© Hermann Wendler

Rendez-vous Musical #51

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, January 27th for the next Rendez-vous Musical. After the concert, don’t miss the opportunity to see Taylor Smith’s exhibition How to Capture Flow 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.

The Program

Jean Louis Duport (1749-1819)
Etudes 8 & 11 of his 21 études
Andrew Briggs, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach (1865-1750)
Fantaisie Chromatique, transcribed for clarinet by Stanley Hasty
Elias Rodriguez, clarinet

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Etude No. 3 of his « Études Tanguistiques » for clarinet & piano
Elias Rodriguez, clarinet & Clément Huber, piano

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata for solo flute in A minor 
I. Poco Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Allegro
Thomaz Tavares Paes, flute

Wilhem Friendmann Bach (1710-1784)
Duo for two violas in C major, no. 3
I. Allegro di molto
II. Scherzo
III. Vivace
Jossalyn Jensen, viola & Corey Worley, viola

The Musicians in Residence

Originally from Colorado, Andrew Briggs completed a master’s degree in cello performance at the prestigious Juilliard School. Open to all genres, he performs Baroque to contemporary style, and has had the opportunity to practice his talents internationally. Andrew has been a featured soloist at the Aspen Music Festival, the Amsterdam Cello Biennale, and the Holland Music Sessions; an Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; a member of Axiom Contemporary Ensemble, the Madison Bach Musicians, and the Colorado Symphony; and a guest artist at music series in Chicago, New York, and Paris. Andrew is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship.

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.

Thomaz Tavares has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as having a “pure, direct sound, never wavering from the mission at hand and embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands.” A native New Yorker with Brazilian heritage, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello and is currently pursuing his diploma of superior execution at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of international soloist Jean Ferrandis.

Invited Musicians

Jossalyn Jensen, American violist, began playing music at the age of four. Her solo debut with orchestra was at the age of 9 and she has since appeared in concert across the United States and in Europe. She completed her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School where she was a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Artist Award. Ms. Jensen continues post-graduate work in Paris, France at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique and as a Fellow at the Fondation des États Unis. She was honored to spend her summer this year in the academies of the Verbier Festival and the Lucerne Festival. She is a laureate of the 2016-2017 Fulbright Grant.

Born in 1994, Corey Worley began his viola studies with Elias Goldstein. In 2018, he graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with a degree in psychology and viola in the studio of Peter Slowik. Currently, he is pursuing his masters with Pierre-Henri Xuereb and Louis Fima at CNSMDP. Corey has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble and musicians of Ensemble Intercontemporain. He has appeared at festivals including the Lucerne Festival Academy and the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau.

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