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Concert Archive

Solo Performances


February 18, 2012,  9:00 pm

NonClassical Club Night

Experimental Sound Studio  •  5925 N. Ravenswood Ave • Chicago, IL

Performing solo works by Ptaszynska, Gibson, Prangcharoen, Chong and Harbison


March 12, 2012,  12:00 pm

Ruel Joyce and Jazz Recitals

Polsky Theatre  •  Johnson County Community College  •  Overland Park, KS

Performing with Jan Faidley.  Works for viola and saxophone by Tigran Mansurian, Pauline Oliveros and Mara Gibson and the world premiere of Four Preludes by Mukai Kohei.


March 16, 2012,  7:00 pm

American Music Recital

VanderCook College of Music • 3140 S. Federal St • Chicago, IL

Phi Mu Alpha sponsors a concert featuring performances of American
music by students and faculty.  John Harbison’s “The Violist’s Notebook”
for solo viola


May 30, 2012,  7:30 pm

Chicago Academy for the Arts Faculty Recital

Curtiss Hall in the Fine Arts Building  •  410 S. Michigan Ave.  •  Chicago, IL

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6


June 1, 2012,  7:30 pm

Chicago Composers Orchestra

Ruth Page Theater •  1016 N. Dearborn  •  Chicago, IL

Soloist

Chen Yi’s viola concerto, “Xian Shi” *US Premiere

Buy tickets here.


June 2,  2012,  3:00pm

Singers On New Ground

Curtiss Hall in the Fine Arts Building  •  410 S. Michigan Ave.  •  Chicago, IL

Bright Sheng’s Three Chinese Love Songs. Additional works by Zhou Long, John Cage, Chen Yi, a world premiere by Randall West.  Also includes

Kee Yong Chong’s solo viola piece, Temple Bell Still Ringing in my Heart.


July 9-13, 2012

Thailand International Composition Festival

Mahidol Univeristy  •  Bangkok, Thailand

Premieres of new works, panel discussions, composer’s workshop

Marta Ptaszynska: Elegia: in memorium John Paul II (2005) solo viola

Shulamit Ran: Perfect Storm (2010), solo viola

Yu Pengfei: Taohuayuan (2012), for viola and piano *World Premiere*

Jokobo Sopon Suwannakit: Conjugation (2012) viola and piano *World Prem*


September 18,  2012, 8:00 pm 

Composers Symposium with Chinary Ung

Illinois Wesleyan University  •  Bloomington, IL

Performing Chinary Ung’s solo viola piece Khse Buon


September 23,  2012 

Sonict New Music Series

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater  •  Whitewater, WI

Violist Michael Hall, Clarinetist/Composer Christian Ellenwood,

Composer/Pianist David Vayo and Composer Mara Gibson

Colloquium and recital of new works.

Mara Gibson: Canopy for solo viola and fixed media

Mara Gibson: New work for clarinet, viola and piano: World Premiere

David Vayo: Inkdots (2012) for clarinet, viola and percussion: World Premiere

David Vayo: Flower Thought, for solo viola

Christian Ellenwood: “and the world, opening” (2012) viola and piano


October 4, 2012, 7:30 pm 

VanderCook College of Music  •  3140 S. Federal St.  •  Chicago, IL

VanderCook Concert Choir

Performs as guest soloist on Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs


November 2, 2012, 7:30 pm 

VanderCook College of Music  •  3140 S. Federal St.  •  Chicago, IL

American Composers Concert

Shulamit Ran: Perfect Storm, for solo viola


February 3, 2013, 3:00 pm 

CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago  •  1050 E. 59th St.  •  Chicago, IL

Hanging from the Edge

Elliott Carter:  Figment IV, for solo viola

Patricia Morehead:  Elegy for viola and piano

Michael Hall, viola

Admission Free


March 22, 2013, 7:00 pm 

University of Virginia  •  Charlottesville, VA

Guest Recital

Mara Gibson:  Canopy for solo viola and fixed media

Matthew Burtner: Wooden Dance in Fourteen Time, World Premiere*

Kee Yong Chong:  Temple Bell Still Ringing in My Heart

Elliott Carter:  Figment IV

Nico Muhly:  Keep in Touch

Narong Prangcharoen:  Antahkarana

John Harbison:  The Violist’s Notebook

Chinary Ung: Khse Buon

Marta Ptaszynska:  Elegia: in memoriam John Paul II


March 24, 2013, 7:00 pm 

The Salon  •  401 S. Broad St.  •  Philadelphia, PA

Performing Mara Gibson’s Canopy for solo viola and fixed media

Donation requested


March 26, 2013, 1:00 pm 

Ithaca College •  Ithaca, NY

Performing and Presentation of Mara Gibson’s Canopy


March 27, 2013 

Carriage Barn Series  •  Bennington College  •  Bennington, VT

Guest Recital

Matthew Burtner: Wooden Dance in Fourteen TIme (2013)

