2006 Performances

February 3-6, 2006
with Simple Measures

Seattle, Washington
7:30 P.M.

Program highlights include:

Johannes Brahms: Horn Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet

Sergei Prokofiev: Quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and bass, Op. 39

February 3: 7:30 P.M. Rainier Chapter House, Capitol Hill — 800 East Roy Street, Seattle 98102
February 4: 3:00 P.M. Mercer Island Congregational Church — 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island 98040
February 5: 7:00 P.M. Bitter Lake Community Center — 13035 Linden Ave. N, Seattle 98133
February 6: 7:30 P.M. Q Cafe, Interbay — 3223 15th Ave. W, Seattle 98119



February 11, 2006
with Diamante Tango Sextet

Kirkland, Washington
Rose Hill Junior High School Auditorium
13505 NE 75th Street
7:00 P.M.

Colores de Tango



February 12, 2006
with Ivan Sokolov

Seattle, Washington
Consolidated Works
500 Boren Ave N
7:00 P.M.
Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Ivan Sokolov, piano
Presented by Washington Composers Forum

This country-spanning program features premieres by Rome Prize winner Charles Norman Mason, Dorothy Hindman, winner of the Nancy van de Vate International Composition Prize for Opera, and Ivan Sokolov, and works by Peter Blauvelt, Jorge Sosa, Patrick Stoyanovich, and Luca Vanneschi, chosen from calls for scores.

Jorge SosaCapricho for violin solo

Patrick StoyanovichMolto Loco for violin solo

World Premieres by Charles Norman Mason and Dorothy Hindman

Ivan SokolovSolnechnaya (Sunlight) Sonata for violin and piano (World Premiere)

Program Notes



Monday, February 27, 2006
with Craig Hultgren

Birmingham, Alabama
Hill Recital Hall
Birmingham Southern College
7:30 P.M.

Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Craig Hultgren, cello

Review in Birmingham News

Presented by Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA) in conjunction with Birmingham Southern College

Charles Norman MasonEntanglements for violin, cello, and tape

Dorothy HindmanMonumenti for violin and cello

Jan VicarHomage to Fiddlers (World Premiere)

Traci Mendel: Lines after Neruda and Gismonti (World Premiere)

Neil RolnickFiddle Faddle


Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1, 2006
Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band

San Francisco, California
Theater Artaud
450 Florida St. (between 17th & Mariposa)
8:00 P.M.

Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
John Duykers, tenor

World premieres by Roger Reynolds, Mark Applebaum, Dan Becker, and Paul Dresher

Reviews by Mark Alburger, Paul Hertelendy & San Francisco Chronicle




May 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7, 2006
Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band

Cleveland, Ohio
Bolton Theatre

Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band

Paul Dresher’s The Tyrant

John Duykers, tenor

Presented by The Cleveland Opera and The Cleveland Playhouse

Review from Beacon Journal



Saturday, May 27, 2006

Rome, Italy
American Academy in Rome
Villa Aurelia
6:00 P.M.

Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Craig Hultgren, cello
Ivan Sokolov, piano

European premieres by Charles Norman Mason:

Trenchantor for solo piano (2005)

Incantesimi: Omaggio a Scelsi e Berio for violin and piano (2005)

Entanglements for violin, cello and prerecorded sound (2006)

Three-Legged Race for violin, cello and piano (2000)




Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Rome, Italy
American Academy in Rome
6:00 P.M.

Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Craig Hultgren, cello
Ivan Sokolov, piano

European premieres by Dorothy Hindman and Ivan Sokolov:

Dorothy Hindman:

  • Monumenti for violin and cello (2005)
  • Centro for violin and piano (2005)
  • drowningXnumbers for amplified cello
  • Jerusalem Windows for violin, cello and piano (2002)
Ivan Sokolov: Solnechnaya (Sunlight) Sonata for violin and piano
Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6, 2006
Birmingham, Alabama
Alys Stephens Center
1200 10th Avenue South

Magic City Chamber Music Festival

Friday Evening Salon:
6 P.M. — Pre-concert discussion with wine and cheese tasting
7 P.M. — Recital featuring the Alys Stephens Center Chamber Players
Yakov Kasman, piano; Denise Gainey, clarinet; Karen Bentley Pollick, violin; Michael Fernandez, violin; Dennis Parker, cello

Saturday Afternoon Kids Play:
3 P.M. — Chamber Music for Kids
Program led by Kevin Chance, Piano Instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and features ASFA students and other area students.

Saturday Evening Salon: 
7 P.M. — Recital featuring Borealis String Quartet
With Post-performance Dessert and Coffee

Sunday Musical Brunch:
1 P.M. — Brunch followed by a performance from Borealis String Quartet
with guest artist Yakov Kasman.

Review in Birmingham News



Wednesday, September 13, 2006

San Antonio, Texas
Travis Park United Methodist Church
230 East Travis
7:30 P.M.

Society of Composers and College Music Society Joint Conference

Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Dennis Parker, cello

Charles Mason: Entanglements for violin, cello, and computer tape

Review in San Antonio Express-News



Friday, September 15, 2006

San Antonio, Texas
Trinity University
Ruth Taylor Recital Hall
10 A.M.

Society of Composers and College Music Society Joint Conference

Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Dennis Parker, cello

Dorothy Hindman: Monumenti for violin and cello


Thursday, November 16 and Saturday, November 18, 2006

New York, New York
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street

Ensemble for the Romantic Century

The Young Arthur Rubinstein

The pianist Arthur Rubinstein was one of the most magnetic musical personalities of the 20th century. He had a special relationship with Paris, a city he loved so much that he vowed never to live anywhere else in the world but in this divine city! Turn-of-the-century Paris was the most cosmopolitan center in Europe; there Rubinstein befriended some of the greatest composers of the time, whose music he championed throughout his life. A script based on Rubinstein’s memoirs captures his struggles and triumphs amidst the glittering musical life of Paris, featuring music by composers whom Rubinstein knew personally, including Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ravel, Falla, Szymanowski, Stravinsky, and Skriabin.

November 16, 8 P.M. (7 P.M. pre-concert lecture)
November 18, 3 P.M. (2 P.M. pre-concert lecture)



Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2006

San Francisco, California
Theater Artaud
450 Florida St. (between 17th & Mariposa)
8 P.M

Re-Connaissance – Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band
In Concert with Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

Re-Connaissance features recent compositions by Anthony Davis, Paul Dresher, James Mobberley and Dan Becker that re-examine musical influences of their youth, from Harry Partch to Emerson Lake and Palmer, as well as reconsidering classical music, formally colored by popular styles.

  • Paul DresherUnequal Distemperament with Joan Jeanrenaud, cello — (including world premiere of 4th and final movement). Features the multi-faceted 15 foot-long invented instrument, the Quadrachord.
  • Anthony Davis: Cello Concerto Blue Funk into Darkness – complex and funky rhythmic polyphony with a modernist sensibility
  • James MobberleyFusebox with John Schott (electric guitar) — combining classical structures with jazz and progressive rock gesture, culminating in a maelstromic conclusion where “… the whole thing could blow at any minute.”
  • Dan BeckerThrough a Window – exploring from a post-minimalist perspective witty and sweetly guileless recordings his grandfather made of 1920s Big Band music