Courtroom Concert Program Details
October 27, 2017, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Francesca Anderegg, violin ; Brent Funderburk, piano
Remix (2004) — Ryan Francis
On the Road (2013) — Clint Needham
Nothing behind me
Everything ahead of me
Nobody’s (2010) — Ted Hearne
Adjoining (2015) — Hannah Lash, commissioned 2015 by Francesca Anderegg
Imagined Archipelagos (2012) — Reinaldo Moya
The Island at Noon
The Island of the Imagined Birds
Lauded for her “exceptional performances” and “fiery interpretation,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers sensational accounts of contemporary and classical music. Her playing has been praised by the New York Times for its “dark, mournful tone” and “virtuosic panache.” She has collaborated with the leading musicians of the concert stage, and regularly performs throughout the United States and abroad.
As a soloist, Anderegg recently performed the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the St. Olaf Orchestra, and will be the featured soloist on the orchestra’s upcoming tour to Argentina and Uruguay. As winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, she performed the Ligeti Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra.
A versatile musician, Ms. Anderegg is equally at home as a soloist and chamber music artist. Her chamber music credits include performances with Itzhak Perlman in major venues throughout the country, for which the Chicago Sun-Times praised her “astonishing assurance.” In 2008, she had her Carnegie Hall debut, performing in Weill Recital Hall as a participant in the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop series with Pamela and Claude Frank. In 2016, Ms. Anderegg was awarded a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, given to artists with a “distinctive musical voice.” She is a past recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing Arts. Her debut CD, with pianist Brent Funderburk, was released by Albany Records in 2012, and her second album of contemporary American music, “Wild Cities,” will be released in July 2016. She is represented by Ariel Artists (www.arielartists.com).
Ms. Anderegg graduated from Harvard University in 2005. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, where she also received a Master’s in Violin Performance. Her former teachers have included Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann, Ronald Copes, Naoko Tanaka, Lynn Chang and Betty-Jean Hagen. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College, and teaches at Interlochen Center for the Arts in the summers.
Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent pianist,” South Carolina native Brent Funderburk has partnered world-class singers and instrumentalists in concert and on recording. He has garnered respect as a distinguished recitalist and vocal coach in New York City.
Mr. Funderburk has participated in many renowned summer programs and festivals including Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, where he returns as a resident pianist in the 2016 Program for Singers. Other recent summer engagements include the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) in Virginia, SongFest at Pepperdine, as a recipient of the Margo Garrett and Marc and Eva Stern Fellowships, and the prestigious Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.
In the realm of art song, Brent has made many notable appearances, including a recent performance in the Marilyn Horne Song Celebration at Zankel Hall, and has collaborated with rising young artists as part of The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall. His long-running collaboration with mezzo-soprano Naomi O’Connell has led to many U.S. recital appearances under the auspices of Concert Artists Guild, as well as radio broadcasts on New York’s WQXR as part of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Young Artist Showcase. Brent has also appeared in recital at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space and the Ravinia Festival, among others.
Also known for his instrumental collaborations, Brent has maintained an active schedule with violinist Francesca Anderegg. The duo has performed at many U.S. venues, including the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the International Music Foundation’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, and has been featured on WQXR, Chicago’s WFMT, and MPR (Minnesota Public Radio). Recording credits with Ms. Anderegg include a debut release under the Albany label and a project with New Focus Recordings entitled Wild Cities featuring the works of young American composers to be released in July 2016.
This past season, Mr. Funderburk acted as pianist and musical director of The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series, giving nearly 40 performances across the U.S. with a cast of acclaimed singers. The debut tour also included masterclasses and workshops with young singers from respected American universities and conservatories.
Mr. Funderburk received his Masters degree from The Juilliard School, where he served four years as staff pianist for the Ellen and James S. Marcus Vocal Arts Department.
October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
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Seating is limited and first come first served. Doors open at 11:30. Please call if you are attending as a group of 10 or more (651.292.3267).
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