Concert II: Shippensburg Symphony-Caroline Goulding, Violinist, Joshua Roman, Cellist, Julia Siciliano, Pianist
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM
The Shippensburg Festival Symphony is an ensemble of professional musicians from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. The orchestra was formed to provide regional audiences with top-quality professional orchestral performances. The Shippensburg Festival Chorus is 26 professional singers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia. The Festival is under the artistic direction of Dr. Blaine Shover, professor of music at Shippensburg University.
Robert Treviño, guest conductor for all concerts
Since his professional debut in 2003 at the age of 20, Robert Treviño has become an emerging force on the international music scene. Mr. Trevino recently completed a wonderful four-year tenure as the Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 2011-2015. Prior to this appointment he served as the Associate Conductor of the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center from 2009 – 2011 where American opera fans know his work on productions of Don Giovanni and A Quiet Place as well as for his performances in VOX: American Opera Series where he worked on the world premieres of five new operas. An avid advocate and performer of contemporary music, Mr. Trevino has commissioned, premiered, and worked closely with many leading composers of today such as: Augusta Read Thomas, Sir Andre Previn, Jennifer Higdon, Bernard Rands, Shulamit Ran, George Walker, David Felder, and John Zorn among others.
The Luhrs Center is thrilled to have Maestro Treviño returning to the Grove Theatre stage for his fourth season with the Festival Series!
This season, we present in various sizes of orchestra and from a wide range of periods, some of the greatest expressions in each setting, HOWEVER, there is a big twist!
When we think of composers, we often consider scope and size of works. For example, Richard Strauss, the great composer of 4 hour operas, massive orchestral tone poems; Mozart, the composer of piano concerti and of humorous operas; and Schubert, the composer of songs.
We start the season with the smallest work and progressively the works become larger in forces. However, expression is at a high at all times this season.
We begin the Festival Series, Concert I, with one of the great and later masterpieces of Richard Strauss. Metamorphosen isn’t written for a 100 piece orchestra, instead, 23 solo strings! The subject of the symphony is a lament in response to the firebombing of Dresden during the Second World War, where the composer saw his beloved city destroyed. Concert I continues with a performance featuring the largest oboe concerto ever written, also by Strauss. This large oboe concerto was written at the end of this great composer’s life. What follows is completely unexpected. Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 40, his largest scale minor symphony. When do we expect Mozart to be bigger than Strauss?
Concert II opens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Triple Concerto, the only Triple Concerto that this masterful composer ever wrote. And coincidentally, it’s one of the few ever written, and is also the largest concerto Beethoven ever wrote! The concerto is followed by an even larger work, Schubert’s great C Major Symphony. The final symphony that Schubert ever wrote and the grandest of all of his works.
No more unexpected turns for Concert III. We complete our season with one of the greatest, grandest operas of all time, Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” (“The Fallen Woman”). And what tricks we’ve played in Concerts I & II will now morph into a complex web of love, pride, desire, and tragedy with a world renowned, all-star class of performers.
Concert II: Shippensburg Festival Symphony
Caroline Goulding, violinist
Joshua Roman, cellist
Julia Siciliano, pianist
Robert Treviño, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major
Franz Schubert – Great Symphony No. 9 in C Major
Caroline Goulding, violinist
Named “precociously gifted” by Gramophone magazine, violinist Caroline Goulding has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s premier orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, among many. National Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Berlin’s ensemblemini, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She has appeared in recital at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall, the Tonhalle-Zurich, the Louvre Museum, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
The 2015-2016 season brings forth engagements in Asia, Europe, and North America with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, and New West Symphony. Her upcoming recital CD release with pianist Danae Dörken including works by Schumann, Enescu, and Dvo?ák.
Caroline is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a GRAMMY nomination for her debut album on the Telarc label. and has appeared on NBC’s Today, MARTHA hosted by Martha Stewart, Germany’s Stars von Morgen hosted by Rolando Villazón and can be heard on NPR’s Performance Today and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Currently studying with Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy, Caroline splits her time between Kronberg, Germany, and Boston, Massachusetts. Other musical mentors have included Donald Weilerstein, Paul Kantor, Joel Smirnoff and Julia Kurtyka.
A past member of the Stradivari Society, Caroline currently plays the General Kyd Stradivarius (c 1720), courtesy of Jonathan Moulds.
Joshua Roman, cellist
Joshua Roman makes his return to the Grove Theatre stage after last performing during Concert I of the 2013 Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series.
Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer, curator, and programmer.
In a multifaceted 2015-16 season, Roman will premiere his own Cello Concerto with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently perform it with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. In April 2016, he begins a residency with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as part of which he will perform the Mason Bates Cello Concerto. Roman premiered this work with the Seattle Symphony in 2014, and will perform it with various orchestras throughout the 2015-16 season. He will pursue his artistic vision both as Artistic Director of TownMusic at Town Hall Seattle and as Artistic Advisor of Seattle’s Second Inversion. His plans for TownMusic include a presentation of his own song cycle, … we do it to one another, based on Tracy K. Smith’s book of poems “Life on Mars,” with soprano Jessica Rivera. He also continues to perform classics of the repertoire, and in February makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra playing Dvorák’s beloved Cello Concerto.
Before embarking on a solo career, Roman spent two seasons as principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony, a position he won in 2006 at the age of 22. Since that time he has appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and BBC Scottish Symphony, and Mariinsky Orchestra, among many others. An active chamber musician, Roman has collaborated with Cho-Liang Lin, Assad Brothers, Christian Zacharias, Yo-Yo Ma, the JACK Quartet, the Enso String Quartet and Talea Ensemble and many others. His YouTube series (youtube.com/joshuaromancello), “Everyday Bach,” features Roman performing Bach’s cello suites from beautiful settings around the world. He was the only guest artist invited to play an unaccompanied solo during the YouTube Symphony Orchestra’s 2009 debut concert at Carnegie Hall, and gave a solo performance on the TED2015 main stage. This year, he will pursue his artistic vision both as Artistic Director of TownMusic at Town Hall Seattle and as Artistic Advisor of Seattle’s Second Inversion. Roman is grateful for the loan of an 1899 cello by Giulio Degani of Venice.
Julia Siciliano, pianist
Award winning concert pianist, Julia Siciliano has been heralded as a “deep musician…with fabulous musical instinct and enormous creative power” by the Bonn General-Anzeiger. Ms. Siciliano has become a well-respected and anticipated rising talent on the world stage, in both solo and chamber music capacities. As a chamber musician, Julia is a frequent collaborator with the CSO Chamber Players, and has given numerous recitals with Metropolitan Opera renowned singers Amanda Pabyan and Eric Owens. As concerto soloist, she has performed under the baton of her husband, Robert Trevin?o, and various orchestras.
Ms. Siciliano is a graduate of the Master’s degree program at the University of Michigan, where she studied with Logan Skelton. Her previous teachers include Pavlina Dokovska, from the Mannes School of Music, and Nelita True, from the Eastman School of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s degree.
PLEASE NOTE: soloists and performers for all Festival Series performances are subject to change.