Kolkata Classics March Concert at Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan

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Chanda VanderHart and Jennifer Heemstra

Sabre Dance                                                                                      Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Midsummer Nights Dream                                                                Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

   Elves Dance


   Funeral March

   Dance of the Clowns

Zeyeke and the Very Little Tune                                                                 Composer: Ruei-Ran Wu 

a Tale Spin Musical Tale                                                                       Illustrator:  Nathalie Dieterlé 

                                                                                                                                Reader: Isha Daga

Petite Suite                                                                                            Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

   Mvt. 1 En bateau

   Mvt. 2 Cortège

   Mvt. 3 Menuet

   Mvt. 4 Ballet

Morceaux Op. 11                                                                          Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

   Mvt. 1 Barcarolle

   Mvt. 4 Valse

   Mvt. 5 Romance

   Mvt. 6 Slava

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Kolkata Classics March Concert at Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan

March 2016 Supplemental

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Chanda VanderHart

chanda-sp-final-7.jpgPianist Chanda VanderHart received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance (with honors) from the Eastman School of Music in New York. Her graduate studies took place in Europe with Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles, Dr. Carolyn Hague, Antoinette VanZabner, Kirstin Okerlund, David Aronson and Claus-Christian Schuster among many others. Currently she is a Doctoral scholarship fellow at the University for Music and Applied Arts at Vienna, writing her PhD dissertation on Lieder in 19th Century Vienna under the advisement Dr. Margaretha Saary and Dr. Susan Youens.


An active performer and recording artist, Chanda has given concerts with a wide variety of singers and instrumentalists in numerous halls throughout Europe and North America including London’s Wigmore Hall, Beurs van Berlag in Amsterdam, the Concertgebow Rotterdam, Vienna’s Musikverein, Volksoper and Volkstheater.

In 2008 she recorded both Brahms sonatas for cello and piano on the historical „ Brahmsflügel” in Mürzzuschlag, Austria with cellist Ronald Fuchs. In September 2010 the duo released a double CD of the cellos works of Robert Fuchs on a historical New York Steinway. Other recordings include “13”, songs of Barber and Argento with tenor Jason Brides (2011), Waldgespräch, a collection of fin-de-siecle Lieder with baritone Günter Haumer (2014), the Italian art song CD “Affetti del Pensier” (2015) with soprano Rusalina Mochukova, Arpád Krämer’s musical theatre song-cycle “Wendepunkte” with Drew Sarich and Ann Mandrella (2015).


Chanda has taught for the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy, AIMS in Graz, the Performing Center Austria and the master class series “Bel Canto Bella Voce” in Vienna. She also regularly writes concert and opera reviews for the London-based publication www.bachtrack.com as well as for MET on demand. Chanda is cofounder of both the Mosaique concert series in Vienna and the initiative Talespin, Musical Tales for Big and Small (www.talespin.eu)


Chanda VanderHart

October 2016 Program Park Hotel

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Carrie Pierce  and Jennifer Heemstra

Sonata Mvt 2                                                                      Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1977)

Michelangelo 70                                                                           Astor Piazzola (1876-1916)

Orientale                                                                              Enrique Granados (1876-1916)

Romanian Folk Dances                                                                   Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

Bethena (1905) A Concert waltz                                                     Scott Joplin (1886-1917)

Peacherine Rag (1901)

Tarantella, Op. 23                                                             William Henry Squire (1871-1936)

Morceauz de fantaisie Op. 3 Elegy                                    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Sonata for Cello and Piano Mvt 4

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January Program for the Oberoi Grand


Carrie Pierce and Jennifer Heemstra

Visuals by Laura Amalir

Oblivion                                                                           Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 19                Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Mvt. 2 Allegro Scherzando
Mvt. 3 Andante

Sonata for violin and piano Op. 78                     Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Mvt. 1 Vivace ma non troppo                                (arr. for cello by Laszlo Varga)

Differences                                                                                   Carter Pann (1972- )
Mvt. 4 Blues
Mvt. 5 Song

Tango                                                                                   Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Le Grand Tango for cello and piano                         Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

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Dr. Carrie Pierce

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B i o g r a p h y

Dr. Carrie Pierce joined the faculty of Texas A&M – Corpus Christi in the Fall of 2011 as assistant professor of cello and chamber music. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in cello performance from Michigan State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Michigan State University, and she did additional studies in performance at the Meadowmount Music Festival, and the Deia International Music Festival in Bonefro, Italy.


Active as an orchestral musician, Dr. Pierce holds positions with the Corpus Christi Symphony, the Mid-Texas Symphony, and the Victoria Symphony. Prior to these appointments she was principal cellist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra (2008-2011) and assistant principal cello with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra (2006-2011).


As a commercial musician, Dr. Pierce has performed for numerous pop and solo artists, such as Kanye West and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.


As an educator, Dr. Pierce taught in the Okemos and Waverly Public Schools (MI) as an orchestra director for 3 years before pursuing a Master’s in Cello Performance. As a believer in the Suzuki Method, she was also the director of Suzuki Cello at the Michigan State Community Music School for 2 years before accepting a full time position with the Waverly Public Schools. She has been a guest clinician and judge with Michigan Solo and Ensemble, Midwest Orchestra Clinics, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and Interlochen Arts Camp. She currently serves on the board of the TexASTA chapter as treasurer.


Highly active as a chamber musician, Carrie was a member of Trio La Vita, a piano trio that won numerous prizes in competitions such as the Joan and Danile Rutenburg Chamber Competition and the Plowman Chamber Competition. She is currently a member of the Vireo Ensemble, which recently performed as guest artists on West Michigan Symphony’s 4th Masterworks concert in Muskegon, MI. As a founding member of the Drumpetello, an innovative new trio featuring cello, trumpet, and percussion, she has received over $25,000 in grant funding. Drumpetello has been invited to perform at the Lochabar Arts Festival in Scotland in November 2015, and will be performing newly commissioned works for the ensemble. Dr. Pierce recently spent the summer as an artist in residence at the Bayview Music Festival with the Bayview String Quartet.


Dr. Carrie Pierce