Viola Day Schedule!

8:45-9:30: Check in (Front entrance, Thompson Hall)
9:30-11:30: Guest Artist Masterclass with Toby Appel
11:30-12:15 Pizza Party and Alto Clef Cookies!
12:15: Instrument Showcase with Utah Symphony Principal Violist Brant Bayless
1:00: Meet Your Maker – play all the violas!
2:00: Guest Artist Recital – Toby Appel, viola, with pianist Rieko Tsuchida and the Fry Street Quartet
3:00-3:30: Guest Artist Conversation, “My Friend, Rebecca”

Johannes Brahms – Viola Quintet in F Major, Op. 88
Joaquin Turina – Scene Andalouse
Rebecca Clarke – Sonata for Viola and Piano

4:00: Bonus Event! Violist Alicia Valoti in Recital, Presented by the University of Utah*

*We have previously announced this event at 4:30. The correct time is 4:00.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The elevator in the Gardner Building is out of service. Dumke Hall (venue for masterclass, guest artist conversation, and recitals) will only be accessible by stairs.

Viola day theme: My Friend, Rebecca

Attention alto clef enthusiasts!! We are pleased to announce our focus for this Viola Day: the viola champion Rebecca Clarke! Our guest artist Toby Appel has a wonderful presentation to share on Viola Day about his relationship with Rebecca Clarke and her music, entitled “My Friend, Rebecca.”

Check out this superb recording of Toby Appel and Emmanuel Ax from 1976, playing the Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata, which was relatively unknown at the time – what a gem!! Below is the link and some time stamps for your convenience:

8:00 Rebecca Clarke talks about composing the sonata for the Coolidge Competition.
12:00 Toby Appel and Emmanuel Ax perform the sonata, which they learned specifically for this broadcast celebrating Rebecca Clarke’s 90th birthday!
41:00 Toby and Emmanuel’s thoughts on the piece follow the performance.

And remember to mark your calendar for Viola Day on November 18! Schedule details coming next week!