2013 Performances

February 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

wednesday night live! @ goca
statio hiberna/
winter stasis
 Ensemble Peak FreQuency
featuring Karen Bentley Pollick, violin
Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 7:30pm
GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon | Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
$10 donation 
Karen Bentley Pollick has performed as violinist with Paul Dresher’s Electro-Acoustic Ensemble since 1999 and plays a wide range of solo repertoire and styles on violin, viola, piano and Norwegian hardangerfele. This concert will feature selections from her multimedia presentation Violin, Viola & Video Virtuosity as well as arrangements of late fourteenth-century polyphony from the Chantilly Codex.

 

 

March 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Colorado College, Packard Recital Hall

Karen Bentley Pollick & Ivan Sokolov perform works by Claude Debusssy, Ivan SokolovOfer Ben-Amots & Jan Jirásek

Claude Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
Ivan Sokolov Solnechnaya (Sunlight) Sonata for Violin and Piano
Ofer Ben-Amots Midnight Dance for Violin and Piano
Ivan Sokolov Sonata for Viola and Piano
Jan Jirasek Forgotten Metaphor for Viola and Piano
Ofer Ben-Amots Five Ancient Dances for Viola and Piano

 

March 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Colorado Springs

Classically Alive

Karen Bentley Pollick & Ivan Sokolov perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ivan SokolovOfer Ben-Amots & Jan Jirásek

Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata #3 in E Major for Violin and Piano, BWV 1016
Ivan Sokolov Solnechnaya (Sunlight) Sonata for Violin and Piano
Ofer Ben-Amots Midnight Dance for Violin and Piano
Ivan Sokolov Sonata for Viola and Piano
Jan Jirasek Forgotten Metaphor for Viola and Piano
Ofer Ben-Amots Five Ancient Dances for Viola and Piano

 

 

March 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Dillon, Colorado

Lord of the Mountain Lutheran Church

Summit Music and Arts

Seeing through Sound:  Chamber Music of Ivan Sokolov, featuring his Piano Quartet and String Trio with violist Basil Vendryes and cellist Richard Slavich

March 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Grace Lutheran Church

1001 13th Street, Boulder, Colorado  80302

Boulder Chamber Orchestra presents a special Bach Birthday concert with Russian pianist/composer Ivan Sokolov & Karen Bentley Pollick

Well Tempered Clavier Book One
Prelude and Fugue #4 in C# minor, BWV 849
Prelude and Fugue #22 in B flat minor, BWV 867
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 arranged for solo violin by Jaap Schroder
Sonata #4 in C minor for Violin and Piano, BWV 1017
Well Tempered Clavier Book Two
Prelude and Fugue #7 in E flat Major, BWV 876
Prelude and Fugue #9 in E Major, BWV 878
Sonata #3 in E Major for Violin and Piano, BWV 1016

Advance Tickets

 

 

March 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Denver, Colorado

Lamont School of Music Recital Hall

Seeing through Sound:  Chamber Music of Ivan Sokolov, featuring his Piano Quartet and String Trio with violist Basil Vendryes and cellist Richard Slavich.

 

 

April 4, 2013

Myrna Loy Center

Helena, Montana

Double Duo (Karen Bentley Pollick, Joel Davel, Paul Dresher, Lisa Moore)

April 6 & 7, 2013

Mondavi Performing Arts Center

Davis, California

Double Duo (Karen Bentley Pollick, Joel Davel, Paul Dresher, Lisa Moore) perform at UC Davis

Preview article in Davis Enterprise

Preview from Mondavi Center

 

April 12, 2013

Old First Church

San Francisco, California

Old First Concerts presents the Double Duo (Karen Bentley Pollick, Joel Davel, Paul Dresher, Lisa Moore)

Review in San Francisco Examiner:  The Paul Dresher Ensemble Double Duo returns to Old First Church

Preview in  San Francisco Examiner:  Innovations from the Paul Dresher Ensemble

 

 

 

May 2013

Double Duo tours Australia: Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra

 

May 6-9 In-residence with the Dresher Double Duo** @ the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie St, Sydney

