JUILLIARD ANNOUNCES 2014-15 SEASON FOR ITS SATURDAY PROGRAMS

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JUILLIARD ANNOUNCES 2014-15 SEASON FOR ITS SATURDAY PROGRAMS:

JUILLIARD PRE-COLLEGE AND JUILLIARD’S MUSIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM (MAP)

 

Juilliard’s Pre-College Season Includes More Than 250 Free Performances Featuring its

Pre-College Symphony and Pre-College Orchestra, Pre-College String Ensemble, Pre-College Choruses, and Chamber Music Concerts, Opera Scenes, and Student and Faculty Recitals

Since 1916, The Juilliard School has offered classes in musical performance to students younger than college age. The Juilliard Pre-College Division of approximately 300 students offers a variety of performances throughout the day on Saturday. Juilliard’s Pre-College Division announces its 2014-15 season which includes more than 250 free performances featuring its Pre-College Symphony and Pre-College Orchestra, Pre-College String Ensemble, Pre-College Choruses, as well as chamber music concerts, opera scenes, and student and faculty recitals.

The Pre-College Orchestra (featuring older high school students) led by Adam Glaser, presents three concerts this season. On Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall, the program features Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man; Stravinsky’s Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (“Strassburg”) (competition to be held October 9); and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”). The second concert in the series on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34; Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 (competition to be held December 12); and Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major (“Drum Roll”). The final concert in the series on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Nielsen’s Overture to Maskarade; Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; and an open concerto to be decided (winner selected at the final round on February 7).

The Pre-College Symphony (featuring younger high school students) is led by George Stelluto, and the opening concert on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Rossini’s Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville); Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor,
Op. 22
(competition to be held October 31); and Franck’s Symphony in D Minor. The next concert in the series on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Beethoven’s Overture to Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113; Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos in D Minor (competition to be held January 9); Honegger’s Pacific 231 (Mouvement Symphonique No. 1); and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36. The final concert on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Brahms’ Tragische Ouvertüre (Tragic Overture), Op. 81; Herbert’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 30 (competition to be held March 13); Canning’s Fantasy on a Hymn by Justin Morgan; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54.

The Pre-College String Ensemble, led by Shih-Hung Young, is the youngest performing ensemble with an average age of 12. They perform two concerts in the new season. On Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 5 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, the program features Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major, K. 138; Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D Minor (after Corelli, Op. 5, No. 12 “La Follia”); Walton’s Two Pieces from Henry V; and Grieg’s Fra Holberg’s Tid, Op. 40 (“Holberg Suite”). The second program on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers); Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 (competition to be held March 13); Sibelius’ Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21.

Juilliard’s Pre-College Division also presents chamber music concerts featuring Juilliard Pre-College musicians on Saturdays: December 3 at 6 PM in the Willson Theater (Pre-College Percussion Ensemble); December 20 at 6 PM in the Willson Theater; January 17, 2015 at 3 PM in Paul Hall (part of Juilliard’s ChamberFest); January 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Willson Theater; April 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Willson Theater; May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Willson Theater; May 9, 2015 from 12:00 noon – 9 PM (Chamber Marathon) in the Willson Theater; May 16, 2015 at 7 PM in the Willson Theater; and Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 1 PM in Alice Tully Hall, part of Wednesdays at One. Additional chamber music concerts are performed throughout the year in Paul and Morse halls.

The Pre-College Choruses, comprised of high school, middle school, and youth choruses, perform on Saturday, January 24 at 1:30 PM in Paul Hall (middle and youth choruses) and Saturday, May 9 at 1:30 PM (middle and youth choruses) and 6 PM in Paul Hall (high school chorus). Patrick Romano directs the Pre-College high school chorus, and Esther Liu Harris directs the Pre-College youth and middle school choruses.

Juilliard Pre-College presents a fall faculty recital series. Recitals are at 6 PM in Paul Hall and feature cellist Amy Sue Barston with pianist John Blacklow (September 13, 2014); violist Danielle Farina with pianists Jeewon Park and Anthony Newman performing works by Hummel, Schumann, and Newman (September 20, 2014); pianist Joanna Chao (September 27, 2014); violinist Elizabeth Chang (October 11, 2014); trombonist Tim Albright (October 18, 2014); clarinetist Alan Kay (October 25, 2014); violist Molly Carr (November 1, 2014); pianist Victoria Mushkatkol (November 8, 2014); flutist Bärli Nugent (November 15, 2014); and soprano Sooyeon Kim (November 22, 2014).

In addition to these performances, the Pre-College Division presents numerous solo recitals weekly in Paul and Morse halls. A complete listing will be available in the fall at events.juilliard.edu.

All events are FREE, and tickets are required for the November 20, 2014 Alice Tully Hall concert. Those tickets will be available only at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, go to events.juilliard.edu or call (212) 769-7406.

Music Advancement Program (MAP)

The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) is a Saturday instrument instruction program for highly talented students, ages 8 to 14, who reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). MAP targets children from backgrounds underrepresented in American performing arts. This nationally-recognized program has served as an essential bridge to higher levels of musicianship, cultural participation, and personal growth for hundreds of young students.

MAP offers four levels of study ranging from intermediate to advanced. All students receive private or semi-private lessons on violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, saxophone, percussion, guitar, or piano. They also participate in small and large ensembles and chamber music groups, and take courses in music theory, ear training, performance skills, and audition preparation.

The Music Advancement Program of approximately 70 students presents a variety of performances on Saturdays throughout the academic year, including student recitals, chamber music, and small ensemble concerts, and performances by the MAP Chorus. This season, on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2 PM, the Music Advancement Program’s Wind Ensemble, led by Terry Szor, and the String Ensemble and MAP Orchestra, led by Murray Colosimo, will offer MAP’s debut performance in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Admission is FREE; no tickets are required.

Terry Szor has been a member of the brass department faculty of MAP since 1997 and currently conducts the MAP Wind Ensemble. As a freelance musician, he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, among many others. As a member of the award winning Saturday Brass Quintet, he has performed recitals and led educational programs at such venues as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Szor performs as the principal trumpet with Opera Saratoga, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. As a freelance educator, he has taught and performed extensively in the NYC area through the Center for Arts Education, New York Young Audiences, Midori and Friends, and Queens Symphony Orchestra, among others. Mr. Szor currently serves on the faculty of the Preparatory Division of Mannes College. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music.

Canadian conductor, clarinetist and music educator, Murray Colosimo serves on the MAP faculty as principal orchestra conductor, overseeing MAP’s three large ensembles – the Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and combined MAP Orchestra. He received his formal musical training in New York, graduating from the Manhattan School of Music with a bachelor of music degree and two master of music degrees and continued with doctoral studies at New York University. Mr. Colosimo currently is the music director/conductor of the Bergen Sinfonietta, a world-class professional orchestra. He has conducted some of the world’s greatest artists, including Andre Watts, Grant Johannesen, Fred Sherry, Priscilla Baskerville, as well as such great jazz figures as Benny Golson, Rufus Reid, and Art Farmer, among others. A recorded artist, Mr. Colosimo enjoys a celebrated career as a virtuoso clarinetist. He has presented solo recitals in New York at Carnegie Recital Hall, Town Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall and has recorded for Orion Records. A distinguished music educator, he held faculty positions at Seton Hall University, Montclair University, William Paterson University, Bergen Community College and served as the music supervisor/director of orchestras for the Ridgewood Public Schools in New Jersey, where a newly-built campus (Colosimo Center) was dedicated in his honor. He joined the MAP faculty in 2013.

For further information on MAP, contact Juilliard’s Office of Educational Outreach at (212) 799-5000, ext. 298 or visit www.juilliard.edu/map.

Juilliard Pre-College Conductors

Adam Glaser is on the conducting faculty of Juilliard’s Pre-College Division and conducts the Pre-College Orchestra. Currently serving as chair of the Division’s Conducting Department, he previously served as conductor of the Pre-College Symphony and continues to teach classes in conducting and score reading. He serves as resident principal conductor at the Usdan Center for the Arts on Long Island. Mr. Glaser is the creator and host of a new series recently premiered at NYC’s Morgan Library and Museum, The Composer’s Paintbrush, in which he explores the creative techniques behind music’s most inspiring masterworks.

