Moore and Dolce Suono Ensemble Collaborate on Artworks Inspired by Music

For Immediate Release
April 5, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) The culmination of a unique collaboration between Moore students and the Dolce Suono Trio, Dolce Suono Commissions and the Art They Inspire: Concert, Exhibition and Conversation will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm in Moore’s Stewart Auditorium.

The free event will feature a performance by the Dolce Suono Trio (Mimi Stillman, flute; Yumi Kendall, cello; Charles Abramovic, piano), and a conversation with musicians and artists about the project, in the same space as the showcased artworks. Dolce Suono Trio will perform a program featuring two newly commissioned works. Student work features a range of media - painting, sculpture, photography, video art, interior design, graphic design, jewelry and fashion.

Student artists will create artworks inspired by two Dolce Suono-commissioned works which received premiere performances in spring 2010. The audience will be invited to view the art before and after the performance. A conversation among musicians, artists, and the audience will take place after the concert. This unique, interdisciplinary project encourages creativity from the student artists working in a range of media - painting, sculpture, photography, video art, interior design, graphic design, jewelry and fashion.

The program:

Charles Abramovic's Laus D (A Haydn Tribute) for flute, cello, and piano, a joint commission from Dolce Suono Ensemble and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society which the Dolce Suono Trio premiered for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in January 2010. Abramovic's work is a reflection on Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) in honor of the composer's anniversary year.

Benjamin C.S. Boyle's Sonata-Cantilena for Flute and Piano, premiered by Mimi Stillman, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano in February 2010 as part of Dolce Suono's special project celebrating the centennial of Samuel Barber (1910-1981), "Samuel Barber at 100: The Composer and His World." Boyle's work is a reflection on Samuel Barber's music and especially his vocal style.

Franz Joseph Haydn, Trio in D Major, Hob. XV:16
Samuel Barber, Canzone for Flute and Piano
Philippe Gaubert, Three Watercolors for Flute, Cello, and Piano

Dolce Suono Trio – Mimi Stillman, flute, Yumi Kendall, cello, and Charles Abramovic, piano – is comprised of Curtis Institute of Music graduates who dazzle audiences and the press with their artistic brilliance, elegance, and dynamism. “Beautiful texturing…a stunning ensemble” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The ensemble emerged in 2006 from long and fruitful partnerships among the artists. The 2009-10 season features the world premiere of a trio by Charles Abramovic jointly commissioned by the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, with engagements that include the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Swarthmore College, Curtis Institute of Music, Bard College, Market Square Concerts (Harrisburg), and a special interdisciplinary project involving student artists at Moore College of Art and Design. Recent performances include the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series, of which Mimi Stillman is founder and Artistic Director, at venues including First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Glencairn Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Dolce Suono Trio's programming reflects a strong commitment to the music of today’s composers. The trio collaborated with Ned Rorem and George Crumb, who remarked about the trio’s performance of Vox Balaenae, “it's a real pleasure for a composer to hear one's music played with both bravura and musical sensitivity.” The ensemble commissioned celebrated composer Richard Danielpour to write a trio which it will premiere and tour with during the 2010-11 season, along with pieces by Charles Abramovic and Jeremy Gill.

Mimi Stillman, internationally acclaimed flutist and Yamaha Performing Artist, has performed as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Orquesta Sinfónica Carlos Chávez, and at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Verbier Festival, and other venues. She is a Yamaha Performing Artist, the winner of the prestigious Young Concert Artists, and founder and Artistic Director of the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series. At 12, she was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. She holds an MA in history from the University of Pennsylvania and is a published author on music and history. She has received fellowships from the Earhart and Bradley Foundations. Stillman is also an adjunct faculty member in the Liberal Arts Department at Moore College of Art & Design. www.mimistillman.org.

Yumi Kendall is assistant principal cello of The Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed chamber music at Music from Angel Fire, Verbier Festival, Marlboro Festival, Taos School of Music, and Carnegie Hall’s Emerson String Quartet Workshop. As a member of the Dryden String Quartet, she has performed for the Schneider Concert Series, the Dutch and German Embassies, and other venues. At 16, she made her solo debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley.

Charles Abramovic, a Curtis Institute of Music graduate, is widely acclaimed for his international performances as soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator with leading musicians. As a recitalist he has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He made his orchestral debut at the age of 14 with the Pittsburgh Symphony. He performs regularly with artists such as Midori, Viktoria Mullova, and Sarah Chang. He is a distinguished composer as well as interpreter of new music and Professor at Temple University. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and Temple University.

For more information about Dolce Suono, call 267-252-1803 or visit www.dolcesuono.com



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Dolce Suono Trio – Mimi Stillman, flute, Yumi Kendall, cello, and Charles Abramovic, piano – is comprised of Curtis Institute of Music graduates who dazzle audiences and the press with their artistic brilliance, elegance, and dynamism. “Beautiful texturing…a stunning ensemble” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The ensemble emerged in 2006 from long and fruitful partnerships among the artists. The 2009-10 season features the world premiere of a trio by Charles Abramovic jointly commissioned by the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, with engagements that include the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Swarthmore College, Curtis Institute of Music, Bard College, Market Square Concerts (Harrisburg), and a special interdisciplinary project involving student artists at Moore College of Art and Design. Recent performances include the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series, of which Mimi Stillman is founder and Artistic Director, at venues including First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Glencairn Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information about Dolce Suono Ensemble, visit www.dolcesuono.com.

Media Contacts:

Michele B. Cohen
Moore College of Art & Design
215.965.4065
mcohen@moore.edu

Mimi Stillman
Dolce Suono Trio
267.252.1803
DolceSuonoSeries@aol.com


 



 



 

April 5, 2010
The culmination of a unique collaboration between Moore students and the Dolce Suono Trio, Dolce Suono Commissions and the Art They Inspire: Concert, Exhibition and Conversation will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm in Moore’s Stewart Auditorium.

Published on April 5th, 2010