Courtroom Concert Program Details
January 22, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Music of Jocelyn Hagen
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; Tim C. Takach, bass
Linda Chatterton, flute; Jocelyn Hagen, piano
Trio Matisse: Linda Chatterton, flute; Joel Salvo, cello; Rachel Brandwein, harp
1. in the dreamed of places
2. how to bone a fish
3. your hands
4. on more
Downbound Train (arr. Hagen)
Wonderwall (arr. Hagen)
1. she is
2. running through
3. sleeping cascades
4. of fire
Jocelyn Hagen (b.1980), a native of Valley City, North Dakota, composes music that has been described as “dramatic and deeply moving” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul). Her first forays into composition were via songwriting, and this is very evident in her work. The majority of her compositional output is for voice: solo, chamber and choral. In 2012 she collaborated with choreographer Penelope Freeh to create “Slippery Fish,” a quartet for 2 dancers, soprano and viola, and the piece was reviewed as “completely original in all respects.” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul). She is Artist-in-Residence at the North Dakota State University School of Music, where she teaches, writes curriculum and brings in collaborators to perform her work.
Jocelyn holds degrees in Theory, Composition, and Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College, as well as a Masters degree in Composition from the University of Minnesota. She is the proud recipient of two McKnight artist fellowships in 2010 and 2014. As a performer, Jocelyn began piano lessons at the age of three and became a professional accompanist by the age of 15. In 2000 she won first place in the Klatzkin Contemporary Keyboard Competition at Arizona State University (Alexina Louie, “Music for Piano”), and in 2003 soloed with the St. Olaf Orchestra (Francis Poulenc, “Piano Concerto, first movement”). For several years she specialized in the performance of 20th and 21st century art song, performing and touring with soprano Jennifer Kult as the Linden Duo. Jocelyn has received grants and awards from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, Minnesota Music Educators Association, the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, VocalEssence, the Yale Glee Club, the Lotte Lehman Foundation, the Sorel Medallion Competition, the Cincinnati Camerata, the University of Minnesota, and the San Francisco Song Festival. Her commissions include the American Choral Directors Association, Texas, Georgia and Connecticut Choral Directors Associations, the North Dakota Music Teacher’s Association, The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, Trio Callisto, the Murasaki Duo, Cantus, the Houston Chamber Choir, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the St. Olaf Band, NDSU Gold Star Band, the ND Army Band, and the Copper Street Brass Quintet. Her music is independently published through her website as well as through Graphite Publishing, Santa Barbara Music Publishing and Boosey and Hawkes. Visit www.jocelynhagen.com for more information.
Reviewed as “gorgeous” (Washington Post) and “stunning” (Lawrence Journal-World), the music of Timothy C. Takach (b. 1978) is rapidly gaining momentum in the concert world. Applauded for his melodic lines and rich, intriguing harmonies, Takach has received a number of commissions from numerous organizations including the St. Olaf Choir, Cantus, Pavia Winds, the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus, The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, the Cherry Creek High School Meistersingers, the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus and the Western Michigan University Chorale. His compositions have been heard on NPR and have been recorded by various groups in North America.
