Coastal Classical Music

Coastal Classical Music: Akropolis Reed Quintet

Akropolis Reed Quintet

In this episode of Coastal Classical Music, Angela Ewing talks with Tom Broderick, Vice President of Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music, about the upcoming Akropolis Reed Quintet concert presented by the Brookings Harbor Friends of Music.

The Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, performing an innovative repertoire with acclaimed precision.

The quintet will perform on March 26 at 3:00 PM at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Avenue, in Brookings. Tickets are $15.00 at the door and may be purchased at Wrights Custom Framing and Art Supplies.

For further information visit brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org or call 541-412-2957.

Host: Angela Ewing; Producer: Angela Ewing; Recording Tech: Sonia Gray; Sound Editor: Sonia Gray


Music is Spring III from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by John Harrison, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.
Photo by Akropolis Reed Quintet.

Coastal Classical Music: Jasper String Quartet

Jasper String Quartet

In this episode of Coastal Classical Music, Angela Ewing talks with Tom Broderick, Vice President of Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music, about The Jasper String Quartet concert which will take place on February 26, 2017. A Performance not to be missed.

The Jasper Quartet is comprised of First and Second Violin, Viola, and Cello.

The quartet will be performing on February 26 at 3:00 PM at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Avenue, Brookings. Tickets are $15.00 at the door and may be purchased at Wrights Custom Framing and Art Supplies.

For further information visit brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org or call 541-412-2957.

Host: Angela Ewing; Producer: Angela Ewing; Recording Tech: Sonia Gray; Sound Editor: Sonia Gray


Music is Spring III from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by John Harrison, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.
Photo provided by Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music.

Coastal Classical Music: Trio 180

Host: Angela Ewing; Producer: Angela Ewing; Recording Tech: Sonia Gray; Sound Editor: Sonia Gray


Music is Spring III from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by John Harrison, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.
Photo provided by Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music.

Coastal Classical Music: Earhart Quartet

In this edition of Coastal Classical Music, host Angela Ewing talks with Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music Vice President Tom Broderick about Friends of Music and their upcoming special debut performance by the new classical a cappella vocal group, Earhart Quartet.

Earhart Quartet Sarah Moyer and Brenna Wells, sopranos Christina English, Mezzo-soprano Emily Marvosh, Alto

Earhart Quartet: sopranos Sarah Moyer and Brenna Well, mezzo-soprano Christina English, and alto Emily Marvosh

The Earhart Quartet is made up of the talented vocal performers, sopranos Sarah Moyer and Brenna Wells, mezzo-soprano Christina English, and alto Emily Marvosh. Hailing from the four corners of the country, they are experienced professional ensemble and solo artists with flexible techniques, a range of specialties, and a passion for chamber music. Their performance showcases the beauty and variety of vocal chamber music by presenting music written for female voices from medieval to modern. The program covers 900 years of vocal music, starting with Gregorian chant, with examples through the various periods up to the present, and ending with a special world premier composition.

Tom Broderick has been part of Friends of Music for fifteen years. He is a passionate advocate for classical music, and has been instrumental in providing Brookings-Harbor with world-class musicians who never fail to entertain and widen our horizons in an endless variety of classical music.

You won’t want to miss this unique Friends of Music Concert, to be held on on Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 PM, at the Brookings Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Avenue, in Brookings.

Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Wrights Custom Framing. Students under 18 are free.

Host: Angela Ewing; Producer: Angela Ewing; Recording Tech: John Weiss; Sound Editor: John Weiss


Music is Spring III from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by John Harrison, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.
Photo provided by Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music.

Coastal Classical Music: ZOFO

In this edition of Coastal Classical Music, host George Cady previews the Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music concert of September 18, 2016. This, the first concert of Friends of Music’s 32rd season, features ZOFO, a four-hand piano duo. The four hands belong to internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmerman and Keisuke Nakagoshi, who have thrilled audiences around the world with their outside-the-box piano artistry.

ZOFO -

ZOFO – Eva-Maria Zimmerman and Keisuke Nakagoshi

The concert will feature four composers (Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and Harold Shapero) who knew each other, learned from each other, wrote music for four-hands piano, and at times, “shared the bench” or used the genre to explore larger symphonic forms.

