Metroactive Music | Lara St. John the Blue Guest violinist Lara St. john overcame an errant tuning Solo violinist Lara St. john emphasized technique in guest turn with Symphony Silicon Valley. By scott MacClelland http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/11.27.03/st-john-0348.html
Extractions: Bolt From the Blue : Guest violinist Lara St. John overcame an errant tuning peg in her performance with Symphony Silicon Valley. Spirited Display Solo violinist Lara St. John emphasized technique in guest turn with Symphony Silicon Valley By Scott MacClelland SO FAR this inaugural season, lightning has struck Symphony Silicon Valley twice, in virtually the same place. Last month, solo cellist William De Rosa was shocked to see his C string unravel just before his first-movement solo cadenza in Haydn's Concerto in C. Last Saturday, solo violinist Lara St. John was equally surprised when one of her tuning pegs came loose just before her first-movement cadenza in Prokofiev's Concerto in D. But it's as much about the recovery as the crisis itself, and fortunately, both artists came through like the pros they are. For St. John, that meant stopping briefly to retune, a couple of times, to set a peg that was probably set loose by the low humidity that came in with the clear weather. However, her performance of the melancholy piece was less about the music and more about playing the violin and indulging a temperamental impulse. Instead of empathizing with the prickly composer through this unusually unguarded work, St. John seemed more intent on spirited display. Her ethereal opening sounded stealthy, ready to pounce. And pounce she did, displaying a vivacious technique that seemed at its best where the composer wrote more for effect than feeling. That, therefore, defined the success of the performance, where St. John showed off an unusually wide range of tone colors, not least throaty growls opposite steely harmonics.
St. John's Episcopal Church: The Chronicle will be coming to St. john's as part of his scott Hanolan, assistant organist at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe organ, and Alejandra Urrutia, violinist (she is a doctoral student http://www.stjohnsdetroit.org/html-stj/chronicle-feb.html
Extractions: An Historic Parish on the Move into the Future with a Vision of Hope February Edition - 1998 No. 1 -50 E. Fisher Freeway, Detroit, MI 48201 Final figures show the E.C.W. Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale made a profit of $575.50. Thanks to all the people who made crafts, baked goods and helped with the sales. This was a successful project! On Sunday, February 8, 1998, The Rt. Rev. Stewart Wood, Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan, will be coming to St. John's as part of his regular, every-three-year cycle. He will celebrate Holy Communion and preach at both he 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM services. In order to show the vitality and friendliness of our parish, the vestry hopes every member will plan to attend and bring a friend. As a special treat for the Bishop, and ourselves, we'd like to ask that those of us who have a favorite cookie recipe, to bring in a batch on Feb. 8th. Old palms are needed! If you have some around your home from last year's Palm Sunday, would you please bring them to church. They are needed to make the ashes for this year's Ash Wednesday Services. Ash Wednesday this year is February 25, so please bring them in soon!
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St Giles Organ Project concert violinist,. Sir David Lumsden, Principal, Royal Academy of Music 19821993,.The Very Revd. Dr. john Moses, Dean, St. Pauls Cathedral,. john scott, http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/geoffreyrivett/
Extractions: www.stgilesorgan.com EMAIL Trustees From the Rector of St. Giles, Cripplegate. We are proud to have such high standards of music making and organ education at St.Giles. Please help up develop this tradition to enable us to meet an ever-increasing demand and to enrich the ministry of the Church Katharine Rumens We have a vision to develop our commitment to worship, education, and service to the community. This is our vision: 1) To clean and overhaul the present organ 2) To provide an east end pipe organ 3) To provide a soundproofed room under the tower For details, see ' Our Plans We aim to raise ,000 over the next three years and already we have raised over 00. The Organ Project Committee has representatives from the Organ School St. Giles PCC the Friends of St. Giles (Registered charity 247575 ) and legal, marketing and financial experts. The project's patrons include Gavyn Arthur The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor Anthony Cann Senior Partner of Linklaters The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres Lord Bishop of London
Wilby, Philip At ChesterNovello.com music even while working as a professional violinist.(first.at st.Paul s Service(1988) commissioned by st.Paul s Cathedral for john scott and the http://www.chester-novello.com/composer/1766/main.html
Extractions: Born in Pontefract in 1949, Philip Wilby was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford. Wilby attributes the awakening of his interest in composition to Herbert Howells, whose extra-curricular composition classes he attended while a violinist in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. A serious commitment to composition developed during the years at Oxford and, having gained his B Mus in composition in 1971, Wilby continued to write music even while working as a professional violinist (first at Covent Garden and later with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). He returned to Yorkshire in 1972 and is Principal Lecturer in Composition at the University of Leeds. In recent years, Wilby has established a very significant reputation in the field of brass band and wind band music. His first commission for brass band - The New Jerusalem (1990) for the National Youth Brass Band - was an instant success and led to further commissions: Paganini Variations (a BBC commission in 1991 for the Grimethorpe Band); Flight for solo flugelhorn and band (Grimethorpe, 1991); Revelation (1995, for the British Open Championships). Much of Wilby's recent wind band music has been commissioned by the Fresno campus of the University of California, where he has had a regular residency since 1985. Wilby has also given much time to writing for liturgical purposes and works include St Paul's Service (1988) commissioned by St Paul's Cathedral for John Scott and the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, and The Trinity Service (1992) commissioned by Norwich Cathedral for the 1992 Norwich Festival of Contemporary Church Music.
Extractions: Crotchet AmazonUK AmazonUS Amazon recommendations The Quartet for the End of Time Messiaen confessed that 'only music made me survive the cruelty and horrors of the camp'. It was there that the premiere took place in January 1941, with the composer at the piano: 'Never has an audience listened to my music with such rapt attention.' The eight movements vary considerably in approach. Two are solos (one for clarinet, the other for piano), while two others are duos (cello and piano, violin and piano). The musical language is sometimes exploratory too, such as when the first movement adopts a polyrhythmic style. All these things make the music a special challenge to the performers, who need to pay particular attention to demands of this complex score. For example the fifth movement, a meditation entitled 'Hymns of Praise on the Eternity of Jesus' must be played 'infinitely slowly' (as the metronome mark confirms), and the style must be 'ecstatic, majestic, meditative and very expressive'. It is clearly no easy task to at once achieve all these demands, and to be frank, these performer's don't quite bring it off. The reason is simply tempo, which is too flowing, not slow enough. Yet the music does still have the ecstatic and expressive qualities Messiaen seeks, and this is not least because it is so well played. But other performances, notably that by Anner Bylsma and Vera Beths (Philips 446 578-2PM) are slower and more rapt.
Concert Series 2003-2004 with scott st.john, the North American premiere of Krzyst.f Penderecki s 2nd ViolinSonata with Erika Raum and the 85th Birthday tribute to revered violinist http://comdir.bfree.on.ca/bmc/profundi.htm
Extractions: -a musical entity which gathers appropriate musicians together for the performance of both familiar and unfamiliar works of chamber music. A program is chosen because the works need to be played and because they complement each other. The musicians are also mutually complementary and come together to bring the music to life. Roman Borys - Cellist Cellist Roman Borys is one of Canada's most active chamber musicians. A founding member of the Gryphon Trio, one of North America's finest piano trios, Roman Borys also performs regularly with the Toronto String Quartet as well as with numerous festival ensembles. The Gryphon Trio tours regularly throughout Canada, the United States and Europe and has recently recorded its third CD for the Analekta label. The Gryphon Trio is currently an ensemble-in-residence both at the Music TORONTO chamber music series as well as at the University of Toronto. As a result of the Gryphon Trio's interest in the creation and commissioning of new works, Roman now dedicates some of his time to producing Gryphon Trio collaborative works as well as larger music projects. Current projects include a new work for piano trio and narrator by composer Omar Daniel and 2001 Giller nominee, writer Michael Redhill, as well as the multimedia work Constantinople, which is set to tour internationally in the 2002-2003 season. Last spring Roman produced events in major centres across Canada for the Department of Canadian Heritage. Hosted by Heritage Minister Sheila Copps, theTomorrow Starts Today events highlighted Canada's cultural diversity as well as its young artistic talent.
The Eagle 2002 - The Organ Students john scott (19741978 He took his BA in 1994 and st.yed at st.john s for a PhD in Oxford,London and Paris, and toured Scotland with the violinist.Nicola Davis http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/Publications/eagle02/Organ.html
Extractions: T HE ORGAN STUDENTS OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, 1946 TO DATE If ones aim in life is to become a cathedral organist, there is no better training than by way of an organ scholarship (or organ studentship, as it is still perversely described in one of the major Cambridge Colleges). It is by being involved daily with choir rehearsals, by coming to grips with a wide repertoire of choral pieces (the St Johns repertoire currently consists of over 1,500 items, and new works continue to be added regularly), and by observing and listening to other choirmasters that one, almost unconsciously, learns the job. It is impossible to teach choir training and the sine qua non is the particular type of personality that one happens to be born with or not. It is all-important to be able to imagine and aim for the perfect performance, perfect in technique and with an interpretation which moves the listener by its illumination of the inner meaning of the text. The ability to play the organ to the highest standard is, of course, a prime requisite, but it is a paradox that brilliant young organists are thick on the ground, whereas choir trainers of equal quality are much harder to come by, largely, I suppose, because of a lack of opportunity in their schools to develop those particular skills. Over the years there have been many assistant organists at St Johns, but it was not until 1946 that the College Council decided formally to establish the position of Organ Student. At the Council meeting on 29 November 1946, 'the draft regulations for an Organ Studentship prepared by the Committee appointed on 18 October 1946 were amended and approved', and at the Council meeting on 24 January 1947 it was 'agreed to elect J C Brown Organ Student with tenure during the Lent and Easter terms 1947. He will cease to hold a Choral Studentship.'