Takach won Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble’s Second Annual Commissioning Contest and was a finalist in the Young New Yorker’s Competition for Young Composers. The 2007 Texas All-State Choir and the 2009 Florida All-State Choir performed his piece “The Darkling Thrush,” and his arrangement of “What Child is This” was featured on the 2007 Boston Pops holiday tour. His arrangment of “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime” was included in a 2006 worldwide Christmas radio broadcast through the European Broadcasting Union and two of his pieces are included in the series Teaching Music through Performance in Choir. Takach has received grants from the American Composers Forum and Meet the Composer, and yearly ASCAP Plus awards since 2004. Takach studied music composition with Timothy Mahr and Peter Hamlin at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, where he received a BA and graduated with honors. He now lives in Minneapolis and sings with the professional male vocal ensemble, Cantus. As a singer with Cantus, Takach gives over 80 concerts a year and has had his works performed in concert halls across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
“The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive” says the American Record Guide of flutist Linda Chatterton. A Yamaha Performing Artist and soloist, Ms. Chatterton has performed at Carnegie and Alice Tully halls and was a featured recitalist on the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago. She has performed and given master classes throughout Europe, Asia and the US. Recent projects include a 9-state concert tour with Trio Matisse, master class at the Moscow Conservatory, concerto performance with the State Hermitage Chamber Orchestra in Moscow, a guest artist recital in Abu Dhabi, and master classes in Romania. Her concerts have been broadcast many times on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. As a concerto soloist, highlights include many performances throughout the US and in Europe. Ms. Chatterton has commissioned, recorded and premiered dozens of new works, and she has independently released 5 CD recordings. She often can be heard giving her motivational presentation “It Sounded Better at Home!” based on her extensive work on the psychology of optimum performance. “It Sounded Better at Home!” will soon be released as a book. Ms. Chatterton received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.
Before arriving in Minnesota, Joel Salvo was part of the musical community in Cleveland, OH for many years where he routinely performed alongside members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Opera Cleveland. In his solo cello debut, he was featured in a live recital broadcast over WCLV Cleveland Classical Radio. Now living in the Twin Cities, Dr. Salvo has become a regular guest of the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert series and has toured the US with Trio Matisse. As a member of contemporary group Ensemble 61, he has performed on the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series and featured on Minnesota Public Radio. In addition to his performance career, Dr. Salvo is a passionate educator of young musicians. He has worked actively with some of the nation’s leading youth ensembles including the Michigan Youth Symphony and the Lakewood Project Youth Rock Orchestra. Most recently, he was appointed professor of cello and bass, and orchestra director at St. Cloud State University.
Harpist Rachel Brandwein is the Winner of the 2014 Mu Phi Epsilon International Solo Competition. From 2014-2016 she is under management as Concert Artist and is performing throughout the United States.
Rachel is Adjunct Faculty in Music at Luther College, Assistant Professor of Harp at the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University, and also teaches at Mount Calvary Academy of Music. Among her performance and composition accomplishments are first prizes and grants in numerous regional and national competitions sponsored by the American Harp Society and the American String Teachers Association, as well as Mu Phi Epsilon.
A featured soloist at the Ninth World Harp Congress in Dublin, Ireland, Rachel also toured China with the Juilliard Orchestra. Since moving from New York to Minneapolis in the fall of 2012, she has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and VocalEssence. In the fall of 2013, Rachel embarked on a nine state, fifteen concert tour with Trio Matisse (flute, harp, cello) as part of the Allied Concert Services Tours and is continuing to perform with the trio. She enjoys giving recitals of original and arranged works with her trombone partner, Dr. David Peterson, as the Branderson Duo. They were awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and in 2016 will premiere a commissioned work by Dr. Paul Salerni.
By invitation from the American Harp Society, Rachel performed a full recital of her own music at the 2014 National Conference in New Orleans. She has presented her works on the Composer’s Concerts at The Juilliard School and at Stony Brook University’s Composer Concert Recital Series. She is currently being commissioned through a grant by the American Harp Society to write a work for harp and horn. In addition, her compositions have been performed at the University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Kansas State University, Sacramento State University, and at Interlochen Center for the Arts where Rachel serves on the harp faculty for the summer camp programs.
Rachel earned degrees from the University of Michigan (BM), The Juilliard School (MM), and Stony Brook University (DMA). She studied harp and French for one year in Paris and Lyon, France. After performing at her doctoral commencement, Rachel was awarded the prestigious Ackerman Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies for high excellence in performance and pedagogy. Rachel’s goal as a teacher is to help each student appreciate and fulfill his or her artistic potential with confidence, creativity, and dedication.
October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
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Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
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