Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, 3/24/2011 @ 7:30 pm LSMSA Recital Hall

Guest Artist Recital:
John-Henry Crawford, cellist
Patrick Kreeger, pianist

Program features works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Brahms and Popper.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thursday, 3/17/2011, at 7:30 pm in Magale Recital Hall


Tarantella .... Giovanni Bottesinni (1821-1889)

Fantasia II Puritani .... Bottesinni

A Carmen Fantasy .... Frank Proto (b. 1941)
I. Prelude
II. Aragonaise
III. Micacla's Nocturne
IV. Toreador Song
V. Bohemian Dance

Fantasia for Cello and Bass .... Bottesinni
Themes from Bellini's Il Puritans


A native of Honduras, Josue Ramirez began double bass studies at the age of 16 at the Victoriano Lopez Music School. There he received invaluable instrumental instruction from Maestro Ernesto G. Rodriguez. In 2002 Mr. Ramirez traveled to Costa Rica to study with Maestro Carlos Vives from the Costa Rican National Symphony as well as Professor Klaus Stoll from the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2003 Mr. Ramirez was given the opportunity to continue his double bass studies on a full scholarship at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Music under the instruction of Yung-Chiao Wei. The following year Mr. Ramirez continued his studies at Northwestern State University and earned the Master of Music degree in Double Bass. At present, he is a candidate for the doctoral degree in music from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.  He also serves as Principal Bassist of the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and also performs in the Rapides Symphony, Mobile Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, and Texarkana Symphony.

The founding  member of the Jazz group “Hibriduz” (Hybrid), Oscar Rossignoli currently lives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where he works  as a freelance accompanist and arranger. A native  Honduran, he performs in both classical and jazz idioms.  His piano studies began at the age of  ten  with Sergio Suazo. At  thirteen, he became a student of Amalia Marin, at the Escuela de Musica Victoriano Lopez where he was awarded first prize at the Juan Tutto Diffent young artist concerto competition with Mendelssohn’s Rondo Capriccioso. Mr. Rossignoli was also awarded the second prize at the young artist concerto competition hosted by the Japan Government Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. His future plans include further studies in the U.S. with an emphasis in jazz

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

Left to right: Allen, Kuroda, Davis, Christopher

Howard Center Recital Hall
The School of the Performing Arts
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, La


Three Pieces for Cello and Piano ... Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Souvenir du Val, Op. 29, No. 1
Introduction et Valse mélancolique, Op. 14
Les Larmes de Jacqueline, Op. 76

Paul Christopher, cello
Elena Bogaczova, piano

Suite for Two Cellos and Piano ... Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)
Introduction: Andante maestoso, ma con moto
Scherzo: Allegro
Arioso: Lento
Finale: Allegro

Whitney Allen, cello
Paul Christopher, cello
Elena Bogaczova, piano

Sonata No. 1 in D minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 109 ... G. Fauré (1845-1924)
Final: Allegro commodo

Paul Christopher, cello
Elena Bogaczova, piano

Requiem for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66 ... David Popper (1843-1913)

Whitney Allen, cello
Christine Davis, cello
Paul Christopher, cello
Elena Bogaczova, piano

This program will be repeated on Friday, 3/18/2011, @ 7:30 pm at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, 3/6/2011 @ 3:00 pm

The Piatigorsky Foundation presents a concert featuring two fine artists...
Evan Drachman, cello
Mary Au, piano
Northminster Church
Monroe, Louisiana

Divertimento for Cello and Piano in D major .... FJ Haydn (1732-1809), Transcribed by Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976)
I. Adagio
II. Menuet and Trio
III. Allegro di molto

Suite No. 3 in C major for Solo Cello, BMV 1009 .... JS Bach (1685-1750)
Bouree I & II

Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 for Cello and Piano .... A Dvorak (1841-1904)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale: Allegro moderato

Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 44 .... A Rubinstein (1829-1894), Transcribed by Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday, 3/12/2011 @ 7:30 pm

Rapides Symphony Orchestra
Coughlin Saunders Auditorium
Alexandria, Louisiana

Featuring Guest Conductor Alfredo Ibarra and Concerto Competition Winners
Program includes Dvorak's New World Symphony

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thursday, 3/3/2011 @ 7:30 pm

Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra
Concerto Competition Winners
Magale Recital Hall

PROGRAM includes:

Concerto in D Minor .... E. Lalo
    Prelude: Lento-Allegro maestoso
Milovan Paz, cello
    Introduction: Andante
    Rondo: Allegro vivace
Lillia Lara, cello