Bringing the finest musicians
to the Stocker Arts Center
Jeffrey Mumford, Curator
2014-2015 Signature Concert Series
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:30pm
Deborah Norin Kuehn, Soprano
Pamela Ashmore, piano
Since her 1994 New York debut, soprano Deborah Norin-Kuehn has dedicated her performance career to presenting contemporary vocal repertoire, premiering and interpreting works of our time, without neglecting the traditional fare. Regarding Norin-Kuehn’s UK premiere of Milton Babbitt’s Du, Phyllis Bryn Julson said, “She puts a little Schubert in her Babbitt, and vice versa.”
Norin-Kuehn has performed under the batons of Peter Bay, David Hayes, Aaron Jay Kernis, Oliver Knussen, and been featured throughout the US, Canada, England, France, Germany, and Italy with orchestras, ensembles and select artists including Ensemble 21, Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Singers, pianists Jeffrey Jacob, Margaret Kampmeier, Marilyn Nonken, and Thomas Rosenkranz, and her duo Vox Electroacoustica. She has performed the roles of Pamina, Musetta, Mrs. Gobineau, and Anna Gomez on the opera stage, has thrice been guest artist at the Eastman School of Music and at such venues and festivals as Composers, Inc., June in Buffalo, and the BGSU New Music Festival. Her discography features recordings on the Living Artists and SEAMUS labels.
A student of the late Todd Duncan - Gershwin’s original Porgy - at the Curtis Institute of Music (Artist Diploma), Norin-Kuehn holds vocal performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music (D.M.A., M.M.) and has studied and performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the Britten-Pears School, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Lake Placid Institute. Currently on the voice faculty of Heidelberg University, she resides in Sylvania, Ohio with her husband and their two children.
Studio Theatre - FREE
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:30pm
Brandon George, Flute
Brandon Patrick George has appeared as a solo ﬂutist and chamber artist throughout France, Italy, North and South America. As a concerto soloist, recent appearances include the ﬂute concerti of Mozart with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Institute, Jacques Ibert with conductor Brandon Keith Brown, among others. He has also transcribed and performed the violin concerti of Le Chevalier de Saint-George.
Brandon has performed as a recitalist at the Kennedy Center (DC), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Bargemusic (NYC), and has appeared at Carnegie Hall. As a chamber collaborator, Brandon has performed with the members of Ensemble InterContemporain in Paris, Eighth Blackbird, the New York Philharmonic, and has performed with the Jasper String Quartet. He has performed as guest flutist in the International Contemporary Ensemble, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and can be heard on the orchestra's recent recording of works by Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky. Known for the breadth and depth of his programming, Brandon has curated and hosted programs for WQXR, the classical music station of New York City, and WNYC. He can be heard on recordings on the Delos and Albany labels.
Brandon entered the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a student of Michel Debost, and later studied with Kathleen Chastain, earning the Bachelor of Music degree. A Bonnie Lake Flute Scholar at Oberlin, and recipient of the Dean's Award, he studied abroad at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. He also holds the Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he was winner of the Concerto Competition.
Studio Theatre - Free
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Tuesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:30pm - Duo Parnas
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:30pm - Nicholas Underhill
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:30pm - Shelly Du, Harp