Fondation des États-Unis | Sunday, March 5 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #24
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Sunday, March 5 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #24

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The resident musicians and Harriet Hale Woolley Scholars invite you to join them on Sunday, March 5 at 5pm for the next Rendez-vous Musical.

The program

Trois Mythes – Karol Szymanowsky
I. La Fontaine d’Aréthuse
II. Narcisse
III. Dryades et Pan.
Clara Danchin, violin – John Kamfonas, piano

Bagatelle – John Ireland
Clara Danchin, violin – John Kamfonas, piano

« Deh vieni non tardar » from des Noces de Figaro – W. A. Mozart
Anara Khassenova, soprano – Orlando Bass, piano

Preghiera – Armando Ghidoni
Anara Khassenova, soprano – Jenny Maclay, clarinet – Orlando Bass, piano

Au rythme des souvenirs – Armando Ghidoni
Anara Khassenova, soprano – Jenny Maclay, clarinet – Orlando Bass, piano

Prades et Leitmotiv – François Rabbath
Will McClain Cravy, double bass

Verano Porteño – Astor Piazzola (arr. Baltazar Benítez)
Mark Kaylor, guitar

St. James Infirmary – Traditional 
Oh, Darling! – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Enzo De Palma, mandolin and vocal – Fabian Ortiz, piano

The musicians

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.

Embracing his penchant for improvisation alongside his passion for the classical and contemporary repertoire, the pianist John Kamfonas has given performances around the world, from Italy to India, Beijing to New York, which have been described as possessing « a grandeur that lifted the music into the sublime…and a delicacy that took one’s breath away. » He was Harriet Hale Wooley scholarship in 2015-2016. John is currently a musician in residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis and is pursuing a graduate diploma at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the guidance of Marian Rybicki and Jean Fassina.

Mark Kaylor received his Bachelor and Master of Music from the Florida State University where he studied with world-renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman.   He has performed in the master classes of leading guitar figures, such as: Pavel Steidl, Jason Vieaux, Gabriel Bianco, and Adam Holzman.  More recently Mark has been studying privately with celebrated concert artist and pedagogue Judicael Perroy.

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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