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Decoda Residency at Hartt's Garmany Chamber Music Series
Mar
28
Mar 29

Decoda Residency at Hartt's Garmany Chamber Music Series

  • The Hartt School of Music

Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe - Carol McGonnell, clarinet
Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon - *Laura Weiner, horn - David Kaplan, piano
*guest


Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (TBD)
11:30am-1:20pm – Collegiate Chamber Music Masterclasses
3:00-4:30 pm – Decoda Open Rehearsal
5:00-6:20 pm – Composers’ Seminar
6:30-7:30pm – Individual Instrumental/Chamber Music Masterclasses 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm – Collegiate Individual Instrumental Masterclasses
12:15-1:05pm – Paranov Hour (Millard Auditorium)
7:30pm – Concert (Millard Auditorium)
Concert followed by a brief appearance at a post-concert reception (Sukman Lounge)


Program
LIGETI - Musica Ricercata/Bagatelles
(solo piano interspersed with the wind quintet Bagatelles)

MOZART - Quintet for winds and piano
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CONNESSON - Techno Parade (flute, clarinet, piano)

POULENC - Sextet for piano and winds

TICKETS


Music for Transformation at Lee Correctional Institution - "Lincoln Portrait"
Mar
21
Mar 25

Music for Transformation at Lee Correctional Institution - "Lincoln Portrait"

  • Lee Correctional Institution

In 2017 - 2018, Decoda’s criminal justice initiative, Music for Transformation, will explore the writings of Abraham Lincoln as the theme for new music generated through workshops in South Carolina. Guided by five members of Decoda and guest artist Sarah Elizabeth Charles, 50 incarcerated men from Lee Correctional Institution will work together to research, study, and develop musical settings of Lincoln’s letters and speeches, creating original compositions and songs using his words, and original writings in reaction to his words. With inspiration drawn from the celebrated American composer Aaron Copland’s popular musical work Lincoln Portrait (1942), MFT Lee Correctional will contribute to a rich musical quilt reflecting Lincoln’s philosophical and social ideals. This project, energized by the Broadway smash-hit Hamilton will explore Lincoln’s life story and his own words and meld musical genres to create a rock/country/soul/hip-hopera to paint a musical portrait of the Great Emancipator. Decoda would like to thank the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation for their generous support in making this project happen. Music For Transformation workshops are also sponsored by a multitude of charitable donations made graciously by Decoda's supporters and donors.

Decoda Artists
Brad Balliett, bassoon; arranger - Meena Bhasin, viola - Claire Bryant, cello; project leader *Sarah Elizabeth Charles, vocals; arranger - Owen Dalby, violin - Kris Saebo, bass; arranger *guest artist


Schedule of Events
Songwriting workshop: March 21 - 24
Culminating workshop performance: March 25th, 10am


Program
Lincoln Portrait - new works written by residents at Lee Correctional Institution


Decoda at the Joye in Aiken Festival
Mar
8
Mar 11

Decoda at the Joye in Aiken Festival

  • Joye in Aiken Festival

Decoda returns to the Joye in Aiken Festival in a wind-centric configuration, with interactive performances in Aiken County public schools and a concert on the Festival's Midday Music Series. The program features classic chamber works by Ibert, Franck, and Poulenc, as well as the Sonatina for Oboe and Bassoon by Decoda's own Brad Balliett.

Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - James Austin Smith, oboe
Brad Balliett, bassoon - David Kaplan, Piano


Schedule of Events
10am - Wednesday, March 8, 2017: In-school performance
(interactive performance plus Q&A), Jackson Middle School, Jackson, SC        

12pm - Thursday, March 9, 2017: Concert on the Midday Music Series
First Presbyterian Church, Aiken, SC

      8:45am - Friday, March 10, 2017: In-school performance
(interactive performance plus Q&A), Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, Graniteville, SC

3pm - Saturday, March 11, 2017: Concert for Festival volunteers
Joye Cottage, Aiken, SC


Program
JACQUES IBERT: Deux Interludes
CÉSAR FRANCK: Sonata for Flute and Piano
BRAD BALLIETT: Sonatina for Oboe and Bassoon
FRANCIS POULENC: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano


Decoda at Purchase College
Mar
3
Mar 5

Decoda at Purchase College

  • Recital Hall

This Decoda intensive three-day multi-disciplinary residency at Purchase College will culminate in a March 5th, 3pm concert. Using Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale as a jumping off point, the residency will be a collaborative learning experience; the final program, led by Decoda, will feature students from the Conservatories of Music, Dance and Theater Arts in performances of works by Lutoslawski, Wagner and Stravinsky.

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Decoda Artists
Anna Elashvili, violin - Brian Ellingsen, bass - James Austin Smith, oboe
Paul Won Jin Cho, clarinet - Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon - Paul Murphy, trumpet
Richard Harris, trombone - Jared Soldiviero, percussion


Schedule of Events

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 12pm - Masterclass (time TBC)

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 - 3pm - Performance


Program

Dance Preludes, 3rd version (1959) - Witold Lutosławski
1. Allegro molto
2. Andantino
3. Allegro giocoso
4. Andante
5. Allegro molto

Siegfried Idyll - Richard Wagner
** Performed with Conservatory of Music Students**

Intermission - 20 min

The Soldier's Tale (L'Histoire du soldat) - Igor Stravinsky

1. The Soldier’s March
2. Airs by a Stream
3. Pastorale
4. Royal March
5. The Little Concert
6. Three Dances: Tango – Waltz – Ragtime
7. Dance of the Devil
8. Grand Choral
9. Triumphal March of the Devil 

For tickets please visit the following link
Student $5 rush tickets are also available the day of the performance. 

Decoda in Blue Hill, Maine
Feb
12
Feb 13

Decoda in Blue Hill, Maine

  • Blue Hill Congregational Church

Decoda is excited to return to Blue Hill for our second season performing at the Blue Hill Music Association! This year, we're presenting a flute trio in a fun program based on the reinvention of folk music.

Many composers enjoy paying homage to the past by putting their own spin on traditional folk material. In pieces like Haydn's Piano Trio in G Major "Gypsy" or Martinu's Variations on a Slovak Theme for cello and piano, Haydn gives a nod to traditional Hungarian rhythms and style, while the theme of the Martinu variations is the old Czech folksong, "If I Only Knew." Jack Body and Gabriela Lena Frank dig thousands of years in the past to salute the sounds and traditions of ancient cultures. In Body's Rainforest for flute and piano, we hear wild reinterpretations of the music of Pygmy groups in Central Africa; the Frank offers a fascinating, imaginative look at ancient South American cultures based on collected artifacts.

Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - Caitlin Sullivan, cello - David Kaplan, piano


Events
February 12 at 3pm - Concert at Blue Hill Congregational Church

February 13 -  Interactive Performance at a local school


Program
Carl Maria von Weber: Trio for flute, cello, and piano
Allegro Moderato
Scherzo. Allegro Moderato
Andante Espressivo – “Shepard’s Lament”
Finale. Allegro

Bohuslav Martinu: Variations on a Slovak Theme for cello and piano

Jack Body: Rainforest for flute and piano
1. Hunting Song
2. Returning from a Hunt
3. Lullaby I (sanza)
4. Lament
5. Lullaby II
6. Children's Games

Gabriela Lena Frank: Four Pre-Inca Sketches for flute and cello

Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion arr. for flute, cello, and piano

Joseph Haydn: Trio No. 39 in G Hob.25 “Gypsy” arr. for flute, cello, and piano
Andante
Poco Adagio
Finale Rondo all’ Ongarese: Presto

 


Masterclass and Performance at the Third Street Music School Settlement
Feb
4
4:30 pm16:30

Masterclass and Performance at the Third Street Music School Settlement

  • Third Street Music School Settlement

Decoda will give a masterclass for chamber groups at the Third Street Music School Settlement followed by a short performance.

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Decoda Artists
Anna Elashvili, violin - Hamilton Berry, cello - Angelina Gadeliya, piano


Schedule of Events
Feb. 4th 4:30-5:30pm Masterclass
Feb. 4th 5:30-5:50pm Performance

 

Program
Paul Schoenfield - Cafe Music for Piano Trio


MODFEST at Vassar College
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

MODFEST at Vassar College

  • Vassar College - Skinner Recital Hall

Decoda joins forces with Vassar faculty for an exciting night of new music.


Decoda Artists
Anna Elashvili, violin - *Siwoo Kim, violin - *Dana Kelley, viola
Yves Dharamraj, cello - Brian Ellingsen, double bass
*guest artist


General Details
MODFEST
January 28, 2016 at 8pm
Skinner Recital Hall, Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York

Music by Susan Botti, Jonathan Chenette, and Richard Wilson


Decoda Cello Quartet in Camden, SC
Jan
23
Jan 25

Decoda Cello Quartet in Camden, SC

  • Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County Chamber Music Series

The Decoda Cello Quartet continues the southern winter tour with a stop in one of our favorite communities, Camden, SC.  Decoda has brought residencies to Camden presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County since our birth in 2012!

January will include interactive performances at elementary school students around Kershaw County and a visit to Lee Correctional Institution to perform for their residents. Our culminating MainStage performance at the FACKC will conclude our TN and SC tour on Wednesday evening, January 25th at 7PM.

