A Concert For World Peace - A Tribute to Journalist Daniel Pearl

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA
  • In the spirit of Danny's love of music and commitment to dialogue, the Daniel Pearl Foundation launched the first Daniel Pearl World Music Days on October 10, 2002, which would have been Danny's 39th birthday. Using the power of music to promote tolerance and inspire respect for differences, Daniel Pearl World Music Days has grown to include more than 4,900 performances in 101 countries.
  • One of the most bold and versatile chamber groups in the country, Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble has performed throughout the United States, from the shores of the Mississippi Delta to the beaches of Waikiki.
  • Critically acclaimed for passionate and dramatic performances of solos to quartets, this ensemble brings both spontaneity and polish to traditional classics and 20th/21st century classics in the making.  Described by CBS/KNX Radio’s Jim Svejda as “Passionate, adventurous,  hugely intelligent, and deeply musical, Viklarbo is one of the finest chamber ensembles in the country.”
  • The ensemble maintains a core roster of violin, viola, cello, woodwinds, vocalists and piano, performing solos, duos, trios and quartets. It regularly expands for piano quartets, string quartets, vocal chamber music, and larger ensemble pieces.  Members of the ensemble for this concert are Maria Newman, violin; Scott Hosfeld, viola; Michael Fitzpatrick, cello; Wendy Prober, piano, and Diana Tash, mezzo-soprano.
  • The ensemble will perform an eclectic program of music by Michael Fitzpatrick, Bohuslav Martinu, Maria Newman, Zigmun Schul and Johannes Brahms.  The selections for this concert were chosen to reflect the many aspects of the life and career of Daniel Pearl. They demonstrate the work and lives of the composers and artists, and the love Danny had for the violin and chamber music.
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  • Tickets: $10 advance reservations; $15 at the door.
  • All proceeds will benefit the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
  • For reservations and further information, call Valley Beth Shalom (818) 788-6000.
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Program: 

The selections for this concert were chosen to reflect the many aspects of the life and career of Daniel Pearl. They demonstrate the work and lives of the composers and artists, and the love Danny had for the violin and chamber music.

PROGRAM

 

Invocation for World Peace                                                Michael Fitzpatrick

            Michael Fitzpatrick, cello

 

Five Madrigal Stanzas                                                             Bohuslav Martinu

            Maria Newman, violin   Wendy Prober, piano

 

            Moderato

            Poco Allegretto

            Andante Moderato

            Scherzando

            Poco allegro

 

Two Chassidic Dances                                                             Zikmund Schul

Scott Hosfeld, viola   Michael Fitzpatrick, cello

           

Songs on Motherhood                                                             Maria Newman

Diana Tash, mezzo-soprano   Maria Newman, violin

Scott Hosfeld, viola   Wendy Prober, piano

 

            To a Refractory Father

            Interlude I

            Pirouetting

            Interlude II

            Do not stand at my grave and weep…

 

INTERMISSION

 

Piano Quartet No. 3, Op. 60 in C minor                        Johannes Brahms

            Maria Newman, violin   Scott Hosfeld, viola

            Michael Fitzpatrick, cello   Wendy Prober, piano

 

Allegro non troppo

Scherzo: Allegro

Andante

Finale: Allegro comodo

 

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW