Jan
26
Fri
2018
Senior Dance Concert
Jan 26 – Jan 28 all-day
Senior Dance Concert

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

Feb
6
Tue
2018
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater

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.
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Concessions will be available for cash purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.

Photos by V Paul Virtucio

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Symphony Orchestra
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Symphony Orchestra

JAN WANGER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR
Student Soloists Competition Winners Concert
The Symphony Orchestra accompanies the winners of the 2017/18 Student Soloists Competition, representing students from across the Vocal/Choral, Keyboard and Instrumental divisions.
Photo by Alisa Daum

Feb
11
Sun
2018
Lise de la Salle
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lise de la Salle

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.
PROGRAM
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
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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.

PRE-CONCERT TALKS
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.
PIANO MASTERCLASSES
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

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Bedlam
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
Bedlam

PERFORMING ARTS LIVE
Hamlet + St. Joan
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
in repertory with
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Eric Tucker
Thursday, February 15 at 7PM – Hamlet
Friday, February 16 at 8PM – Saint Joan
Saturday, February 17 at 2:30PM – Saint Joan
Saturday, February 17 at 8PM – Hamlet
Set design by John McDermott
Lighting design by Les Dickert
Costume/sound design by Eric Tucker
Produced in association with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann
He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father’s death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics—Hamlet and Saint Joan—are brought vividly to life in two riveting stripped-down stagings by four actors from the award-winning New York-based theatre company Bedlam. Directed by Bedlam’s acclaimed Artistic Director Eric Tucker, Hamlet and St. Joan have been hailed by The New York Times for their “ferocious energy” and “clarity, precision and blissful good sense.”
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Concessions will be available for cash purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.

Photos by Elizabeth Nichols

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Jazz Ensemble
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jazz Ensemble

CRAIG FRAEDRICH, DIRECTOR
The Latin Side of Jazz
The Jazz Ensemble presents a sampling of some of the hottest Latin jazz for big band, featuring selections from Tito Puente, Pérez Prado and more.
Photos by C. King Photography

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Wind Ensemble
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wind Ensemble

TIMOTHY J. ROBBLEE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR
The Winds of Nagual
Featuring Timothy Roberts, saxophone
Works include The Winds of Nagual by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass and a new concerto by Chicago-based composer Jim Stephenson
Photos by C. King Photography

Feb
20
Tue
2018
wild Up
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
wild Up

SHENANDOAH NEW MUSIC
wild Up is a modern music collective; an adventurous chamber orchestra. This Los Angeles-based group of musicians is committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. wild Up believes that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that a concert venue is a place to challenge, excite and ignite a community of listeners.
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MEET THE ARTISTS
wild Up is a modern music collective; an adventurous chamber orchestra; a Los Angeles-based group of musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. wild Up believes that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that a concert venue is a place to challenge, excite and ignite a community of listeners.
wild Up has been called “Best in Classical Music 2015” and “…a raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant…fun-loving, exceptionally virtuosic family” by Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times, “Searing. Penetrating. And thrilling” by Fred Child of Performance Today and “magnificent” by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times. Over the last five years, wild Up has collaborated with orchestras, rock bands and cultural institutions around the world.
The group began in 2010 as a self-funded, completely bootstrapped project of wild Up’s Artistic Director and Conductor Christopher Rountree: after graduate school, Rountree returned to Los Angeles wanting to create an ensemble made up of young musicians, a group that would reject classical music’s most outdated traditions and embrace unusual venues and programs that throw the classical repertoire into the context of pop culture, new music and performance art. The group’s first few concerts at art studios and rock clubs around L.A. created a fervent fanbase of true believers. Then UCLA’s Hammer Museum tapped wild Up as the museum’s first ever Orchestra-in-Residence, and after dozens of concerts in the Hammer’s halls, courtyards and galleries, the L.A. Times proclaimed the group “Best Classical Music of 2012.” It was off to the races, as wild Up began working with musical and cultural institutions around the world.
This year wild Up is Group-in-Residence at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, New York. They will premiere a few handfuls of pieces and shows on both coasts including the work of Ellen Reid, Ted Hearne, Clara Iannotta, Christopher Rountree, Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Greenwald and Richard Valitutto and Archie Carey’s realization of Scriabin’s Mysterium. They will help resurrect works of Graham, Barber, and Chavez with the Martha Graham Dance Company, make an album with Pulitzer finalist Chris Cerrone, headline the Carlsbad Music Festival, play four solo shows at The Getty, celebrate John Adams 70th birthday with a show called “Adams, punk rock and player piano music” at VPAC, continue First Take a new opera workshop with The Industry, and are featured with two concerts on a twelve hour festival of Los Angeles new music hosted by the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The group has been Ensemble-in-Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and played numerous programs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic including the Phil’s Brooklyn Festival, Minimalist Jukebox Festival, and Next on Grand Festival. They started an ongoing education partnership with the Colburn School, taught Creativity and Consciousness at Bard’s Longy School, led composition classes with the American Composers Forum and American Composers Orchestra, and founded and an intensive educational program with the LA Philharmonic in which ten young composers and a faculty of eight legendary composers meet to collaborate on new work.
While the group is part of the fabric of classical music in L.A., wild Up also embraces indie music collaborations. The group has an album on Bedroom Community Records with Bjork’s choir Graduale Nobili, vocalist Jodie Landau, and producer Valgeir Sigurðsson, recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland; they played with composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and rock band San Fermin under a tyrannosaurus rex at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles; they premiered and recorded an opera by Lewis Pesacov of afrobeat band Fool’s Gold about the end of the Mayan Calendar; they performed Mica Levi of Micachu and the Shapes’ score of the Scarlett Johansson film Under the Skin at the Regent Theater, Jon Brion’s score to Punch Drunk Love with Joanna Newsom, and will perform the score to Evil Dead this halloween at the ACE hotel in downtown L.A.
The past season, wild Up was Ensemble-in-Residence with Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner at the Laguna Beach Music Festival; and the group will premiere a few dozen new works, including composer David Lang’s Anatomy Theater at the L.A. Opera. In October, wild Up made their New York debut on the American Composers Orchestra’s SONiC festival with a new program called West, which was selected as The New York Times “Best Classical Music 2015.”
wild Up has been featured at numerous West Coast cultural spaces including the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures, the Broad Stage, Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, REDCAT, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Beyond Baroque, the Armory Center for the Arts, Santa Ana Sites and Echo Park’s Jensen Rec Center. Their recordings of Shostakovich, Rzewski, Messiaen and Los Angeles composers have been featured on KUSC, WNYC, Q2, KPFK, Alex Ross’s blog The Rest Is Noise and American Public Media’s Performance Today, among many others.
Learn more at www.wildup.la.
Photos courtesy of Valley Performing Arts Center