26 September, 21:00
Villa Geno, Como
(Jonathan Keeble - flute, Ann Yeung - harp)
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Stella Sung: Dance of the White Lotus under the Silver Moon (1998)
Charles Rochester Young: The Song of the Lark (1989) (Song to the Waking Sun, Flight, Into Darkness)
Stephen Andrew Taylor: Shindychew Dances, from Paradises Lost (2011) World premiere
Witold Lutoslawski: Three Fragments (Magia, Odys na Itace, Presto)
Stephen Andrew Taylor: Pulse Aria / Achoo Lullaby (1996) for flute and electronics
Susann McDonald/Linda Wood Rollo: Two Haiku, from Haiku for the harp (1985)
Marcel Grandjany: O bien aimée (1955)
Astor Piazzolla: Bordel 1900, from Histoire du tango (1985)
It's possible to book the dinner and/or an apero at Villa Geno Restaurant. For reservation: +39 031 300 012
Dinner 25€ (listed after the bio), Apero 5 €
As the Aletheia Duo, Jonathan Keeble and Ann Yeung share a passion for bringing the creative possibilities of the music of this time to their audiences, and have inspired critics to describe their evocative performances as having "lyricism, and above all, magic (Flutist Quarterly)” and “A spectacular pairing (Harp Column).” This passion balances their commitment to reinterpreting contemporary and historic compositions for flute and harp with verve, sensitivity, and enthusiasm. Individually recognized as leading performers and exceptional pedagogues of their respective generations, they have been performing together since 2002. Their collaborations have led them to venues in Asia, Europe, and throughout North America, include a critically acclaimed recording, Voyage: American Works for Flute and Harp on Albany Records (“achingly beautiful.” - American Record Guide), and their most recent recording for Albany Records, Song of the Black Swan: Works inspired by Nature that also features Claude Debussy’s Sonate with Masumi Per Rostad, violist of the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet.
Jonathan Keeble (flute)
Described as having an “infinitely flexible sound, with many subtle colors,” Jonathan Keeble (flute) is among the leading performer/pedagogues of his generation.
Jonathan’s passion for new music led him to commission many new works for the flute from rising young composers. From these efforts come the recently released, critically acclaimed recordings Voyage, music for flute and harp, and Turbulent Winds with the Prairie Winds. Critics have lauded the collaboration in Voyage as being “memorable,” and Keeble’s performance as “spellbinding.” In Fanfare Magazine, the Prairie Winds were lauded for “the players individually and as an ensemble being superb.” These come in addition to his first solo recording, icarus, and Gale Force, ranked among the top fifteen recordings of 2000 by Chicago Tribune critic John von Rhein. In addition to his active solo and chamber career, Jonathan is the Principal Flute of Sinfonia da Camera.
Recent tours have taken Jonathan to Mexico City to perform and teach at the National Conservatory, in addition to concerts and classes in Austria, Holland, Serbia, Sweden, Canada and the Far-East. A popular invitee as a featured guest at flute festivals, the last year has seen appearances as a featured guest at Seattle Flute Society, Northeast Ohio Flute Association, Texas Flute Society, and Dana Flute Festival events.
He is a regular performer, adjudicator, and presenter at National Flute Association conventions, and is currently the Chair of the Association.
Jonathan’s teaching experience includes his present position as the flute professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He spends summers performing and teaching at Aria International, Madeline Island Music Camp, and at the University of Illinois Summer Youth Music Flute Camp. His principal teachers include Walfrid Kujala, former piccoloist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Bonita Boyd of the Eastman School of Music.
Ann Yeung (harp)
Ann Yeung (harp), known for her bold artistry and diverse repertoire, is recognized as one of the foremost teachers and harpists of her generation. She has judged international harp competitions in Europe, Asia, and North America, and enjoys a multi-faceted career. "A dynamic performer with considerable flair" – Harp Column, her performances have been described as "splendid and cast a powerful spell" - New York Concert Review.
Ms. Yeung is the only person to simultaneously receive first prizes in the two highest divisions of the American Harp Society National Competition. She has won international prizes (France, Japan) and numerous national harp competitions.
As a winner of Artists International, she premiered her transcription of the Goldberg Variations at Carnegie Hall in 1999, the first known performance of the complete work on the harp.
Dedicated to the expansion of the repertoire, she has premiered numerous compositions and has recorded for the Innova, Fons, Albany, and Cadenza labels, including the critically acclaimed Voyage: American Works for Flute and Harpas part of the Aletheia Duo with Jonathan Keeble. Recent activities include the recording Song of the Black Swan: Works inspired by Nature.
Ms. Yeung is editor of the World Harp Congress Review since 2002 and the author of articles and reviews, published in the France, U.K. and U.S. She is a recognized authority on the works of Henriette Renié.
Previously a second vice-president of the American Harp Society, she is currently co-chair of the 2012 American Harp Society 50th Anniversary Commission Project, overseeing commissioned works by Lowell Liebermann and Michael Torke. She also serves on the boards of the World Harp Congress and the American Harp Society.
Ms. Yeung has given master classes, lectures, performances, and presentations at renowned festivals and venues throughout the world, including at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Shanghai Conservatory.
Recognized for her ability to foster individual creativity and artistry in her students, she is the harp professor, and founder and director of the highly successful Illinois Summer Harp Class (iSHC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She began her harp studies with Penny Howk Beavers in California and received her doctor of music, Artist Diploma, and Performer's Certificate from Indiana University, under the tutelage of Susann McDonald.
Proposta di Menu 1
-Ventaglio di Speck della Val Venosta con insalatina capricciosa
- Sformatino di carciofi e maggiorana con riduzione allo zafferano
- Lasagnetta al ragout di vitello con scaglie di casera con scottata di Manzo alla trevisana e scamorza
Proposta di Menu 2
- insalatina di polipetti, songino e pomodorini in olio e limoncello con frittatina di gianchetti all'origano
- risotto alla crema di pere e grappa con scaloppa di salmone gratinata agli asparagi ed erbe di provenza
Sono inclusi. Minerali , caffè, 1 calice di vino per persona
€ 25,00 per persona
Ristorante Villa Geno
Viale Geno 12 - Como
Tel.: +39 031 300012
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