Decoda Artists
Hamilton Berry, cello - Claire Bryant, cello - Yves Dharamraj, cello - Caitlin Sullivan, cello


Schedule of Events
   - Monday, January 23rd -

Interactive Performance Tour of Kershaw County Elementary schools

 - Tuesday, January 24th -
Workshop and Concert at Lee Correctional Institution

 - Wednesday, January 25th -
    Chamber Music Concert
at Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
 


Program
J.S. BACH
Gavottes I & II, Suite No. 6
A. FRANCHOMME – Three Caprices
JANE ANTONIA CORNISH - Nocturnes II & III
TINA DAVIDSON - In that Early Light
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J.S. BACH - Sarabande, Suite No. 6
ANDERS KOPPEL - Le Balajo
E. PÜTZTango passionato
M. RAVELBolero

Decoda Cello Quartet in Chattanooga, TN
Jan
17
Jan 21

Decoda Cello Quartet in Chattanooga, TN

  • Chattanooga, TN USA

The Decoda Cello Quartet is excited to be joining the season eight roster for String Theory at the Hunter in Chattanooga, TN!

Continuing our last season's look at works that explore themes of whimsy, storytelling, and images from the natural world, we're bringing this vivid program to schools and community venues all throughout the greater Chattanooga area. For our main stage concert at the Hunter Museum of American Art, we're thrilled to be collaborating with the phenomenal pianist and series Artistic Director, Gloria Chien, on Menotti's Suite for Two Cellos and Piano.

Finally, we'll be giving a workshop at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, exploring "How To Frame A Piece Of Music."

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Decoda Artists
Hamilton Berry, cello - Claire Bryant, cello - Yves Dharamraj, cello - Caitlin Sullivan, cello


Events
January 17, 6:30pm: Main Stage Concert at the Hunter Museum of American Art
*with special guest Gloria Chien, piano

January 18-20: Interactive Performances at local schools and community venues

January 20: Evening Workshop with students at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga:
"How To Frame A Piece Of Music"

January 21, 1:00pm: Family Concert at the Hunter Museum of American Art


Music For All Residency at Lawrence University
Jan
4
Jan 8

Music For All Residency at Lawrence University

  • Lawrence University

Decoda returns to Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin for its fifth residency in as many years. Members of Decoda will work with Lawrence students in developing programs for their acclaimed Music For All series, co-directed by Decoda members and Lawrence faculty Erin Lesser and Michael Mizrahi.

Decoda will give workshops both in Appleton and on Lawrence's northern campus in Door County, Björklunden vid Sjon, working closely with Lawrence students and faculty. Decoda will also give a public performance at Lawrence University's Memorial Chapel on Sunday, January 8th at 7 PM.

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Michael Mizrahi, piano - Erin Lesser, flute - James Austin Smtih, oboe -
Carol McGonnell, clarinet - Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello


Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 5th - Workshop at Lawrence University (time tba)

Saturday, January 7th  - All-day Workshop at Björklunden vid Sjon (closed to public)

Sunday, January 8th, 1:30pm - Public performance with students, Björklunden vid Sjon

Sunday, January 8th, 7pm - Public performance at Lawrence University Memorial Chapel


Program
may include

Goossens Pastorale and Arlequinade (fl, ob, pno)
Scelsi - Piccola suite (fl/cl)
Daniel Bjarnason "5 possibilities" (cl, vc, pno)
Andrew Norman - Garden of Follies (ob, pno)
Koechlin trio for saxophone, piano, flute
Saariaho "Mirrors" for flute and cello
Beethoven Trio Op. 11 (cl, vc, pno)
Connesson Techno Parade (fl/cl/pf)


DePauw University Residency - last yearly visit
Nov
18
Nov 22

DePauw University Residency - last yearly visit

  • DePauw University

Decoda returns to DePauw University in November for the last visit of our two year residency. Our final concert will be a collaborative performance with the DePauw University Orchestra (DUO) sitting side-by-side with Decoda members, who will be featured soloists. We will participate in a college preparation event for high school students interested in pursuing degrees in music. Decoda will also be returning as guests on the Storytellers series, an informal concert format which resembles a late-night talk show with interviews, performances, and musical games hosted by two very entertaining DePauw students.

