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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Bach & Purcell I Nashua

Bach & Purcell

SAT, NOVEMBER 9 •7:30 PM
Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua

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Tiffany Lu, conductor
Maryse Carlin, harpischord

CORELLI Concerto Grosso #4, D Major
BACH Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor feat. Maryse Carlin
PURCELL
Abdelazer Suite
PURCELL Dido & Aeneas Final Act
GEMINIANI
La Folia Concerto Grosso #12

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Maryse Carlin, harpsichord

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music.

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music. As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, , Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan, Raymond Leppard and José-Luis Garcia. In 1992 she performed as fortepianist on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall." Her performance of the "Goldberg Variations" in Saint Louis was proclaimed one of the most memorable performances of the year by the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. Maryse Carlin has appeared on French Television and on radio stations such as WGBH and WBUR in Boston, WQXR in New York, as well as on public television in Saint Louis. Recent concert appearances have taken her to France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany and Italy. Maryse Carlin lives in St. Louis, where she directs the Kingsbury Ensemble, one of the premiere early music groups in the midwest. She is the founder of the "Festival de Musique Ancienne" in Saint Savin, France. She has recorded music of Rameau and Forqueray on the harpsichord, as well as Schubert four hands works with Seth Carlin on the Naiad label, and lately a CD of Italian cantatas and sonatas with the Kingsbury Ensemble. Review excerpts: "Her use of register coloration was subtly effective. Five sonatas by Scarlatti (were) dispatched with an enlivening flair." NEW YORK TIMES "Maryse Carlin was impressive...The sound she drew was warm and flowing ; she knew how to sustain sonorities with a slight rolling of chords and a close-to-the-keyboard touch. Her changes of registration were judiciously applied for dynamic variety." "One of the most admirable qualities of her playing is an ability to sustain long lines, to give an eloquent focus to phrases." SAINT LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Tiffany Lu, conductor

Conductor and violinist Tiffany Lu currently serves as the Conducting Associate at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival. She is in her fourth season as Music Director of the Wilmington Community Orchestra in Wilmington, DE and also serves as assistant conductor of the Capital City Symphony in Washington, D.C. She has been cover and assistant conductor of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra as well as the Maryland Opera Studio, where she presented Weill’s Zaubernacht in Spring 2019. Tiffany has also served as producer on recordings with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Previous positions include cover conductor and principal librarian at the 2016 and 2017 National Orchestral Institute, and conductor of the Young Artists' orchestra at the DC Youth Orchestra Program. She has performed in master classes led by Jeffery Meyer, Mark Stringer, Carl St. Clair, Alan Gilbert, Larry Rachleff, David Effron, Lior Shambadal, Mark Shapiro, Marin Alsop, and Victor Yampolsky. She regularly performs as a section violinist with Annapolis Symphony and The Florida Orchestra, and enjoys teaching, writing, and cooking. Tiffany earned her doctorate degree in orchestral conducting in Spring 2019 at the University of Maryland.

Corelli Concerto Grosso #4, D Major

Noted for its overall joyfully charged sound, this concerto is frequently used as an example when demonstrating Corelli’s renowned cantabile style.

Bach Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor, feat. Maryse Carlin, harpischord

The first of Bach’s harpiscord concertos, it is one of Bach’s greatest concertos. In the words of Richard Jones, it “conveys a sense of huge elemental power.”

Purcell Abdelazer Suite

Although the play is no longer performed, the music for it remains one of Purcell’s most enduring creations. The dance rhythms and character songs are deftly rendered, with moods ranging from slow and gentle to brisk and lively and with nimble passage work for the string ensemble.

Purcell Dido & Aeneas Final Act

The aria is unquestionably among the most beautiful arias in the operatic literature, and is an example of how an aria does not advance the plot, but focuses on the expression of emotion.

Geminiani La Folia Concerto Grosso #12


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Bach & Purcell I Lowell

Bach & Purcell

SUN, NOVEMBER 10 •3:00 PM
Durgin Hall at UMass Lowell

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Tiffany Lu, conductor
Maryse Carlin, harpischord

CORELLI Concerto Grosso #4, D Major
BACH Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor feat. Maryse Carlin
PURCELL
Abdelazer Suite
PURCELL Dido & Aeneas Final Act
GEMINIANI LA FOLIA
Concerto Grosso #12

LEARN

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Maryse Carlin, harpsichord

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music.

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music. As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, , Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan, Raymond Leppard and José-Luis Garcia. In 1992 she performed as fortepianist on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall." Her performance of the "Goldberg Variations" in Saint Louis was proclaimed one of the most memorable performances of the year by the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. Maryse Carlin has appeared on French Television and on radio stations such as WGBH and WBUR in Boston, WQXR in New York, as well as on public television in Saint Louis. Recent concert appearances have taken her to France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany and Italy. Maryse Carlin lives in St. Louis, where she directs the Kingsbury Ensemble, one of the premiere early music groups in the midwest. She is the founder of the "Festival de Musique Ancienne" in Saint Savin, France. She has recorded music of Rameau and Forqueray on the harpsichord, as well as Schubert four hands works with Seth Carlin on the Naiad label, and lately a CD of Italian cantatas and sonatas with the Kingsbury Ensemble. Review excerpts: "Her use of register coloration was subtly effective. Five sonatas by Scarlatti (were) dispatched with an enlivening flair." NEW YORK TIMES "Maryse Carlin was impressive...The sound she drew was warm and flowing ; she knew how to sustain sonorities with a slight rolling of chords and a close-to-the-keyboard touch. Her changes of registration were judiciously applied for dynamic variety." "One of the most admirable qualities of her playing is an ability to sustain long lines, to give an eloquent focus to phrases." SAINT LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Tiffany Lu, conductor

Conductor and violinist Tiffany Lu currently serves as the Conducting Associate at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival. She is in her fourth season as Music Director of the Wilmington Community Orchestra in Wilmington, DE and also serves as assistant conductor of the Capital City Symphony in Washington, D.C. She has been cover and assistant conductor of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra as well as the Maryland Opera Studio, where she presented Weill’s Zaubernacht in Spring 2019. Tiffany has also served as producer on recordings with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Previous positions include cover conductor and principal librarian at the 2016 and 2017 National Orchestral Institute, and conductor of the Young Artists' orchestra at the DC Youth Orchestra Program. She has performed in master classes led by Jeffery Meyer, Mark Stringer, Carl St. Clair, Alan Gilbert, Larry Rachleff, David Effron, Lior Shambadal, Mark Shapiro, Marin Alsop, and Victor Yampolsky. She regularly performs as a section violinist with Annapolis Symphony and The Florida Orchestra, and enjoys teaching, writing, and cooking. Tiffany earned her doctorate degree in orchestral conducting in Spring 2019 at the University of Maryland.

Corelli Concerto Grosso #4, D Major

Noted for its overall joyfully charged sound, this concerto is frequently used as an example when demonstrating Corelli’s renowned cantabile style.

Bach Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor, feat. Maryse Carlin, harpischord

The first of Bach’s harpiscord concertos, it is one of Bach’s greatest concertos. In the words of Richard Jones, it “conveys a sense of huge elemental power.”

Purcell Abdelazer Suite

Although the play is no longer performed, the music for it remains one of Purcell’s most enduring creations. The dance rhythms and character songs are deftly rendered, with moods ranging from slow and gentle to brisk and lively and with nimble passage work for the string ensemble.

Purcell Dido & Aeneas Final Act

The aria is unquestionably among the most beautiful arias in the operatic literature, and is an example of how an aria does not advance the plot, but focuses on the expression of emotion.

Geminiani La Folia Concerto Grosso #12


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Kalia Conducts Rachmaninoff

Kalia Conducts Rachmaninoff

SAT, JANUARY 25 • 7:30 PM
Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua

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Roger Kalia, conductor
Dominic Muzzi, piano

JACOBSON/AGHAEI Ascending Bird
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto #2, C Minor
SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony #9, Eb Major

Described as “majestic in scale, in pathos, in its breathtaking motion,” this symphony was originally intended to be a celebration of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Dominic Muzzi, piano

Hailed for his “mastery, precision, and passion,” Dominic began training in the art of classical piano at the age of four, having shown keen aural ability before that age. Shortly thereafter, he began performing locally in central Florida, giving his first public solo recital at the age of eleven in a local music store.

