Barcelona – July 7, 2010

Homenaje a Mompou (2006) for piano

Festival of Song 2010
Max Lifchitz, piano
Auditorio Centro de Estudios Norteamericanos in Barcelona (Via Augusta) 
July 7, 2010

Homenaje a Mompou (2006) was commissioned by Marcel Worms who performed this work in Europe and in the U.S. including the Fundacio Frederic Mompou in Barcelona. On April 18, 2010, Max Lifchitz performed Homenaje a Mompou as part of the North/South Consonance Concert Series at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church on New York City’s Upper West Side. This concert was sponsored in part by New York Women Composers

PROGRAM NOTES

Published by Hidden Oaks Music Co.  

Additional information on Catalan composer Federico Mompou.

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Finland – May 27, 2010

Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello and piano

Performance at Tapiola Symphony Concert Series in Finland
Hanna Juutilainen, flute
Huilu Tuija Rantamaki, cello
Naoko Ichihashi, piano 

May 27, 2010

Voces de mi tierra was written for the Meininger-Trio and was premiered at the 15th International Bodensee Festival in Meersburg, Germany, on May 24, 2003. 

Voces de mi tierra has received many performances in the US and Europe including Bargemusic in Brooklyn (NY), Cactus Pear Music Festival (Texas), Mendelssohn-Festtage 2005 – Kammermusik im Schumann-Haus, Leipzig; Potsdamer Festspiele SansSouci, Potsdam, Brandenburg (Germany); Bodensee International Music Festival in Bad Waldsee, Germany. Chamber groups that have performed Voces de mi tierra include the Meninger-Trio (Germany), NeoArs Sonora (Spain), All Season Chamber PlayersToki Ensemble, neoLit Ensemble, Terzetta Trio, Davanti Trio Kathryn Master and friends, and Terra Voce

Published by Hofmeister Musik Verlag. 

I. El Cortejo (Courtship) 
II. Noche en la Alhambra (Night in the Alhambra) 
III. La moza y el gitano (Scherzando) (The peasant and the gypsy) 
IV. Gigue. 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

PROGRAM NOTES

Meininger-Trio‘s recording of Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello & piano is available on the Haenssler PROFIL EDITIONlabel distributed by Naxos

NEW YORK – March 7, 2009, at 8:00 PM

The Flaming Rock for SATB Chorus and String Quartet (2007)

Cantori New York with Mark Shapiro conducting
NEW YORK Premiere! March 7, 2009, at 8:00 PM
Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, New York City

Homenaje a Mompou was commissioned by Dutch pianist Marcel Worms. The premiere took place at a Mompou Festival in Amsterdam in November 2007 and subsequent concerts in Holland, including Hertogenbosch, and the U.S.

“I have always felt very close to Mompou’s music. I performed for him in Barcelona in 1978 right before going to study piano at the Juilliard School in New York City. A few years back, Mompou had performed and lectured on his music at The Juilliard School and he was well remembered and respected there. Mompou was a very imposing and tall man, with very large hands, but with a very gentle and quiet personality. While in New York I studied and performed most of Mompou’s music. The Catalan melodies in his music made me very nostalgic of my country. Later on, the study of Mompou’s music proved to be a powerful influence on my own compositional style. When in the summer of 2006 Marcel Worms approached me with the idea of writing an Homage to Mompou for the 25th anniversary of his death I was thrilled!” (Elisenda Fabregas)

Homenaje a Mompou is a set of three short pieces:

I. Crits en el carrer (Screams in the street)
II. Tengo una muneca vestida de azul (I have a doll with a blue dress)
III. Jocs de carrer (Street games)

PROGRAM NOTES    Available for purchase

2009 CONCERTS

January 23, 2009 – Philadelphia Chamber Music Society . Premiere of Goyescas (2009) for flute and guitar by Marina Piccinini, flute, and Emanuele Segre .

February 1, 2009, 3 PM – Alfred Newman Hall, USC Campus University Park Campus, University of Southern California – Performance of selections from Five Songs (1986) arr. for mezzo and based on text by Garcia Lorca by mezzo Janelle DeStefano at her DMA Recital titled Cancion Espanola: An Afternoon of Spanish Song

February 15, 2009 – Music at Riverdale Concert series – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) by Terra Voce .

March 5, 2009, 4 PM – Bridgewater College – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) byTerra Voce .

June 14, 2009, 3 PM – Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium – performance of Portraits II (1999) by the West Shore Piano trio with flutist Kathryn Master.

June 21, 2009, 6 PM – Unna International Lichtkunstzentrum, Unna near Dortmund/Germany – World premiere of Gacelas de Amor (2009) for soprano, flute and piano, written for and to be premiered by male soprano Joerg Waschinski, and members of the Meininger-Trio

June 28, 2009 – Festival Internacional de Sitges (Concerts de Mitjanit) – Premiere ofGoyescas for flute, viola and piano (2009) , written for Martinez, Isabel Felix and Joan Felix.

July 6, 2009 – Auditori de La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya. Sponsored by the Fundacio Frederic Mompou. Spanish Premiere of Homenaje a Mompou (2006) for piano by pianistMarcel Worms.

November 4, 2009 – Bargemusic, NY – Performance of Voces de mi tierra by the neoLIT Ensemble.

November 17, 2007 (8:00 PM) (Midland) and 18 (3:00 PM) (Odessa), 2007. Premiere and several performances of The Flaming Rock for SATB chorus and string quartet by theAllegro Chorale and Orchestra Inc. of Midland/Odessa conducted by Nyela Basney and theCassatt String Quartet. Commissioned by the Allegro/Chorale and Orchestra Inc. of Midland/Odessa.

November 29, 2007, 9:00 PM PM –Hertogenbosch, de Toonzaal, Holland. Performance ofHomenaje a Mompou for solo piano by pianist Marcel Worms and Colores Andaluces for cello and piano by cellist Larissa Groeneveld.

2008 CONCERTS

January 27, 2008 – Montevallo University, Montevallo, AL. Performance of Homenaje a Mompou for solo piano by pianist Marcel Worms.

February 10, 2008, at 3:00 PM – Passaic Public Library (Sunday Series), Passaic, NJ – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by All Seasons Chamber Players.

February 16, 2008 – Christus Kirche in Cologne. Performance (pre-premiere) of Voices of the rainforest (2007) for flute, cello & piano by the Meininger-Trio.

February 17, 2008 – Theater Neustadt a.Ruebenberge (near Hannover). Performance (pre-premiere) of Voices of the rainforest (2007) for flute, cello & piano by the Meininger-Trio.

February 18, 2008 – Thalia, Augsburg, Germany – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by Trio Noir.

February 28, 2008 – Caldwell College – Alumni Theater , Caldwell, NY – performance ofVoces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by All Seasons Chamber Players.

March 7, 2008 -Cultural Centre Parnassos, The Netherlands – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

March 14, 2008, 7 PM – Berlin Ibero-American Institute in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Berlin and Oro Verde (Tropical Rainforest Foundation) . Performance (pre-premiere) of Voices of the rainforest (2007) for flute, cello & piano by the Meininger-Trio.

March 15, 2008, 10 PM – Nachtmusikc – WDR Broadcasting Station in Cologne (Germany). Formal premiere of of Voices of the Rainforest for flute, cello and piano by theMeininger-TrioBrochure and more information.

March 30, 2008 -Lepelhof, Mortsel, Belgium – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003)for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

April 13, 2008 – Alte Synagoge in Gelnhausen (near Frankfurt). Performance Voices of the rainforest (2007) for flute, cello & piano by the Meininger-Trio.

April 19, 2008 – Zaal Colibrand, Lier, Belgium – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003)for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

April 26, 2008 – WDR Broadcasting Station in Cologne (Germany). Broadcast of the March 15 premiere of Voices of the Rainforest for flute, cello and piano at WDR’s program Nachtmusikc by the Meininger-Trio. The broadcast will include a live on stage 15 minute interview with Elisenda.

April 27, 2008 – Women composers concert organized by radio station Mona Lisa in Amsterdam. Performance of Homenaje a Mompou for solo piano by pianist Marcel Worms.

April 30, 2008 – Schlosskonzerte Blieskastel near Saarbruecken. Performance of Voices of the rainforest for flute, cello & piano by the Meininger-Trio.

May 4, 2008 – Donnell Library Center Auditorium New York Public Library in New York City. Performance of Portraits II for flute, violin, cello and piano by the Toki Ensemble and guest violinist Ana Milosavljevic.

June 1, 2008 – St. Anna Chapel, Kapelstraat, Boom, Belgium – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

November 11, 2008 – Cube 521, Marnach, Luxenburg – performance of Colores Andaluces (2006) for cello & piano by Françoise Groben, cello, and Ivan Gajan, piano.

October 17, 2008 – University Lutheran Church, La Jolla – Performance of selections ofFive songs (1986) arr. for mezzo and based on Garcia Lorca by Janelle DeStefano .

November 29 2008 – Dordrecht, Holland – performance of Homenaje a Mompou for piano by Marcel Worms.

December 1, 2008 – Rosa Spier Huis, Laren, Holland – performance of Colores Andalucesby pianist Marcel Worms and cellist Daniel Esser.

December 12, 2008 – Middelburg, Holland – Concertzaal – performance of Homenaje a Mompou by pianist Marcel Worms.

