Sun, Oct 08|
Carriage Barn Arts Center
Oskar Espina Ruiz and Friends: Musical Portraits
"Mr. Espina Ruiz is a phenomenal clarinetist – a subtle and discreet virtuoso whose dynamic control matched that of the string quartet." (CVNC) “Masterful virtuosity” – El Nuevo Día
Time & Location
Oct 08, 4:00 PM
Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840, USA
About the Event
Oskar Espina Ruiz returns, energized by a summer that included his Casals Festival debut as soloist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, praised by El Nuevo Día for his “masterful virtuosity;” a Music Mountain performance of the complete Brahms Clarinet Sonatas with legendary pianist Misha Dichter; a performance with the Penderecki String Quartet at Laurier University's QuartetFest, in Canada; and a performance with the Ulysses Quartet that The Millbrook Independent praised for “the generous, tender warmth of Oskar Espina Ruiz’s blooming clarinet.”
Brazilian-born artist/flutist/creator Tadeu Coelho has been highly acclaimed for his recordings with Quarteto Vivace Brasil; Anima Vox Duo; and as a soloist, including Live from New Orleans, 18th Century Flute Sonatas; Flute Music from Brazil; and ¡Rompe! An Album of Mexican Chamber Music.
A native of Moscow, Russia, Dmitri Vorobiev first came to international attention after winning the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy in 1994, followed by performances at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, and numerous recitals throughout Italy, United States, Israel, Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland and South Africa. He has appeared as a soloist with Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Pretoria Chamber Orchestra, Durban Symphony, Terni Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony and Western Piedmont Symphony.
Together they bring a high-octane program of trios, including Camille Saint-Saëns’ Tarantelle; Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Langston, featuring Treetops supporter and community citizen, Juanita James as the Narrator of Langston Hughes’ poetic memories of Harlem and Paris in the early 1900s; Gabriela Lena Frank’s Canto de Harawi: Amadeoso, a short tone poem that imagines the composer’s childhood dream of walking hand-in-hand with Mozart through the Andes; Russell Peterson’s Trio, inspired by the Duduk, a Middle Eastern oboe; and Guillaume Connesson’s Techno-Parade, an exciting finale.
- Camille Saint-Saëns’ Tarantelle for flute, clarinet and piano is the brilliant opener to this trio program, presented by three music faculty artists from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
- Coleman’s Portraits of Langston features Juanita James as the Narrator of Langston Hughes’ poetic memories of Harlem and Paris in the early 1900s – a time when the arts celebrated African American culture – and the subject of Coleman’s musical portraits.
- Frank’s Canto de Harawi: Amadeoso is a short tone poem that imagines the composer’s childhood dream of walking hand-in-hand with Mozart through the Andes.
- Peterson’s “Trio” travels far in time and space, from the re-creation of a Middle Eastern oboe called “Duduk” to a relentlessly rocking last movement.
- Connesson’s Techno-Parade provides a wild finale to this program, showcasing the raw energy of techno music.
Adult$45.00+$1.13 service fee
Ages 19 - 29$30.00+$0.75 service fee
Child / Student
Ages 5 to 18$10.00+$0.25 service fee