The NOVA Subscription Series is the centerpiece of the NOVA Chamber Music Series, performed in beautiful Libby Gardner Hall at the University of Utah. Six (6) concerts throughout the season feature NOVA's trademark innovative mix of beloved chamber music classics with a vibrant array of newer works. The Subscription Series celebrates the vast repertoire of chamber music as performed by artists from Utah and beyond.
2016-17 Subscription Series @ Libby Gardner Hall
Early Brahms and a World Premiere - November 6, 2016
Featuring Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer, the Madeleine Choir School Choristers, and Utah Chamber Artists in stunningly gorgeous and inventive works by Brahms, including Begräbnisgesang op. 13, Four Songs for children’s choir, harp, and horns, op. 17, and the G Minor Piano Quartet opus 25. Also on this program is a brand new piccolo concerto written for Caitlyn Valovick Moore by British composer Simon Holt.
A Holiday in Paris - December 4, 2016
NOVA welcomes new Utah Symphony Concertmaster Madeline Adkins performing works by Poulenc and Messiaen. This event also features Jason Rabb of it foot, it ears performing Tristan Murail’s Vampyr! for solo electric guitar. Saint-Saëns’ beloved and entertaining Carnival of the Animals is heard in its original version for 10 instruments, featuring an outstanding lineup of musicians from the Utah Symphony and the University of Utah.
Soprano Celena Shafer sings a dazzling and moving cycle of songs by Strauss, while the exquisite artistry of violinist Ralph Matson is heard in Chausson’s Poème in a recently discovered version for soloist and piano quintet. Music by Michael Hersch is paired with a performance of Palestrinas Missa Brevis by Utah’s premiere early music choir, Cantorum Chamber Choir.Charles Ives and the Michigan School - February 12, 2017
The first concert in a week celebrating the music and legacy of American composer Charles Ives, presented in collaboration with the Utah Symphony, this event features guest pianist Brian Connelly, BYU violin professor Alexander Woods, and Principal Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliott. Works include the Ives Piano Trio and Violin Sonata No. 4, along with more recent pieces from the Michigan School- including music of the ragtime revival and Bolcom’s Black Host for organ and percussion.Robert Schumann at the Avant GaRAWge - March 5, 2017
NOVA welcomes several new musicians to Utah: distinguished pianist Frank Weinstock, Professor Emeritus of Piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Elizabeth Beilman, former Principal Viola at the Sarasota Orchestra and the newest member of the Utah Symphony viola section. Chamber Music by Robert Schumann (including his ebullient Piano Quintet) is paired with the wildly creative imaginings of Utah composer Christian Asplund and a special session of Avant GaRAWge.Utah Virtuosi - April 23, 2017
Four virtuoso violinists and violists perform music at the limit of possibility for their instruments by Paganini and American composer Eric Wubbels. Featured musicians include violinists Kathryn Eberle, Aubrey Woods, Hanah Stuart, and Julie Wunderle and violists Brant Bayless, Roberta Zalkind, Joel Gibbs, and Elizabeth Beilman. Kathryn Eberle and Brant Bayless collaborate on Mozart’s B-flat Duo for Violin and Viola, while Utah Symphony violinist Alex Martin offers a brilliant finale to our season as the featured soloist in Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto.
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George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation