Sun, Apr 14|
First Universalist Society
Unstuffy, Unpredicable, Unmatched.
Time & Location
Apr 14, 2019, 3:00 PM
First Universalist Society, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin, MA
Our season concludes with a captivating performance by Mistral, a unique and engaging ensemble of concert artists performing works by Debussy, Ravel and Piazzolla.
Julie Scolnik, flute
Stephanie Fong, viola
Ina Zdorovetchi, harp
Debussy: Sonate for flute, viola, harp
Ravel: Sonatine en Trio
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango for flute and harp
Short encore duo gems by Fauré, Donizetti, Satie, & Ibert for viola/harp, & flute/harp
Julie Scolnik, flute. Ina Zdorovetchi, harp. Stephanie Fong, viola
IMPRESSIONS & REMEMBRANCE
Sonatine en Trio Maurice Ravel
Mouvement de Menuet
From Histoire du Tango Astor Piazzolla
Night Club 1960
Concert of today
A Vanished World (1999) David Stock
Sonata for flute, viola, & harp. Claude Debussy
Encores announced from the stage!
Flutist Julie Scolnik’s tonal enchantment and communicative gifts have captivated audiences across the United States and abroad. Scolnik has enjoyed a diverse musical career as a soloist, orchestral flutist, and chamber musician. The 2018-2019 season marks Ms Scolnik's 22nd year as artistic director of Mistral Music, a chamber series which has brought her accolades for her imaginative programming and for the personal connection she establishes with her audiences. As a guest flutist at festivals across the U.S. and France, Ms. Scolnik has collaborated with countless world-class artists and chamber groups that include the Brentano, Chiara, and Borromeo String Quartets. She is an active soloist in the U.S., and in France she offers an annual fall recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris and in festivals of Provence during the summer.
In earlier years, Ms. Scolnik performed as principal flute with many of Boston's leading orchestras including Emmanuel Music, The Boston Ballet, and Lyric Opera, and toured and recorded in the flute section of the Boston Symphony. Ms. Scolnik is a frequent featured guest on Boston's WGBH radio, having made over three dozen radio appearances. Ms. Scolnik has released two commercial CDs to critical review, the latest, ‘Salut d’Amour & Other Songs of Love,’ with her daughter, pianist Sophie Scolnik-Brower. Since undergoing treatments for breast cancer in 2005, Ms. Scolnik has found ways to both organize and perform concerts which raise funds for cancer support and research, the most recent two with the world-renown conductor, Sir Simon Rattle in Boston’s Jordan Hall in 2010, and in Paris for the Ligue Contre le Cancer at the Hotel de Ville in 2014. Twice a year since 2009 she has been a guest speaker at Harvard Medical School. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband, physicist Michael Brower, and has a daughter, Sophie and a son, Sasha, also musicians.
Ina Zdorovetchi has established a reputation as one of the leading harpists of her generation. While championing major traditional works, she has continually treated her audiences to new and innovative repertoire, using her particular interest in new music to promote awareness about the harp and collaborating with composers on several works written for her, including ...bisbigliando..., a harp concerto by Thomas Oboe Lee, and after Kandinsky, a double concerto for cello and harp by Geoffrey Gordon.
Her performing highlights include appearances as a soloist with the symphony orchestras of Jerusalem, Haifa, and Brockton, as well as with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Moldova National Radio Orchestra, Moldova National Philharmonic, the chamber orchestras of Seattle, Boston University, Bucharest University, and the Republic of Moldova, and chamber music collaborations with members of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Dawn Upshaw, Osvaldo Golijov, David Krakauer, and Natalie Merchant in Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, and other venues.
Hailed as "hypnotizing," Zdorovetchi is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Chamber Music Prize, the Propes Prize at the 17th International Harp Contest in Israel, first prize at the Bucharest International Competition, second prize at the Paris International Harp Competition, an Outstanding Achievement in Chamber Music Award from the Fischoff National Competition, and the Henry Cabot Award for extraordinary commitment of talent from the Boston Symphony Orchestra Players Committee.
Her debut solo album, Un Sospiro, released in 2010, demonstrates her interest in both original works and transcriptions and celebrates composers past and contemporary. Additionally, she has recorded solo, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire for Sony, Naxos, Albany Records, BMOP/sound, and Boston Symphony and has presented live concertos, recitals, interviews, and broadcasts on WGBH Boston, Israel Broadcasting Authority, and Moldova National TV.
Currently, Zdorovetchi is the principal harpist with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and BMOP, and she is on the faculty at Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College, the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and Brevard Music Center Summer Festival, with invitations for public master classes at Indiana University, Chapman University, American Harp Society chapters in Washington, D.C., Syracuse, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, and Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Her students have been featured in performances at the World Harp Congress and have won several top competition prizes.
Additionally, she is the founder and artistic director of the Boston Harp Festival, an elected member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a member of the National Music Honor Society, a past president of the American Harp Society Boston Chapter, and the bearer of the U.S. Alien with Extraordinary Ability in the Arts title.
Stephanie Fong enjoys a versatile career as an orchestral musician, music educator, and chamber musician. In addition to regular appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, Stephanie has performed as a member of the Boston-based Mistral, the Alianza String Quartet, the Phoenix String Quartet, and was a top-prize winner at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition with the Kailas String Quartet. She has also performed at a number of festivals including the Skaneateles Festival, Monadnock Festival, Rockport Festival, Aspen Music School and Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Yellow Barn Music School and Festival.
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