Mara Gibson:  Canopy for solo viola and fixed media

Kee Yong Chong:  Temple Bell Still Ringing in My Heart

Elliott Carter:  Figment IV

Nico Muhly:  Keep in Touch

Narong Prangcharoen:  Antahkarana

John Harbison:  The Violist’s Notebook

Chinary Ung: Khse Buon

Marta Ptaszynska:  Elegia: in memoriam John Paul II


April 10, 2013,  12:00 pm

Arts at Noon

Grand Valley State University • Cook-DeWitt Center • Grand Rapids, MI

A concert with faculty and guests performing Brahms’ Sextet No. 2


May 28, 2013,  7:00 pm

Chicago Academy for the Arts

Classical Faculty Recital

Curtiss Hall • Fine Arts Building • Chicago, IL

Christian Ellenwood: “and the world, opening” (2012) for viola and piano


June 15-21, 2013

University of Missouri Kansas City Summer Composition Workshop 

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance  •  Kansas City, MO

Featured Guest Artist with newEar New Music Ensemble

Mara Gibson: “Moments” (2013) trio for clar/viola/piano • World Premiere*

Paul Rudy: Martian Chronicles (2013)


June 21, 2013, 7:00

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art  •  Len 2 Gallery

University of Missouri Kansas City Summer Composition Workshop

Final Concert: Featured Guest Solo Recital

Guest: Jan Faidley:  soprano saxophone  •  Paul Rudy:  electronics

Kee Yong Chong:  Temple Bell Still Ringing in My Heart (2002) solo viola

Mara Gibson:  Canopy (2011) for solo viola and fixed media

Elliott Carter:  Figment IV (2007) solo viola

Matthew Burtner: Wooden Dance in Fourteen TIme (2013) viola & electronics

James Mobberly:  Subject To Change Without Notice (2013), for solo viola  •  World Premiere*

Tigran Mansurian:  Lachrymae (1999) for soprano saxophone and viola

Paul Rudy:  At Rome Around Jovian Moons (2011) viola & electronics

Shulamit Ran:  Perfect Storm (2010) solo viola


July 8-15, 2013

9th Thailand International Composition Festival

Mahidol University College of Music, Bangkok

Featured Guest Artist

Concerts and Panel Discussions


July 10, 2013

9th Thailand International Composition Festival

Mahidol University College of Music, Bangkok

Featured Guest Artist

Bright Sheng:  The Stream Flows (1988) solo viola

Matthew Burtner: Wooden Dance in Fourteen Time (2013) viola & electronics

James Mobberley:  Subject To Change Without Notice (2013), for solo viola


July 12, 2013

9th Thailand International Composition Festival

Mahidol University College of Music, Bangkok

Featured Guest Artist

Mara Gibson: “Moments” (2013) trio for clarinet, viola and piano Asian Prem*


July 13, 2013

9th Thailand International Composition Festival

Mahidol University College of Music, Bangkok

Featured Guest Artist

Brendan Faegre:  Four Koans, for violin and viola

Ioannis Angelakis:  ASC-4.1-III13, for string quartet

Mihyun Woo:  The Play of Light, for string quartet


November 1, 2013, Noon - 1:00

PianoForte Salon Series Live

Live Broadcast on WFMT 98.7 • Chicago’s Fine Arts Station

With Yu-Sui Hung: piano

Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4

Christian Ellenwood:  “and the world, opening” (2012) for viola & piano


November 5, 2013, 4:00

Tuesday Lecture Series

VanderCook College of Music • Chicago

With Yu-Sui Hung: piano

Rebecca Clarke:  Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)

Christian Ellenwood:  “and the world, opening” (2012) for viola and piano

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4 (1919)


November 19, 2013, 2:00-4:00

Chicago Academy for the Arts

1010 West Chicago Avenue • Chicago, IL

Collaborative recital with Powerplant Percussionist, Joby Burgess (UK)

Luciano Berio: Naturale, viola, percussion & recorded Sicilian Singer (1985)

Gabriel Prokofiev: “Fanta”


November 21, 2013, 6:30

360 Thursdays Series

University of Wisconsin at Green Bay

Fort Howard Hall • Weidner Center

Collaborative recital with Powerplant Percussionist, Joby Burgess (UK)

