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May 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Program:
Hungarian Dance No. 1, WoO. 1, no. 1
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
arr. for violin and piano by Joseph Joachim (1831-1907)

Albumblatt, WWV 64
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
arr. for violin and piano by August Wilhelmj (1845-1908)

Capriccio-valse, op. 7
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)

Slumber Song from the aria Schlummert Ein (Cantata BWV 82)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
arr. for cello and piano by Harvey Grace (1928)
transcribed for viola and piano by William Primrose (1904-1982)

Sonata for viola and piano in B-flat major, op. 36 (1863)

I. Maestoso – Allegro – Maestoso – Allegro

II. Barcarolla

III. Finale Scherzando
Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881)


Estrellita (1912)
Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)
arr. for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz (1928)
transcribed for viola and piano by the performer

Deux Fantaisies

I. Largo

II. Furioso-Allegro

Rhené Jacque (1918-2006)

La Campanella
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
arr. for viola and piano by William Primrose

XANDER KNECHT, violin & viola

Alexander Knecht was born in Chapel Hill, NC, grew up in Ada, OH, and moved to Loma Linda, CA in 2004. He began taking violin lessons at the age of eight in 1999, and viola lessons as well in 2012. In 2009 he enrolled at La Sierra University as a National Merit scholar majoring in music and mathematics. He collaborated with Dr. Vanderwerff at La Sierra on a theorem resulting in a short paper that was presented at a conference at Simon Fraser University in 2011. Although initially a violin major, this academic year he began serious studies on the viola with Juan-Miguel Hernandez. In the La Sierra University Orchestra he has served as concertmaster, principal second violin and principal viola and is active in chamber music at school on both violin and viola. As a member of Junior Chamber Music (JCM), his group received first place in the 2013 JCM-USC competition. In 2008 he attended the Aspen Music Festival, and will return this summer as a fellowship student of Masao Kawasaki on viola. He has also attended the Montecito International Music Festival in Santa Barbara and been accepted into the Music Academy of the West. He is active in church, community and family performances, including appearances at the Loma Linda Broadcasting Network and Loma Linda University Church. He has volunteered playing the violin at the Jerry Pettis Memorial VA Hospital and LLU Medical Center in Loma Linda, and has been a mentor teaching strings in the CKC-Music community engagement program in San Bernardino since its founding in 2008. As an amateur composer and arranger, he has enjoyed writing a number of transcriptions and arrangements of light repertoire for performance by school chamber groups or solo violin or viola, as well as several original compositions. He has restored a number of vintage road bicycles as a hobby, and has long been a chess enthusiast, playing in several clubs and tournaments.

2014-2015 Concert Season

APRIL 2-5, 2015

4 Days with Jesus

LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY CHURCH

 

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OH MY SON | LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY CHURCH

7P | $20 | click here for tickets

 

APRIL 12, 2015

CHAMBER RECITAL SERIES:

Kristin Lee, violin | Jason Uyeyama, violin

Ben Ullery, viola | Robert deMaine, cello

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | $15

 

APRIL 18, 2015

57th Annual Concerto Concert

Marcia Specht Guy Memorial Prize Winner

Julian Jenson, piano

YOUNG ARTISTS WINNERS

Victoria Belliard, violin | Yiming Cheng, clarinet

Megan Evans, clarinet | Elena Kim, violin

Xavier Wilson, cello

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

8:15P | FREE

 

APRIL 26, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Jacob Benitez, violin

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

5P | FREE

 

APRIL 29, 2015 

GUEST ARTIST: Madeline Kabat, cello

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | $15

 

MAY 02, 2015

SPRING WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

GUEST CONDUCTOR: Barbara Favorito

Featuring: Wind Ensemble Alumni

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

8:15P | FREE

 

MAY 03, 2015

EVENT CANCELLED

FACULTY RECITAL SERIES

Contemporary Music

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | $15

 

MAY 04-09, 2015

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Ricardo Michelino

MAY 09, 2015 | CONCERT | 8:15P

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

 

MAY 17, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Paulette Jumalon, soprano

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

7P | FREE

 

MAY 26, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Zeming Lu, cello

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

5P | FREE

 

MAY 26, 2015

WIND & PERCUSSION RECITAL

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

7P | FREE

 

MAY 27, 2015

EVENT CANCELLED

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Zoe Godfrey, harp

TBD | 7P | FREE

 

MAY 31, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Marc Robles, tenor

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

5:30P | FREE

 

MAY 31, 2015

STUDENT RECITAL SERIES:

Marco Villacura, tenor

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

7P | FREE

 

JUNE 07, 2015

AVPA SPRING RECITALS

ZAPARA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

TBD

 

JUNE 13, 2015

COMMENCEMENT VESPERS CONCERT

LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY CHURCH

6P | FREE

 

JUNE 21, 2015

OH MY SON

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

7P | $35 Tickets

 

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