University of Virginia Chamber Music Series - Elizabeth Roberts

January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
Old Cabell Hall
$15 General / $13 UVa Faculty & Staff / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance / Free for students under 18.

The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2018-2019 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.

Bassoonist Elizabeth Roberts ushers in 2019 with an afternoon of compelling works for bassoon and piano on January 27 at 3:30 pm. Alongside faculty member John Mayhood, Roberts will perform Johann Friedrich Fasch’s lyrical Sonata in C Major, Franz Berwald’s dazzling Konzertstück for bassoon and piano, and Marcel Bitsch’s playful Concertino, along with selections from Reinhold Glière’s 11 Pieces, Op. 25. Roberts will also perform works written for the deeply resonant contrabassoon, including Georges Migot’s Prélude, Graham Waterhouse’s Aztec Ceremonies, Op. 37, and Daniel Dorff’s Concerto for contrabassoon and piano.

Tickets for all concerts are $15 general admission, $8 for students, and are free for UVA students who reserve in advance and for those under 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Arts Box Office at 434.924.3376, or by visitingartsboxoffice.virginia.edu. For additional information, please visit http://music.virginia.edu/uvacms.

               PROGRAM
Sonata in C MajorJohann Friedrich Fasch
Konzertstück for bassoon and pianoFranz Berwald
ConcertinoMarcel Bitsch
Selections from 11 Pieces, Op. 25Reinhold Glière
PréludeGeorges Migot
Aztec Ceremonies, Op. 37Graham Waterhouse
Concerto for contrabassoon and pianoDaniel Dorff

Biographies

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts, Principal Bassoon and Director of Youth Education for the Charlottesville Symphony since 2001, joined the faculty at the University of Virginia the same year.  She became a member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as their contrabassoonist beginning in the 2017-18 season, and has played Second Bassoon with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra since 2015.  Ms. Roberts was the Visiting Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Missouri for the 2013-2014 academic year.  She freelances on bassoon and contrabassoon with the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Washington National Opera, and Baltimore Symphony.  Ms. Roberts joined the faculty of the New England Music Camp during the summer of 2017.  She was a 2008 Virginia Governor’s Award for the Arts nominee, and has given world premiere performances of works by Arthur Weisberg, Bernard Rands, Barbara York, Gary Schocker, and Walter Ross.  Ms. Roberts has performed as a soloist with the Charlottesville Symphony, the Roanoke Symphony, the Harid Conservatory Orchestra and the Waynesboro Orchestra, and was invited to perform as a soloist and chamber musician at the International Double Reed Society conference in 2010 (OK), 2013 (CA), 2014 (NY), and 2017 (WI).
 
Ms. Roberts has taught bassoon, reedmaking, and chamber music in the Charlottesville, VA area since 2001, and has performed and taught at the Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival (VA), Beyond the Notes (UVA), where she served as Artistic Director, Music Mind and Reading (NC), the Cascade Festival of Music (OR) and the Coastal Youth Symphony Camp (GA), where she served as Program Director.  She currently serves as the Music Advisor for Crozet Arts. Ms. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois, a Professional Studies Diploma and a Bachelor of Music from the Harid Conservatory, and a Master of Music from the University of Southern California, where she was elected to both Pi Kappa Lambda and USC Presidential Fellows, and received the Dean’s Special Commendation.  Her principal teachers were Arthur Weisberg, Stephen Maxym, and Frank Morelli.  She has pursued additional studies on bassoon with Nancy Goeres and on contrabassoon with Lew Lipnick and Holly Blake.

John Mayhood
Canadian pianist John Mayhood has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, as well as in Germany and Austria. He has frequently appeared on CBC and SRC radio as well as on various NPR affiliates, and his performances have been televised in both the USA and Canada. In constant demand as a collaborator, John has appeared with musicians from the Montreal and Toronto Symphonies, the New York Philharmonic, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, among many others. Also a scholar, he has presented on subjects ranging from the philosophy of performance practice to neo-Riemannian theory at, among other places, the University of Chicago and the annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie.
John's current projects include recording and producing editions of sonatas by Johann Peter Pixis and preparing a series of concerts to celebrate, in 2013, the 50th anniversary of the death of Paul Hindemith. Upcoming engagements will take him from Montreal to Phoenix in a variety of concerto, solo and chamber music settings, in works ranging from Beethoven's Choral Fantasy to Matthew Burtner's 2010 work for piano and electro-acoustics, "Iceprints".
John earned his Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Ian Hobson. His other major teachers were Caio Pagano and Jean-Paul Sévilla. John has taught piano at the University of Illinois and philosophy at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a member of the piano faculty at the University of Virginia.
 

Individual Tickets: $15 General / $13 for UVa Faculty and Staff / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance / Free for students under 18.  Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased at the UVA Arts Box Office website or by calling 434-924-3376.  To see all events in the UVA Chamber Music Series, please visithttp://music.virginia.edu/uvacms

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

To see all events in the UVA Chamber Music Series, please visit http://music.virginia.edu/uvacms

All programs are subject to change.

Address

McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu