Jeanne Golan, Pianist
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
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
North River Music presents
An Evening of Leo Ornstein (1892-2002)
With pianist Christopher Oldfather.
Greenwich House, NYC, March 21, 2002
Guest artist residency, Oberlin College-Conservatory, OH
With mezzo-soprano Mary Nessinger
Recital: Of Myth and Legend
April 19-21, 2002
Vocal and solo piano music by Haydn, Ornstein, Debussy, Cowell, Ives, Crawford, Clarke, Brahms and Wolf.
Friends and Enemies of New Music presents
Song Cycles of Hale Smith and Valerie Capers
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC
May 30, 2002
With Christopher Oldfather, pianist.
The New England Conservatory of Music
Summer Institute of Contemporary Piano Performance
Boston, MA, June 24, 2002
With Christopher Oldfather, pianist