Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) continues its fashionable IPO Reimagined digital season with the orchestra’s first-ever solo efficiency live performance collection filmed in IPO’s stunning residence venue, Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian Faculty in Palos Heights, now obtainable to stream by March 31. The hour-long live performance spotlights six IPO musicians—Marilyn Bourgeois (piano), Beth Bryngelson (flute), Ricardo Castañeda (oboe), Erin Kozakis (bassoon), Kerena Moeller (cello), and Live performance Grasp Azusa Tashiro (violin)—who pair their performances with private insights that reveal their affinity for the works they’ve chosen. Later this month from March 21-April 4, IPO presents its twelfth annual Rising Star Showcase digital fundraising live performance, which gives music college students within the South Suburbs an opportunity to carry out earlier than a digital viewers. Tickets for each concert events are $15 and at the moment are obtainable at ipomusic.org.
“Our six IPO musicians did a stellar job curating a collection of solo performances and the video enhancing by our associates at Waveform Media resulted in a program that feels extra like a one-on-one dialog than a standard live performance expertise,” mentioned IPO Creative Director Stilian Kirov. “Our aim all through our reimagined season has been to make use of filmed concert events as a technique to zoom in on varied artists and devices that don’t typically see the highlight throughout a full orchestra efficiency, and this live performance does so superbly.”
Throughout the solo live performance collection, every musician takes the stage for 7-10 minutes and gives private insights ranging in subject material – from their love of a composer to sharing fascinating info about their instrument. Oboe participant Ricardo Castañeda shares how he was chosen by Salvadorian composer Manuel Carcache to current the U.S. premiere of the Variantes para Oboe Solo for this live performance. Castañeda additionally performs William Ferris’s Reflection for Oboe Solo, a piece that Ferris selected Castañeda to premiere in Chicago in 1999.
Additionally throughout this system, IPO Live performance Grasp and violinist Azusa Tashiro shares why she selected to carry out work by Chen Yi for this live performance, stating, “As an Asian girl myself, I really feel like in society our voice continues to be very small and virtually by no means heard. As a performer it’s my mission and accountability to signify my gender and ethnic group and I used to be very pleased to have the ability to do this at this time.”
Later this month, IPO will host its twelfth annual Rising Star Showcase fundraising live performance, that includes solo performances by younger musicians ranging in ages from 12 to 18 who reside in Flossmoor, Frankfort, Lemont, Park Forest, in addition to Valparaiso, Indiana. The annual program is emceed by Albert M. Jackson, Director of the South Holland Grasp Chorale, and is introduced by “The Pals of the IPO,” a volunteer group that helps the orchestra by internet hosting a number of fundraising actions, serving to with mailings and different actions. All proceeds profit IPO.
IPO Solo Performances Program and Artist Bios
Marilyn Bourgeois, piano
Franz Liszt, Étude No. 3, Un Sospiro
Marilyn Bourgeois has carried out in quite a few chamber ensembles all through the Midwest and is incessantly sought as an adjudicator for contests and festivals. Bourgeois is an accompanist for the South Holland Grasp Chorale and is a member of the music school at South Suburban Faculty on South Holland, Illinois, the place she teaches piano, serves as a workers accompanist, and has additionally taught at Governors State College. She holds a BFA diploma from Stephens Faculty and an M.M. Diploma from Indiana
College, the place she was an Affiliate Teacher of Piano. She is listed in American Keyboard Artists and Who’s Who of American Ladies.
Ricardo Castañeda, oboe
Manuel Carcache, Variantes para Oboe Solo (U.S. premiere efficiency)
William Ferris, Reflection for Oboe Solo
Ricardo Castañeda, born in El Salvador, started oboe research at The Nationwide Music College of El Salvador with oboists Francisco Martinez and Alan Julseth. Castañeda is presently Principal Oboist with The Chicago Sinfonietta and English Horn/Oboe chair with IPO. He’s additionally a member of the Chicago Ensemble and Barossa Woodwind Quintet. Having made his solo debut with the Nationwide Symphony of El Salvador at age fifteen, he has since appeared as a soloist in Latin America, Europe, Japan, and the USA. Castañeda has carried out with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He has additionally served as principal oboist for orchestras for Chicago Opera Theater, The Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and quite a few Broadway in Chicago musical productions. Castañeda is on the school at Northeastern Illinois College and the College of Illinois at Chicago. He teaches at Birch Creek Music Efficiency Middle in Door County, Wisconsin, the place he additionally serves as Symphony Session Program Director. Castañeda acquired his bachelor’s and grasp’s levels in music efficiency from Northwestern College.
