Fondation des États-Unis | Sunday, January 22 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #21
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Sunday, January 22 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #21

France

The resident musicians and Harriet Hale Woolley Scholars are delighted to invite you to next Rendez-vous Musical on Sunday, January 22 at 5pm.

The program

Concerto for Clarinet – Henri Tomasi
I. Allegro giocoso
II. Nocturne
III. Scherzo finale
Jenny Maclay, clarinet et Orlando Bass, piano

Selections from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98, BB 104
III. Menuetto
II. Kalamajkó (Maypole Dance)
XIII. Lakodalmas (Wedding Song)
X. Rutén Nóta (Ruthenian Song)
XV. Katonanóta (Soldiers’ Song)
IX. Játék (Play Song)
Darling Geneve Dubberly, violon et Will McClain Cravy, doublebass

Caprice Variations (extraits) – George Rochberg
Léo Marillier, violon

Dissidence 1b pour saxophone soprano et électroacoustique – Christophe Havel
Wilson Poffenberger, saxophone soprano

Tadj – Christian Lauba
Wilson Poffenberger, saxophone soprano

The musicians

Darling-Geneve Dubberly, violinist, is currently earning her Diploma Superior d’Enseignment at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. She has won 1st place in the Marlin-Engel competition, the PVYO Concerto Competition, and in the MSMTA ASTA MDDC String Solo Festival. Darling has performed at  the Waterford Concert Series in Waterford, Virginia, Luxembourg Embassy, Strathmore Music Center, Carnegie Hall, and at the Alfred Cortot Music Hall.  Darling was the concert-mistress of the Rappahanock Youth Symphony, Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Strings Festival, the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Strings Institute. She has been invited to tour Spain with the Shenandoah Conservatory under the baton of Jan Wagner, and has been to master classes with Igor Volochine in Tuscany and Nice. She is currently studying with Liana Gourdjia.

Vandoren Regional Artist Jenny Maclay is quickly establishing her career as a clarinet soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, and chamber musician. Ms. Maclay was the recipient of a 2015-2016 Harriet Hale Woolley Award to study music in Paris, where she attends the Versailles Conservatoire. She has achieved a number of notable musical honors, including selection as a semi-finalist and finalist for such international competitions as Astral Artists and Concert Artists Guild. Her teachers are Philippe Cuper, Mitchell Estrin, and Donald Dowdy.

Léo Marillier, violinst, earned his Bachelor and Masters with the highest distinction from the Paris Conservatory and NEC in Boston, thanks to a scholarship from the Florence Gould Foundation. Invited by numerous festivals in Europe, America, and Korea, he participated in the Aspen Music Festival on a full scholarship. Also a composer, he is edited by Delatour.

Wilson Poffenberger is a saxophonist and educator based out of the United States. A strong advocate for new music, Wilson premiered has new works for the saxophone is both the United States and Europe. Wilson is pursuing the Cycle D’Orientation Professionnelle at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Goury.

William McClain Cravy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California where he was a student of David Allen Moore. A tenured member and acting Principal Bass of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Will has played as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Colorado and Culver City Symphonies, and was featured in a 2015 Aspen Music Festival Student-Spotlight Recital. As an orchestral musician, Will has appeared with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), the New World Symphony (Miami), the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Juneau Symphony, as principal bass of Aspen Opera under Robert Spano and alongside his teacher in the Aspen Chamber Orchestra. Will has performed chamber music with members of the LA Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony and has participated in the Aspen, Lake George, Domaine Forget, Wabass Institute, and Colorado College music festivals.

Orlando Bass is a student at the CNSMD in Paris since 2013, where he was first accepted in a writing class, then in 2014 in the accompaniment class and in 2015 in the piano and improvisation classes. He obtained in 2014 his prize for harmony and counterpoint, in 2015 the fugue. He already performed in several festivals as a pianist and harpsichordist and also plays jazz and improvised music.

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