Philip Wilby - Biography even while working as a professional violinist.(first.Covent st.Paul s Service (1988)commissioned by st.Paul s Cathedral for john scott and the http://www.schirmer.com/composers/wilby/bio.html
Extractions: Born in Pontefract in 1949, Philip Wilby was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford. Wilby attributes the awakening of his interest in composition to Herbert Howells, whose extra-curricular composition classes he attended while a violinist in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. A serious commitment to composition developed during the years at Oxford and, having gained his B Mus in composition in 1971, Wilby continued to write music even while working as a professional violinist (first Covent Garden and later with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). He returned to Yorkshire in 1972 and is Principal Lecturer in Composition at the University of Leeds. Among his wide-ranging output is a considerable body of wind music, and since 1985 this interest in writing for wind forces has led to a regular residency at the Fresno campus of the University of California, who have commissioned much of Wilby's more recent wind band music. Wilby has also given much time to writing for liturgical purposes and recent works include St Paul's Service (1988) commissioned by St Paul's Cathedral for John Scott and the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, and The Trinity Service (1992) commissioned by Norwich Cathedral for the 1992 Norwich Festival of Contemporary Church Music. Other recent projects include a commission (The Cry of Iona) for BBC2's series of music videos for Advent, broadcast in November 1992; Wilby's second symphony Voyaging, commissioned and premiered by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in April 1993; Partita, commissioned by Fine Arts Brass Ensemble and premiered in August 1993 at the Harrogate International Festival; An Imagined Fable commissioned by the Athelas Ensemble and premiered in October 1993 at the Danish Radio Concert House; and a Percussion Concerto commissioned by the English Northern Philharmonia and Yorkshire Youth and Music, premiered in November 1993 in Leeds, performed by Chris Bradley and the English Northern Philharmonia conducted by John Price-Jones. In January 1995 Philip Wilby was a featured composer in the PLG Young Artists New Year Series, London.
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Lara St. John - Toronto Star Article INTERVIEWS. CBC Television Documentary about Lara and scott St. johnLondon Weekly violinist Lara St. john trying to bring Bach and http://www.larastjohn.com/reviews/articles/torontostar.html
Extractions: You certainly cannot judge a book by its cover. Looking at the picture on the cover of this CD, with Lara St. John looking sensually at the camera, pouting, as her clothes seem to be drawn by gravity, one might expect a disc from the latest Britney Spears wannabe. Lara St. John has deliberately crafted this image, however, in order to attract those who might not purchase classical music. In her first three recordings (the first two of which were produced by Kathy Geisler and the third self-produced and published), she has show a rare mastery of violin technique, which makes her more than just a pretty face. This third recording was released in April 2002, and, at the same time, an announcement was made that St. John has signed a contract with Sony Music. It turns out that her gamble has paid off - she has made it to the majors through a careful combination of image and musical virtuosity. For she is an excellent violinist, there is no doubt about it. This disc, which contains Bach's three violin concertos, and the first sonata for solo violin, shows that the plays these majestic pieces effortlessly. While her accompaniment remains in the background - making this a soloist's discs rather than an ensemble disc - it serves her well.
The Concerto Album, By Lara St. John Double Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 (with scott St. john) For she is an excellent violinist, there is no doubt about it http://www.mcelhearn.com/bach/bach_stjohn_concerto.html
Extractions: 13. Presto 3:18 Lara St. John, violin New York Bach Ensemble Rec: September 2000, New York Academy of Arts and Letters; February 2001 Skywalker Sound Scoring Stage, Marin County, California. ANCALGON AR 131 [58.47] You certainly cannot judge a book by its cover. Looking at the picture on the cover of this CD, with Lara St. John looking sensually at the camera, pouting, as her clothes seem to be drawn by gravity, one might expect a disc from the latest Britney Spears wannabe. Lara St. John has deliberately crafted this image, however, in order to attract those who might not purchase classical music. In her first three recordings, all self-produced and published, she has show a rare mastery of violin technique, which makes her more than just a pretty face. This third recording was released in April 2002, and, at the same time, an announcement was made that St. John has signed a contract with Sony Music. It turns out that her gamble has paid off - she has made it to the majors through a careful combination of image and musical virtuosity. For she is an excellent violinist, there is no doubt about it. This disc, which contains Bach's three violin concertos, and the first sonata for solo violin, shows that the plays these majestic pieces effortlessly. While her accompaniment remains in the background - making this a soloist's discs rather than an ensemble disc - it serves her well.
NPR VIOLINIST SCOTT ST. JOHN violinist scott St. john and pianist Ilan Rechtman perform Beethoven's 'Spring' Sonata, the Violin Sonata No. in F, Op. 24. Recorded last season at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. ( http://rdre1.inktomi.com/click?u=http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=10
Extractions: Fenyves an inspiration to those his life touched April 5, 2004 Professor Emeritus Lorand Fenyves of the Faculty of Music died March 23 while travelling in Switzerland. He was 86 years old. Born in Budapest in 1918, Fenyves first visited Canada in 1962 as a coach for Les Jeunesses Musicales at Mount Orford. In 1965 he joined U of T's Faculty of Music as a visiting lecturer and subsequently became professor of violin. He retired in 1983 but remained active and maintained a full teaching schedule up until his death. In 1988 he established a scholarship to provide financial assistance to a gifted string student in the faculty's performance program. "Lorand single-handedly created a generation of string professionals in Canada," said Professor David Beach, dean of the Faculty of Music. "Every orchestra or chamber group in Canada has benefited from his vision and musicality." Fenyves received his early musical education in Budapest where he graduated with honours from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Well before his graduation he had already embarked on a concert career that included, at the age of 13, an appearance as soloist under conductor Felix von Weingartner. On the eve of the Second World War he left behind an established reputation in Europe to become concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the invitation of its founder, Bronislaw Huberman, the great Polish violinist and humanist. In 1957 he returned to Europe to take over the same position with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva. During this period he also performed extensively with orchestras and in recitals throughout Europe.
Lara St. John - Orange County Register, December 6, 1998 Lara St. john is one of today's most exciting and bestselling classical violinists. Her two CDs to date have sold over 55 000 copies, and she performs regularly with the leading orchestras. Toronto Star. violinist Lara St. john trying to bring Bach and friends to a younger about Lara and scott St. john. London Weekly. violinist Lara St. john trying to bring http://www.larastjohn.com/reviews/articles/orangecounty.html
Lara St. John who lives in Manhattan, about seven kilometres north of Ground Zero, violinist LaraSt. Her brother, scott St. john, now of Toronto, appears on one selection. http://www.torontosun.com/JamMusicArtistsS/stjohn_lara.html
Extractions: Violinists Barton, Rachel - a ring devoted to the violinist. Bell, Joshua - provides biography, discography, and tour schedule for the American violinist and composer. Vilhelmas Cepinskis - the top violinist in Lithuania. Cerovsek, Corey - up and coming violinist. Eisenberg, Irwin - 2nd violin with Philadelphia String Quartet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Symphony. Fischer, Julia - violinist. Fodor, Eugene - soloist who has performed in 35 countries on 5 continents over the last 3 decades. Gearhart, Fritz - offers biography, schedule, and recordings, as well as information on the Oregon String Quartet. Vadim Gluzman - provides biography, schedule, contact information and more for the exciting violinist. Golan, Lawrence
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Extractions: Lara St. John Bach violin concertos. Bach Violin Concertos play hifi lofi tracks license ... buy Customers who bought Lara St John also bought: Andreas Haefliger Ehren Starks Vito Paternoster American Baroque ... Beth Quist Described as "something of a phenomenon" by The Strad magazine and a "high-powered soloist" by the New York Times, Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has performed as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, among many others, and given recitals around the world. The Strad magazine selected her as one of "the stars of the next decade" and called her "an electrifying player, as deeply satisfying in Bach as she is bewitchingly seductive in Waxman's 'Carmen' Fantasy. The L.A. Times has said: "St. John brings to the stage personal charisma, an unflagging musical imagination and genuine passion. Her two albums to date are bona-fide classics of the violin discography." In January 2002, Lara released her third CD on her own label. Bach: The Concerto Album and has received enthusiastic reviews. Gramophone Magazine placed the disc in its strongly recommended section, and wrote "It is difficult to argue with such a technically dazzling and unfailingly musical interpretation."