Hailed for his "mastery, precision, and passion," pianist Dominic Muzzi began training in the art of classical piano at the age of four, having shown keene aural ability before that age. Shortly thereafter, he began performing locally in central Florida, giving his first public solo recital at the age of eleven in a local music store. By the age of fourteen, Dominic had earned the American College of Musician's National Level performance certificate. Presently, Dominic's career has allowed him to perform across the United States and Europe, holding over a dozen top prizes in solo piano and concerto competitions, including the Gold Medal at the 68th Wideman International Concerto Competition.

Dominic was inspired to pursue music professionally in the summer of 2010 while in attendance of a pre-college piano festival at Florida State University. He would go on to complete his undergraduate studies there under the tutelage of Dr. Read Gainsford. Seeking to further his education, Dominic graduated summa cum laude with a Masters of Music in piano from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in the spring of 2018. He now is enrolled in the doctoral program at Indiana University, studying with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Roberto Plano.

In addition to being a full-time student, Dominic works as an Associate Instructor for Indiana University in the secondary piano program, teaching both group piano and private students. Dominic is also in active demand as a collaborative pianist, with over a decade of professional experience performing with choirs, chamber ensembles, and solo musicians at the highest level of musicianship and facility. He has studied chamber music with renowned artists such as Peter Stumpf, Alex Kerr, and Kevork Mardirossian.

Dominic has participated in summer festivals such as the Cautauqua Institution's Piano Festival in New York, and the Rebecca Pennys Piano Festival in Tampa, Florida. Last summer, Dominic attended the Brancaleoni International Piano Festival in Italy, on scholarship from the Villages' Opera Club Foundation. He has participated in masterclasses and public lessons by Sergei Babayan, Jerome Lowenthal, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Jon Nakamatus, Natalya Antonova, Yoshikazu Nagai, and others.

Roger Kalia, conductor

Hailed as a conductor who leads with "passionate intensity" and recognized as "one to watch," Roger Kalia is one of America's most exciting young conductors. A recipient of a 2013 and 2017 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Kalia is currently the Assistant Conductor of Pacific Symphony and the Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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He began his tenure in 2015, and was recently awarded a two-year contract extension, becoming only the second assistant conductor in Pacific Symphony's history to receive this honor. Kalia also serves as Co-Founder and Music Director of the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York, the premier musical arts festival in the region. Previously, he served for two seasons as Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony, where he conducted the orchestra in a variety of performances and invigorated the orchestra’s engagement with the community. Kalia has also held Music Director positions with both the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra and Columbus (IN) Symphony Orchestra, the oldest orchestra in the state and only its fourth music director. In June 2016, Kalia led the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra on a highly successful tour of China, which marked the orchestra’s second international tour and its first to Asia.

In addition to his current positions, Kalia is in consistent demand as a guest conductor. In the 2017-2018 season, he makes his European subscription debut with the Szczecin Philharmonic in Poland, and returns to conduct the Bakersfield Symphony. Further recent and upcoming engagements include the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, Chicago Sinfonietta at Symphony Hall, Long Beach Symphony, Camarada Chamber Orchestra of San Diego, Great Falls Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, and Adrian Symphony, among others. He has collaborated with such artists as Glenn Dicterow, David Kim, Nikki and Timothy Chooi, Randy Newman, the B-52s, Jack Black, Dan Dunn, Fei-Fei Dong, and Misha Dichter, and has served as cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony. Kalia has worked in various capacities with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Danish National Symphony, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, among others. Kalia conducted the Memphis Symphony in 2011 after winning Second Prize in their International Conducting Competition, which led to his debut the following season and launched his professional career.

Kalia started his career as Music Director of the YMF Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles (2012-2015), following in the footsteps of such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas and Andre Previn. Kalia led the orchestra in a variety of repertoire from Mozart through music by acclaimed video game and film composers. Highlights of his tenure included four world premieres, collaborations with violinist Glenn Dicterow and pianist Misha Dichter at UCLA’s Royce Hall, a production of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat with actors Jack Black and Michael Lerner at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles premiere of Michael Giacchino’s Star Trek Into Darkness at the orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Gala Concert, and a collaboration with the Angel City Chorale of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary. In addition, Kalia led the Debut Orchestra in the orchestra’s first-ever performance at the Our Lady of Angels Cathedral (the largest church in Los Angeles) in December 2012 for the Virgin of Guadalupe Festival with more than 2,000 people in attendance as well as being live-streamed worldwide.

