Roger Chase Utah Residency and the UVS Annual Recital, February 6-10!

We have a big viola week coming up! Renowned British violist Roger Chase will be returning to Utah for a series of concerts and classes, followed by one of our favorite events – the UVS Annual Recital!

Roger Chase in recital with Michiko Otaki, piano, and the Fry Street Quartet

Program: Bax – Viola Sonata, Rolla – Duo Concertante in C Major for Violin and Viola, Brahms String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111

  • Logan, UT: Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 PM, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall, Utah State University
  • Provo, UT: Friday, February 8, 7:30 PM, Madsen Recital Hall, Brigham Young University

Masterclasses with Roger Chase, free and open to public

  • Logan, UT, Thursday, February 7, 4:00-6::00 PM, Chase Fine Arts Center, Room 220
  • Provo, UT, Friday, February 8, 11:00-1:00, E-400, Harris Fine Arts Center, Room E-400
  • Salt Lake City, UT, Saturday, February 9, 11:00-1:00. Gifted Music School, Performance Hall

UVS Annual Recital, Sunday February 10, 3:00 PM, Dumke Recital Hall, University of Utah. Blockbuster program to include:

  • Kathleen Bradford, performing the Vaughan Williams Romance
  • Leslie Harlow, performing the rarely-heard Sonata for Viola and Piano by Ottmar Gerster
  • Julie Edwards and Friends, performing the Bloch Concertino for Viola, Flute, and Piano
  • Carl Johansen and Company, presenting the Debussy Trio for Flute, Harp, and Viola
  • A special Tag-Team Performance of Vadim Borisovsky’s arrangement of Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet by Emily Barrett Brown and Sunny Johnson!

January Viola Events at the University of Utah-You’re all invited!

Dear Utah Viola Society,
The University of Utah has a brand new Viola Club! Welcome to the world, L’Alto! L’Alto is hosting two (count’em, two!) amazing guest artists at the University of Utah this month.

Professor Katherine Murdock will be offering a masterclass at the University of Utah on January 16, 2019 at 2pm, Room 318. Professor Murdock is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Maryland. If you aren’t able to attend this wonderful class at the U of U, she will also be offering an open masterclass at BYU on January 17, 2019 from 5-7pm, location TBD.

Both of these masterclasses are free and open to the public.

Dr. Molly Gebrian will be visiting the University of Utah January 22-23. Dr. Gebrian is Assistant Professor of Viola and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She will be presenting a lecture, masterclass, and recital as part of her visit. Her lecture entitled “What Musicians Can Learn about Current Brain Research” will be Tuesday, January 22 in David Gardner Hall at the University of Utah in Room 270 (“the choir rehearsal room”) at 4:10pm. The masterclass will be in Dumke Recital Hall at 6:15pm. On January 23, Dr. Gebrian will be featured with her partner pianist/percussionist Danny Holt performing¬†Trios for Two.

All of these events are free and open to the public. Join us!

We are so grateful to the University of Utah College of Fine Arts and FAF Grants, and L’Alto: Viola Club @ U of U for making these events possible! Special shout-outs to the officers of the club: President Katherine Deneris, and officers Tara Hoellein and Rachel Dodge for their work organizing these two events. Bravi, tutti!

(If you want to keep track of what L’Alto: Viola Club @ U of U is doing, you can join their Facebook group!)