Beth Bryngelson, flute
Marin Marais, Les Folies d’Espagne Theme and Variations
Flutist Beth Bryngelson is understood for her expressive and colourful performances. She has carried out as a soloist and chamber musician in concert events all through the US, Europe, and Scandanavia. As an orchestral musician, she has been a long-time member of the Illinois Philharmonic and has carried out with most native orchestras within the Chicago land space and neighboring states. Her upbringing has been deeply rooted within the American type attributed to William Kincaide and Marcel Tabuteau, with whom all of her major academics studied: Clement Barone (Detroit Symphony), Donald Peck (Chicago Symphony), Julius Baker (New York Philharmonic), and Jacob Berg (St. Louis Symphony). She is equally snug on piccolo, alto flute, and baroque flute.
Azusa Tashiro, violin
J.S. Bach, Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor BWV 1003, Motion 3 “Andante”
Chen Yi, Reminiscence for solo Violin
Azusa Tashiro is Concertmaster for IPO and is initially from Chiba, Japan. She began enjoying violin on the age of 4. She studied on the Toho College of Music and DePaul College, the place she studied with the famend violinist Ilya Kaler. She is the previous concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and he or she is a visitor concertmaster of the Orchestra Iowa. She has additionally carried out with varied ensembles, such because the Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Joffrey Ballet. Tashiro is passionate about performing non-traditional types of music; she has been a member of the Peter Jankovic Ensemble (Classical guitar/String Quartet) and has incessantly carried out with the Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues and the Fifth Home Ensemble.
Erin Kozakis, bassoon
Willson Osborne, Rhapsody for Bassoon
Erin Kozakis has served as principal bassoon of IPO for 19 years. She has carried out with the Ars Viva, Elgin, Quad Metropolis, Rockford Symphony Orchestras, the Breckenridge Music Competition, and Chicago Civic Orchestras. Erin holds levels from Northern Illinois College, DePaul College, and the Eastman College of Music, the place she was awarded the distinguished Performer’s Certificates. A passionate music educator, Kozakis teaches elementary normal music in Clarendon Hills, IL, directs the Schaumburg Youth Choir’s Prelude Ensemble, and sits on the Illinois Music Educator Affiliation’s Normal Music Council.
Kerena Moeller, cello
J.S. Bach, Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C main, BWV 1009, Prelude and Sarabande
British-born cellist Kerena Moeller is a piece cellist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony, and IPO and enjoying with many different teams within the Chicago space. Moeller joined the school of the Music Academy in Rockford and the Elgin Group Faculty in 2009. She has carried out with many orchestras, together with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (as principal), Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and was the assistant principal cellist within the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. Moeller has been the recipient of a number of awards, together with the Royal Northern Faculty of Music Concerto Competitors, leading to two solo performances of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Royal Northern Faculty of Music Chamber Orchestra. Kerena acquired her bachelor’s diploma in Music from the Royal Northern Faculty of Music and a grasp’s diploma in Music Efficiency and Literature from the Eastman College of Music.
2021 Rising Star Showcase Program
Noelle Streuber-Eden (Valparaiso), violin
Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Chaconne in G Minor with piano accompaniment by Sonja Streuber
Evan Bourgeois (Frankfort), cello
Camille Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 33 with piano accompaniment by Marilyn Bourgeois
Paloma Chavira (Park Forest), violin
Arcangelo Corelli, La Folia Sonata, Op. 5 No. 12 with piano accompaniment by Lisa Kristina
Aida Skaraite (Lemont), soprano
Stefano Donaudy, O del mio amato ben and Johann Strauss II, Mein Herr Marquis with piano accompaniment by Lisa Kristina
Liam Nelson (Flossmoor), Trumpet
Clifford Brown, Pleasure Spring with double bass accompaniment by Sam Calhoun
Katharine Nelson (Flossmoor), violin and viola and Dean Barrow (Flossmoor), violin
Handel-Halvorsen, Passacaglia for violin & viola
About Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Named 2020 Skilled Orchestra of the Yr by Illinois Council of Orchestras, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its forty third Season in 2020-2021. From its group orchestra roots in Park Forest, the 69-member orchestra has grown right into a critically acclaimed skilled orchestra, with rising attendance and unbelievable regional help. Beneath the management of Music Director Stilian Kirov and Government Director Christina Salerno, the mission of IPO is to offer concert events of compelling skilled symphonic music, help music training, and broaden viewers consciousness of musical excellence for the varied communities of the higher Chicago area.
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is supported partially by Ozinga Basis, Gerhard Manufacturing and Designing, Michuda Development, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Basis, and the Illinois Arts Council Company.
For extra info, go to ipomusic.org.