The U.S. Army Concert Band presents a free community concert. Due to the popularity of this concert, we encourage patrons to claim their free ticket in advance.
This performance is free and open to the public; tickets required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before performance for ticket holders. All remaining seats will be released for non-ticket holders 15 minutes before the performance.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Providing a musical backdrop for many of the nation’s most notable events, The U.S. Army Concert Band has a worldwide reputation for extraordinary musicianship.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, The U.S. Army Concert Band has performed in concert venues such as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Hollywood Bowl. The ensemble participates in ongoing, educational outreach and often appears at national and international music events, including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Music Educators National Convention, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the American Bandmasters Association.
During the summer months, the Concert Band performs outdoor concerts on the West Steps of the U.S. Capitol and at venues throughout the Washington, D.C., area. Regular concerts are offered during the cooler months at The United States Army Band’s home, Brucker Hall, located on historic Fort Myer, in Arlington, Virginia.
In an effort to promote international goodwill, the 65-piece, traditional concert band has performed joint concerts with the Soviet Army, the Russian Navy, and the Ukrainian Navy bands, and has appeared in military tattoos in Scotland, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Australia, and Japan. The Concert Band’s 2011 and 2012 goodwill exchange concert tours with the Military Band of the PLA of China, entitled Friendship and Cooperation Through Music, is indicative of the importance these musical ambassadors play in matters of international diplomacy and outreach.
The musicians in this elite ensemble have been trained at some of the most prestigious music conservatories and universities in the country. Displaying their versatility, the Concert Band members perform a variety of styles, ranging from classical to popular. The communicative power of The U.S. Army Concert Band is greatly enhanced when combined with other musical elements of “Pershing’s Own.”
Learn more at www.usarmyband.com.
Friday, January 26 at 8PM
Saturday, January 27 at 8PM
Sunday, January 28 at 2:30PM
Shenandoah Conservatory’s class of 2018 presents Virago, an evening of self-produced original works by student choreographers that span the spectrum of dance styles.
Concessions will be available for cash purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.
Photos by N-Link-Photography
Guest artist Adam Booker presents a recital featuring a variety of works for the double bass.
MEET THE ARTIST
Celebrating the release of his debut CD as a bandleader, Unraveled Rival, a collection of original tunes and arrangements of more non-traditional repertoire, ADAM BOOKER is becoming an increasingly visible bassist and jazz educator in the Midwest.
Booker served as a bassist in the U.S. Navy, where he was assigned to U.S. Navy Band New Orleans until the end of his enlistment in 2005. During his enlistment, Booker had the opportunity to delve into New Orleans’ rich musical culture. He became a member of The Hot Club of New Orleans, The Rob Block Quintet, and The Devin Phillips Quintet. He has performed with a wide variety of today’s modern jazz up-and-comers, including Patrick Cornelius, Davy Mooney, and Maurice Brown.
Adam Booker has also shared the stage with several of jazz’s great masters, including Al Grey, Frank Foster, John Fedchock, Russel Malone, Butch Miles, Ignacio Berroa, Arthur Latin, and Diana Krall, as well as pop music icon, Elvis Costello.
Upon his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Booker returned to central Texas and became a staple in the Austin music scene, performing with the Kris Kimura Quartet, as well as various other groups. Booker has also had the privilege of studying with many great bassists, including, Francois Rabbath, Eric Revis of the Branford Marsalis Quartet and the legendary Milt Hinton, as well as members of the San Antonio Symphony, Austin Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Booker earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Double Bass Performance from the University of Texas, Austin. He also holds a Master of Music in Composition and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Texas State University, San Marcos. He recently served as assistant professor of applied bass and jazz studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and is now assistant professor of double bass at the Mariam Canon Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
Learn more at www.adambookeronbass.com.
PERFORMING ARTS LIVE
Tuesday, February 6 at 7PM
Wednesday, February 7 at 7PM
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) creates dance theatre for the heart and mind. The highly physical choreography, emotional vocabulary and stunning theatrical landscapes tell poetic stories of love, loss and the need for connection. Beyond the stage, the company has a deep commitment to inclusive community engagement and has been lauded as a “National Model” by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.In advance of their performances, SPDT spends a week in Winchester, working with students, health practitioners, caregivers and community members to explore the power of the arts to reveal our own humanity and transform our thinking. The company’s culminating performances feature members of our campus and community in an evening of works that span the company’s 40-year history.
This residency is made possible by a partnership between Shenandoah Conservatory and Shenandoah University’s Dance Division, School of Health Professions and Center for Public Service and Scholarship.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Learn more at www.stuartpimsler.com.
Concessions will be available for cash purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.
Photos by V Paul Virtucio
WORLD OF THE PIANO
Hailed by The New York Times as, “…eminently musical; she offers depth as well as virtuosity,” French pianist Lise de la Salle has enraptured audiences around the world and established herself as one of today’s emerging young talents. She has performed with the world’s major orchestras and her mature artistry and fresh interpretations have been preserved in award-winning recordings featuring works by indomitable composers such as Rachmaninov, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Bach and more. Blending classical repertoire with brand new works by acclaimed jazz pianist Thomas Encho, de la Salle’s program reflects the depth and intrigue of her playing itself.
Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
Enhco: Chant Nocturne
Roussel: Prélude et Fugue, op. 46
Enhco: La Question de l’Ange
Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H
Bach/Liszt: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 (S.462/1)
Bach/Kempff: Siciliano, BWV 1031
Poulenc: Valse Improvisation on B-A-C-H
Enhco: L’aube Nous Verra
Bach/Busoni: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
MEET THE ARTIST
In just a few years, through her international concert appearances and her award-winning Naïve recordings, 28 year-old Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists, and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe…the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.”
A native of France, de la Salle first came to international attention in 2005, at the age of 16, with a Bach/Liszt recording that was selected as, “Recording of the Month” by Gramophone Magazine. Ms. de la Salle, who records for the Naïve label, was then similarly recognized in 2008 for her recording of Liszt’s, Prokofiev’s and Shostakovich’s first concertos—a remarkable feat for someone only 20 years old. Her most recent Naive recording offers works of Schumann, including Kinderszenen and the C Major Fantasy, which was released in 2014. In the fall of 2015, Naxos released Lise de la Salle’s recordings of Rachmaninows Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra with Fabio Luisi and the Philharmonia Zurich.
Lise de la Salle has played with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. She made her London Symphony Orchestra debut with Fabio Luisi and in 2016 returned to the orchestra with Antonio Pappano. Luisi, who had invited her to become the first artist-in-residence of the Zurich Opera in 2014 has also frequently featured de la Salle with the Vienna Symphony, including a performance in New York on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center. In the United States, de la Salle has played with the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival, San Francisco Symphony and three times with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. In her second appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra, she played the Gershwin Concerto in F, a performance that inspired one critic to exclaim that “she might just be the most exciting young artist in classical music right now.”
A sought-after recitalist, she has been captivating enthusiastic audiences and critics in major series in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, and at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Wigmore Hall in London and the Louvre in Paris. de la Salle also takes pleasure in educational outreach and conducts masterclasses in many of the cities in which she performs.
Her critically acclaimed Naive CDs include an all-Chopin disc with a live recording of the Piano Concerto 2, op. 2 with Fabio Luisi conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden, and the Four Ballades. In May 2011, Naïve issued her sixth recording, released in celebration of Liszt’s bicentennial. The recording includes both original Liszt compositions, such as the Ballade No. 2 in B Minor, Funerailles, and the Dante Sonata, and Liszt’s transcriptions of others’ pieces, such as Mozart’s Lacrymosa and Schubert’s Ständchen. Diapason Magazine named the album the Diapason D’or, and was the “Editor’s Choice” in Gramophone Magazine, stating that, “…the wonderfully gifted 23-year-old Lise de la Salle gives us a Liszt recital of astonishing strength, poetry, and, for one so young, musical maturity.”
During the 2015/16 season, de la Salle was heard with leading symphonic ensembles in London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Baltimore, Detroit and Quebec, among others, with such esteemed conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Osmo Vanska and Douglas Boyd. Concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel and Rachmaninoff demonstrated her fresh interpretations, compelling musicality and dynamic pianism. She made her debut in the Chicago Symphony recital series and was also heard in recitals and chamber music performances in New York, St. Paul, Santa Barbara, Winter Park, Portland, Oregon, and at colleges and universities around the country. In recent seasons she has also appeared with Jiri Belohlavek and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra and on tour with Sir Neville Marriner and the Staatskapelle Weimar. In the United States, she made her fourth appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, made her debut with Hans Graf and the Houston Symphony, and was also heard as a soloist with Roberto Abbado and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as Eugene Tzigane and the New Jersey Symphony.
Ms. de la Salle began her 2016/17 season performing recitals and chamber music at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. She will be heard with leading symphonic ensembles in Paris, Germany and the United States including performances with James Conlon and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. and with Ludovic Morlot and the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as with the orchestras of Des Moines, Knoxville, Toledo and Philadelphia, among others. Additional recitals and chamber music performances were heard in Washington, D.C., Fresno, Detroit, and other cities around the country.
Learn more at www.lisedelasalle.com.
Sunday, February 11 at 2PM • Armstrong Concert Hall
Join us on the Sunday of each World of the Piano performance at 2PM in Armstrong Concert Hall for a Pre-Concert Talk! Learn about the artist’s program from Shenandoah Conservatory faculty.
Monday, February 12 from 10AM to Noon • Armstrong Concert Hall
Observe the guest artists as they work with Shenandoah Conservatory piano students. Masterclasses are held on the Monday following each Sunday World of the Piano performance from 10AM to noon in Armstrong Concert Hall. Limited seating is open to the public for quiet observation. Please arrive by 9:45AM.
Photos by Lynn Goldsmith