UTAH MUSIC FESTIVAL Linda Wang, violin International soloist. karen bentley, viola International solist. Eric Samuels, cellist Festival Director and freelance cellist http://www.utahmusic.org/2002/summer_02.htm
Extractions: - Week 1 June 21-23, 2002 - Dr. James Cook pianist - Boise State Faculty and Music Department Chairman Cynthia Baker , violinist Phoenix Symphony member and first violin, Quartet Sabaku Eric Samuels , cellist Festival Director and freelance cellist New York, Phoenix, L.A. Works by Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, and tangos - Week 2 June 28 30, 2002 - The Cassatt String Quartet New York Michael Palumbo Weber State Faculty and Music Department Chairman Eric Samuels , cellist Festival Director and freelance cellist New York, Phoenix, L.A. Works by Mozart, L. DeSpain, J. Tower, and Brahms - Week 3 July 5 7, 2002 -
KONZERTO/SUCCUBUS Combining the virtuoso solo violin playing of karen bentley with Stuart Diamond s karen bentley s violin continues to be a major force throughout the http://www.stuartdiamond.com/stuartdiamond/konzerto-succubus.htm
Extractions: Karen Bentley, Violin Kerry Walsh, Soprano Listen to the Music KONZERTO is the reinvention of the great romantic violin concertos of the 19th century. Combining the virtuoso solo violin playing of Karen Bentley with Stuart Diamond's contemporary electronics, synthesizers and midi sequencing, KONZERTO creates a new and lyric music that simultaneously looks back to the past as well as daringly to the future. Rigorous in its compositional structure, yet endlessly inventive, KONZERTO features both written and improvised passages for the solo violin that soar over a rich and dramatic soundscape to find a spontaneous and original musical language all its own. Symphonic in its 4-movement scope and emotional depth, KONZERTO is a fiery and passionate journey into a new musical world. SUCCUBUS is a term that dates from the Middle Ages and refers to a demon that takes a feminine form to ravage men and women in their sleep,inducing erotic visions and nightmares. Along with its counterpart, the Incubus, these demons were thought to be the cause of the half-sleep state in which one cannot wake and feels the presence of a supernatural being. SUCCUBUS is a six-movement tone poem for violin, soprano and electric orchestra. It is an exploration of the sensual and surrealistic
Extractions: Bowed Electricity News Home Players Makers Equipment ... News February 2001: After, what...two years? I finally have the time and energy to work on the site again. I've added a bunch of new players and makers, and will be over the coming months writing articles on MIDI and the basics of purchasing an electric violin. - New Makers page with several new makers, plus new layout to make it load faster and to link directly to makers web pages (when available). I'm now working on consolidating some of the other areas of the site, redesigning the layout, and adding several new essays on various subjects. And lots of new players to add, too. Adding them as time permits. The move to the lightbubble.com domain should happen shortly as well.
Tesseract Dave Berners. Bass. karen bentley. Violin. Josh Schroeter. Drums. Don Tillman. 6 and 12-string guitars, synthesizers, Mellotron, vocals, electronics http://www.till.com/tesseract/pane-album.html
Extractions: (Bach Violin concerto in A minor, 3rd movement) Rice Cymbal Dance Vantage Point Instrumental Tesseract are skilled and eagerly experimental musicians who managed to grab my interest in them right at the very first listen. They're full of that 70s prog passion that enables them to dig out classical influences and blend them with their own flavour. Outshines. Carlos J Tavares, The Space of Carlos Taveres, 23 Jan 1998 Don Tillman's five piece debut is a merger of the soaring intricacies of Kansas with some aspects of fusion (Jean Luc Ponty comes to mind). Don has an impressive array of keyboards; he's adept at switching off between Mellotron and synth to organ, creating a healthy interplay with noted violinist Karen Bentley. The stand out piece is Allegro Assai, an arrangement of a Bach violin concerto which benefits from a strong adaptation without losing the delicacy of the original score.
