Every Thursday @12:30pm : Lunchtime Live

The musicians in residence at FEU will play live via social media on Thursdays at 12.30pm for the duration of the quarantine. Start your lunchbreak with a few minutes of music! This is 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.

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Jeudi 28 mai : Alexa Ciciretti, violoncelle

Giuseppe Colombi (1635-1694)
Ciacona per Basso solo

Denis Cohen (1952-)
Chaconne (d’après la chaconne de Guiseppe Colombi)

Veli-Matti Puumala (1965-)
…se sillan…

Steven Stucky (1949-2016)
Partite sopra un basso, per Anssi

Ivan Fedele (1953-)
Preludio e Ciaccona

Vinko Globokar (1934-)
Idée Fixe

Jeudi 14 mai : Thomaz Tavares Paes, flute & Daniel Schreiner, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Organ Sonata #2 BWV 526
I. Vivace
II. Largo
III. Allegro

Phillipe Gaubert ( 1879-1941)
Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando

Jeudi 7 mai : Alexa Ciciretti & Mosa Tsay, duo de violoncelles

Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707 – 1747)
Sonate en sol majeur
I. Andante II. Adagio III. Allegro prestissimo

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)
Pièce pour 2 Violoncelles

Witold Lutoslawski (1913 – 1994)
Bucolics (orig. pour alto et violoncelle, arrangé par Anssi Karttunen)

Jeudi 30 avril : Alexa Ciciretti, violoncelle & Edo Frenkel, piano

Edo Frenkel (1988-)
1. Radiohead: subterranean homesick alien

Pastiche Dances
1. Four-on-the-Floor
2. Tango

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Quatuor pour la fin du temps
V. Louange de l’éternité de Jesus

Jeudi 23 avril : Edo Frenkel, piano

Arnold Schönberg (1875-1951)
Drei Klavierstücke, Op. 11

Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Troisième Acte

Jeudi 16 avril : Thomaz Tavares Paes, flûte

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sarabande en sol majeur BWV 1007

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Syrinx pour flûte seule

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Pavane pour une enfant défunte

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Morceau de concours avec Olivia Kim, harpe

Jeudi 9 avril : Alexa Ciciretti, violoncelle

Jean-Sébastien Bach (1685-1750)
Suite pour violoncelle n°1 en sol majeur

Suite pour violoncelle n°6 en ré majeur

Giuseppe Colombi (1635-1694)
Chiacona per Basso Solo

Jeudi 2 avril : Daniel Schreiner, piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Préludes, Livre II 
“Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses”
“General Lavine”

About the Artists

A musician, composer, and interdisciplinary artist of diverse interests, Daniel Schreiner is continuing to fashion an eclectic career. Recent collaborative engagements include concerts with members of the JACK Quartet at New Music on the Point in Vermont; joint recitals of Debussy and Ligeti Etudes with Shuhui Zhou in New York and at Bard College; and performances as guest alumnus at Williams College’s Iota Festival of New Music. Daniel is a founding member of KnoxTrio, a newly-formed flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to experimental contemporary repertoire, whose successful first season commissioned three world premieres by living composers responding to the environment and climate change. A recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, Daniel currently lives in Paris, France, studying at La Schola Cantorum with Billy Eidi.

American cellist Alexa Ciciretti has established herself as a performer who is equally at home playing Baroque viola da gamba music, Romantic symphonies, cutting-edge contemporary music and everything in between. She is currently pursuing post-graduate studies with Anssi Karttunen at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.  Ms. Ciciretti has performed as a member of the New World Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival Academy and Alumni Orchestras, and Aspen Chamber Symphony.  She served as continuo cellist for the U.S. premiere of Vivaldi’s Farnace at Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and performed at the Ojai Festival in June 2019.  She has also performed with the Miami-based group Flamenco Sephardit and recently starred in the short film A Waning Heart which was screened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.  Ms. Ciciretti studied at Eastman School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory.

Flutist Thomaz Tavares Paes has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as a « polished performer, with a pure, direct sound…embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands. » A native New Yorker later raised in Brazil, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello with a “Premier Young Artist” scholarship. He later started his graduate studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under international soloist Jean Ferrandis, and recently obtained his Diplome Supérieur D’Execution with unanimous distinction from the jury. Tavares is a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year, during which he will be exploring French solo and chamber music of the Belle Epoque period as well as interning with the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe.

An international prize-winning harpist, Olivia Kim, has performed worldwide both as a soloist and collaboratively with renowned orchestras, and chamber musicians. She was a featured soloist with the League of Strings on their China tour and was invited to present a concert at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. She is a regular guest harpist at the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to give recitals and masterclasses. Olivia earned her Master’s degree in harp performance/pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory in 2017 with a full scholarship and was awarded the Harold Randolph prize upon graduation. She currently studies at École Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of Nicholas Tulliez.

Edo Frenkel is a « feisty » (LA Times) young conductor, composer, and pianist, quickly gaining attention for his « performances of both intimacy and intensity » (Opera Magazine). He has guest conducted LUDWIG, Baltimore Symphony, Ensemble Meitar, Ensemble Mise-en, and has appeared in performances with such notable groups as Tonkünstler Orchester-Neider Östereich, Ensemble Intercontemporain, members of New World Symphony, and IEMA. He has performed in the Ojai, Aldeburgh, and Lucerne Festivals. Mr. Frenkel has worked as the assistant conductor to Sir Simon Rattle, Brad Lubman, Franck Ollu, and Barbara Hannigan. In addition to working as Hannigan’s assistant, he served as répétiteur, coach, and keyboard player for the LUDWIG European/US tour. Additionally, he collaborated with Barbara Hannigan as rehearsal pianist on the Satie: Socrate project at the Ruhrtriennale Festival and at the Park Ave. Armory.

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