on 17th and 18th century Italian music for recorder, bassoon, and continuo. The main pieces featured on the program will be Vivaldi's Sonata, RV 86 and Corelli's La Folia, complemented by contemporaneous works featuring each of our instruments. We presented a similar program in the Spring of 2017, which was enthusiastically received, and we are planning to record a CD of these works.

Nina Stern

Nina Stern has carved a unique and astonishingly diverse career for herself as a world-class recorder player and classical clarinetist. Ms. Stern performs widely on recorders, chalumeaux, and historical clarinets. She has appeared as a soloist or principal player with orchestras such as The New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, American Classical Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, Sinfonia NY, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, L'Orchestra della Scala (Milan), I Solisti Veneti, Hesperion XX, Apollo's Fire, and Tafelmusik. Her numerous festival and concert series appearances have included performances under leading conductors such as Loren Maazel, Kurt Masur, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Claudio Scimone, Jane Glover, Bruno Weil, Ton Koopman, Andrew Parrot and Jordi Savall. She has recorded for Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Sony Classics, Newport Classics, Wildboar, Telarc and Smithsonian labels. Ms. Stern was appointed to the faculty of Juilliard's Historical Performance program in 2012 and has served on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music - where she directed the Historical Performance Program from 1989 to 1996 - the Civica Scuola di Musica (Milan, Italy), Oberlin Conservatory, and the Five Colleges in Massachusetts.

Stephanie Corwin

Praised for her "warmth and composure" (Wichita Eagle), bassoonist Stephanie Corwin enjoys a varied career playing modern, classical, baroque and renaissance instruments. Based in New York City, Stephanie performs with ensembles at home and throughout the country, including Handel and Haydn Society, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, Clarion Society, REBEL, the Sebastians, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. She also is a core member the period-instrument chamber ensembles Kleine Kammermusik, and Repast. Stephanie was the inaugural winner of the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Bassoon Competition and a semi-finalist in the Ima Hogg Young Artists Competition. A graduate of Davidson College, Stephanie earned degrees from Yale University (MM) and Stony Brook University (DMA), where she studied with Frank Morelli. Her interest in early music led her to continue her studies with Michael McCraw at Indiana University, where she received a Performer Diploma in historical bassoons. Stephanie can be heard on recordings with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Opera Lafayette, Chamber Orchestra of New York, and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

Jeffrey Grossman

Conductor and keyboardist Jeffrey Grossman specializes in vital, engaging performances of music of the past, through processes that are intensely collaborative and historically informed. This season, Jeffrey will conduct Bach's St. John Passion from the organ with the Sebastians and TENET, perform as featured harpsichord soloist in Bach's Brandenburg Concerti with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and conduct Handel's Agrippina with Juilliard Opera. In addition to serving as artistic director of the acclaimed baroque ensemble the Sebastians, he also performs this year with the Green Mountain Project, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Quodlibet, Music in the Somerset Hills, and the Bach Players of Holy Trinity. Jeffrey can be heard on the Avie, Gothic, Naxos, Albany, Soundspells, Métier, and MSR Classics record labels. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he holds degrees from Harvard College, the Juilliard School, and Carnegie Mellon University.


Contact Name: Joanne Chang

Contact Phone: 718.281.5396

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