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Firmly established as one of America’s outstanding flutists, Joshua Smith is principal flute of the Cleveland Orchestra and is equally at home as soloist, chamber musician, and educator. In the fall of 2014 he was featured as soloist on the Cleveland Orchestra’s European tour, performing Jörg Widmann’s Flute Concerto, which was commissioned for him by the orchestra. He received a 2010 Grammy nomination for best chamber music performance for his Telarc recording Air. His discs dedicated to the works of J.S. Bach include Sonatas for Flute and Continuo and Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord.
Wednesday, August 14, noon: Romantic Piano & Winds
There’s no better way to spend a Saturday summer evening than by taking in one (or all five!) of the Festival’s Bach Plus concerts, which are held at 5 p.m. in the New Mexico Museum of Art and spotlight works by J. S. Bach and those of his children, contemporaries, and musical successors.
This season, the series begins on July 20 with Bach’s Trio Sonata in C Major, BWV 1037, and Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042, featuring violinists Paul Huang and Jennifer Frautschi, respectively, and two works by another giant of the Baroque era, Antonio Vivaldi: the Cello Sonata in E Minor, RV 40, and the Violin Concerto in E Minor (from La stravaganza), performed by Benny Kim with the members of Miami String Quartet.
The following week, on July 27, violinist Soovin Kim—winner of the Paganini International Violin Competition, Avery Fisher Career Grant, and Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, among other honors—gives a solo recital that includes Bach’s Sonata No. 1 and Partita No. 2 as well as Belgian violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe’s dazzling Sonata in E Minor, which reveals several Bach influences and is dedicated to another legendary violinist, Fritz Kreisler.
For the third concert of the series, held on August 3, the Festival presents an all-Bach lineup that spotlights two standouts of the orchestra world: Mark Kosower, principal cello of The Cleveland Orchestra, who performs the beloved Cello Suite No. 3, BWV 1009, and Choong-Jin Chang, principal viola of The Philadelphia Orchestra, who joins pianist Gilles Vonsattel for the Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028, and Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1029—both originally written for viola da gamba and harpsichord.
On August 10, New York Philharmonic harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon plays two works by 18th-century Spanish composer Antonio Soler—the Fandango for Harpsichord and the Quintet No. 1 for Harpsichord & Strings—and Łukasz Kuropaczewski performs a later work by the Italian-born, Classical-era composer Luigi Boccherini: the delightful “Fandango” Guitar Quintet.
The series concludes on August 17 with Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C Minor, featuring New York City Ballet Principal Oboe Randall Wolfgang, and the Flute Concerto in A Major by one of Bach’s sons, C. P. E. Bach, featuring Joshua Smith, principal flute of The Cleveland Orchestra. The dynamic Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári brings both the concert and the series to an end with the Keyboard Concerto in D Minor after Marcello, BWV 974, which is Bach’s own transcription of the Marcello concerto that opens the program.
Bach Plus is a great series to subscribe to. The cost is only $265, which gets you a ticket to all five concerts. Best of all: great seats are still available!
For individual tickets to these concerts, and for further information about the artists and repertoire, click the links throughout the article. For information on a Bach Plus subscription, contact the Festival’s Ticket Office directly at 505-982-1890.
Cellist Eric Kim enjoys a diverse career as recitalist, chamber musician, soloist with orchestra, and teacher. Having made his solo debut at age 15 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has been a featured soloist with the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati, Denver, and San Diego and has collaborated with conductors Alan Gilbert, Zubin Mehta, Paavo Järvi, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Lawrence Foster, and others. He served as principal cello of the Cincinnati Symphony from 1989-2009, as well as the San Diego and Denver symphonies. In 2009 Mr. Kim began his appointment as professor music at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.
Active as a chamber musician, Mr. Kim performs with such artists as Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Susan Graham, Lynn Harrell, Stephen Hough, Jaime Laredo, and Menahem Pressler. He participated in tours to Europe, South America, and Israel as a member of the Pinchas Zukerman and Friends chamber ensemble and made chamber music debuts at Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and Kennedy Center with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Michael Tree, among others. Mr. Kim regularly performs at the music festivals of Aspen, La Jolla, and Santa Fe and has been heard in recital in New York Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Mr. Kim received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Leonard Rose, Lynn Harrell, and Channing Robbins and was the first recipient of the William Schuman Prize for outstanding leadership and achievement in music.
