Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts Francesca Anderegg, Violin Matthew McCright, Piano Nocturne et Cortège (5’) Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918) Adjoining (9’) Hannah Lash (b. 1981) Violin Sonata No. 2 in
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts
Francesca Anderegg, Violin
Matthew McCright, Piano
Nocturne et Cortège (5’)
Lili Boulanger (1893 – 1918)
Hannah Lash (b. 1981)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis (23’)
II. Presto – Poco piu mosso del – Tempo I
IV. Allegro con brio – Poco meno mosso – Tempo I – Poco meno mosso – Allegro con brio
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953)
Hailed by The New York Times for her “rich tone” and “virtuosic panache,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers precise yet impassioned performances of contemporary and classical music. Since her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008, Anderegg has given recitals in national and international venues, including Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, The Arts Club of Washington, the National Museum of Colombia in Bógota, at Chicago’s Symphony Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Itzhak Perlman, and many other venues across the world. Her solo albums have been noted for their “lustrous tone” (The Strad Magazine) and “riveting listening experience” (Second Inversion).
The search for unusual repertoire has made Anderegg a fierce advocate for new music. She made her 2007 New York concerto debut playing Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with The Juilliard Orchestra, and performed Pierre Boulez’s solo compositions at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. With her husband, composer Reinaldo Moya, Anderegg has performed a series of original works exploring magical realism and other elements of Latin American literature and imagination. In August 2019, she gave the world premiere of Moya’s violin concerto, in collaboration with conductor Gemma New.
Anderegg holds degrees from Harvard University and The Juilliard School, where her teachers included Robert Mann, Ronald Copes, and Naoko Tanaka. She is a laureate of the Corpus Christi Competition and winner of fellowships from both the McKnight Foundation and the Leonore Annenberg Fund. Anderegg is Associate Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College and has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She is represented by Ariel Artists.
American pianist Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He has thrilled audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative composers. A native of Pennsylvania, McCright now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College. An accomplished recording artist, McCright has released six solo recordings; his most recent What is Left Behind on the Proper Canary label, as well as three albums on innova Records (Second Childhood, A Waltz through the Vapor, and Blender), the piano works of Gene Gutchë on Centaur Records, and the release on Albany Records of the piano music of Olivier Messiaen. His solo touring shows include Evening Preludes, The People’s Music, Contemplations: The Music of Olivier Messiaen, Connecting Flights, There and Back Again, and Endurance.
McCright’s festival participation includes Bang on a Can at MassMOCA, Printing House Festival of New Music (Dublin), Late Music Festival (UK), SEAMUS, Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival, Engelbach-Hart, Kodály Institute, Perilous Night, Fringe, Bridge, Spark Festival of Electronic Music, SPLICE, Festival of Lakes, Rayuela, Oh My Ears, Source Song, Seward Arts, Zeitgeist Early Music, Duquesne University’s Summer Music, Music 2000, CCM Village Opening, and Minnesota Composers Alliance, as well as programs for the American Composers Forum across the country. He is represented by Proper Canary Artist Services. For more information please visit: www.matthewmccright.org
(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST