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Classical & Romantic

Chamber Music

Immanuel Davis, traverso

Tulio Rondón, cello

Donald Livingston, fortepiano

MONday, Aug 5 | 7:00 pm
Schubert Club Recital Room
Landmark Center

Early music isn't always that early, as this program shows with works from the late 18th century through the mid-19th century:

Sonata pour Pianoforte avec accompagnement de Flûte, Op. 50 (1810)

Johann Nepomuk Hummel

                                       

Piano Trio in G major, Hob XV:15 (1790)                                              

Joseph Haydn

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 58 (1842)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Tulio Rondón, cello

Cellist Tulio Rondón, performs throughout the United States, Europe, and North and South America as a soloist and chamber musician. Known for his vivid depth, passionate performances and strong leadership, he started his professional life early, as principal cellist of the Aragua Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, which he helped found at the age of fifteen. He was appointed adjunct professor of cello at the Simón Bolivar Conservatory (Maracay, Venezuela) at just seventeen, the youngest to teach there. Since then, Tulio Rondón's performance career has taken him all over the world, sharing the stage with internationally celebrated artists such as Gil Shaham, Paul Katz, James Tocco, the Hagen String Quartet, Pacifica String Quartet, and the Miro String Quartet. Rondón’s current performance activities include solo performances of Shostakovich cello concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations, Walton cello concerto, Schnittke cello concerto No. 1, and Lutovslawski cello concerto.

Immauel Davis, traverso

Flutist Immanuel Davis is a highly versatile performer who enjoys playing the entire span of the flute repertoire. He has performed as a recitalist and master class teacher worldwide. He has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician at Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall, MoMa's Summer Garden Series, Noonday Concerts at Trinity Church, and the “Meet the Virtuoso” series at the 92nd St Y. Orchestral work has included performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Riverside Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Jupiter Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Davis has also played on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Show Boat and Ragtime, among others. Immanuel released his first CD, Prevailing Winds in December of 2003.

In 2005, Immanuel was a recipient of a Fulbright Grant for study of baroque flute and performance practice with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Since then he has performed as soloist and chamber player with such early music ensembles as Early Music New York, ARTEK, Lyra Baroque and the Bach Society of Minnesota, Mercury Orchestra, and Rebel. He has also been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” and in numerous recitals with Barthold Kuijken and Wilbert Hazelzet.

Donald Livingston, fortepiano

Donald Livingston is sought after for his performance on harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ, and collaborates with musicians from across the musical spectrum. Director of Ensemble Sprezzatura, he has been associate director of Consortium Carissimi and has performed with such ensembles as Bach Sinfonia (Washington DC), Musica Antigua (Panama City), La Donna Musicale (Boston), Lyra Baroque, the Bach Society of Minnesota, and Glorious Revolution Baroque, Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Phoenix Symphony, as well as with soloists and collaborators Cléa Galhano, Maria Jette, Fernando Bustos, Immanuel Davis, Jacques Ogg, Elisabeth Wright, Joel Frederiksen, Barthold Kuijken, and Dame Emma Kirkby. A finalist in the 2017 McKnight Fellowship, his current endeavors are focused on developing the Twin Cities Early Music Festival, which he founded in 2014. and is now organist at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, where his is also Lecturer of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Texas  at Austin Butler School of Music, and player with the Texas Early Music Project.