In addition to being a two-time recipient (2017 and 2013) of a Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Kalia also held fellowships with the Chicago Sinfonietta as part of their Project Inclusion program, and the 2010 American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, where he worked with Robert Spano. He was also an active participant at the 2011 Conductors Guild Conductor/Composer Training Workshop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, chosen by Marin Alsop. That same year David Zinman invited him to conduct the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in his international conducting masterclass at the Zurich Festspiele. In 2013 Kalia worked with Kurt Masur at his annual Conducting Seminar at the Manhattan School of Music. Passionate about teaching the next generation of musicians, Kalia maintains a regular teaching relationship with the Colburn School and Cal State Fullerton, and he recently conducted the 2018 Missouri All-State Symphony Orchestra.

A native of New York, Kalia received his Doctorate from Indiana University, where he served as an Associate Instructor and Assistant Conductor of the IU Opera Theater and New Music Ensemble. He also holds degrees from the University of Houston and SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. His primary mentors include David Effron, Arthur Fagen, and Franz Anton Krager.


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, January 25th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

Fanfare 2020

February 15
Fanfare 2020

SAT, FEBRUARY 15 • 5:00 PM
Courtyard Marriott, Nashua

Symphony NH, the Board of Trustees and the Fanfare Honorary Host Committee invite you to join us for the 2020 Fanfare Gala, all in support of our education and community initiatives.

5:30 | Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour

7:00 | Three-course Dinner with Wine Pairings & Live Jazz Music

7:30 | Live Auction

 

Ticket Prices

$95 or $900 for a table of 10.

Tickets with the button below or by calling 603-595-9156


VENUE INFORMATION

Saturday, February 15

Courtyard Marriott
2200 Southwood Drive
Nashua, NH 03063

 

Online Bidding

At this year’s gala, the silent auction bidding will begin online 2 weeks prior to the event.  Then bidding will continue at the live event ON PAPER.

Every attendee MUST register to bid online, even if you choose not to make bids until the day of the event. This will make the check-in and check-out process quick and easy for all attendees.

 

HOW TO REGISTER: Go to the auction site and enter all required information, including a credit card number. Each “household” can share a bid number and account, no need to register separately. Or call the office at (603) 595-9156.

 

WHEN TO START: Online bidding will begin 2 weeks before the Gala on January 26, 2019.

LIVE EVENT: Online bidding will end the morning of Feb. 9. The bidding will then continue with the most recent bid ON PAPER during the silent auction at the event starting at 5:30 PM.

Please note, the provided credit card will NOT be charged until obtaining your approval during the check-out process at the end of the gala.

For more help, visit the Bidding for Good FAQ page: https://frontstreamzendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/115001633423-Bidder-FAQ or call our office at (603) 595-9156.

Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Contact us to purchase a table at a reduced rate. Free tickets for youth aged 5-15 are not available for this event.

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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Kalia Conducts Mendelssohn & Dvořák I Nashua

Kalia Conducts Mendelssohn & Dvořák

SAT, MARCH 7 • 7:30 PM
Keefe Center for the Arts, Nashua

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Roger Kalia, conductor
Rubén Rengel, violin

LIGETI Concert Romanesc
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto, E Minor, feat. Rubén Rengel
DVORAK
Symphony #8, G Major

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Rubén Rongel, violin

Venezuelan violinist Rubén, 22, was the winner of the 2018 Annual Sphinx Competition. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at teh Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, under the remarkable guidance of Paul Kantor. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of world-renowned violinist Jaime Laredo.

Venezuelan violinist Rubén Rengel, 22, was the Winner of the 2018 Annual Sphinx Competition. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at the Shepherd School of Music, at Rice University, under the remarkable guidance of Paul Kantor. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of world-renowned violinist Jaime Laredo. Rubén’s early education was centered at the Emil Friedman Conservatory and School in Caracas, where he studied with Maestro Iván Pérez Núñez for eleven years. Rubén was the winner of the CIM Concerto Competition in 2014, recipient of the Anna Y. Tringas Award for excellence in violin performance at CIM in 2013, and was the winner of the Juan Bautista Plaza National Violin Competition of Venezuela in 2011.

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, the CIM Orchestra, Virtuosi de Caracas, Filarmonía Caracas, and Arcos Juveniles de Caracas, working with conductors such as Theodore Kuchar, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Carl Topilow, Andrew Grams, and Ulyses Ascanio.

Rubén has had the opportunity to perform at the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas as a soloist, at the Kennedy Center as a representative of CIM, and at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra Seminar as well as on tour with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. Rubén has been Concertmaster of the New York Orchestra Seminar, the Shepherd Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, and Assistant Concertmaster of the Aspen Festival Orchestra.

Rubén has received numerous fellowships to attend music festivals, including the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Meadowmount School of Music, the New York String Orchestra Seminar. Rubén is an avid chamber musician, member of the Autana Trio, Bronze medal winners at the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Some of his chamber music coaches include Sharon Robinson, Merry Peckham, Joel Smirnoff, Norman Fischer, James Dunham, Donald Weilerstein, Peter Salaff, Itzhak Perlman, and Joseph Silverstein. In master classes, he has worked with the Brentano Quartet, Quatuor Ébène, Sylvia Rosenberg, Leon Fleisher, Peter Wiley, and the Miró Quartet.

Rubén began his violin studies at the age of three at the National System of Youth Orchestras of Venezuela, “El Sistema,” where he was until the age of six. In addition to classical music, Rubén has extensive experience performing Venezuelan folk music and Jazz. This has allowed him to develop important abilities in the area of improvisation, and he has recorded and toured with distinguished Venezuelan ensembles. Rubén also has a strong interest in the art of conducting.

Roger Kalia, conductor

Hailed as a conductor who leads with "passionate intensity" and recognized as "one to watch," Roger Kalia is one of America's most exciting young conductors. A recipient of a 2013 and 2017 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Kalia is currently the Assistant Conductor of Pacific Symphony and the Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Hailed as a conductor who leads with "passionate intensity" and recognized as "one to watch," Roger Kalia is one of America's most exciting young conductors. A recipient of a 2013 and 2017 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Kalia is currently the Assistant Conductor of Pacific Symphony and the Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. He began his tenure in 2015, and was recently awarded a two-year contract extension, becoming only the second assistant conductor in Pacific Symphony's history to receive this honor. Kalia also serves as Co-Founder and Music Director of the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York, the premier musical arts festival in the region. Previously, he served for two seasons as Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony, where he conducted the orchestra in a variety of performances and invigorated the orchestra’s engagement with the community. Kalia has also held Music Director positions with both the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra and Columbus (IN) Symphony Orchestra, the oldest orchestra in the state and only its fourth music director. In June 2016, Kalia led the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra on a highly successful tour of China, which marked the orchestra’s second international tour and its first to Asia.

In addition to his current positions, Kalia is in consistent demand as a guest conductor. In the 2017-2018 season, he makes his European subscription debut with the Szczecin Philharmonic in Poland, and returns to conduct the Bakersfield Symphony. Further recent and upcoming engagements include the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, Chicago Sinfonietta at Symphony Hall, Long Beach Symphony, Camarada Chamber Orchestra of San Diego, Great Falls Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, and Adrian Symphony, among others. He has collaborated with such artists as Glenn Dicterow, David Kim, Nikki and Timothy Chooi, Randy Newman, the B-52s, Jack Black, Dan Dunn, Fei-Fei Dong, and Misha Dichter, and has served as cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony. Kalia has worked in various capacities with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Danish National Symphony, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, among others. Kalia conducted the Memphis Symphony in 2011 after winning Second Prize in their International Conducting Competition, which led to his debut the following season and launched his professional career.

Kalia started his career as Music Director of the YMF Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles (2012-2015), following in the footsteps of such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas and Andre Previn. Kalia led the orchestra in a variety of repertoire from Mozart through music by acclaimed video game and film composers. Highlights of his tenure included four world premieres, collaborations with violinist Glenn Dicterow and pianist Misha Dichter at UCLA’s Royce Hall, a production of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat with actors Jack Black and Michael Lerner at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles premiere of Michael Giacchino’s Star Trek Into Darkness at the orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Gala Concert, and a collaboration with the Angel City Chorale of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary. In addition, Kalia led the Debut Orchestra in the orchestra’s first-ever performance at the Our Lady of Angels Cathedral (the largest church in Los Angeles) in December 2012 for the Virgin of Guadalupe Festival with more than 2,000 people in attendance as well as being live-streamed worldwide.

In addition to being a two-time recipient (2017 and 2013) of a Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Kalia also held fellowships with the Chicago Sinfonietta as part of their Project Inclusion program, and the 2010 American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, where he worked with Robert Spano. He was also an active participant at the 2011 Conductors Guild Conductor/Composer Training Workshop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, chosen by Marin Alsop. That same year David Zinman invited him to conduct the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in his international conducting masterclass at the Zurich Festspiele. In 2013 Kalia worked with Kurt Masur at his annual Conducting Seminar at the Manhattan School of Music. Passionate about teaching the next generation of musicians, Kalia maintains a regular teaching relationship with the Colburn School and Cal State Fullerton, and he recently conducted the 2018 Missouri All-State Symphony Orchestra.

A native of New York, Kalia received his Doctorate from Indiana University, where he served as an Associate Instructor and Assistant Conductor of the IU Opera Theater and New Music Ensemble. He also holds degrees from the University of Houston and SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. His primary mentors include David Effron, Arthur Fagen, and Franz Anton Krager.


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

Subscription Series Ticket Table.png

Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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Mar
8
3:00 PM15:00

Kalia Conducts Mendelssohn & Dvořák I Concord

Kalia Conducts Mendelssohn & Dvořák

SUN, MARCH 8 • 3:00 PM
Concord City Auditorium, Concord

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Roger Kalia, conductor
Rubén Rengel, violin

LIGETI Concert Romanesc
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto, E Minor, feat. Rubén Rengel
DVORAK
Symphony #8, G Major

LEARN

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Rubén Rongel, violin

Venezuelan violinist Rubén, 22, was the winner of the 2018 Annual Sphinx Competition. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at teh Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, under the remarkable guidance of Paul Kantor. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of world-renowned violinist Jaime Laredo.

Venezuelan violinist Rubén Rengel, 22, was the Winner of the 2018 Annual Sphinx Competition. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at the Shepherd School of Music, at Rice University, under the remarkable guidance of Paul Kantor. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of world-renowned violinist Jaime Laredo. Rubén’s early education was centered at the Emil Friedman Conservatory and School in Caracas, where he studied with Maestro Iván Pérez Núñez for eleven years. Rubén was the winner of the CIM Concerto Competition in 2014, recipient of the Anna Y. Tringas Award for excellence in violin performance at CIM in 2013, and was the winner of the Juan Bautista Plaza National Violin Competition of Venezuela in 2011.

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, the CIM Orchestra, Virtuosi de Caracas, Filarmonía Caracas, and Arcos Juveniles de Caracas, working with conductors such as Theodore Kuchar, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Carl Topilow, Andrew Grams, and Ulyses Ascanio.

Rubén has had the opportunity to perform at the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas as a soloist, at the Kennedy Center as a representative of CIM, and at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra Seminar as well as on tour with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. Rubén has been Concertmaster of the New York Orchestra Seminar, the Shepherd Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, and Assistant Concertmaster of the Aspen Festival Orchestra.

Rubén has received numerous fellowships to attend music festivals, including the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Meadowmount School of Music, the New York String Orchestra Seminar. Rubén is an avid chamber musician, member of the Autana Trio, Bronze medal winners at the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Some of his chamber music coaches include Sharon Robinson, Merry Peckham, Joel Smirnoff, Norman Fischer, James Dunham, Donald Weilerstein, Peter Salaff, Itzhak Perlman, and Joseph Silverstein. In master classes, he has worked with the Brentano Quartet, Quatuor Ébène, Sylvia Rosenberg, Leon Fleisher, Peter Wiley, and the Miró Quartet.

Rubén began his violin studies at the age of three at the National System of Youth Orchestras of Venezuela, “El Sistema,” where he was until the age of six. In addition to classical music, Rubén has extensive experience performing Venezuelan folk music and Jazz. This has allowed him to develop important abilities in the area of improvisation, and he has recorded and toured with distinguished Venezuelan ensembles. Rubén also has a strong interest in the art of conducting.