Decoda Artists
Moran Katz, clarinet - Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon - Laura Weiner, horn *(guest artist)
Anna Elashvili, violin - Nathan Schram, viola - Yves Dharamraj, cello - Brian Ellingsen, bass


Events
Saturday, November 19 - COLLEGE PREPARATION EVENT
11am  - Interactive Performance at Thomson Recital Hall
3pm  - Storytellers@M2 at Music on the Square (for visitors)

Sunday, November 20
7:30pm
- Storytellers@M2 for DePauw Students

Monday, November 21 - DUO and DECODA Final Concert
7:30pm at the Green Center, Kresge Auditorium


Program
DUO and DECODA
Biber - Battalia for string orchestra
Haydn - Sinfonia Concertante in Bb Major for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon, and orchestra
I. Allegro
Beethoven - Septet for violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, bassoon, and horn [Decoda]
V. Scherzo
Bartok - Dance Suite for orchestra [DUO]
Kernis - Mozart En Route for string trio [Decoda]
Balakrishnan - Skylife

more info


Decoda in Merida, Mexico
Nov
14
Nov 19

Decoda in Merida, Mexico

  • Merida Mexico

The Decoda Professional Training Workshop in Merida, Mexico presented by Carnegie Hall, Fomento Culutral Banamex, and the Roberto Hernández Ramirez Foundation, is a one week course from November 14-19, 2016 that provides musicians with in-depth chamber music training from members of Decoda. The workshop will include masterclasses for strings, woodwinds, and piano and workshops on how to bring music into the community and help audiences of all kinds connect with the music we love.


Decoda Artists
*Clara Lyon, violin - Meena Bhasin, viola - Hamilton Berry, cello
Alicia Lee, clarinet - David Kaplan, piano
*guest artist


Events
November 15th at 8pm: Decoda Performance

Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto

November 19th at 8pm: Performance featuring participants of Decoda Professional Training Workshop
Teatro José Peón Contreras


DECODA IN LAS VEGAS in collaboration with Notes with a Purpose
Nov
13
Nov 19

DECODA IN LAS VEGAS in collaboration with Notes with a Purpose

  • Las Vegas, NV

This November 2016, Decoda will have its first residency in Las Vegas in collaboration with Notes with a Purpose, a non-profit organization run by Ensemble Connect alumna Alex Le.

During this week-long residency, Decoda will tour several Las Vegas elementary schools giving interactive performances, perform at various community venues, and work with students from the Las Vegas Music Academy.

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Catherine Gregory, flute - Paul Cho, clarinet - Caitlin Sullivan, cello


Events
1 week Interactive Performance tour of various Las Vegas elementary schools
Outreach performances at community venues (TBD)
Workshop with students from the Las Vegas Music Academy (date TBD)


Program
(selections from)
Haydn London Trio in C Hob. IV:1
Guillaume Connesson Disco-Toccata for clarinet and cello
Ross Edwards - Ecstatic Dances
Gabriela Lena Frank - Cuatro Bosquejos Pre-Incaicos (Four Pre-Inca Sketches)
Koechlin trio op. 92


Decoda at Lyrica Chamber Music: Pierrot and Cabaret
Nov
6
3:00 pm15:00

Decoda at Lyrica Chamber Music: Pierrot and Cabaret

  • Lyrica Chamber Music

In honor of Halloween, Decoda melds cabaret, burlesque, and the genius of Arnold Schönberg. Featuring guest soprano Mary Bonhag.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - Paul Cho, clarinet - Anna Elashvili, violin/viola
Hamilton Berry, cello - David Kaplan, piano - *Mary Bonhag, soprano
*guest artist



Program
William Bolcom - Cabaret Songs
Arnold Schönberg - Pierrot Lunaire


Decoda at the Barbican Milton Court
Oct
3
7:30 pm19:30

Decoda at the Barbican Milton Court

  • Barbican Milton Court Concert Hall

Decoda returns to the Barbican with a teetering, careening, and clarifying exploration of form, manifested in the not-quite-Fantasy of Benjamin Britten, 21st century approaches to folk music from Gabriela Lena Frank and Iva Bittova, architectural follies and literary sonnets from young phenom Andrew Norman, and perhaps the form's ultimate conveyer, Mozart.

Join Decoda for an unforgettable evening of energetic, enlightening, and satisfying music-making.

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Decoda Artists
James Austin Smith, oboe -  *Daniel Rowland, violin - *Margaret Dyer, viola
Caitlin Sullivan, cello - David Kaplan, piano
*guest artist



Programme
Folk - Phantasy - Folly - Form

BRITTEN Phantasy for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2
Andrew NORMAN Sonnets for Cello and Piano
Iva BITTOVÁ Divná slecinka for Oboe and Viola
Gabriela Lena FRANK Serenata from “Four Folk Songs” for Violin, Cello and Piano
Andrew NORMAN The Garden of Follies for Oboe and Piano
MOZART Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478
 


Decoda Residency at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Oct
3
Oct 7

Decoda Residency at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Decoda returns to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as Resident Ensemble in Creative Performance, for a week-long residency focusing on creative and interactive performance.