2007 CONCERTS

February 9, 2007 – Second Presbyterian Church on 4 West 96th Street at Central Park West in New York City. Performance of Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello & piano by Ensemble TOKI. Concert sponsored and funded by New York Women Composers organization.

February 20, 2007 – CRR Konser Salonu, Instanbul, Turkey. Performance of Colores Andaluces for cello & piano by cellist Franoise Groben.

Saturday, March 10, 2007, 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, 2007, 5:30 p.m.- Harwood Museum, Taos, NM – Elisenda will be the composer -in-residence at the Taos Chamber Music Group Concert Series in Taos, NM. Three of Elisenda’s works will be performed including: Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano, Hommage Mozart for solo piano, and Cantilena & Finale from Portraits II for flute, violin, cello & piano to be performed by the Taos Chamber Group in Taos, NM, and by guest concert pianist Roger Wright. Elisenda will conduct educational activities in the Taos community schools.
Read The Taos News (Tempo) article pg. S26.
Listen to interview with Performance New Mexico Radio (KUNM).
Read interview with Taos Daily News

Monday, April 9, 2007, 1:00 PM- Concerts at One at St. Paul’s Chappel, Trinity Church in New York City. Performance of Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello & piano by Ensemble TOKI.

Monday, April 16, 2007, 8:00 PM- Blue Star Contemporary Art Space in San Antonio, TX. Performance of Portraits IIfor clarinet, violin, cello & piano by SOLI Chamber Ensemble.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 7:30 PM- Ruth Taylor Concert Hall, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. Performance of Portraits IIfor clarinet, violin, cello & piano by SOLI Chamber Ensemble.

Friday, April 21, 2007, 8:00 PM- Daniel Recital Hall, Petrie School of Music, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC. Performance of Sonata No. 1 for violin & piano byKobayashy/Gray Duo.

Thursday, May 17, 2007, 7:30 PM- Bartholomew’s Church New York City. Performance of Moments of change for soprano & piano by soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette.

Friday, June 8, 2007 Feminist Music Theory Conference at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Performance of selections of Moments of change for soprano & piano by soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette.

June 17, 2007 – Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock (Germany). Performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello and piano by the Meininger-Trio.

Sunday, July 1, 2007, at 3:00 PM- Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Performance of Hommage Mozart for solo piano by pianist Roger Wright.

Friday, July 13, 2007- National Association of Teachers of Singing Teacher’s Workshopsin Providence, Rhode Island. Performance of Moments of change for soprano & piano by soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette.

July 18, 2007, at 1:00 PM – Cactus Pear Music Festival, – Young People’s Concert (Free) in San Antonio East Side location TBA, TX – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano.

July 18, 2007, at 7:00 PM – Cactus Pear Music Festival (“Girls Night Out”) at Boerne Methodist Church in Boerne, TX – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano.

July 19, 2007, at 7:30 PM – Cactus Pear Music Festival (“Girl’s Night Out”), at Travis Park Methodist Church in San Antonio, TX – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano.

August 25, 2007 -Bohlen, Germany – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

September 16, 2007, at 3:00 PM – Edwards Williams College (Fairleigh Dickinson University), Hackensack, NY – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by All Seasons Chamber Players.

September 20, 2007 -Chapel Cornelis Lantschot, Antwerp, Belgium – performance ofVoces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

September 30, 2007, 12:00 PM – Hengelo – Waterstaatkerk, Holland. Performances ofHomenaje a Mompou for solo piano by pianist Marcel Worms.

October 7, 2007, at 4:30 PM – Central Unitarian Church, Paramus, New Jersey – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by All Seasons Chamber Players.

October 14, 2007, at 2:30 PM -Fort Lee Public Library, Fort Lee, NY – performance ofVoces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by All Seasons Chamber Players.

October 27, 2007 -Bethelkerk, Barneveld, The Netherlands – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

October 28, 2007, at 3:00 PM -New Milford Public Library, New Milford, NJ – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by All Seasons Chamber Players.

November 8,9, and 10, 2007 – Premiere and performances of Homenaje a Mompou for solo piano written for pianist Marcel Worms in a all-Mompou Festival in Amsterdam at theNoorderkerk, a beautiful church in the centre of Amsterdam, and at the Bethaninklooste, an ancient monastery in the Amsterdam ‘red light district’.

November 10, 2007 – Music Library, Utrecht, The Netherlands – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

November 11, 2007, at 3:00 PM -Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ridgewood , Ridgewood, NJ – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by All Seasons Chamber Players.

November 11, 2007 – Sunday afternoon, Utrecht, The Netherlands – performance of Voces de mi tierra (2003) for flute, cello & piano by Trio Murali.

2006 CONCERTS

March 5, 2006 – The Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Washington -performance ofSonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1994)by the Kobayashi/Gray Duo .

