Fondation des États-Unis | Sunday, February 24 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #53
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Sunday, February 24 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #53

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, February 24th for the next Rendez-vous Musical. After the concert, don’t miss the opportunity to see Laura Francese’s and Marius Buet’s exhibition Stories! in the gallery.

This informal concert series is an opportunity for them to present the pieces they are working on, and for the audience to (re)discover classical, contemporary and sometimes even new compositions in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Free entry, join the Facebook event!
Next concert: Sunday, March 10

The Program

J.S. Bach (1865-1750) Chromatic Fantasy, transcribed for clarinet by Stanley Hasty.
~Elias Rodriguez, clarinet

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Phantasiestücke op.73 for clarinet and piano.
I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
II. Lebhaft, leicht
III. Rasch und mit Feuer
~Elias Rodriguez, clarinet
~Clément Huber, piano

Narcis Bonet (1933-2019) El Testament d’Amèlia
~Sergio Herrera, guitare

Nigel Keay (1955 — ) Allusions for clarinet solo.
~Elias Rodriguez, clarinet

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) Concerto for clarinet en la majeur K 622.
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondo
~Elias Rodriguez, clarinet
~Clément Huber, piano

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Tanguistic Studies  for clarinet and piano.
~Elias Rodriguez, clarinet
~Clément Huber, piano

The Musicians in Residence

Clarinetist Elias Rodriguez made his national solo debut at the age of 16, after performing on a live broadcast of NPR’s « From the Top. » He has since appeared in international music festivals throughout the Americas and Europe, from the Grafenegg Festival in Austria to teaching masterclasses in Cali, Colombia. He is an alumnus of the New York based ensemble, «The Orchestra Now,» with which he has performed as a soloist on New York public radio, recorded a CD on Hyperion Records, and played a concert series at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Elias was awarded the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship and an artist residency at the Fondation Des États-Unis.

Sergio Herrera is a composer-guitarist currently based in Paris. He received his B.M. in Music composition and theory from Florida State University where he studied composition with Dr. Clifton Callender. During his time at Florida State, Sergio was a recipient of both the Presser Scholarship and the David Ward-Steinman undergraduate composition award. He has attended festivals such as the TALIS Music Festival in Switzerland and the EAMA Nadia Boulanger Academy in Paris where he worked with composers Miguel del Aguila and David Conte. Sergio was granted the Fondation des Etats-Unis Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year, and is currently studying harmony, composition, and musical interpretation with Narcis Bonet at the Schola Cantorum de Paris.

Invited Musicians

Clément Huber obtained his conservatory diploma in 2014 by a unanimous vote, and continued his studies in Strasbourg with Michel Gaechter. He graduated with his Bachelor of Music with distinction, and continued to pursue his Master of Music in the class of Jean-Baptiste Fonlupt. He is a laureate of the renowned competition “bourse américaine” in Strasbourg, and was awarded a live concert in the radio station Accent 4. Clément pursues various international projects, both in chamber music and solo repertoire, as well as with improvisation. In 2018, Clément enrolled in the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, studying with Philippe Bianconi.