Jeanne Golan, Pianist

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Featured: An Evening with Leo Ornstein

Features works that span the stylistic range and duration of Ornstein's 80-year compositional career. In addition to his stunning Sonata for Two Pianos, Jeanne Golan and Christopher Oldfather each perform solo works.

"So organic, so powerful and in many places so beautiful...this concerto should be heard soon again." So wrote Olin Downes in the New York Times in 1925 upon hearing Leo Ornstein premiere his Piano Concerto. Ornstein arranged this piece to be performed as the Sonata for Two Pianos. Rarely performed since, it is the centerpiece of this program devoted to Ornstein's life and work.

Concerts in the 2001-2002 Season

Tour of Southern France

with Bass-Baritone Robert Osborne:

Solo and vocal music of Schubert, Schumann, Ornstein, Tchaikowski, Gershwin and Poulenc.

Orliac Church, September 04, 2000
Au Pierrot Concert Series, Parlaillons, August 3, 2001
St. Armande Concert Series, August 7, 2001

Child's Play: Solo Piano Recital

Music of Schumann, Ornstein (premiere), Jorge Martín (world premiere), Debussy/Golan, Ives and Cowell.

Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY, August 25, 2001
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC, October 1, 2001
The Fleisher Collection Series, November 7, 2001

Greenwich Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Celeste, Music of Bartok

October 13-14, 2001

North River Music Series presents music of Theodore Wiprud

With Ralph Farris, violin.

November 15, 2001

Two world premieres, including solo piano and violin-piano music.

I, Too, Sing America:

Celebrating African-American Poetry in Songs by Composers Black and White.

With soprano Louise Toppin

Riverside Church, NYC, January 10, 2002
Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, January 12, 2002

Program includes NY premieres by Margaret Bonds and Adolphus Hailstork.

North River Music presents

An Evening of Leo Ornstein (1892-2002)

With pianist Christopher Oldfather.

Greenwich House, NYC, March 21, 2002

Program includes the Piano Concerto in the Sonata for Two Pianos version and solo pieces that span the composer's 80 year career.
(reviewed here)

Guest artist residency, Oberlin College-Conservatory, OH

With mezzo-soprano Mary Nessinger

Recital: Of Myth and Legend

April 19-21, 2002

Weekend includes career master-class and recital.
Vocal and solo piano music by Haydn, Ornstein, Debussy, Cowell, Ives, Crawford, Clarke, Brahms and Wolf.

Friends and Enemies of New Music presents

Season-End Recital

Song Cycles of Hale Smith and Valerie Capers

Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC
May 30, 2002

Four-hand music of Smith (world premiere) & Leo Ornstein.
With Christopher Oldfather, pianist.

The New England Conservatory of Music

Summer Institute of Contemporary Piano Performance

Boston, MA, June 24, 2002

Opening concert features Piano Concerto in the Sonata for Two Pianos version by Leo Ornstein.
With Christopher Oldfather, pianist
(reviewed here)

Other Seasons

Theme Park

A potpourri of programs and projects

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"Technically polished and superbly expressive." - New York Times