His guest conducting appearances include performances with the Victoria Symphony (British Columbia), the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, along with the orchestras of the Curtis Institute of Music, the University of Michigan, the New York Summer Music Festival, the New England Music Festival, and the Connecticut All-State Music Festival.

An established composer, Mr. Glaser has enjoyed performances of his works by 25 major orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada. His most recent works include two commissions: Launch, a concert piece for orchestra and chorus commissions and premiered by the Lake Forest (IL) High School Orchestra and Chorus; and a new arrangement of Hatikvah (Israel’s national anthem) for string orchestra and children’s chorus, commissioned by the Usdan Center for the Arts for their 60th anniversary.

Mr. Glaser earned a diploma in orchestral conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music, a master of music degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Juilliard’s Pre-College Division and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Additional studies include piano performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and composition at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division.

American conductor George Edward Stelluto is known for his engaging, energetic performances of repertoire ranging from the Baroque to present day. As resident conductor for Juilliard and conductor of the Pre-College Symphony, he appears regularly at Lincoln Center. He is music director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Ravinia Festival. In 2012-2013, he won both the prestigious ASCAP Award and the Illinois Council of Orchestra’s “Orchestra of the Year Award” for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-2012 season of innovative programming and outreach. Mr. Stelluto is an advisor to Sinfonia por la Vida in Ecuador – a new orchestra based on Venezuela’s El Sistema program. In 2011-2012, he made his debuts with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Germany. His other guest appearances (in recent seasons) include the Juilliard Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica del Ecuador, Ukrainian National Orchestra,
New York City Ballet, Transylvania State Philharmonic (Romania), Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Nevada Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Alea III, and Juilliard’s Beyond the Machine and AXIOM ensembles.

Mr. Stelluto is the first conductor ever awarded the prestigious Artist Diploma from Juilliard. He holds two master’s degrees (violin and conducting) from Yale School of Music and a bachelor’s degree in violin from West Virginia University, summa cum laude. His conducting teachers include James DePreist and Otto-Werner Mueller, and his violin and chamber music teachers include many of the world’s leading artists/pedagogues.

An active conductor of symphonic and operatic literatures and performer of solo and chamber music recitals, Shih-Hung Young has toured in the United States and abroad, including appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Adelaide Symphony (Australia), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Melbourne Symphony, NAC Orchestra of Ottawa, RTE Concert Orchestra of Ireland, Orchestra di Santiago Chile, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Tampere Philharmonic in Finland. In addition to his duties as conductor of the Juilliard Pre-College String Ensemble, he also is conductor at the Lucy Moses School and serves as the cover/assistant conductor to Howard Shore’s Oscar-winning scores, The Lord of the Rings – Live to Projection Project. Additionally, he has toured with the Tony Award-winning Broadway shows, The Light in the Piazza and My Fair Lady. Born in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, he received his bachelor and master of music degrees in violin from Juilliard and his doctor of music degree from SUNY at Stony Brook.

About Juilliard’s Pre-College Division

Since 1916, The Juilliard School has offered classes in musical performance to students younger than college age. Known since 1969 as Juilliard’s Pre-College Division, it is an internationally preeminent program for the education and development of young artists. Many of the world’s youngest high-profile musicians have been drawn to Juilliard’s Pre-College Division from around the world, among them are Han-Na Chang, Sarah Chang, Helen Huang, Rachel Lee, Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Alan Gilbert, Marvin Hamlisch, Itzhak Perlman, Gil and Orli Shaham, Conrad Tao, and Sirena Huang.

Juilliard’s Pre-College Division welcomes 87 new students in 2014-15 season, ranging in age from 9-17 years old. The new students hail from across the United States, North America, Europe, and Asia.

