Concerts - Fall 2014


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Jacquelyn Helin and Shanti Randall in Concert

Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series

Friday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Violist Shanti Randall and pianist Jacquelyn Helin will perform Bach’s Prelude to the 6th cello suite (1st movement), Shostakovich’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 147, and Franck’s Sonata in A major for Violin (Viola) and Piano..

Jacquelyn Helin made her New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as the winner of the Artists’ International Piano Competition; her European debut was at London’s Wigmore Hall. Recent appearances include concertos with the New Mexico, Richmond, Greenwich, Santa Fe, Mesa, and Redwood symphonies, and numerous solo recitals. She has performed locally with

Santa Fe New Music, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, the Taos Chamber Music Group, and Ballet Pro Musica. She is the music director of the United Church of Christ in Santa Fe and is on the faculty of the New Mexico School for the Arts.

Shanti Randall, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has recorded and performed with such major artists as Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Randy Newman, Björk, Andrea Bocelli, Kelly Clarkson, and Barbara Streisand. He performed as violist in over 350 motion picture scores and is a member of the Hollywood Studio Orchestra. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Opera, played on the Los Angeles “Sundays Live” series radio broadcasts, and appeared as assistant principal violist with the Ojai Chamber Music Festival, among numerous other national and international performances.

Admission is free.

 

Peter Pesic in Concert

Wednesday, September 17, 12:10–1:15 p.m.

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Peter Pesic (piano), the college’s musician in residence, will perform The Goldberg Project: J. S. Bach: Fourteen Canons on the Goldberg Bass (BWV 1087) and the Goldberg Variations (BWV 988).

Admission is free.

 

Chamber Music by Mozart and Ravel

Friday, October 3, 12:15 p.m.

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

St. John’s tutor Christine Chen (violin), tutor emeritus David Bolotin (piano), David Felberg (violin), Shanti Randall (viola), and Dana Winograd (cello) will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449, arranged as a piano quintet, and Ravel's String Quartet in F major. 

David Felberg is the concertmaster of the Santa Fe Symphony and the assistant concertmaster of the New Mexico Philharmonic. Dana Winograd is the principal cellist of the Santa Fe Symphony and a cellist in the New Mexico Philharmonic.  Shanti Randall, who performs at the college with pianist Jacquelyn Helin on September 12, has performed with most of the major

professional ensembles in northern New Mexico. Christine Chen performs regularly with Santa Fe Pro Musica and other professional groups; she and David Bolotin have given a number of concerts together at the college.

Admission is free.

 

Peter Pesic in Concert

Wednesday, October 29, 12:10–1:15 p.m.

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Peter Pesic (piano), the college’s musician in residence, will perform Debussy: Valse romantique (1890); Masques (1904); L’Isle joyeuse (1904); Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52. 

Admission is free.

 

The Atrium String Quartet

Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

The program includes Haydn’s Quartet in B minor, op. 33, no. 1, Mendelssohn’s Quartet no. 6 in F minor, op. 80, Mendelssohn's Capriccio in E minor, op. 81, no. 3, and Shostakovich’s Quartet no. 8 in C minor, op. 110.

Founded in 2000 in St. Petersburg under the inspiration of Professor Josef Levinson, the Atrium Quartet graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 2003 and then completed their education as a quartet-in-residenz in Amsterdam. Highly acclaimed by audiences and press, the Quartet has performed throughout Europe, Russia, the United States, Australia, Japan, and Brazil. They received First Prize and Audience Prize of the 9th London

International String Quartet Competition in 2003 and Grand-Prix of the 5th International String Quartet Competition in Bordeaux in 2007. Recent appearances include recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Library of Congress in Washington, and the Frick Museum in New York. The Quartet’s discography includes a CD with works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich and a DVD, Live in Concert in the Netherlands, with music by Tchaikovsky.

St. John’s sponsors this concert in conjunction with Performance Santa Fe.

Admission is $45. Tickets are available by calling 505-984-8759, or online at https://performancesantafe.org.