March 8, 2006, at 12:30 PM – Utica College Lunch Hour Series, Library Concourse, Utica College, Society for New Music Concert Series (Syracuse, New York) – performance of Moments of Change (2004) by Soprano Eileen Strempel accompanied and pianist Sylvie Beaudette.

March 9, 2006 – 2006 ASTA/NSOA National Conference in Kansas City, MO – Kobayashi/Gray Duo performed one movement from Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1994)

April 10, 2006 – University of Tulsa, School of Music– performance of Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1994) by the Kobayashi/Gray Duo .

May 13, 2006 – 2006 International Alliance for Women in Music Congress in Miami, Florida – performance of Moments of Change (2004) based on poetry by Margaret Atwood by soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette.

May 17, 2006 – Composition masterclass at ESMUC (Escola Nacional de Musique de Catalunya) in Barcelona.

May 19, 2006 – Composition masterclass at Conservatori de Terrassa in Terrassa, Barcelona. Read interview with the Terrassa Newspaper (Diari de Terrassa).

June 5, 2006 – Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, New Jersey – performance of Andante appassionato for flute solo by Barbara Highton Williams.

July 4, 2006 – 2006 National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Conference in Minneapolis, MN – performance of Moments of Change (2004) based on poetry by Margaret Atwood by soprano Eileen Strempel and the composer at the piano. Performance will be part of the Lyrica Society program.

August 17, 2006 – Chautauqua Institute, Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall Chautauqua New York, performance of Moments of Change (2004) based on poetry by Margaret Atwood by soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette.

September 15 &16, 2006 – Society of Composers Inc., Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas:

Friday, September 15, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. – San Antonio Ballroom (Crowne Plaza), performance of one movement of Sonata #1 for Violin & piano (1994) as part of the Lecture/Recital titled “A Century of New and Renewed Music by Women Composers” presented by the Kobayashi/Gray Duo.

Saturday, September 16, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. – Recital Hall UTSA, lecture-recital by the Kobayashi/Gray Duo with complete violin sonata.

Saturday, September 16, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. – Recital Hall, Recorded performance ofHommage Mozart for piano at Kathryn Mishell’s presentation of her radio program “Into the light”.
September 16, 2006 at 8:00 PM – Travis Park United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX – performance of three songs (Silencio, La mano imposible, and Clamor) from Five Songs (1986) based on poetry by Garcia Lorca performed by Colleen Neubert, soprano and Nanette Solomon-Kaplan, pianist. Concert part of National Conference The College Music Society, Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Conference presentation entitled “Green Wind, Black Moon: The Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca in Works for Soprano and Piano.”

October 13, 2006 – CelloherbstGermany, premiere of Colores Andaluces (2006) for cello and piano by cellist Franoise Groben, member of the Meininger-Trio.

November 18, 2006, at 7:30 PM – Performance of Sonata for flute & piano (1996) by Tallon Sterling Perkes and Kristin Roach at Ruth Taylor Concert Hall at Trinity University. Concert organized by the Composers Alliance of San Antonio. 

Eric,Elisenda_DSC8214HOMMAGE A MOZART, a solo piano piece written for concert pianist Eric Himyin honor of the 250th Anniversary of Mozart’s birth in 2006, will be performed by Eric Himy at the concert halls below. A few of these concerts are sponsored by American Composers Forum through its Encore Program, supporting repeat performances of new works. Eric recordedHommage Mozart for the Centaur label in June of 2006. See CD Review. He is featured in the May/June 2006 issue ofClavier.

May 5, 2006 – KWCMS Chamber Music Series; Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada.
Mat 7, 2006 – Buffalo, NY – Temple Beth Zion.
May 21, 2006 – Marseille, France – Les Moments Musicaux de Notre Dame
May 23, 2006 – Evrons Conservatory, Lemans, France.
May 24, 2006 – Formal world premiere in Paris, France – La Salle Cortot with Radio-France interview w/ Jean Michel Damian.
May 26, 2006 – Prague, Czech Republic.
June 11, 2006 –Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida
June 13-14, 2006- Recording of Homage to Mozart CD
July 8, 2006 – Brigehampton, NY – –The 2006 Lukas Foss Music Festival in the Hamptons.
September 18, 2006 – Rome, GA – Shorter College
October 3, 2006 – Midland Hich School, Midland, TX
October 26, 2006- Vert Auditorium, Pendleton, OR.
October 28, 2006 – Norris Arts Center (Chicago) interview with WFMT-FM radio, Chicago’s fine arts station.
October 30, 2006 – Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, Muskegon, Michigan.
November 3 , 2006 – Austrian Embassy Series in Washington D.C. Washington magazine.
November 9, 2006 – First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC
November 16, 2006 – High School, Franklin, PA
November 18, 2006 – High School, Culpeper, VA
December 2, 2006 – Soirees Musicales in Dayton, OH