Luciano Berio: Naturale, viola, percussion & recorded Sicilian Singer (1985)

James Mobberley:  “Subject To Change Without Notice” solo viola (2013)

Michelle Dewhirst: “The Darker They Shine The Brighter They Fall” (2013)* for viola and percussion  *World Premiere*

Graham Fitkin: “Chain of Command”

Gabriel Prokofiev: “Fanta”


January 12, 2014, 8:30

Access Contemporary Music

Constellation • 3111 N. Western Ave • Chicago, IL

Guest Artist

Seth Boustead: “Time Drips” (2012) for viola and piano *World Premiere*

Eric Malmquist: Sonata for Viola and Piano (2013) *World Premiere*

Mara Gibson: “Canopy,” for viola and fixed media (2011)

Jim Mobberley: “Subject To Change Without Notice” (2013) solo viola

Matthew Burtner: “Wooden Dance In Fourteen Time” (2013) viola/electronics


February 16, 2014, 8:30

“Amplified”

Fonema Consort New Music Ensemble

Constellation • 3111 N. Western Ave • Chicago, IL

Guest Artist

Simon Steen-Andersen, Difficulties Putting it into Practice, for two amplified sopranos

Alexander Sigman, epiglottis, for two sopranos, flutes, cello, contrabass, electronics, and video projection *WORLD PREMIERE

Juan Campoverde, Muna I, for solo guitar with tape

Erin Gee, Mouthpiece VI, for soprano, flute, viola, double bass and percussion

Nomi Epstein, Pillars and Glisses, for two sopranos, flute, clarinet, electric guitar, piano, violin and cello


March 23, 2014, 3:30

Northwest Symphony Orchestra

Guest Soloist

Kim Diehnelt:  Montegar, for viola and strings orchestra • World Premiere*

Max Bruch:  Romance, Op. 85 in F Major, for viola and orchestra


April 1, 2014,  7:30 pm

Debut Solo

Orchestra Hall • Symphony Center • Chicago

Northwest Symphony • Kim Diehnelt, conductor

Kim Diehnelt: Montegar, for viola and string orchestra

Max Bruch: Romance, Op. 85 in F major, for viola and orchestra


April 2, 2014,  7:00 pm

Recitalist

Phi Mu Alpha “American Music Recital”

VanderCook College of Music • Chicago

3140 South Federal Street • VanderCook College • Chicago, IL

Shulamit Ran: Perfect Storm (2010) solo viola


April 9, 2014,  7:30 pm

Faculty Recital

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street • VanderCook College • Chicago, IL

Eric Malmquist: Sonata for Viola and Piano (2013)

Seth Boustead: Time Drips, for viola and piano (2012)

Matthew Burtner: Wooden Dance in Fourteen Time (2013) viola & electronics

Jim Mobberley: Subject To Change Without Notice (2013) solo viola

Narong Prangcharoen: Antahkarana (2010) solo viola

Yu Pengfei: Taohuayuan, for viola and piano (2012)  US Premiere*


April 27, 2014, 8:00

Recitalist

Fundraiser for the Chicago Composers Orchestra

Constellation • 3111 N. Western Ave • Chicago, IL

Shulamit Ran: Perfect Storm (2010) solo viola


May 27, 2014,  7:00 pm

Classical Faculty Recital

Chicago Academy for the Arts

Curtiss Hall • Fine Arts Building • Chicago, IL


June 12-13, 2014

Guest Recitalist

Primrose International Competition and Festival

Colburn School of Music • Los Angeles, CA

Mara Gibson: Canopy (2011) for viola and fixed media


June 14-20, 2014

UMKC Composition Workshop

University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music • Kansas City, MO

Featured Performer in Residence

Recitals, Premieres, Masterclasses, Lectures

Performances with newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

Luciano Berio: Naturale for viola, percussion & recorded Sicilian folk singer

György Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola (1991-1994)

Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae, viola & piano

Alexandra Gardner: Seduction Involves Patience, viola & electronics (2010)

Andrea Clearfield: Convergence, viola & piano (2008) US Premiere*

Antonio Celso Ribeiro: Syrian Requiem, viola & piano (2014) World Premiere*


June 23-28, 2014

Guest Recitalist

Thailand International Composition Festival

Mahidol University Conservatory of Music

Bangkok • Thailand

Narong Prangcharoen: Antahkarana (2010) solo viola

Chaipruk Mekara: Elebhant King’s Journey, viola/piano (2014) World Prem*

Antonio Celso Ribeiro: Syrian Requiem, viola & piano (2014) Asian Premiere*

György Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola (1991-1994)