- May 9 concert – music by Adams, Bresnick & Dresher – 6.30pm in the Music Theatre Workshop

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/paul-dresher-double-duo-9-may-2013

John Adams: Road Movies

Martin Bresnick: Ishi’s Song

Paul Dresher: Double Ikat, Part II

Paul Dresher & Joel Davel: Glimpsed From Afar

Paul Dresher: Elapsed Time

Paul Dresher: Chorale Times Two

Martin Bresnick: Fantasia On A Theme by Willie Dixon

-May 11 Dresher Double Duo – music by Adams, Bresnick, Dresher and Reich – 8pm Campbelltown Arts Center, Campbelltown, Sydney

http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/CampbelltownArtsCentre

John Adams: Road Movies

Paul Dresher: Double Ikat, Part II

Paul Dresher & Joel Davel:  Glimpsed From Afar

Steve Reich: Piano Counterpoint

Paul Dresher: Racer

Martin Bresnick: Fantasia On A Theme by Willie Dixon

 

Wed May 15th: US Embassy concert 6:00 pm
Paul Dresher: Racer
Martin Bresnick: Ishi’s Song
Paul Dresher: Double Ikat

May 17-19 Canberra International Music Festival (with Dresher Double Duo) www.cimf.org

Thurs May 16th at 12:00 noon
Terry Riley – In C

- May 17th 6pm music by Paul Dresher – Albert Hall

Elapsed Time
Concerto for Violin/Cage Machine/Chorale Times Two
Chromatic Quadrachord
Double Ikat
with guest musicians Graeme Jennings, violin and Robert Spring, clarinet

- May 18th 4.30pm music Adams, Bresnick, Dresher, Reich –  Albert Hall

4.30pm show: Double Duo and Friends
Adams: Road Movies
Adams: China Gates (played by Synergy Percussion)
Reich: Piano Counterpoint
Bresnick: Ishi’s Song
Bresnick: Fantasia on Willie Dixon
Dresher: Glimpsed from Afar

- May 19th  8pm music by Adams – Albert Hall

Orchestra concert
John Adams: Dharma at Big Sur

 

 

 

May 20-25 Residency, concert 24th May tbc – Queensland Conservatorium with Dresher Double Duo, Brisbane

http://www.griffith.edu.au/music/queensland-conservatorium

Lou Harrison:  Suite for Violin and String Orchestra

Karen Bentley Pollick, Solo Violin

Graeme Jennings, Conductor

Sunday, August 24, 2013

Seattle, Washington

Valse Cafe Orchestra at the Century Ballroom

1:00pm. Price: $12 at door. All Ages. Box office: 206 323-1263. Expect plenty of waltzes, plus a sprightly mix of swing, blues, Foxtrots, polkas and tangos when the orchestra’s quartet takes the stage on Sunday, August 25. Here’s this month’s musical ensemble: Karen Bentley Pollick, violin Toby Hanson, piano and accordion Eric Likkel, clarinet and alto saxophone Dennis Staskowski, double bass The once-a-month Waltz Café begins at 1 p.m. and wraps up at 3:30 p.m. Entrée is $12. Parking is free on Sundays and The Tin Table opens just across the hall at 3 p.m. with a small-plate array of comfort food, plus nice wines, champagnes, beers and cocktails. Every month it seems a klatch of dancers winds up at The Tin Table post Waltz Café, and we can’t think of a better way to unwind following an afternoon of whirling around the floor.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Valse Cafe  Orchestra Ball Blanc at Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park
6:00pm. Price: Free and open to the public. All Ages. More information. Bring your dancing shoes and experience social dancing with a live band, a real dance floor and free, professional lessons with Dancing til Dusk. This special closing night of summer season features the Valse Café Orchestra’s eclectic, modern take on dance hall classics. The evening will also feature bites from Seattle’s best food trucks and wines and more available for purchase from TASTE Café from 5:30–9 pm. Here’s this month’s musical ensemble: Karen Bentley Pollick, violin Toby Hanson, piano and accordion Eric Likkel, clarinet and alto saxophone Dennis Staskowski, double bass

