CCM’s Guest Artist Series proudly presents Grammy Award-winning flutist (and CCM alumna) Molly Alicia Barth and acclaimed guitarist Dieter Hennings in concert at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Cohen Family Studio Theater. Tickets to this performance are free. Reservations are not required.
Barth and Hennings’ Jan. 24 performance is scheduled to include a performance of CCM Associate Professor of Composition Michael Fiday‘s Five Haiku for alto flute and guitar, along with Philippe Hurel’s Loops, Juan Trigos’ From Partita, André Jolivet’s Ascèses, Herbet Vazquez’s El jardín del pasaje púrpura, David Lang’s Vent, Jean Micahel Damase’s Quatre Facettes and Toru Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea.
About Molly Alicia Barth
Described as “ferociously talented” by The Oregonian, Grammy-Award winning flutist Molly Alicia Barth is an active solo, chamber and orchestral musician, specializing in the music of today. As a founding member of the new music sextet eighth blackbird, Barth toured extensively throughout the world, recorded four CDs with Cedille Records, won a 2008 Grammy (“Best Chamber Music Performance”) and was granted the 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the 1998/2000/2002 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, first prize at the 1997 Coleman Chamber Music Competition and first prize at the 1996 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Barth is the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Oregon and has taught at Willamette University and held residencies at the University of Chicago and at the University of Richmond. She received a MM from Northwestern University, Artist Diploma in Chamber Music from CCM and a BM from the Oberlin College-Conservatory of Music.
Currently, as co-founder of the Beta Collide New Music Project, Barth collaborates with individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines such as music, art, dance, sound sculpture and theoretical physics. In addition to her work with eighth blackbird and Beta Collide, Barth has performed chamber music with Fear No Music, Third Angle New Music Ensemble, MusicNow, the Fulcrum Point New Music Project and Contempo Performances.
Barth has performed solo recitals and conducted master classes in Australia, France, Korea and scores of locations throughout the United States. Barth’s orchestral experience includes solo engagements with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Siberian Chamber Orchestra, and Salem Chamber Orchestra and section playing with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra, Eugene Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Barth’s adjudication experience includes work with the National Flute Association, National Endowment for the Arts, Australian Flute Festival, Idaho State Solo Competition, Oregon State Solo and Ensemble Competition, Connie Fritz Memorial Competition, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Alpert Award in the Arts. She has commissioned many new works, and appears on television and radio shows nationwide. Barth plays a Burkart flute and piccolo, and a 1953 Haynes alto flute.
About Dieter Hennings
The musical endeavors of Dieter Hennings span from new music on guitar to early music for lute, baroque guitar and theorbo.
Hennings has been a soloist with Canada’s New Music Concerts Ensemble, Tito Sccipa Orchestra of Lecce, Italy, Eastman BroadBand Ensemble, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, the University of Arizona Philharmonia, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Monterrey among many others. Hennings has won several prestigious competitions including the 2008 Aaron Brock International Guitar Competition, 2005 Eastman Guitar Concerto Competition, the 2002 Villa de Petrer, Alicante (Spain) International Competition, the 2001 Portland Guitar Competition, among others.
Hennings is an active proponent of new music, particularly that of Latin America, having recently worked with composers Mario Davidovsky, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Juan Trigos and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. Hennings has recently premiered works by composers Jake Bancks, Wes Matthews, John Aylward, Beth Wiemann, Hebert Vazquez, Luca Cori, Juan Trigos and Scott Worthington and many more. Hennings has received grants from the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music and the Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes to commission and premiere contemporary works for guitar.
Recent engagements include concerts with pop-singer Natalie Merchant and baroque violinist Monica Huggett as well as appearances at the Mexican Embassy in Rome, Festival SpazioMusica of Cagliari, Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Mexico, University of Chicago, Festival Internacional de Chihuahua, New York’s Joyce Theater, Julliard’s Paul Hall, and New England Conservatory. Hennings is a resident artist at the East Coast Composers Ensemble and the Eastman Broad Band Ensemble, with whom he maintains an active performing schedule.
In 2005 and 2007 he participated in the modern premieres of the baroque operas “Apollo and Daphne” and “La virtù de’stralli d’Amore” by Francesco Cavalli, both directed by Paul O’Dette. Hennings recently performed recitals on baroque lute and guitar at Milan’s Spazio Tadini, the Arizona Early Music Society and the Rochester Early Music Society among many others.
Current recording projects include an album of works by Silvius Leopold Weiss for baroque lute and the guitar works of composers Juan Trigos and Luca Cori. Recently he collaborated in a recording project with singer Natalie Merchant which also featured musicians like Winton Marsalis, Medeski, Martin and Wood, and producer Anders Levin.
Since August of 2009, Dieter Hennings is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Kentucky where he directs the Classical Guitar Studies program.
8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Admission to this Guest Artist Series recital is FREE. Reservations are not required.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Community Partner: ArtsWave