ZOFO has previously recorded the same program in an album that received a Grammy nomination for best performance by a small chamber music ensemble. The program concludes with a stirring rendition of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in its original four-hand version.

Host: George Cady, Producer: George Cady; Sound editor: George Cady


Beginning and end music: String Quartet no. 12 in F major ‘American’, Op. 96 by Antonin Dvorak, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
All other audio clips are available on YouTube and used with authorization of E.B. Artists, artistic representative of ZOFO, August 18, 2016.

Coastal Classical Music: Annual Scholarship Concert

In this edition of Coastal Classical Music, host George Cady previews the Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music concert of May 15, 2016. This is the annual scholarship program, showcasing the students who have been awarded scholarships by the Friends of Music.

Alexander Tutunov

Dr. Alexander Tutunov

A wide variety of works will be performed by the three winners, Jaron Cannon, Stephanie Chen, and Anthony Bock. In addition, their mentor, Dr. Alexander Tutunov, will perform works by Liszt, Prokofiev, and Beethoven. Dr. Tutunov is a Professor of Music at Southern Oregon University and head of SOU’s Piano Institute. This podcast features performances by all four of the performers.

The Friends of Music performance is free to the public and has been extremely popular in recent seasons. Friends of Music is proud to promote musical education through its scholarship program, and this concert presents an opportunity for the scholarship winners to get real concert experience and show their emerging talents to the public.

Host: George Cady, Producer: George Cady; Sound editor: George Cady


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Intro and end music: String Quartet no. 12 in F major ‘American’, Op. 96 by Antonin Dvorak, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
Clair de Lune, from Suite Bergamasque, by Claude Debussy, performed by Simone Renzi, , from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
Audio clip sent to George Cady,
Etude, Opus 10, No. 2, by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Jaron Cannon, used with permission of Jaron Cannon (4/16/2016).
Audio clip sent to George Cady, Jasmine Flower Song (anon.), performed by Stephanie Chen, used with permission of Stephanie Chen (4/3/2016).
Audio clip sent to George Cady, In the Style of Albeniz, by Rodion Shchedrin, performed by Anthony Bock, used with permission of Anthony Bock (4/16/2016).
Piano Concerto No. 2, by Sergei Rachmaninoff, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIzFpaVb3D4, and Sonata in C# Major, opus 27, No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Alexander Tutunov, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdk6r5kub-s, used with permission of Alexander Tutunov (4/24/2016).

Coastal Classical Music: Baritone Anton Belov and Mezzo-soprano Hannah Penn

This is the fifth episode of our series, Coastal Classical Music, the voice of the Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music. Coastal Classic Music features the performers and music of upcoming Friends of Music Concerts.

Baritone Anton Belov and Mezzo-soprano Hannah Penn

Baritone Anton Belov and Mezzo-soprano Hannah Penn

In this edition, host George Cady focuses on the upcoming concert of April 3, 2016, to be given by up-and-coming opera stars Anton Belov and Hannah Penn. The varied program will take us from Mozart to Broadway, with music by Rachmaninoff, Britten, and de Falla, and selections from Kismet, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific, Showboat, and Man of La Mancha.

Both artists currently reside in the Portland area and have performed at prestigious venues across the United States..

We look forward to hearing them in Brookings in a concert that should please a variety of musical tastes.

Host: George Cady, Producer: George Cady; Sound editor: George Cady


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Intro and end music: String Quartet no. 12 in F major ‘American’, Op. 96 by Antonin Dvorak, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
Illustrative clips, educational fair use: Father, Be Near to Me (Saint-Saëns’s “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix”), performed by Hannah Penn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sOx7cz-2Ng);  and La ci darem from Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart, performed by Anton Belov and Yana Eminova, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E-9ni8C6pk).
Audio clips sent to George Cady, used with permission of Anton Belov (3/14/2016) and Dispeker Associates, artistic representatives for Anton Belov and Hannah Penn, (1/11/2016): I Canti della Sera (Francisco Santoliquido), Nana (Manuel de Falla), “So in Love”, from Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter).