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Decoda Artists
James Austin Smith, oboe - Sarah Beaty, clarinet - *Daniel Rowland, violin
*Margaret Dyer, viola - Caitlin Sullivan, cello - David Kaplan, piano
*guest artist



Programme
Folk - Phantasy - Folly - Form

BRITTEN Phantasy for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2
Andrew NORMAN Sonnets for Cello and Piano
Iva BITTOVÁ Divná slecinka for Oboe and Viola
Gabriela Lena FRANK Serenata from “Four Folk Songs” for Violin, Cello and Piano
Andrew NORMAN The Garden of Follies for Oboe and Piano
MOZART Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478
 


"Beethoven and Banjos" with Decoda
Sep
29
Oct 2

"Beethoven and Banjos" with Decoda

  • Beethoven and Banjos

2016 marks the second annual week-long collaboration between members of Decoda (Carnegie Hall's Affiliate Ensemble) and a folk ensemble, creating and performing music together in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The music will be chosen and composed to be a direct celebration of the UP’s landscape, culture, and heritage.
— Beethoven and Banjos Artistic Director and UP native Evan Premo
We're extremely excited to be welcoming the duo Aallotar for our second season. All of this year's featured music will be from Finland.

We're extremely excited to be welcoming the duo Aallotar for our second season. All of this year's featured music will be from Finland.

Decoda Artists
Anna Elashvili, violin - Meena Bhasin, viola - Hamilton Berry, cello - Evan Premo, double bass *Mary Bonhag, soprano - *Laurel Premo, fiddle/banjo/voice
*guest artist

Aallotar
Teija Niku, accordian/voice - Sara Pajunen, fiddle/voice


Events
Performance- Thursday, September 29 at 2:00 pm
Kingsford High School Auditorium, Kingsford, Michigan
 
Performance- Friday, September 30 at 7:30 pm
Reynolds Recital Hall, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan
 
Performance- Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm
Calumet Theatre, Calumet, Michigan
 
Performance- Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 pm
Crystal Theatre, Crystal Falls, Michigan

for more information


Program
Suite for String Trio in A Major by Sibelius
Three Finish Tangos
Changing Light by Saariaho
Pellimanni's Revenge by Timo Alakotila
Quadrille from Karelia by Timo Alakotila
Lonely Sparrow by Aallotar
Momento by Teija Niku
 


Residency at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Sep
29
1:00 pm13:00

Residency at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Decoda visits the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for a two-day teaching and performing residency, with a performance on September 30th at 1PM.

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Decoda Artists
James Austin Smith, oboe - Sarah Beaty, clarinet - *Daniel Rowland, violin
*Margaret Dyer, viola - Caitlin Sullivan, cello - David Kaplan, piano
*guest artist


Events
Concert - September 30 at 1pm


Programme
Folk - Phantasy - Folly - Form

BRITTEN Phantasy for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2
Andrew NORMAN Sonnets for Cello and Piano
Iva BITTOVÁ Divná slecinka for Oboe and Viola
Gabriela Lena FRANK Serenata from “Four Folk Songs” for Violin, Cello and Piano
Andrew NORMAN The Garden of Follies for Oboe and Piano
MOZART Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478
 


Decoda at Furman University
Sep
13
Sep 16

Decoda at Furman University

  • Guest Artist Recital; Daniel Recital Hall

Decoda is thrilled to present our first residency at Furman University in Greenville, SC- featuring a nonet of strings, winds, brass, and percussion. We look forward to presenting interactive workshops on community and audience engagement, coaching chamber music groups, presenting instrumental master classes, and immersing ourselves into the Furman campus community for the week!

Fun fact: Decoda cellist and project leader, Claire Bryant, got her start on the cello at Furman University back in 1983.

Fun fact: Decoda cellist and project leader, Claire Bryant, got her start on the cello at Furman University back in 1983.

