Monday, March 25, 2019

TON Orchestra Chamber Musicians: Nazism's Toll on Music, Sat., Mar. 30, 5pm. Donation $10

Forbidden and forgotten, the music of many 20th century, mainly Jewish composers fell prey to Hitler's National Socialism movement. The TON Orchestra Chamber Musicians will take on this tragic assault on the arts with a performance of works by several rediscovered composers. This rare opportunity to hear this banned music will be accompanied by the performers' insights into the lives of the artists. 

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 Program


12 Miniatures for Flute and Piano, Op. 29 Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)

Matthew Ross, flute

Jeremy Vigil, piano



Sonata for Cello and Piano Henriëtte Bosmans (1895-1952)

Lucas Button, cello
Jeremy Vigil, piano

-Intermission-

Divertimento for Bassoon and Cello, Op. 90(1) Hans Gal (1890-1987)
Adam Romey, bassoon
Lucas Button, cello

Loutky (Puppets), Book I, H.137 Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
Jeremy Vigil, piano

Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
Denis Savelyev, flute
Lucas Goodman, viola
Joshua Depoint, bass


Lucas Button, cello 
Lucas Button recently appeared as soloist with the Catskill Symphony, performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in November 2018. Earlier in the fall of 2018, Lucas launched the Syracuse chapter of “If Music Be the Food,” a benefit concert series dedicated to raising awareness and support for the hungry in local communities across the U.S. He is currently a member of The Orchestra Now in residence at Bard College, performing regularly at Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has also performed as an orchestral musician with Symphoria, the New World Symphony, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. He performs a broad variety of chamber music, including recent performances with Society for New Music in Syracuse, Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet with the JACK Quartet, and a Nico Muhly premiere at Tanglewood. Lucas has taught cello at Eastman Community Music School and chamber music at Stringwood Chamber Music Festival and Interlochen Arts Camp. He earned his Master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and Bachelor’s degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Lucas received the Samuel Hayes Memorial Cello Award from the Tanglewood Music Center and the Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music. His cello mentors include Steven Doane, Rosemary Elliott, and Norman Fischer and he has studied chamber music with members of the Concord, Chiara, Juilliard, and Ying quartets. Apart from music, Lucas loves to explore the outdoors and enjoys roasting coffee at home.

Joshua DePoint, bass
Bassist Joshua DePoint was born in Amherst, New York, into a musical family. He took up the bass at the age of 8, going on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with James VanDemark and earned the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. He earned his Master of Music degree from Yale University School of Music in 2017, where he studied with Donald Palma. He has been a member of The Orchestra Now since fall 2017. Josh has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic as well as at summer festivals such as Kneisel Hall, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Round Top Festival Institute, and the National Repertory Orchestra. Outside of performing, he is an avid cook and enjoys hiking and playing frisbee. 
 
Lucas Goodman, viola
Lucas Goodman began his musical studies on the piano at age 4, and by the time he was 11, was playing both the violin and viola. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he served as studio teaching assistant to Professor George Taylor, and an Artist’s Diploma from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he again served as teaching assistant to Professor Jodi Levitz. He has performed in masterclasses with Robert Vernon, Lawrence Dutton, Ivo Van der Warff, James Dunham, Steven Wyrczynski, Jean Sulem, Oleh Krysa, and Francois Paradis. Being equally at home in an orchestral viola section as he is performing chamber music, Lucas is currently a fellow at The Orchestra Now, a training orchestra in residence at Bard College. He has also performed regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony, and Florida Grand Opera orchestra. Lucas hails from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and is an avid and passionate Boston sports fan.

Matthew Ross, flute
A native of Nesconset, New York, prize-winning flutist Matthew Ross completed both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  After graduation, he performed as a freelancer in New York City before joining The Orchestra Now in 2017.  Recent awards include 2nd Prize in the 2018 Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia Young Artist Competition; 1st Prize at the 2014 Mid-South Flute Society Young Artist Competition; and 1st Prize at the 2014 Houston Flute Club (Byron Hester Memorial) Competition.  Matthew has also performed at the Queen City Chamber Opera in Cincinnati, Ohio as well as in the National Music Festival in Chestertown, Maryland.

Denis Savelyev, flute
First-prize winner of the 2017 New York Flute Club Competition, Denis Savelyev is also a member of The Orchestra Now under the direction of Leon Botstein in New York. From Ukraine, Mr. Savelyev came to the USA four years ago to earn his MM and Professional Studies Diploma, both at the Mannes School of Music where he studied with Judith Mendenhall.  Mr. Savelyev was born in Lviv, Ukraine and began studying the flute at age five. He was awarded a place at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow where he studied with Albert Hofmann. Orchestral positions include with the Mariinsky Theater in Vladivostok, and the New York Symphony Ensemble on its Japanese tour in 2016, Manhattan Symphonie. As a soloist, he has performed at the Ukrainian Institute of America, the Moscow Music House, with the Lviv Philharmonic, at the University of Nevada, and Carnegie Hall where he gave the world premiere of his own arrangement for the flute of Virko Baley's Partita for Violin and Piano.  Mr. Savelyev is active as soloist, chamber and orchestra player in the USA, Asia, and Europe.

Adam Romey, bassoon
A native of St Paul, Minnesota, where he was born into a musical family, Adam Romey spent five years in Ontario, Canada, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University (2010) and an Artist’s Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music (2012), studying with Nadina Mackie Jackson and the Toronto Symphony’s Michael Sweeney and Samuel Banks. In 2014, Adam received his Master of Music Degree from Indiana University where he studied with William Ludwig and Michael McCraw, while teaching as an Associate Instructor of bassoon.  During the summers, Adam has performed at the Oregon Bach Festival, Brevard Music Festival, Bard Music Festival the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy Festival.  In 2014 he received a grant from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians to live in Amsterdam and study the the musical and philosophical legacy of Brian Pollard, legendary principal bassoon of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from 1954-1996. He has been a member of The Orchestra Now since January 2016.  In addition to his activities as a performer, Adam is the Managing Director for the Charlotte Bach Festival, a new series of summer concerts focusing on exploration of baroque music in the historical performance style in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Jeremy Vigil, piano
Described as “…a representation of…wild and romantic imagination” when he joined forces with University of Rochester dance professor Anne Harris Wilcox, pianist Jeremy Vigil is known for his versatility and adaptability in many different genres. He has collaborated across disciplines, performing with dancers, film, and narration, as well as extensively in orchestral and contemporary ensemble settings. Jeremy has performed alongside Alexander Fiterstein, Nancy Ambrose King, George Vosburgh, and Bernhard Wolff, and worked with composers such as Sydney Hodkinson, Helmut Lachenmann, and Lori Laitman for performances of their compositions, including the world premiere of Laitman’s "Are Women People?" in celebration of the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote in the state of New York. Jeremy holds a Master of Music in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he continues his studies with Jean Barr in pursuit of his doctorate. 


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