NOVA Chamber Music Series | Utah Virtuosi | Sunday, April 23
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Eric Wubbels’ Viola Quartet of 2006-7, subtitled “Transcendental Etude,” is a searing virtuoso work of uncompromising complexity and vigor. The work is a terrifying undertaking for violists and a thrilling experience for an audience, pushing the instruments and players to their breaking point. The demands of this work are not unlike Paganini’s solo violin Caprices, which to this day still strike fear into the hearts of violinists due to their difficulty.
Featured violists include Brant Bayless, Elizabeth Beilman, Joel Gibbs, and Carl Johansen.
Also on the program, Kathryn Eberle and Brant Bayless collaborate on Mozart’s B-flat Duo for Violin and Viola, while Utah Symphony violinist Alex Martin offers a brilliant finale to our season as the featured soloist in Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto.
The third Violin Concerto is arguably Mozart's most popular violin concerto; its intimate and playful character makes it especially well-suited for a chamber ensemble and soloist.
With Utah Symphony violinist Alex Martin performing the concerto, it will surely be an incredible and unforgettable end to NOVA’s 2016-17 season.
Come and celebrate the conclusion of this wonderful season!
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Immediately following the concert
54 Finch Lane | Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Directions from Libby Gardner Hall
Travel North on University Street approximately .2 miles
Turn left onto Finch Lane
Thank you to those of you that have already confirmed your attendance! If you have not yet confirmed, please do so by Friday, April 21 or do it now by clicking the blue button below!
RSVP for Reception
Eric Wubbels (b.1980) is a composer, pianist, and Co-Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble.
His music has been performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S., by groups such as Wet Ink Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, yarn|wire, Kupka's Piano (AUS), Berlin PianoPercussion, Ensemble Linea (FR), New York New Music, SCENATET (DK), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and Talea Ensemble. The recipient of a 2016 Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Wubbels has been awarded commissioning grants from Chamber Music America's Classical Commissioning Program, ISSUE Project Room, MATA Festival, Barlow Endowment, Jerome Foundation, New Music USA, and Yvar Mikhashoff Trust, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony (2011, 2016), Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Civitella Ranieri Center.
Audience members are invited to join Artistic Director Jason Hardink for a lively pre-concert talk on the repertoire of this concert and next season’s 40thanniversary programming.
Jason has an amazing season planned!
Pre-concert talks are held in room 270 at the University of Utah School of Music at 2:30 PM.
Alexander Martin joined the Utah Symphony in February 2011. He came to Salt Lake City from Miami Beach, Florida, where he was a member of the New World Symphony and appeared as concertmaster under the batons of Michael Tilson-Thomas and other conductors. He also has served as concertmaster of the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Terre Haute (Indiana) Symphony Orchestra, and assistant concertmaster of the Columbus (Indiana) Philharmonic.
A chamber-music devotee and performer since grade school, Mr. Martin is a regularly featured artist in the Westminster Concert Series at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Reviewer Edward Reichel called his 2015 performance of Cesar Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, with pianist Karlyn Bond, “a magnificent presentation of one of the most technically challenging and significant violin works from the late 19th century.”
Violists to deliver a thrilling experience on April 23
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