Decoda Artists
*Siwoo Kim, violin-  *Margaret Dyer, viola-  Claire Bryant, cello
Brian Ellingsen, double bass-  Paul Won-Jin Cho, clarinet-  Brad Balliett, bassoon
Paul Murphy, trumpet-  *Stephen Dunn, trombone-  *Jared Soldiviero, percussion
*guest artist


Decoda performance at Daniel Recital Hall
Thursday, September 15, 2016 8PM (Free admission)


Program
CHRISTOPHER CERRONE - Recovering for seven musicians (2011)
CAROLINE SHAW - Limestone and Felt for viola & cello (2012)
ANDREW NORMAN - Sabina for string trio from The Companion Guide to Rome (2010)
BRAD BALLIETT - Night Minuet for bassoon and strings (2015)
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BACH (arr. BRANDON RIDENOUR) - Agnus Dei
STRAVINSKY - Suite from L’histoire du Soldat
I. Marche du Soldat (Soldier's March)
II. Petits Airs au bord du Ruisseau (Little Songs by the Brook)
III. Pastorale
IV. Marche Royale (Royal March)
V. Petit Concert (The Little Concert)
VI. Trois Danses (Three Dances): Tango, Valse, Ragtime
VII. Danse du Diable (Devil's Dance)
VIII. Grand Chorale
IX. Marche Triomphale du Diable (Triumphal March of the Devil)

Tertulia: Opening Night with Decoda
Sep
12
7:00 pm19:00

Tertulia: Opening Night with Decoda

  • Cubana Social

Tertulia returns to New York City for a delicious food and music pairing:
September 12, 7pm at Cubana Social with Decoda.

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Itinerary

Cocktails & Amuse-Bouche

VILLA­ LOBOS Quintette
VARIOUS Renaissance for brass trio
VILLA­ LOBOS arr. SAEBO Bachianas No. 5

Main Course

DEBUSSY Syrinx
VARIOUS Renaissance for brass trio
CARTER Retracing

Dessert

MILHAUD Suite d'apres Corrette
VARESE Octandre

Mingle & Meet the Musicians

Program includes 50 to 60 minutes of music.

Decoda Artists

Erin Lesser, flute
James Austin Smith, oboe
Alicia Lee, clarinet
Brad Balliett, bassoon
*David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Paul Murphy, trumpet
Richard Harris, trombone
Kris Saebo, double bass
*guest artist

 
DePauw University Residency, year 2
Sep
9
Sep 11

DePauw University Residency, year 2

  • DePauw University

Decoda returns for a second season as DePauw University's 2016-17 Ensemble-in-Residence. Decoda artists will travel to DePauw for two days Sept. 9-10 as featured performers and participants in the School of Music's 21CMposium, including the conference's opening Friday night concert.

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Decoda Artists
Erin Lesser, flute - James Austin Smith, oboe - Alicia Lee, clarinet
Brad Balliett, bassoon - Paul Murphy, trumpet - *David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Richard Harris, trombone - Kris Saebo, double bass
*guest artist


Scheduled Events

September 9
2pm Workshop: How to Frame a Piece of Music

Decoda’s mission is to provide meaningful musical experiences for all audiences.
In this session, ensemble members will perform, then discuss a variety of methods for presenting pieces within a contextual framework--decoding how presentations are tailored for all types of listeners (young or old)! Each method is an entry point into the music, meant to draw in the audience so they arrive at a deeper and more active listening experience.

September 9
7:30pm Concert (Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall)

September 10
10:30am Workshop: How to Frame a Piece of Music
3:15pm Workshop: How to Frame a Piece of Music


Program
Claude Debussy — Syrinx
Orlande de Lassus — Ave Regina Caelorum
Paul Hindemith — Musikalisches Blumengartlein und Leyptziger Allerley
Josquin des Prez — Entré, je suis en grant pensée  
Edgard Varèse — Density 21.5  
Erwin Schulhoff — Divertissement
     INTERMISSION
Heitor Villa-Lobos — Quinteto en forma de chôros
Villa-Lobos (arr. Saebo) — Bachiannas Brasilieras No.5
Edgard Varèse — Octandre

Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
Jul
10
Jul 23

Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

  • Skidmore College
DePauw Residency Visit #3
Apr
14
Apr 16

DePauw Residency Visit #3

  • Kresge Auditorium at the Green Center

Our final visit of this year's residency at DePauw University will culminate in a collaborative Interactive Performance with DePauw students for the Greencastle Middle School and "informances" around campus. Our final concert program as part of the Green Guest Artists Concerts Series will feature members of every instrument family, include arrangements by Decoda musicians, and are all inspired by Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Tale."

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Decoda Personnel
Anna Elashvili, violin - Evan Premo, bass - 
Alicia Lee, clarinet - Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon - Brandon Ridenour, trumpet -
*Stephen Dunn, trombone - *Jared Soldiviero, percussion
*special guest


Final Concert
April 16th at 7:30pm
Kresge Auditorium at the Green Center for the Performing Arts

Program
Bach/arr. Ridenour - Agnus Dei
Stravinsky - L'histoire Du Soldat
Wynton Marsalis - A Fiddler's Tale
Jacob Gade/arr. Elashvili - Jealousy
Louis Armstrong/arr. Ridenour - Cornet Chop Suey


Decoda at Vassar College
Apr
9
8:00 pm20:00

Decoda at Vassar College

  • Vassar College

Decoda takes over the Vassar College campus. Over the 3 day residency members of the ensemble will teach, collaborate and perform with students and faculty members of college.

