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Fall concerts 2019

Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 pm
Jameson PlatteMatthew Quayle

DUO 92 - Jameson Platte, Cello, and Matthew Quayle, piano

Cellist Jameson Platte maintains an active career both as a performer and a teacher. He is currently a member of the critically acclaimed Duo 92 with pianist/composer Matthew Quayle, principal cellist of the The Orchestra of Northern New York, The Plainfield Symphony, Bachanalia Virtuosi, Chelsea Opera and assistant principal of the Allentown Symphony. As faculty at Skimore College, he teaches cello and chamber music. Mr. Platte works extensively as a clinician, guest conductor and cello coach, performs as a soloist and maintains a large private studio.

Matthew Quayle is an American composer and pianist. He has received commissions and performances from Akira Saxophone Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, the Almeida Theatre (London), Arditti String Quartet, Avalon String Quartet, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, The Brass Project, eighth blackbird, Janus, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Locrian Chamber Players, New London Children’s Choir, United States Air Force Strings, and the Westchester Symphonic Winds; and many soloists, including Deborah Andrus, Emanuele Arciuli, Claire Chase, Lorraine Duso, Gail Levinsky, Jameson Platte, and Ashley Sandor Sidon. His diverse compositional output ranges from concert orchestral music to cabaret song.

They will entertain us with an afternoon of soulful and passionate music highlighted by Serge Rachmaninoff’s famous Sonata for Cello and Piano.

Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 pm
Ryan NoeTae Kim

Ryan Noe, trumpet, and Tae Kim, piano

Dr. Ryan Noe is a freelance trumpeter throughout New England. Currently he holds the position of Principal Trumpet for the Glens Falls Symphony as well as Third Trumpet for the Cape Ann Symphony. He is a member of the Fenway Quintet, and also is a founding member of Andromeda Quintet. He has performed throughout New England with groups such as the Boston Pops!, Portland Symphony, Lexington Symphony, Cape Symphony, Symphony Nova, New Bedford Symphony, Boston Chamber Orchestra, Alea III: Contemporary Music Ensemble, Monadnock Wind Ensemble, New England Brass Band, Harvard Bach Society Orchestra, MetroWest Opera Company, Boston Opera Collaborative, and the Commonwealth Lyric Theater. Nationally, he has performed as apart of the Castleton Festival Orchestra in Virginia, and the Ohio Light Opera.

Hailed as a "highly skilled improviser" by the New York Times and "prickly and explosive" by the Montreal Gazette, Tae Kim's rare blend of rigorous execution and whimsical styling creates an interpretation of the classical repertoire all his own. Tae's current innovative "Walk on the wild side" program inspired by the late Lou Reed features not only his classical improvisation on the very song by Lou Reed but traditional repertoire ranging from Robert Schumann to rarely heard Olivier Greif. His unique talent for classical improvisation earned him "Prix d'interprétation André Chevillion–Yvonne Bonnaud" for the premiere of his work, "Translate (2016)" at the 12e Concours international de piano d'Orléans, as well as "Prix–Mention Spéciale Edison Denisov." An avid collaborator, Tae regularly performs with Aliana de la Guardia, Andrew Eng, Augustine Gonzales, and is the pianist for the New England-based Revere Piano Quartet with Jin-Kyung Joen, Ron Gorevic, and Eugene Kim. He has studied with Jonathan Bass, Bruce Brubaker, Janice Webber, and Patricia Zander.

They will be performing works by Gershwin, Richard Strauss, Copeland, and more.

Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 pm
Christopher BushTaisiya PushkarMolly Aronson

Christopher Bush Trio

Christopher Bush, clarinet; Taisiya Pushkar, piano; Molly Aronson, cello

Christopher Bush is the principal clarinet player for the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. He performs widely across the United States, Europe and Asia and is Director of the Summerland Music Series in Glens Falls, NY, He works extensively with contemporary composers such as Gunther Schuller, Joan Tower and Steve Reich.

From Carnegie Hall to the Conceretgebouw in Amsterdam, Taisiya Pushkar is described as a graceful pianist with an impeccable sense of timing. She is an avid promoter of women composers through the Melodia Women’s Choir in NYC.

A cellist noted for her “solidity and verve” Molly Aronson has performed all over the world in classical settings as well as work with artists such as Rod Stewart, Josh Groban and Michael Buble. She is on the faculties of the Luzerne Music Center and SUNY Purchase.

Their performance will include the Brahms Piano Trio (op114) and Beethoven’s Piano Trio (op 11) for clarinet, piano and Cello

Spring concerts 2020

Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm
Yvonne Hansbrough and Paul Quigley

Yvonne Hansbrough, flute, and Paul Quigley, guitar

A two-time winner of the National Flute Association Competition, Yvonne Hansbrough has performed worldwide in such places as Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, England and Greece. She is a professor of music at St. Rose College in Albany, NY and principal flutist for the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.

As an in-demand regional performer, Guitarist Paul Quigley has appeared with the Glens Falls Symphony, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Theater, Troy City Bank Music Hall as well as international performances in Basel Switzerland and aboard the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, and Crystal Symphony classical cruise ships. He teaches at Schenectady County Community College and is a member of the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet.

Sunday, April 5 at 3:00 pm
Walden Chamber Players

Walden Chamber Players, performing music for piano and strings

Founded in 1997, the Boston-based Walden Chamber Players has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. Critics have hailed its performances of everything from Bach to Schoenberg, and Chamber Music America Magazine raves: “A season spent with the Walden Chamber Players is a time for discovery." The success of its performances, recordings and educational curricula has earned it a place as one of the most sought-after chamber ensembles in the United States.

Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 pm
Christopher CooleyJameson PlatteMichael Emery

Omega Trio

Christopher Cooley, piano, Jameson Platte, cello, and Michael Emery, violin

Mr. Emery is the concertmaster for the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra and blends performance with teaching to create an active musical career. He has collaborated in chamber music with many international artists, including Ruggiero Ricci, Elizabeth Pitcairn, André-Michel Schub, and Emanuel Ax, and has performed in the Sibelius, Ludwig Spohr and Paganini International Violin Competitions. He is pleased to join his colleagues Jameson Platte, cellist, and Christopher Cooley, pianist, to form the Omega Trio, a de Blasiis favorite from 2018 season.