William Tell “Duo Brilliant” Trio Jules Demersseman
Trio Sonata in C Minor JJ Quantz
Gabriel’s Oboe Enrico Morricone
Charanga Michael Colquhoun
Miniatures William Grant Still
1 Ride an Old Paint (USA)
2 Adolorido (Mexico)
3 Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land (USA)
4 Yaravi (Peru)
5 A Frog Went A-Courtin (USA)
Trio Sonata I Op. 1 Antonio Vivaldi
Sonata for oboe II. Allegretto Camille Saint-Saens
Sonata for flute III. Presto Francis Poulenc
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano Madeleine Dring
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante semplice
III. Allegro giocoso
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Suite Bourgeoise Trio Valse Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
Trio Sonata in C Minor Andante Moderato JJ Quantz (1697-1773)
Sonata for oboe Allegretto Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Sonata for flute Cantilena Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Miniatures Adolorido (Mexico) William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land (USA)
A Frog Went A-Courtin (USA)
Duo Brillant Demersseman & Berthelemy
on Rossini’s William Tell
Pianist Jennifer Heemstra has performed as soloist and chamber musician, as well as theatrical accompanist and coach throughout the United States and Europe in such venues as the United Nations Rome, American Embassy Rome and Cleveland’s renowned jazz hotspot Nighttown. International Press has acclaimed “Jennifer Heemstra’s finely calibrated piano accompaniment proves you don’t need an orchestra to showcase lovely music.”
Ms. Heemstra earned a Bachelor of Music with University Honors from Michigan State University and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. During her seven years in Cleveland, Ms. Heemstra worked as a Lecturer and Staff Accompanist for over 350 performances in the music department at Case Western Reserve University, performed with the Cleveland Opera and Lyric Opera and founded Gershwin ’29 a cabaret of Golden Age hits.
In addition she concertized regularly with renowned members of the Cleveland Orchestra and was a featured soloist in broadcasts over the fine arts radio station WCLV. In Rome, Italy Ms. Heemstra was the Musical Director for Chicago and Into the Woods at John Cabot University. While teaching at the American Overseas School of Rome she founded Viva` Voce! Music Camp. Ms. Heemstra maintained private studios in both Rome and Cleveland before her most recent move to Kolkata in March.
Since her arrival in Kolkata she has performed at the ICCR, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Saint John’s, the Goethe-Institut-Max Mueller Bhavan, Jorasanko, the American Center and has established a private studio.
Ms Watson is the Principal Oboe of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, second oboe with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival. She teaches at Case Western Reserve University. She has also served as principal oboe of the Albany Symphony, the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and as a member the Solaris Woodwind quintet and the IRIS Chamber Orchestra. From 1991-1994 she was a regular member of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Virginia Opera Orchestra. Ms. Watson has been on the faculty of the University of Akron School of Music, and Ithaca College. Ms. Watson received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer. She continued her studies at Yale with Ronald Roseman, earning a Master’s Degree. Her playing has been described as “creating a lasting impression with exquisite singing tone” (Times Union, Albany, N.Y.), “an evening of superlative work” and “[a performance] with soulful brilliance” (Schenectady Gazette). She has recorded on Telarc with the Akron Symphony, on Albany Records with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and CBS Masterworks with Wynton Marsalis and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
George Pope is Emeritus Professor of Flute at the University of Akron and is on the faculty of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. His solo and chamber music performances throughout the United States, Europe and South America have been universally acclaimed. Fanfare Magazine calls George Pope’s playing “clean, arrestingly vigorous and beautiful”. His Ohio premiere of the Christopher Rouse Concerto for Flute and Orchestra was hailed for its “eloquent narrative voice” and “magnificent force”. FLUIT, the Dutch Flute Association magazine admires “the beautiful tone and convincing musicality by flutist George Pope.” George Pope was Principal and Solo Flute of the Akron Symphony Orchestra from 1978-2002, and is currently Principal Flute of the Blossom Festival Orchestra. He has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Ballet Orchestra, the Cleveland Philharmonic, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Cleveland, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the New Mexico Symphony, the Monteux Festival Orchestra and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra.
A graduate of Northwestern University and The University of Tulsa, George Pope studied with Marion McNally, Maurice Sharp, Walfrid Kujala, Bernard Goldberg, William Bennett and Geoffrey Gilbert. He is a founding member of the SOLARIS Wind Quintet, in residence at The University of Akron. Solaris released its first CD, “American Quintets”, on Capstone Records in August of 2000, which includes his transcription of Bernstein’s “Anniversaries” for woodwind quintet. Solaris’ second Capstone CD, “American Quintets II”, was released in August 2003, and their third “Quintets of Alec Wilder” was released in August of 2014 by Crystal Records. George Pope can also be heard on Opus One Records and with the Akron Symphony on Telarc. He is a founding member of The Chamber Music Society of Ohio, and joined the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival in 2008. He has performed with The Coryton Trio, Furious Band and the Garth Newel Chamber Players in Hot Springs, Virginia.
His master classes throughout the country, and the Summer Flute Experience at The University of Akron, have firmly established his reputation as a motivational and highly successful teacher. He has appeared as the featured artist in many festivals, including the Upper Midwest Flute Association in Minneapolis, the Florida Flute Association, the Central Ohio Flute Association, the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association, the Greater Cleveland Flute Society, the Oklahoma Flute Society, the Arizona Flute Society, the Texas Flute Society, the Middle Tennessee Flute Association, the Northwest Flute Collegium in Tacoma, the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, and the German Flute Society in Frankfurt. George Pope has published transcriptions and arrangements through ALRY Publications, etc.
George Pope is active in The National Flute Association, serving in the Presidential cycle (2000-03), Program Chair for the 2000 Convention in Columbus, OH, and as a member of the Board of Directors (1995-97).
To showcase western classical music, inspire our members and enrich the cultural tapestry of Kolkata. Kolkata Classics is dedicated to the principle that music is uplifting and enriching to the soul. Our programming exposes our membership to intimate, high-quality, western classical music, the masses to free concerts and western artists to the rich culture that is Kolkata. Our vision has roots in the powerful, centuries-old belief that there is immense synergy and creative potential where east meets west.
The 2015 Kolkata Classics concert series offers an exciting year of programming. Artists coming to Kolkata from abroad will be here two weeks on average. Programming for each artist consists of a concert for the club membership at the Oberoi Grand, one large free public performance, and engagement with NGOs, schools, universities and charities. The artists want to perform and share their art with contemporaries, cognoscenti, and citizens from all walks of life in Kolkata.