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2012 – From Joy to Joy

Our new Logo - Harmonia Trumpets - The Music of the Spheres
Harmonia presents …..
From Joy to Joy
A Musical Celebration
Saturday June 2, 2012
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Southern Village Christ United Methodist Church

We all had a wonderful time at the concert on Saturday, June 2, 2012! We counted over 100 people in the audience, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. The audience was so taken with one piece, “World of Fading Light”, by Charles Higgins, that they started applauding long before it was over!

Julie Harris conducts Charles Higgins's "World of Fading Light" with a stellar cast of performers: Chloe Deshusses, flute; Adam Wang, clarinet; Tim Dyess, horn; Maxwell Ramage, solo violin; Daniel Steinert, piano; Emily Boone, violin; Carolyn Chang, violin; Emi Mizobuchi, viola; Brooke Ferguson, cello
Harmonia composers and performers seem to be as photogenic as they are musically talented! As soon as the last note of Mozart died away, the photo session began. Left to right: Michael Jon Bennett, Emma Armstrong-Carter, Colin Laursen, and Emi Mizobuchi flash their winning smiles!
Chloe Deshusess, flute; Emi Mizobuchi, viola; Adam Wang, clarinet - Suzie Kim's Fugue for Three Friends, conducted by Julie Harris
Bea Crist takes a bow after performing Brahms
Julie and Emma play Mozart, Emma's favorite composer!

Program:

There are days we live … from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

Excerpt from the poem “From Blossoms” by Li-Young Lee

Pieces marked with * are recent premieres, back by popular demand.  Pieces marked with ** are being premiered on this concert.

 *Fugue for Three Friends                                            Susie Kim Park (b. 1936)
Chloe Deshusses, flute
Adam Wang, clarinet
Emi Mizobuchi, viola

Hungarian Dance No. 5                                      Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Beatrice Crist, piano

The Entertainer                                                     Scott Joplin (c. 1867 – 1917)
Sabrina Thompson, piano

Sonata in Bb Major, KV 570  I.  Allegro                   W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Stephanie Wang, piano

**Turtledoves                                                               Beatrice Crist (b. 2003)
Yuyi Li, flute
Denis Armstrong-Carter, violin
Gabriel Crist, violin
Emma Armstrong-Carter, piano

Concerto No. 2, D major, III. Rondo           Jean-Baptiste Breval (1753 – 1823)
Gabriel Crist, cello
Julie Harris, piano

Spanish Dance No. 5                                          Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916)
Gabriel Crist, piano

Transcendental Étude No. 4 in D minor, “Mazeppa”     Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
Michael Jon Bennett, piano

~~~ INTERMISSION ~~~
 

**Civil Dischord (for two pianos)                                   Grace Gollmar (b. 1997)
Grace Gollmar, piano
Jennifer Hancock, piano

**Ex Nihilo                                                                     Gabriel Crist (b. 2003)
Carolyn Chang, violin
Daniel Steinert, piano

**Les harmonies des oiseaux:                              Michael Jon Bennett (b. 1998)
Movement I: La contemplation de deux oiseaux de amour
Michael Jon Bennett, piano

**World of Fading Light                                              Charles Higgins (b. 1995)
Chloe Deshusses, flute     Adam Wang, clarinet
Tim Dyess, horn
Maxwell Ramage, solo violin
Daniel Steinert, piano
Emily Boone, violin    Carolyn Chang, violin
Emi Mizobuchi, viola    Brooke Ferguson, cello

Fantasia in G minor                                                         J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Michael Jon Bennett, organ

Sonata for Piano, Four Hands, F major KV 497       W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Movement I: Adagio – Allegro di molto
Emma Armstrong-Carter, piano
Julie Harris, piano

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Special thanks to the many teachers who also work with these wonderful musicians.  It takes an entire village to raise each artist, and we are extremely blessed to have such a village of talented and dedicated teachers.

Alma Coefman – flute – teacher of Chloe Deshusses and Yuyi Li
Eric Laursen, UNC-SA – piano – teacher of Andreas Hill
Eric Pritchard, Duke – violin – teacher of Carolyn Chang
Greg McCallum– piano – teacher of Gabriel Crist and Andreas Hill
Hugh Sung, Curtis Institute – piano – teacher of Michael Bennett
Jennifer Hancock – piano – teacher of Grace Gollmar
Jennifer Strickland – clarinet – teacher of Adam Wang
Joseph Genualdi, UNC-SA – violin – teacher of Emily Boone
John Ruggero – piano – teacher of Stephanie Wang
Kyung Yu, Yale – violin – teacher of Max Ramage
Leonid Zilper – cello – teacher of Gabriel Crist
Matt Chicurel  – violin – teacher of Denis Armstrong-Carter
Sheila Browne – UNC-SA – viola – teacher of Emi Mizobuchi
Yoram Youngerman, MYCO – viola – teacher of Emi Mizobuchi

Members of Julie Harris’s Harmonia studio appearing on this concert are:

Beatrice Crist, Sabrina Thompson, Emma Armstrong-Carter, Samantha Strowd –  piano students

Beatrice Crist, Sabrina Thompson, Grace Gollmar, Gabriel Crist, Michael Jon Bennett, Samantha Strowd, Charles Higgins, Stephanie Wang, Andreas Hill – composition students

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