Monday, October 7, 2013  at 6:30 pm

University of Nevada at Reno

Rotunda in Student Center

 

Karen Bentley Pollick, Violin

Douglas M. Hein, Guitar

 

Mauro Giuliani: Grand Sonata for Violin and Guitar, Op. 25  (c. 1811)

Stuart DiamondSonatine for Violin and Guitar (1994)

Jacques Ibert: Entr’Acte for Violin and Guitar (1954)

Ole SaxeSalsa for Karen for Solo Violin (2002)

Douglas M. Hein:  Three Pieces for Guitar Solo (1977)   Ricercare, Hymn, Allegro

Note: these pieces were used as the “set” pieces in the 1987 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Solo Competition

 

POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 2014 DUE TO LOGISTICAL REASONS

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Paul Dresher Double Duo performs at (le)poisson rouge

Karen Bentley Pollick, Joel Davel, Paul Dresher & Lisa Moore

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street

New York City

Press Release

Appearing for the first time in New York City, the Paul Dresher Double Duo will perform at (le) poisson rouge on Sunday September 8th 2013. They will present a wildly-diverse program of duos, trios and quartets composed by Paul Dresher and Martin Bresnick.  The Double Duo features the Bang on a Can All-Stars founding alumna Lisa Moore (piano) and Dresher Ensemble virtuoso members Karen Bentley Pollick (violin), Joel Davel (electronic percussion) and Paul Dresher (electric guitar and invented instruments). Recently back from a month touring in the US and Australia this quartet brings a repertory that combines traditional acoustic, electro-acoustic and invented instruments.  The inventions are the 16 foot-long Quadrachord – created by Paul Dresher and Daniel Schmidt – whose four strings (somewhat like a giant electric bass)  are plucked, bowed, prepared and beaten…and the  Marimba Lumina – an electronic mallet controller – created by Don Buchla – capable of producing a phenomenal range of live, electronic sound control.

Two New York premieres are featured on the program – Paul Dresher’s invented-instrument duo Glimpsed From Afar (a work that brought down the house when Dresher and Davel opened for the Los Angeles Philharmonic on their Disney Hall stage during the West Coast Left Coast Festival in December 2009) and Martin Bresnick’s Fantasia on a Theme By Willie Dixon  in his new quartet version. This work, (originally commissioned and premiered by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band in 2001) is a Brahms-meets-the-blues fantasy, inspired by the 60’s super-group Cream and their fantastical improvisations on the iconic blues riff Spoonful. Opening the program is Double Ikat Part 2, perhaps Dresher’s most lyrical work to date and one that is imbued with his long-time study of and passion for the music of North India and Indonesia. Pianist Moore and violinist Bentley Pollick will take on their duo role in a performance of Martin Bresnick’s ethereal Bird As Prophet – whose title refers to the Waldszenen piano miniature by Robert Schumann. Bird as Prophet combines simple programmatic suggestiveness and abstract patterning, recapturing the vivid, oracular, and finally enigmatic spirit and remarkable musical prophecies of Schumann (and Charlie “Bird” Parker) .

 

THE PERFORMERS:

Karen Bentley Pollick (violin), Joel Davel (Marimba Lumina and Quadrachord), Paul Dresher (electric guitar and Quadrachord) and Lisa Moore (piano).

 

THE PROGRAM:

Double Ikat – part 2 (1990) Paul Dresher

Bird as Prophet (1997) Martin Bresnick

Glimpsed rom Afar (2006) Paul Dresher

Fantasia on a Theme by Willie Dixon (2001/12) Martin Bresnick

 

THE CONCERT DETAILS:

Date: Sunday September 8th, 2013,

Time: doors 6.30, show 7.30 – 8.30pm

Tickets $15/20

Venue: (le) poisson rouge

Email: info@lprnyc.com

58 Bleecker St, New York City

Telephone: 1 (212) 505.FISH

LPR on sale ticket location link:

www.lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/paul-dresher-double-duo-september-8th-2013/