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2017-2018 Season

The Louisiana Sinfonietta in conjunction with the LSU Composers Forum
LSU School of Music Recital Hall
Thirty-Fifth Season

1. September 17, 2017 – Concert with Great Soloists from New York and LSU – Sunday @2 pm

Patterns for Violin and String Orchestra……………………………………Dinos Constantinides

             Kurt Nikkanen, violin

Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Orchestra………………………………….Felix Mendelssohn

             Kurt Nikkanen, violin – Maria Asteriadou, piano

Encore II for Violin, Piano, and String Orchestra……………………….Dinos Constantinides

             Kurt Nikkanen, violin – Maria Asteriadou, piano

Brightness Aloft……………………………………………………………………….Max Lifchitz

Gretchen and Serenade, Op. 2…………………………………………………..Franz Schubert

              Cara Waring, soprano

Percussion Quartet No. 2………………………………………………………….Dinos Constantinides

             Hamiruge, The LSU Percussion Group

2. October 8, 2017 – Mostly Vivaldi – Sunday @2 pm

Concerto in C Major in The Style of Vivaldi………………………………..Fritz Kreisler

             Mariana Krewer, violin

Little Suite for Strings, Op. 27…………………………………………………..Christopher Lowry

The Five for Strings…………………………………………………………………Yassaman Behbahani

La Farfalletta for Soprano and Strings……………………………………….Antonio Vivaldi
     (Arr. Dinos Constantinides)

              Cara Waring, soprano

Evangeline II for Voice and String Quartet…………………………………Dinos Constantinides

             Cara Waring, soprano – Sinfonietta String Quartet

That Which Was Lost……………………………………………………………….Mitchell Kerns

Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, Op. 3, No. 8……………………..Antonio Vivaldi

              Deborah Ribeiro – Chia-Shan Hsu – Xinyu Yang – Bingqing Xia

3. November 13, 2017 – LSU Composers Forum – Monday @4:30 pm

Music of Dinos Constantinides and his students

Chamber Music for Strings, No. 1, Op. 6……………………………………Jingyu Xu

              Sinfonietta String Quintet

The Chase for String Quartet……………………………………………………Terrell Jones

              Sinfonietta String Quartet

Shadows in Chase, for String Quartet………………………………………..Niloufar Iravani

              Sinfonietta String Quartet

Mutability for Voice and String Quartet…………………………………….Dinos Constantinides

              McKenzie Miller, soprano – Sinfonietta String Quartet

Five Piano Miniatures……………………………………………………………..Austin Franklin

              Chaoi Chou, piano

Daydreams for Solo Cello…………………………………………………………J. Corey Knoll

             Susannah Montandon, cello

Two Preludes for Piano……………………………………………………………Dinos Constantinides

              Chaoi Chou, piano

Encore II for Double Bass, Piano, and String Orchestra………………Dinos Constantinides

             Yung-Chiao Wei, double bass – Chaoi Chou, piano

4. February 4, 2018 – Story for Children and String Quartets – Sunday @2 pm

Five Melodies for Strings………………………………………………………….Witold Lutoslawski

Three Songs on Poems by Walt Whitman…………………………………..Luciano Correa

              Cara Waring, soprano

Notturno…………………………………………………………………………………Anton Dvorak

12 Tone String Quartet No. 1……………………………………………………..Stephen Browne

The Midnight…………………………………………………………………………..Niloufar Iravani

              Amalia Sagona, piano

Encore for Piano and String Orchestra………………………………………Dinos Constantinides

              Amalia Sagona, piano

Silence and Thunder for Percussion and Strings…………………………Dinos Constantinides

              Brett Dietz, percussion

When I Am Laid in Earth, from Dido and Aeneas……………………….Henry Purcell

              Cara Waring, soprano

Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15………………………………………………….Robert Schumann

No Room! for Reader and String Quartet……………………………………Dinos Constantinides
     (Adapted from a Yiddish folk tale by Judy Constantinides)

              Judy Constantinides, reader

5. April 16, 2018 – LSU Composers Forum  – Monday @7:30 pm
Music for Small Ensembles

Trio in Eb Major for piano trio…………………………………………………..Franz Schubert

Encore for piano trio and string orchestra…………………………………..Dinos Constantinides

              The Caladium Trio:
              Lin He, violin – Daniel Cassin, cello – Constance Carroll, piano –
              Louisiana Sinfonietta String Quintet

Three for solo clarinet……………………………………………………………….Austin Franklin

              Victor Drescher, clarinet

Ballade for the Hellenic Land for solo double bass………………………Dinos Constantinides

              Yung-chiao Wei, double bass

The Maze for clarinet quartet…………………………………………………….Niloufar Iravani
     Energetic – Lyrical – Mysterious

              Victor Drescher – Robert Malbrough – Brandon Gordon – Lindsey Willard, clarinets

Music for Flute and Clarinet………………………………………………………Dinos Constantinides

              Shanna Drescher, flute – Victor Drescher, clarinet

Stepping-Stone III…………………………………………………………………….Yassaman Behbahani

              Mahakit Lerdcheewanan, violin – Anna Herrera, cello – Louis Wendt, piano

Memories, Never Forget for clarinet and piano……………………………Terrell Jones

              Victor Drescher, clarinet – Louis Wendt, piano

Rosanna, one-act opera……………………………………………………………..Dinos Constantinides
     (Libretto by David Madden)

              McKenzie Miller, soprano – Leanne Clement, mezzo-soprano –

              Andre Chiang, baritone – Louis Wendt, piano