Leoš JanáčekPohádka (“A Fairy Tale”) for Cello and Piano
Henri DutilleuxThree Strophes on the Name of Sacher for Solo Cello
Un poco indeciso
Lili BoulangerNocturne from Two Pieces for Violin and Piano
(transcribed for cello)
Maurice RavelPiano Trio in A Minor
Pantoum: Assez vif
Passacaille: Très large
A native of Oakland, California, Ian Jones fell in love with the cello and chamber music while attending The Crowden School, a Berkeley middle school that incorporates music into the everyday curriculum. His studies took him to UCLA and Indiana University, and he continued at IU for graduate studies with Eric Kim and Janos Starker, where he earned his master’s degree in performance in 2013 studying with Mark Votapek. Mr. Jones began his orchestral career in 2006 playing in the cello section of the Honolulu Symphony and has since performed with ensembles around the Midwest and Southwest. He joined the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and has since been appointed assistant principal cello.
John Milbauer, professor of piano at the University of Arizona, studied music, classics, and government at Harvard College before earning degrees from the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and, as recipient of a Fulbright grant, the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He was awarded the Eastman Performer’s Certificate (the highest performance honor of the school) and the Wolodarsky Prize from the Banff Centre, and was nominated for the Gina Bachauer prize for outstanding pianist at Juilliard. His teachers include Jerome Lowenthal, Ferenc Rados, György Sebök, and Rebecca Penneys. Since 2012 he has been Co-Chair of the Chautauqua Institution Piano Program, helping to transform it into one of the premiere summer piano programs in the Americas.
Lauren Roth is concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and was named Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Arizona beginning in the 2013–2014 school year. A native of Seattle, Ms. Roth received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian studies from the University of Washington, and in May 2013 she earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of William Preucil, where she was accepted into his prestigious Concertmaster Academy. Prior to the TSO, Ms. Roth was a member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and a substitute with The Cleveland Orchestra.
Food and drinks to follow concert.