Donna Hieken Flute Chair, New England Conservatory of Music
(Photo: Kate L)
Hidden Valley Music Seminars
Carmel Valley, California
Tuesday, July 14th, 2013, 2:30-5:30 PM
Dana Burnett and Miles Graber, pianists
Open to the public for auditing
This master class is offered as part of the Northern California Flute Camp session and is open to the public for auditing only. NCFC students will perform in theclass. Pre-registered auditors who provide an email address will receive notification of repertoire prior to the class. Directions to Hidden Valley Music Seminars are on this web site. For further information, please call (408)-300-0399, or email email@example.com.
Paula Robison burst onto the international music scene in 1966 when she won First Prize at the Geneva Competition, the first American ever to receive this honor. She joined the roster of the newly-formed Young Concert Artists and embarked on a groundbreaking, world-traveling career as a flute soloist, a career which continues to be vibrant to this day. She has commissioned works for flute and orchestra by Leon Kirchner (its newly-restored version will premiere in 2014), Toru Takemitsu, Oliver Knussen, Robert Beaser, and Kenneth Frazelle, premiered music written for her by Lowell Liebermann and Michael Tilson Thomas, performed Leonard Bernstein’s “Hålil” in Vienna and Carl Nielsen’s Concerto in Copenhagen, and presented a rich spectrum of music from Mozart Concerti to Brazilian Samba in her many appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Paula Robison was a founding Artist Member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing with them for twenty seasons. During the same time she was co-director with Scott Nickrenz of the famed Noontime Concerts at the Spoleto Festivals, presenting many great artists early in their careers. For her contributions to American and Italian cultural life she was awarded the Adelaide Ristori Prize, the Premio Pegaso, and Honorary Citizen for Life: Charleston, South Carolina.
Paula Robison has recorded for Vanguard Classics, Sony Classical, CBS Masterworks, Mode (the complete Berio Sequenzas, awarded the Premio del Disco Amadeus 2008, and Lei Liang’s “In Praise of Shadows”), New World Records, King Records, Musical Heritage Society (with longtime duo partners Eliot Fisk and Ruth Laredo), and Bridge Recordings (her Marlboro Festival performance of Schubert’s Introduction and Variations with Rudolf Serkin, named American Record Guide’s Best Recording of the Year). Her books on the art of flute playing are published by Universal Edition, Schott, European-American Music, G. Schirmer, and Theodore Presser.
Although Ms Robison was thrown out of her high school drama club for breaking character and clowning in the middle of a gothic tragedy, through the years her love of theater has never left her, especially Commedia dell’Arte and specifically Arnold Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire”. In 2007 she made a new English performance version of the “Pierrot” texts, using both the original Albert Giraud poems and Otto Erich Hartleben’s translations, and took the speaking part for two performances at the Barge in New York City. On December 31st 2009, in celebration of the full moon, the New Year, and a lunar project by Gardner Museum Artist-in-Residence Taro Shinoda, she was again the “Sprecherin” in a special midnight performance of Schoenberg’s expressionist masterpiece. In 2010 she and guitarist Frederic Hand performed “Ferdinand the Bull” in her own zany arrangement with Stephen Colbert at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Recent critically acclaimed Sprechstimme performances have included Calderwood Hall in Boston, MA, The New World Symphony at the New World Center, and her first “Ode to Napoleon” with counter)induction in at Casa Italiana New York. In November-December of 2012 she joined Argento New Music Project for a two week celebration of the 100th Anniversary of “Pierrot Lunaire” at the Austrian Cultural Forum. She is now preparing her first performances of “Bilitis” by Claude Debussy.
Paula Robison has taught at the Juilliard School and given classes all over the world. She now occupies the Donna Hieken Flute Chair at New England Conservatory, and teaches at the Interlochen Flute Institute each June.
GUEST ARTIST EVENT PRE-REGISTRATION
$40 Pre-Registered; $45 at the door
Please make checks payable to Northern California Flute Camp and mail with this form to:
P.O. Box 53724
San Jose, CA 95153-3724
Those purchasing tickets in advance for the recital will have names held in will-call.
Deadline for pre-registration or advance ticket sales: July 1st, 2014.
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