Luciano Berio: Naturale, viola, percussion and recorded Sicilian folk singer

Augusta Read Thomas: Incantation, solo viola (1995)


June 25-26, 2014

Guest Recitalist

Thailand Viola Congress

Mahidol University Conservatory of Music

Bangkok • Thailand

Narong Prangcharoen: Antahkarana (2010) solo viola

Chaipruk Mekara: Elebhant King’s Journey, viola/piano (2014) World Prem*

Antonio Celso Ribeiro: Syrian Requiem, viola & piano (2014) Asian Premiere*

György Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola (1991-1994)

Luciano Berio: Naturale, viola, percussion and recorded Sicilian folk singer

Augusta Read Thomas: Incantation, solo viola (1995)


July 26 – August 3, 2014

Guest Soloist

Baroque on Beaver, Music Festival

Beaver Island, Michigan

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante violin, viola and orchestra

György Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola

Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet and string orchestra

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 4


August 31, 2014

Guest Soloist with James Falzone

Frequency Series  • Constellation in Chicago

György Ligeti: Sonata for Viola Solo

Kee Yong Chong: Temple Bell Still Ringing My Heart...

Luciano Berio: Naturale

James Falzone: New Work


January 24, 2015

Radio Broadcast Performance and Interview

Relevant Tones: National Public Radio

Narong Prangcharoen: Antahkarana (2010) solo viola

Antonio Celso Ribiero: “Syrian Requiem” (2014)


February 26, 2015

Recitalist

Concert Musika Follia

Vienna • Austria

Mara Gibson: Folium, viola and audience (2015) World Premiere*

Chester Biscardi: The Viola Had Suddenly Became a Voice (2005)

Francoise Devienne: Duo in D major, flute and viola

J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 3, BWV 1027


February 28, 2015

Recitalist

Amici Della Musica

Salajace Musica • Udine, Italy

Mara Gibson: Canopy (2011) for viola and fixed media

Paul Hindemith: Sonata für Solo Viola Op. 11, No. 4

György Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Viola (1991-1993)

  1. J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007


March 28, 2015

Recitalist

Faculty recital

VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

Antonio Celso Ribiero: “Syrian Requiem” (2015) viola and piano

Mara Gibson: Canopy (2011) viola and fixed media

Mara Gibson: Filium (2015) viola and audience US Premiere*

Andrea Clearfield: Convergence (2010) viola and piano

Luciano Berio: Naturale (1985) viola, percussion recorded Sicilian folk singer


April 19, 2015

Recitalist

South Loop Recital Series

PianoForte Foundation

Chicago

Tigran Mansurian: Lachrymae, soprano saxophone and viola (1999)

Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498

Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132


April 19, 2015

Recitalist

South Loop Recital Series

PianoForte Foundation

Chicago

Tigran Mansurian: Lachrymae, soprano saxophone and viola (1999)

Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498

Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132


June 17, 2015

Resident Artist – Featured Solo Recital

UMKC Composition Workshop

University of Missouri Kansas City

Caroline Shaw: in manus tuas (2009)

Toru Takemitsu: A Bird came Down the Walk (1995)

Chester Biscardi: The Viola Had Suddenly Become A Voice (2005)

Adam Greene: Sibyl, solo viola (2015) World Premiere

Jim Mobberley: Subject To Change Without Notice, solo viola (2014)

Nico Muhly: Keep in Touch, viola and electronics (2005)

Mara Gibson: Folium Prime, viola, electronics, audience (2015) US Prem.

Marta Ptaszynska: Elegia: in memorium John Paul II (2005)

Stacy Garrop: Torque, viola and piano (2006)

Jacob TV: TATATATA viola and boombox (1999)


June 20, 2015

Resident Artist – with newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

UMKC Composition Workshop

University of Missouri Kansas City

Sarah Kirkland Snider: Thread and Fray, for bass clarinet, viola and marimba

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst: Ottava Rima, trio for clarinet, viola and piano

Pauline Oliveros: The Well


July 8, 2015

Faculty Recital • “Hearing Voices”

VanderCook College of Music

Chicago • Illinois

  1. J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

Caroline Shaw: In manus tuas, solo viola (2009)

Jim Mobberley: Subject To Change Without Notice, solo viola (2014)

Henri Vieuxtemps: Capriccio, Op. Posth, solo viola

Nico Muhly: Keep in Touch, viola and electronics (2005)

Jacob TV: TATATATA, viola and electronics (1999)


July 10-11, 2015

Guest Recitalist

Thailand International Composition Festival

Mahidol University Conservatory of Music

Bangkok • Thailand

Program TBA


July 26 – August 3, 2015

Baroque on Beaver, Music Festival

Beaver Island, Michigan

Principal Viola

Caroline Shaw: in manus tuas, solo viola

Michael Daugherty: Viola Zombie, for two violas

Dvorak: “American” String Quartet


August 27, 2015

Guest Recitalist

Chicago •  Illinois

Seth Boustead: Time Drips, viola and piano (2012)





Ensemble Performances


February 21, 2012,  6:30 pm

Chicago Composers Orchestra

Ruth Page Theater •  1016 N. Dearborn  •  Chicago, IL

The orchestra performs Gabriel Prokofiev’s new concerto for bass drum as well as world premieres by Elliot Cole and Brian Baxter


March 24, 2012,  8:00 pm

Chicago Bach Ensemble

Augustana Lutheran Church • 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave • Chicago, IL


March 28, 2012,  8:00 pm

Chicago Bach Ensemble

St. Jerome – Croatian Catholic Church • 2823 S. Princeton Ave • Chicago, IL


March 31, 2012,  8:00 pm

Chicago Bach Ensemble

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church • 1218 W. Addison St. • Chicago, IL


May 20, 2012,  7:00 pm

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra

Northwestern University • Pick-Staiger Hall • Evanston, IL

A concert featuring Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.


June 9, 2012,  7:30 pm

Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Pavillion • Highland Park, IL


October 12, 2012,  8:00 pm

Chorus Angelorum

St. Mary of the Lake  •  6060 Miller Ave.  •  Gary, IN

Mozart’s Symphony No. 27 and Grand Mass in C


October 17-28, 2012

Joffrey Ballet

Auditorium Theater • Chicago, IL

Human Landscapes


November 4, 2012,  7:00 pm

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra

Northwestern University • Pick-Staiger Hall • Evanston, IL

A concert featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Mozart’s Sym. No. 40


December 7-27, 2012

Joffrey Ballet

Auditorium Theater • Chicago, IL

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet


December 8, 2012

Apollo Chorus

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts • Skokie, IL

Handel’s Messiah


December 16, 2012

Apollo Chorus

Harris Theater • Chicago, IL

Handel’s Messiah


January 19-20, 2013

Too Hot To Handel

Auditorium Theater • Chicago, IL

Jazz Gospel version of the Messiah


February 13-24, 2013

Joffrey Ballet

Auditorium Theater • Chicago, IL

“American Legends”

Music of Morton Gould, Maurice Ravel, Frank Sinatra and John Adams


April 24 - May 5, 2013

Joffrey Ballet

Auditorium Theater • Chicago, IL

Othello

Music by Elliot B. Goldenthal


May 30, 2013, 7:30

Chicago Composers Orchestra

Spring Concert: Made in Chicago

Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts

Keith Kusterer:  Auras

Amos Gillespie:  The Noise of Bromius

Kendall Moore:  Solitude of Lake Michigan

Randall West:  Elements for Orchestra

Amy Wurtz:  Passage


September 15, 2013, 7:30

Chroma Chamber Orchestra

Music Institute of Chicago • Nichols Hall • Evanston, IL

Barber: Capricorn Concerto

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Handel: Concerto Grosso for Flute and Violin

Wagner Siegfried Idyll


October 12, 2013, 8:00

Chicago Composers Orchestra

St. James Cathedral • Chicago, IL

David Vayo: Wellspring

Robert Deemer: Grand Tryptich

Paul Kerekes: Timber

Ian Dicke: Assembly Line


October 16-27 2013, 7:30

Joffrey Ballet

Auditorium Theater • Chicago, IL

La Bayadere

Music by Ludwig Minkus


November 10, 2013, 3:00

Chicago Philharmonic

Nichols Hall • Music Institute of Chicago • Evanston, IL

Berlioz: Reverie and Caprice

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen

Johannes Brahms: Second Serenade for Orchestra


December 6-28, 2013

Joffrey Ballet

Auditorium Theater • Chicago, IL

Tchaikovsky:  Nutcracker


December 7, 2013

Apollo Chorus of Chicago

Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center • Chicago, IL

Handel:  Messiah


December 21, 2013

Apollo Chorus of Chicago

Harris Theater for Music and Dance • Chicago, IL

Handel:  Messiah


January 17-18, 2014

Too Hot To Handel

Auditorium Theater • Chicago, IL

Jazz Gospel version of the Messiah


March 12, 2014

Old St. Pat’s Celebration

Orchestra Hall • Chicago, IL


July 26 – August 3, 2014

Baroque on Beaver, Music Festival

Beaver Island, Michigan

Principal Viola