2003 Performances

February 14, 2003, 12:30 P.M.
Stanford Hospital Atrium
Stanford Campus, Palo Alto, CA

Bing Music Series Presents

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Karen Bentley, violin
Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord
Amy Brodo, cello



February 15, 2003, 8:00 P.M.
807 Franklin St.
Cathedral Hill/Opera Plaza at between Turk & Eddy St., San Francisco

Englander House Victorian Parlor Concert Series Presents
Albany Consort and Karen Bentley, violinist

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons



February 16, 2003, 7:30 P.M.
with the Albany Consort
3865 Middlefield Road
(corner of Middlefield at Ensign, one block north of Charleston)
Palo Alto, California

Ensign Street Concerts
With the Albany Consort

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints



February 26 – March 2, 2003
with Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band
ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street at Shotwell, San Francisco

Wired Strings
New (and Old) Music from Russia and America

Review by Paul Hertelendy

A festival of seven concerts, featuring
Joan Jeanrenaud
, cello and Tatiana Grindenko, violin

Performances of Ensemble commissioned works by young Russian composers, young American composers Mark Grey and Keeril Makan, the premiere of Dresher’s completed concerto Unequal Distemperament, featuring cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, and performances of Russian and American new music by the incredible Russian new music Ensemble Opus Posth, including a work by Vladimir Martynov for both groups.



March 19, 2003
live web cast with Electric Diamond
9-11 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Review on Electro-Music.com



Saturday, May 24, 2003
Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center
Center House Main Stage
2:45 – 5:00 P.M.

Violinist Karen Bentley and soprano Victoria Gydov join forces with the Seattle band Men in Black to perform tangos by Astor Piazzola, Anibal Troilo, Agustin Bardi, Horacio Salgan, Alfredo de Angelis, Julio de Caro, Ricardo L. Brignolo, Carlos Marcucci and Hector Stamponi.

See www.nwfolklife.org  for more information



Sunday, May 25, 2003
Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center
Fisher Pavilion
5:00 – 5:50 P.M.

Violinist Karen Bentley performs with the Valse Cafe Orchestra alongside Phil and Vivian Williams and others. Bring your dancing shoes!

See www.nwfolklife.org  for more information



Sunday, October 26, 2003
In recital at Lebanon Valley College
With Dennis Sweigart, piano

Lebanon Valley College
Annville, Pennsylvania
3 P.M.
Zimmerman Recital Hall

Amy Beach: Invocation
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata #10 in G major, Opus 96
Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata #2 in A major, Opus 100
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is open Wednesdays from 5 to 8 P.M., Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4:30 P.M., Saturdays and Sundays from 11 A.M. to 5P.M. and by appointment for tour groups. For more information, please call 717-867-6445, or visit the gallery online at www.lvc.edu/gallery.

Current exhibit: Whistler’s England: Works on Paper
October 24-December 14, 2003

This exhibition will highlight the rich graphic work of the celebrated American artist, James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), and will commemorate the centenary of his death. Under examination will be approximately 25 of Whistler’s works on paper from his years in England, 1850s to the 1890s. This show will place the expatriate artist within the context of 19th-century British society by way of his extraordinary portraits, views of the Thames, cityscapes & landscapes. Some of Whistler’s best known images such as BillingsgateThe ForgeThe Thames and Limeburner will be on view. The exhibition will feature a small illustrated catalogue with an introductory essay and checklist. Eric Denker of the National Gallery of Art will present a lecture in conjunction with Whistler’s England.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 5-7 P.M.



Sunday, November 23, 2003
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
With Dmitriy Cogan, piano

Half Moon Bay, California
4:30 P.M.
Douglas Beach House, Miramar Beach

Violinist Karen Bentley returns to the Bay Area to join forces with pianist Dmitriy Cogan in a program of romantic American music by Currier & Ives, Corigliano & Beach plus a world premiere by Swedish composer Ole Saxe. Amy Beach’s intensely lyrical Invocation will segue into Oscar and Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Corigliano’s Sonata for violin and piano, an early work which received the chamber music prize at the 1964 Spoleto Festival Competition. Audiences who were treated to Ole Saxe’s virtuosic Dance Suite for violin/viola and orchestra, premiered in April, 2002 by Redwood Symphony, will be thrilled by his passionate Tango Orientale for viola and piano. New York composer Sebastian Currier depicts eerie clock-like music in his Clockwork for violin and piano, a work championed by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter with pianist Lambert Orkis. To commemorate the 50th year of Charles Ives’s death, his Second Sonata for violin and piano with its hymns and fiddle tunes will conclude the musical offerings.