Decoda Personnel
Anna Elashvili, violin - Nathan Schram, viola - Yves Dharamraj, cello -
Catherine Gregory, flute - James Austin Smith, oboe - Paul Cho, clarinet -
Brad Balliett, bassoon - *Laura Weiner, horn - David Kaplan, piano-
*special guest


Performance
Skinner Hall of Music
April 9th, 2016 at 8pm


Program
WILSON Duo for Bassoon and Clarinet (10 min)
LIGETI Ten Pieces (14 min.)
BALLIETT Quartet (WW) (9 min.)
SCHRAM Decoda Nonet (5 min)
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BITTOVA Hoboj & Divná slečinka (A Strange Young Lady) for Viola and Oboe (8 min.)
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G min. (40 min.)

Decoda at Reach Me! Festival with Lydenskab; Aarhus, Denmark
Apr
8
Apr 15

Decoda at Reach Me! Festival with Lydenskab; Aarhus, Denmark

  • Aarhus, Denmark

Decoda returns to Aarhus, Denmark, this time in partnership with the innovative Danish chamber collective, Lydenskab.  As part of their festival called Reach Me! the artists will present a three-day songwriting workshop for the refugee community, culminating in a celebratory concert, featuring their new and original songs, at the Danish Refugee Council.

During the week, Decoda & Lydenskab will visit four elementary schools in the Aarhus community to present creative composition and instrumental exploration workshops for children ages 7 - 12.  

On Friday, April 15, Reach Me! will host thirty Danish municipalities for a seminar around artistic urban planning, exploring and sharing ideas for how the arts can help to solve social and community problems and issues. Decoda will present about our criminal justice initiative, Music for Transformation, and our recent invitation to the White House.

A final performance will close out the seminar and week at Godsbanen at 14:00 on the 15th.

Reach Me!

Personnel
Meena Bhasin, viola - Decoda
Claire Bryant, cello - Decoda
Brian Ellingsen, bass - Decoda
Sofia Lind Pedersen, cello - Lydenskab
Karolina Leedo, flute - Lydenskab
Eksild Winding, piano - Lydenskab
Thea Vesti, guitar - Lydenskab
Reach Me!


Schedule

April 14th performance at Danish Refugee Council
Ceremonial Hall, Olof Palmes Alle 35, DK-8200 Aarhus N.

April 15th performance at Godsbanen
Skovgaardsgade, 8000 Aarhus C.

April 9 - 10            Danish Refugee Council songwriting workshops
April 11 - 13          Elementary School Workshops
April 14 19:30       Community Concert at Danish Refugee Council
April 15 10 - 14     Seminar: Developing cities through arts & culture
                                           at Godsbanen
             14-15:00   Collaborative Concert at Godsbanen


Program
April 14th Danish Refugee Council Community Performance

Music from An Iliad by Mark Bennett
'A Mother's Loss' by *Arij Shakra
'Hjerte' by Line Tjoernhoej
'Sacre' from the Rite of Spring by Stravinsky (arr. Eskild Winding)
'Choices' by *Amin Boukhatmi
'Spiegel im Spiegel' by Arvo Pärt - moment of audience reflection
'Sad Tears' by *Muhanad Abv Hable
'Milonga del angel' by Piazzolla
'Restoring Faith' by *Rami Ejleh


Program
April 15th Collaborative Concert at Godsbanen

'Dream' by Cage (arr. Lydenskab/Decoda for guitar, viola, cello, bass)
'Furiant' from Concertino for flute, viola, and bass by Schulhoff
'Milonga del angel' by Piazzolla
'Hymnus II' for cello and bass by Schnittke
'A Mother's Loss' by *Arij Shakra
'Spiegel im Spiegel' by Arvo Pärt
'Sacre' from Rite of Spring by Stravinsky (arr. Eskild Winding)

*participants in Reach Me! workshop from Danish Refugee Council

Cello Quartet at National Sawdust
Apr
3
2:00 pm14:00

Cello Quartet at National Sawdust

  • National Sawdust

Shades of Cello
Exploring the themes of whimsy and storytelling through images from the natural world, this program uses the versatile sounds of the cello to create light, shade, and every color in between. A capricious melding of styles - from Maurice Ravel to Jane Antonia Cornish - brings classical and jazz influences together.