The Saturday-only classes include private study, theory, ear-training, orchestral, choral, and chamber music coaching, as well as major-specific courses such as Piano Performance Forum, Vocal Performance and Diction, and Brass Class. The Division also offers electives in conducting, music history, and counterpoint, among others. Included among the Division’s many ensembles are two symphony orchestras, a string orchestra, three choruses, and more than 65 chamber music groups. Performances by these ensembles as well as recitals by individual students and faculty members make up the Division’s season of more than 250 free concerts. Soloists for certain performances are chosen by competition and announced approximately two months prior to performance. In addition to concerts by young performers, the Pre-College Division showcases young composers throughout the year. Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky is Artistic Director of Juilliard’s Pre-College Division. She also is the Susan W. Rose Chair of Juilliard’s Piano Department in the College Division.

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JUILLIARD PRE-COLLEGE DIVISION

2014-15 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Amy Sue Barston, cello

John Blacklow, piano

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Danielle Farina, viola

Jeewon Park, piano

Anthony Newman, piano

Program features works by Hummel, Schumann, and Newman

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Joanna Chao, piano

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Elizabeth Chang, violin

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hal

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Tim Albright, trombone

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Alan Kay, clarinet

 

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Molly Carr, viola

 

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Victoria Mushkatkol, piano

 

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Bärli Nugent, flute

 

Thursday, November 20, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Pre-College Orchestra

Adam Glaser, conductor

 

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man

STRAVINSKY Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra

MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (“Strassburg”) (competition to be held October 9)

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”)

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Faculty Recital Series

Sooyeon Kim, soprano

Saturday, December 3, 2014, 6 PM, Willson Theater

Juilliard Percussion Ensemble

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College String Ensemble

Shih-Hung Young, conductor

 

MOZART Divertimento in F Major, K. 138

GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D Minor (after Corelli, Op. 5, No. 12 “La Follia”)

WALTON Two Pieces from Henry V

GRIEG Fra Holberg’s Tid, Op. 40 (“Holberg Suite”)

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 6 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Symphony

George Stelluto, conductor

 

ROSSINI Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

WIENIAWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22 (competition to be held October 31)

FRANCK Symphony in D Minor

 

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 3 PM, Paul Hall (ChamberFest 2014)

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:30 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Choruses (Middle School, and Youth Choruses)

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Orchestra

Adam Glaser, conductor

 

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 (competition to be held December 12)

HAYDN Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major (“Drum Roll”)

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Symphony

George Stelluto, conductor

 

BEETHOVEN Overture to Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113

POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos in D Minor (competition to be held January 9)

HONEGGER Pacific 231 (Mouvement Symphonique No. 1)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Opera Scenes

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015,  5 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College String Ensemble

Shih-Hung Young, conductor

 

ROSSINI Overture to L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 (competition to be held March 13)

SIBELIUS Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12:00 Noon – 9 PM, Willson Theater

Chamber Music Marathon

 

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:30 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Choruses (Middle School and Youth Choruses)

 

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Choruses (High School Chorus)

 

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1 PM, Alice Tully Hall, part of Wednesdays at One series

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Symphony

George Stelluto, conductor

 

BRAHMS Tragische Ouvertüre (Tragic Overture), Op. 81

HERBERT Cello Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 30 (competition to be held March 13)

CANNING Fantasy on a Hymn by Justin Morgan

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54

 

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Orchestra

Adam Glaser, conductor

 

NIELSEN Overture to Maskarade

TBD Open Concerto (final round February 7 – concerto to be announced)

BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

VENUES:

Juilliard’s Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street, 1st Floor)

Juilliard’s Morse Hall (155 West 65th Street, Take the elevator to street level)

Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater (155 West 65th Street)

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater (155 West 65th Street, 3rd Floor)

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway and 65th Street

In addition to these performances, the Pre-College Division presents solo recitals weekly in Paul Hall and Morse Hall. For a complete listing of Juilliard Pre-College performances, please visit events.juilliard.edu.

All events are FREE. Tickets are required for the November 20, 2014 Alice Tully Hall concert and will be available only at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, go to events.juilliard.edu or call (212) 769-7406.

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