December 3, 2017
Shanahan Center, Drinkward Recital Hall
320 E. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Works by Christopher Dobrian, Tom Flaherty, Kaija Saariaho, and premieres of new works by Bill Alves and Zeena Parkins
Point of No Arrival for cello and computer by Christopher Dobrian
Sistere for cello and fixed media by Zeena Parkins
resonant halls of memory by Bill Alves
Petals for cello by Kaija Saariaho
Song and Dance for cello quartet (I. Elegy; II. Dance Mash) by Tom Flaherty
Maggie Parkins is equally at home in chamber music, orchestral music and the avant-garde. She has performed throughout the Americas and Europe and her work currently ranges from concert recitals to multimedia, multi-genre collaborations. Always an advocate for new and experimental music, Parkins, along with the Eclipse Quartet, has commissioned or premiered numerous works from composers, including Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins and Fred Frith. As a chamber musician, in addition to the Eclipse String Quartet, she also is a member of the Mojave Piano Trio and Brightwork newmusic. In the orchestra world she has performed under the batons of Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Simon Rattle and Andre Previn performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Syracuse Symphony, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Pasadena Symphony, the Riverside Symphony and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra.
Thanks to Composers, Jeff Gauthier for recording and mixing cello parts and Andrew Pask for tech support