Decoda Personnel
Claire Bryant, cello - Yves Dharamraj, cello –
Caitlin Sullivan, cello - Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello


Schedule of Events
April 3rd, 2016 at 3pm – Concert
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts at National Sawdust
80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY‎ - (646) 779-8455‎


Program
FRANCHOMME (arr. Caitlin Sullivan) - Douze Caprice
Caprice no. 7
Caprice no. 8
Caprice no. 11

TETSURO HOSHII - Four Crayons

JANE ANTONIA CORNISH - Nocturne III

TINA DAVIDSON - In that Early Light

GABRIELA LENA FRANK - Las Sombras de los Apus

RAMEAU - Entrée from Les Boréades

RAVEL (arr. James Barralet) - Boléro

 


DePauw Residency with Red Tail Ring
Mar
30
10:30 am10:30

DePauw Residency with Red Tail Ring

  • DePauw University

Decoda musicians team up with Red Tail Ring in "Beethoven & Banjos" - featuring a cross-genre collaboration between classical musicians and folk musicians.

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Decoda Personnel
Anna Elashvili, violin - Evan Premo, bass -
*Michael Beauchamp and *Laurel Premo, Red Tail Ring
*Eric Edberg, cello faculty at DePauw
*special guests


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 30th
10:30-11:20am at Thomson Recital Hall -
Performance and Storytellers for students and faculty at DePauw

11:30am - radio interview -
Tune into 21CM.org for interview on "Music for Life" with Dean Mark McCoy

7:30pm at Music on the Square - "Club M2" -
Music, lighting and food come together in this hour of "Beethoven and Banjos"

Beethoven minuets, American and Norwegian fiddle music, contemporary and traditional folk songs and also featured two new works: "Lullaby and Polska" is a violin and viola duo by Evan Premo and "Northern Water Quintet" composed for Beethoven and Banjos by banjo player/fiddler Laurel Premo.


Program
You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive - Darrell Scott (b. 1959)
arr. Don Hart

Fall Away Blues - Red Tail Ring

Northern Water Quintet - Laurel Premo (b. 1987)
Vernal Pool arr. Evan Premo
Hemlock Rapids
Still Water on Point Abbaye

Wondrous Love Sacred Harp Hymn
arr. Red Tail Ring

Clearing in the Wild - Red Tail Ring
arr. Laurel and Evan Premo

Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July - traditional American fiddle tune

White Pine Waltz - Evan Premo



Decoda at the Joye in Aiken Festival
Mar
9
Mar 11

Decoda at the Joye in Aiken Festival

  • Aiken, SC

Decoda comes to the Joye in Aiken Festival for a performance & educational residency, including a recital on the Festival's Trustees Featured Performers series; interactive performances at elementary schools in Aiken, SC, and Augusta, GA; and an appearance in the Festival's finale concert.

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Decoda Personnel
Owen Dalby, violin - Meena Bhasin. viola - Claire Bryant, cello - Alicia Lee, clarinet


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 9th
9:00 a.m. IP Performance
at
East Aiken School of the Arts

2:00 p.m. IP Performance at
Heritage Academy

Thursday, March 10th
7:30pm Performance
at
St. John's Methodist Church, Aiken, SC
Joye in Aiken Festival: Trustees Featured Performers Series

Friday, March 11th
8pm Concert
at
The Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC
Joye in Aiken Festival: Finale Concert


Program

Lullaby and Polska // Evan Premo (b.1985)

Canzone e Tarantella sul Nome Detrassi // Donald Martino (1931-2005)

Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10 // Ernö Dohnányi (1877-1960)

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Clarinet Quartet // Krzysztof Penderecki (b.1933)

Clarinet Quartet in E-flat major after K.380 // Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791),
arr. by Johann André, 1799


Gettysburg Residency
Feb
25
Feb 27

Gettysburg Residency

  • Schmucker Recital Hall

Decoda is excited to travel to Gettysburg College this February to work with students and perform. Our concert features Igor Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale and Wynton Marsalis' response A Fiddler's Tale. We will also play a side-by-side concert with the Youth Orchestra.

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Decoda Personnel
Paul Cho, clarinet - Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon - Brandon Ridenour, trumpet -
Richard Harris, trombone - Anna Elashvili, violin - Kris Saebo, bass -
*Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
*special guest


Schedule of Events
February 26th
8pm Concert

Schmucker Recital Hall, Gettysburg College

February 27th
8pm
Youth Orchestra Concert - side-by-side


Program
Gade - Tango "Jealousy" (arr. Elashvili)
Bach - Chorale
Stravinsky - Soldier's Tale (Suite)
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Cooper - Agitated, stumbline, like a run-on sentence (From Histories)
Bach - Agnus Dei (arr. Ridenour)
Marsalis - A Fiddler's Tale (selections)