Guest Artist Concert #1
Contemporary Performer's Workshop
Andrea Lee, violin
Patricia Wood, piano
Because I think it was wonderful, I am unable to offer you any opinions. More accurately, as the host of this performance I thought it was great before it started. My interest here is simply to document this performance.
The Contemporary Performer's Workshop is a nonprofit organization with the mission to "explore and promote the use of modern music in the curriculum of beginning string education." As the director of this group, my favorite project is the Guest Artist Series. Four times a season we hire a string player to give a recital which includes a piece by me (a living composer the students know) or another living composer. The guest artist is also asked to close the program with a piece in which the students are able to come on stage and play along. In recent history, this has been a blues chart of some sort.
Yesterday was the first guest artist concert of this season. Andrea Lee and Patricia Wood performed the followed pieces:
, for solo violin by Isaac Watras
by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Fritz Kreisler, arr.
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Fritz Kreisler, arr.
by Fritz Kreisler
from "La Vida Breve"
by Manuel de Falla/Fritz Kreisler, arr.
by Jules Massenet
by Pablo de Saraste
for voice and guitar by Andrea Lee
by the Beatles
You're Gonna Miss Me
by B.B. King and J. Taub, performed with CPW students.