New York Jewish Composers
 

Date & Time

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 5:30pm

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NOTE: Seating at the Center for Jewish History venue is limited. NYFC members wishing to attend this concert are encouraged to reserve their seats in advance. Instructions: Go here (https://flutemusic.brownpapertickets.com/), click on “Enter Password or Discount Code,” and enter FLUTECLUB. Once...
Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 
 

Location

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St. New York, NY 

New York Jewish Composers

NOTE: Seating at the Center for Jewish History venue is limited.
NYFC members wishing to attend this concert are encouraged to reserve their seats in advance.
Instructions:

  1. Go here (https://flutemusic.brownpapertickets.com/), click on “Enter Password or Discount Code,” and enter FLUTECLUB.
  2. Once you do that, “Show Available Tickets” pops up. Click on it. The (free) NYFC member ticket type will be at the top of the list of admission types. Change the quantity to “1” if you are coming alone or “2” if you are bringing a guest.

Program

  Introductory Comments    
  Tina Frühauf
       
  Suite Modale (1958)   Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
  Elizabeth Mann, flute • Steven Beck, piano
       
  Samson and Buddha (2015)   José Serebrier (b. 1938)
  Patricia Zuber and Yevgeny Faniuk, flutes
       
  Eclogue       Miriam Gideon (1906-1996)
       
  A Poem (1990)    Leo Ornstein (1895-2002)
  Yevgeny Faniuk, flute • Steven Beck, piano
       
  Duo (1971)   Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
  Elizabeth Mann, flute • Steven Beck, piano
       
  Oriental Prayer: Kol Nidre with Variations (1916)   David Ehrlich (1848-1926)
  Susan Rotholz, flute • Steven Beck, piano
       
  Halil (1981)    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
 

Patricia Zuber, flute • Susan Rotholz, piccolo • Yevgeny Faniuk, alto flute
Greg Zuber, Jeff Irving, and Tom Mulvaney, percussion • Howard Watkins, piano 

  Concert curated by Nancy Toff 
  Link to newsletter and program notes.

Program subject to change.


Admission: Free to NYFC members; $20 general; $15 seniors (65+) at the door. Note: This program is at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, NYC. Reservations advised (see instructions at top of page).

Note: Composers in photograph (clockwise from upper left) are Miriam Gideon, Bloch, Copland, and Bernstein.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Yevgeny Faniuk is principal flute of the Glimmerglass Festival orchestra and Princeton and Reading Symphonies. A regular substitute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, he has performed often with the Chicago Symphony and was guest principal with the American Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Faniuk was a top prize winner of the Flute Talk Magazine Competition, the New York Flute Club Competition, the first Haifa International Competition, and the Jerusalem Young Artists Competition. He is a longtime member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Tina Frühauf teaches at Columbia University and the Graduate Center, CUNY; she is associate executive editor at Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale in New York. Her books include The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture (Oxford University Press, 2009), Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture (Oxford, 2014), which won the Ruth A. Solie Award and the Jewish Studies and Music Award of the American Musicological Society, and Experiencing Jewish Music in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).

Elizabeth Mann is principal flutist of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.  She has played principal flute with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and recently recorded and performed as associate principal flute with the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Mann has been principal flute with the Santa Fe Opera and played with the Minnesota Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Dorian Quintet, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. She has been featured at the Caramoor, Santa Fe, and Lochenhaus Festivals and teaches at the Colorado College summer festival.

Susan Rotholz, a winner of the Young Concert Artists and Concert Artists Guild competitions, is principal flute of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra and the New York Chamber Ensemble and a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Pops, and Little Orchestra Society. She has recorded and toured with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and performs with the New York City Ballet, Encores! at City Center, and on Broadway. As co-founder of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, she appears each season with SCE, the Cape May Music Festival, Greenwich Chamber Players, Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom, Saratoga Chamber Players, and the Sebago Long Lake Chamber Music Festival.

Patricia Zuber has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, American Composers Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and West-chester Philharmonic. She has played in numerous Broadway productions. Ms. Zuber is piccoloist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and plays at Santa Fe Opera. She performs regularly in Duo Zuber (flute and marimba) with her husband, Greg Zuber. www.zuberflute.com.

 

Pianist Steven Beck is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where his teachers were Seymour Lipkin, Peter Serkin, and Bruce Brubaker. Mr. Beck made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. He has also appeared with the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the Virginia Symphony. Mr. Beck has performed on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series. at the Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and Bargemusic, and with the Mark Morris Dance Group, New York City Ballet, Speculum Musicae, Da Capo Chamber Players, Manhattan String Quartet, Pacifica String Quartet, New York Philomusica, New York New Music Ensemble, the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, and Friends and Enemies of New Music. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels.

Jeffrey Irving is a freelance percussionist and timpanist in New York. He performs frequently with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has played in more than a dozen shows on Broadway.

Tom Mulvaney is a freelance percussionist in the New York City area. He earned his MM at Juilliard in 2000.

Howard Watkins has been an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera since 1998. He holds a DMA from the University of Michigan in piano accompanying and chamber music.

Greg Zuber is principal percussionist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has taught at Juilliard since 1993.


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