Fondation des États-Unis | Sunday, January 21 @ 5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #36
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Sunday, January 21 @ 5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #36

Nothing is better to survive the coldness of winter than coming to listen to classical music on a Sunday afternoon. The musicians in residence and the Harriet Hale Woolley scholars invite you to a new Rendez-vous Musical on Sunday, January 21 at 5 pm.

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The concert is followed by a guided tour of the exhibition « Séquences 2 »

Previsional Program

Beau Soir by Claude Debussy for cello and piano
Sarah Ghandour, Cello and Claire Krupka, piano 

TBA, Piano Allemande from Partita No. 
2 in d-minor BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach (arr. Gérard Abiton)
Mark Kaylor, Guitar 

Manuel Ponce: Sonata III 
I. Allegro Moderato 
II. Chanson 
III. Allegro non troppo
Mark Kaylor, Guitar 

Dittersdorf: Concerto in Eb for contrabasse 
I. Allegro Moderato
Will McClain Cravy, Double Bass and Claire Krupka, piano 

Schumann : Fantaisie op17
Claire Krupka, piano 

Artists’ biographies

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.

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.

Sarah Clarice Ghandour, an honored recipient of a full five year scholarship, graduated May 2017 from Bard College and Conservatory with a Bachelor of Art in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, having studied under Cellist Peter Wiley.  An avid chamber musician, Sarah has collaborated with artists including Peter Wiley, Peter Serkin, Daniel Phillips, and Dawn Upshaw.  As principal cellist of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, she has performed in New York, Eastern Europe, Russia, and most recently in Cuba, including collaboration with Camerata Romeu, a female Cuban string orchestra.  Sarah was a finalist in the 2016 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, and in May 2017 had the pleasure of performing the Korngold Cello Concerto with The Orchestra Now. Following her study in the Fall of 2015 at the American University of Paris, and cello studies with Xavier Gagnepain, Conservatoire Boulogne-Billancourt, Sarah had the distinct pleasure of performing the Rachmaninoff Sonata for Piano and Cello, and the Brahms Clarinet Trio, at the Royal Castle of Warsaw, Poland on invitation by Bard Conservatory.  Sarah has also delighted in participating in Music at Menlo, Yellow Barn, and Encore String Quartet Intensive Summer Chamber Music Festivals.  After her 2017-2018 artist residency at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France, Sarah will pursue a master’s degree at Stony Brook University, New York, under the tutelage of cellist Colin Carr.