Current Season Concert Selections
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet with Jeremy Jordan, piano
September 16, 2018, 4 pm Opperman Hall, FSU
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet and
Jeremy Jordan, piano
September 16, 2018, Opperman Hall, FSU, 4 pm
I Got Fascinating Rhythm, George Gershwin (1898 – 1937)
Pièce en forme de habanera, M. 51 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)
Mountain Horn Song
Scheherazade, Op. 35, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff (1844-1908)
Rondo for Lifey (1959)
Leonard Bernstein (1918– 1990)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Footprints in the Snow
Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Le Tour (2012)
Brandon Ridenour (b. 1985)
Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin (1898- 1937)
All arrangements by Brandon Ridenour
Brandon Ridenour is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and appears with Jeremy Jordan by special arrangements with Concert Artists Guild.
Brandon Ridenour is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, paired with his passion for composing and arranging, are evident in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. At the age of twenty, Brandon became the youngest member ever to
join the iconic Canadian Brass, a position he held for seven years. While with the group, he played in distinguished venues around the world, performed on television, recorded ten albums, and received three Juno Award nominations. Brandon is the winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild solo competition and a recipient of the Morton Gould ASCAP Young Composer Award. He is a 2016 National Composition Contest winner for the American Composers Forum, resulting in a commissioned piece for the cross-genre string quintet Sybarite 5. A graduate of The Juilliard School and an alumnus of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, Brandon began piano study at the age of 5 under the tutelage of his father, Rich Ridenour, with whom he still performs frequently in recital and with pops
Pianist Jeremy Jordan attended the Juilliard School of Music from which he received both the undergraduate
and graduate degrees. His major teachers were Matti Raekallio and Regina Syrkin. Jeremy is a member of
the Young Steinway Artists roster. A native of Chicago, he burst on the music scene at the age of 9, performing
Piano Concerto No. 1 by Beethoven. He has appeared on From the Top on NPR and performed an all Wagner and
Liszt program on Live from Carnegie Hall.
Arsentiy Kharitonov, piano
RESCHEDULED December 8, 2018, 4 pm, Opperman Hall, FSU
Prelude in G minor BWV 535 Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750)
Prelude in B minor BWV 855a Transcriptions by Alexander Siloti (1863-1945)
Impromptu D. 899, No. 3 Franz Schubert, (1797-1828)
Moments musicaux D. 780, No. 2
Variations on a Theme by Corelli Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Valse caressante Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
The Old Castle
Tuileries (Children’s Quarrel after Games)
Ballet of Unhatched Chicks
Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
Limoges (The Market)
Catacombs (Roman Tombs)
Promenade (Cum mortuis)
The Hut on Hen’s Legs (Baba Yaga)
The Bogatyr Gates
Arsentiy Kharitonov is represented by Shupp Artists Management, Inc.
A prizewinner of national and international competitions, pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov has been heard in solo recitals and with orchestras in Russia, Europe, Asia, and the USA. Kharitonov started piano study at an unusually late age of sixteen, in the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music of the famed St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, where his musical progress was immediate and astounding. Within three years, he was giving solo recitals, which featured his own compositions and improvisations in a variety of musical styles in addition to the standard
piano repertoire. Kharitonov’s first orchestral appearances include performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Theatre Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Arsentiy Kharitonov recorded a
multi-CD series of piano music by Leo Ornstein, as well as the chamber music by Robert Kahn, all of which have been released internationally by Toccata Classics (London, UK).
Aspen String Trio
January 20, 2019, 4 pm, Opperman Hall, FSU
David Perry, violin
Victoria Chiang, viola
Michael Mermagen, cello
Trio for Strings, Op. 48 (1950) Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996)
Allegro con moto
Serenade in C Major for String Trio, Op. 10 (1902) Ernö Dohnányi (1877-1960)
Romanza: Adagio non troppo, quasi andante
Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
Rondo (Finale): Allegro vivace
Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563 (1788) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio
Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio – Trio II
The Artist Series would like to thank Marjorie Turnbull for her sponsorship & continued support of
The Artist Series of Tallahassee.
Aspen String Trio appears by arrangement with ARS Nova, LLC.
The Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. As summer faculty colleagues at the Aspen Festival and School in Colorado, Aspen String Trio members have been performing
together for more than twenty years. Celebrated for virtuoso performances offered with humor and insight, Aspen String Trio performs the complete trios of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, as well as lesser known blockbuster works by Dohnányi, Hindemith, Martinů, Rozsa, Gideon Klein, Veress, Villa-Lobos and Ysaÿe, among others. As teaching faculty at distinguished universities and conservatories, Trio members are committed to incorporating educational components into all residencies. In addition to standard master classes, they offer a unique variety of classes and workshops covering topics such as The Business of Music, Poetry, Creative Writing, and Management, all developed to address aspects of students’ professional lives, and in conjunction with other areas of their study.
March 17, 2019, 4 pm Opperman Hall, FSU
Eric Chin & Joseph Maile, violins
Pei-Ling Lin, viola
Jeremiah Shaw, cello
String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 “Prussian” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
String Quartet No. 6 in E minor, Op. 35 Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996)
Allegro con fuoco
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51 “Slavonic” Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Allegro non troppo
Dumka (Elegia): Andante con moto – Vivace
Romanze: Andante con moto
The Telegraph Quartet was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to passionate performances of standard chamber music literature, contemporary and non-standard repertoire. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2017
as “…an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept… with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” the Telegraph Quartet was most recently awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter
W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award. The Quartet has since gone on to perform in concert halls, music festivals, and academic institutions from Los Angeles and New York to Italy and Taiwan. In 2016 the Quartet, along
with a handful of internationally emerging quartets, was invited to perform for major concert presenters in Europe and Asia. This showcase, known as the “Biennale de quatuors à cordes,” was presented in the Philharmonie de
Paris, one of Europe’s newest concert venues. The Telegraph String Quartet is now the quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Telegraph Quartet appears by arrangement with Lisa Sapinkopf Artists.
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano
April 14, 2019, 4 pm Opperman Hall, FSU
featuring the McDuffie Center String Quartet
Op. 24 (“Spring”) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
Much Ado About Nothing, Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
suite from the incidental music for violin and piano, Op. 11
Maiden in the Bridal Chamber
March of the Watch (Dogberry and Verges)
Concert in D Major Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
for violin, piano, and string quartet, Op. 21
This concert is dedicated to our friend, lover of music, Treasurer of
The Artist Series and long time supporter of the Arts, Glenn Hosken.
Ms. Moretti and Ms. Pridgen appear by arrangement with JEJ Artists.
Former concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and the Florida Orchestra, Amy Schwartz Moretti is a first prize winner of the D’Angelo International Young Artist Competition as well as the Irving M. Klein International
String Competition. Noted as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, she currently holds the Caroline Paul Chair at Mercer University and serves as the Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings.
Distinguishing herself as a soloist and chamber musician, Elizabeth Pridgen’s recent performances include Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Atlanta’s Spivey Hall. She holds the G. Leslie Fabian Chair at Mercer University where she serves as Distinguished Artist and Piano Chair of the McDuffie Center for Strings.
The performance of Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano, is funded
in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts
and The Artist Series of Tallahassee. To find out more about how National Endowment for the
Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.