Wednesday, August 7, 6 pm: Britten Serenade
Sunday, August 18, 6 pm: Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe has been hailed as “brilliant” (The New York Times), “an artist to be taken seriously” (The Chicago Tribune), “impressive” (BBC Radio), “a mature, fascinating interpreter and an artist of intelligence, insight, and a genuine grace” (The Southampton Press), and “electrifying” (The Dallas Morning News). She was named one of the classical music world’s “Six on the Rise: Young Artists to Watch” by Symphony magazine. The recipient of the prestigious William Petschek Piano Debut Recital Award, she has appeared as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and collaborative musician at major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Seoul Arts Center, National Performing Arts Center (Beijing), Ravinia Festival, Salle Cortot (Paris), Teatro Argentino, the Esplanade (Singapore), Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami), Banff Centre, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Ms. Roe’s multifaceted career includes performance broadcasts on the BBC, KBS, NPR, and PBS; new music premieres; and collaborations. A recording artist for Decca Classics, her latest album, released in May 2016, is of the complete Nocturnes by John Field, and her previous album of the Britten and Barber piano concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra was released to critical acclaim. Her discography also comprises a solo album, Images Poetiques (Universal Classics/Deutsche Grammophon) and four piano duo albums, of which When Words Fade (Steinway label) spent over a dozen weeks at the top of the Billboard classical chart. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with an array of esteemed artists, including violinist Daniel Hope, violist Richard O’Neill, cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, the Parker Quartet, and jazz pianist Shelly Berg. She is also a member of Decoda (the first-ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall) and Trio Ariadne (ensemble-in-residence at the Green Music Center in California). Most notably, she co-founded the groundbreaking Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, whose concerts, compositions, social media presence, and Emmy-nominated music videos (viewed by millions on YouTube) have captivated audiences around the globe. Additional career highlights include the PBS broadcast Jazz & the Philharmonic, in which she performed alongside jazz legends Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, and more; the Carnegie Hall premiere of Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen for the composer’s centennial celebration hosted by Pierre Boulez; performance presentations for the United Nations and at various international leadership symposia, including the EG Conference, Chicago Ideas Week, and La Ciudad de las Ideas; and an artistic residency sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Argentina.
Ms. Roe made her concerto debut in 1997 with the Chicago Philharmonic, eliciting critical acclaim from The Chicago Tribune’s John Von Rheim: “Elizabeth Joy Roe supplied scintillation in the Grieg [Concerto]…A lot of pianists play the Grieg but not many adults twice the age of Miss Roe could make this familiar score sing so poetically or with such spontaneity.” She has since appeared with the Hartford, Tucson, Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Shreveport, Waco, Winnipeg, Chautauqua, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, and Ars Viva symphony orchestras; the Juilliard Orchestra; the Boulder Calgary, and Seongnam philharmonic orchestras; the Indianapolis and Milwaukee chamber orchestras; the Chicago Sinfonietta; and with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, among others. In 2003 she stepped in on short notice to replace the late John Browning for subscription performances of the Barber Piano Concerto (Browning’s signature work) with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. The Delaware News Journal pronounced her pianism as “astonishing” and “stunning.”
Committed to arts advocacy, Ms. Roe was one of the inaugural fellows of The Academy – a program of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School, and Weill Music Institute. As part of this professional fellowship, she performed regularly at Carnegie Hall with Ensemble ACJW, taught at PS 131Q in Queens, and co-directed the Children’s Music Campaign NYC. In recognition of her educational and leadership endeavors, she was awarded the McGraw-Hill Companies’ Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach. She has also held faculty positions at Smith College as visiting artist and lecturer in music and at Sonoma State University as Weill Hall artist-in-residence.
A Chicago native, Ms. Roe was 13 years old when she won the grand prize at the IBLA International Piano Competition in Italy. Throughout her career she has received honors from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Music for Youth Foundation, the National Association for Professional Asian Women, and the Samsung Foundation of Culture. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School as a full scholarship student, graduation with scholastic distinction for her thesis on representations of music in the fiction of Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust, and E.M. Forster. A Steinway Artist and Soros Fellow, Ms. Roe’s mission is to connect with others through the inspiration, joy, and essential humanity of music.
Sunday, July 14, 6 pm: Mendelssohn Octet
Monday, July 15, 6 pm: Mendelssohn Octet
Wednesday, July 17, noon: Voice of the Whale