Coastal Classical Music: Morgenstern Trio

In this edition of Coastal Classical Music, host George Cady focuses on the Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music concert of March 6, 2016, to be given by the award-winning Morgenstern Trio. The concert will include works by Franz Josef Haydn and Frank Bridge, as well as the towering Piano Trio in A minor by Maurice Ravel. This program features extensive excerpts from the Ravel piece, as recorded by the Morgenstern Trio.

Morgenstern Trio

Morgenstern Trio

These three very accomplished musicians are coming to Brookings from Germany via the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, and they are scheduled to play at New York’s Lincoln Center.

We are privileged to have the opportunity to hear them perform these beautiful works as part of the Friends of Music concert series.

Host: George Cady, Producer: George Cady


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Intro and end music: String Quartet no. 12 in F major ‘American’, Op. 96 by Antonin Dvorak, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
Illustrative clips, educational fair use: Piano Trio No. 45 in E flat major, Franz Josef Haydn, performed by Trio Wanderer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtkPGIjKNOg; Phantasie in C minor, performed by the Nora Trio, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5PYw-Ls400.
Piano Trio in A minor, Maurice Ravel, http://www.morgensterntrio.com/page.php?go=sp&pid=5, with permission of Marianne Schmocker, Marianne Schmocker, Artists International, US representative for the Morgenstern Trio, February 15, 2016.


Coastal Classical Music: Violinist Stephanie Chase and Pianist Brian Connelly

This is the third episode of our series, Coastal Classical Music, the voice of the Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music. Coastal Classic Music features the performers and music of upcoming Friends of Music Concerts.

Violinist Stephanie Chase and Pianist Brian Connelly

Violinist Stephanie Chase and Pianist Brian Connelly

In this edition, host George Cady focuses on the upcoming concert of February 7, 2016, to be given by the outstanding violinist Stephanie Chase and pianist Brian Connelly. The concert features works by Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and others, and the wonderful melodies of the Brahms Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, opus 100, are featured in the program.

Both artists are coming to Brookings from Houston, TX, and we are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to hear them.

We are privileged to have the opportunity to hear them perform this very impressive and important work here in Brookings.

Host: George Cady, Producer: George Cady


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Intro and end music: String Quartet no. 12 in F major ‘American’, Op. 96 by Antonin Dvorak, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
Illustrative clips, educational fair use: Sonata in E-flat Major for Piano and Violin, K. 481, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by David Oistrakh and Paul Badura-Skoda, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JYuOMhbcO0; Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, opus 100 by Johannes Brahms, performed by Daniel Barenboim and Pinchas Zuckerman, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdfTTAJjLH4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpYeJ9RL0I4; Romanza Andaluza, by Pablo de Sarasate, performed by Itzhak Perlman and Samuel Sanders, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-wlK9n7Ak; and Zigeunerweisen, by Pablo de Sarasate, performed by Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-QPGD5V2K0.
Illustrative clip: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Stephanie Chase, used with permission (Stephanie Chase, December 14, 2015).


Coastal Classical Music: Cellist Hannah Addario-Berry, Part 2

This is the second episode of our new series, Coastal Classical Music, the voice of the Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music. Coastal Classic Music features the performers and music of upcoming Friends of Music Concerts.

Hannah Addario-Berry

Hannah Addario-Berry

In this edition, host George Cady focuses on the upcoming concert of January 10, 2016, to be given by the amazing cellist Hannah Addario-Berry, and in particular, on the featured piece to be performed, the monumental Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello by Zoltan Kodály. The important concept of scordatura, tuning the cello to other than the standard pitches, is explained, and special performance techniques required to perform the work are described with musical illustrations from the sonata itself. The program concludes with the first movement of the sonata as recorded in a recent performance by Ms. Addario.

We are privileged to have the opportunity to hear her perform this very impressive and important work here in Brookings.

Host: George Cady, Producer: George Cady


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Intro and end music: String Quartet no. 12 in F major ‘American’, Op. 96 by Antonin Dvorak, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
Illustrative clips: Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello, by Zoltan Kodály, performed by Matt Haimovitz, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license, educational fair use.
Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello, used with permission (Hannah Addario-Berry, December 10, 2015).