Roger Kalia, conductor

Hailed as a conductor who leads with "passionate intensity" and recognized as "one to watch," Roger Kalia is one of America's most exciting young conductors. A recipient of a 2013 and 2017 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Kalia is currently the Assistant Conductor of Pacific Symphony and the Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Hailed as a conductor who leads with "passionate intensity" and recognized as "one to watch," Roger Kalia is one of America's most exciting young conductors. A recipient of a 2013 and 2017 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Kalia is currently the Assistant Conductor of Pacific Symphony and the Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. He began his tenure in 2015, and was recently awarded a two-year contract extension, becoming only the second assistant conductor in Pacific Symphony's history to receive this honor. Kalia also serves as Co-Founder and Music Director of the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York, the premier musical arts festival in the region. Previously, he served for two seasons as Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony, where he conducted the orchestra in a variety of performances and invigorated the orchestra’s engagement with the community. Kalia has also held Music Director positions with both the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra and Columbus (IN) Symphony Orchestra, the oldest orchestra in the state and only its fourth music director. In June 2016, Kalia led the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra on a highly successful tour of China, which marked the orchestra’s second international tour and its first to Asia.

In addition to his current positions, Kalia is in consistent demand as a guest conductor. In the 2017-2018 season, he makes his European subscription debut with the Szczecin Philharmonic in Poland, and returns to conduct the Bakersfield Symphony. Further recent and upcoming engagements include the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, Chicago Sinfonietta at Symphony Hall, Long Beach Symphony, Camarada Chamber Orchestra of San Diego, Great Falls Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, and Adrian Symphony, among others. He has collaborated with such artists as Glenn Dicterow, David Kim, Nikki and Timothy Chooi, Randy Newman, the B-52s, Jack Black, Dan Dunn, Fei-Fei Dong, and Misha Dichter, and has served as cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony. Kalia has worked in various capacities with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Danish National Symphony, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, among others. Kalia conducted the Memphis Symphony in 2011 after winning Second Prize in their International Conducting Competition, which led to his debut the following season and launched his professional career.

Kalia started his career as Music Director of the YMF Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles (2012-2015), following in the footsteps of such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas and Andre Previn. Kalia led the orchestra in a variety of repertoire from Mozart through music by acclaimed video game and film composers. Highlights of his tenure included four world premieres, collaborations with violinist Glenn Dicterow and pianist Misha Dichter at UCLA’s Royce Hall, a production of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat with actors Jack Black and Michael Lerner at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles premiere of Michael Giacchino’s Star Trek Into Darkness at the orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Gala Concert, and a collaboration with the Angel City Chorale of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary. In addition, Kalia led the Debut Orchestra in the orchestra’s first-ever performance at the Our Lady of Angels Cathedral (the largest church in Los Angeles) in December 2012 for the Virgin of Guadalupe Festival with more than 2,000 people in attendance as well as being live-streamed worldwide.

In addition to being a two-time recipient (2017 and 2013) of a Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Kalia also held fellowships with the Chicago Sinfonietta as part of their Project Inclusion program, and the 2010 American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, where he worked with Robert Spano. He was also an active participant at the 2011 Conductors Guild Conductor/Composer Training Workshop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, chosen by Marin Alsop. That same year David Zinman invited him to conduct the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in his international conducting masterclass at the Zurich Festspiele. In 2013 Kalia worked with Kurt Masur at his annual Conducting Seminar at the Manhattan School of Music. Passionate about teaching the next generation of musicians, Kalia maintains a regular teaching relationship with the Colburn School and Cal State Fullerton, and he recently conducted the 2018 Missouri All-State Symphony Orchestra.

A native of New York, Kalia received his Doctorate from Indiana University, where he served as an Associate Instructor and Assistant Conductor of the IU Opera Theater and New Music Ensemble. He also holds degrees from the University of Houston and SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. His primary mentors include David Effron, Arthur Fagen, and Franz Anton Krager.


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, March 8th at 3 pm

Concord City Auditorium

2 Prince St
Concord, NH
(Parking and Directions)

 

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

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