Mixed Up Class Playlist, 7/5/1999 Gentle Breath (CD Ariel View) (karen bentley, violin; Bruce Hanifan, Allegro con fuoco February 1996) (karen bentley, violin; Dmitriy Cogan, http://kzsu.org/~romain/playlists/1999/990705p.html
Extractions: The final hour of this program combines an interview with Palo Alto violinist Karen Bentley with examples from several of her musical facet. In addition to classical selections, New Age improvisations with pianist Bruce Hanifan and prog rock selections with Tesseract are included in this segment. The conclusion of this interview is presented on July 12 In addition, in observance of the Independence Day holiday, music of the United States and colonial days is included in each hour of this program. Fanfare I (CD: Praise the Lord) (Gerre Hancock, organ) Ludwig van Beethoven: 7 variations on "God save the King" (CD: The Beethoven (Melvin Tan, fortepiano) Broadwood Fortepiano) Aaron Copland: Third Symphony (CD: Copland: Third (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Yoel Levi) Symphony / Music for the Theatre) Virgil Thomson: Variations on "Shall we gather at the (CD: Organ Imperial) river?" (Martin Souter, organ) Gentle Breath (CD: Ariel View) (Karen Bentley, violin; Bruce Hanifan, piano) Ariel View (CD: Ariel View) (Karen Bentley, violin; Bruce Hanifan, piano) Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata no. 1 in F minor (recital, 2 IV. Allegro con fuoco February 1996) (Karen Bentley, violin; Dmitriy Cogan, piano) Julius Smith: Rice (CD: Tesseract) (Tesseract) J. S. Bach: Concerto in A minor: Allegro assai (CD: Tesseract) (Tesseract) Charles Ives: Second Sonata (CD: recital, III. Revival 23 March 1997) (Karen Bentley, violin; Dmitriy Cogan, piano)
MP3tunes.com karen bentley. Dancing Suite to Suite, Album Rating karen bentleyDance Suite for Solo Violin, by Ole Pullar SaxeSalsa for karen, dedicated to my special http://www.mp3tunes.com/album_details.php?album_id=9996
Haverford College News clarinet; karen bentley Pollick, violin; Michal Schmidt, cello. karen bentley Pollick. graduated from Indiana University in 1987 with a Masters of http://www.haverford.edu/publicrelations/news/four.htm
Extractions: About Haverford Student Life Athletics For Parents ... Home Administration Bookstore Campaign Directions Give Online Library Site Index IT Resources About Haverford Academics Admission Alumni Athletics Directory For Parents Search Student Life News News Archives HC in the News Calendar of Events FOUR HORIZONS QUARTET Gerald Levinson will give a pre-concert talk at 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by the John B. Hurford Humanities Center, this event will be held in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium on the Haverford College Campus, 370 Lancaster Avenue, in Haverford. The performance is free and open to the public, the auditorium is wheelchair accessible and parking is free. For more information call 610.896.1011. Four Horizons Quartet for the End of Time with Charles Abramovic, piano; Allison Herz, clarinet; Karen Bentley Pollick, violin; Michal Schmidt, cello. The group specializes in contemporary music, with special emphasis on new American music, and performs works not only for the full ensemble but trios, duos, and solos as well.
Calendar0405 The founding members are Charles Abramovic, piano, Allison Herz, clarinet; karen bentley Pollick; violin; Michal Schmidt, cello. http://www.haverford.edu/musc/Calendar0405.html
Events At The Banff Centre In February The Bach C Major Solo Suite with karen Gerbrecht, violin (Canada). Tuesday 430 pm, Casual Afternoon Recital. Free bentley Chamber Music Studio http://www.banffcentre.ca/cfa/events/2002/02.htm
Extractions: A variety of musicians travel to Canmore each Sunday to present a dynamic concert with repertoire from familiar classics to new compositions. Today, Frieda Fan, violin (USA) and resident pianist Dan Moran (Canada) perform the Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major . The Bach C Major Solo Suite with Karen Gerbrecht, violin (Canada). Also on the program are pieces by Mozart and Bach. Winter 2002 Concert Series TOP Exhibitions February Margaret Greenham Theatre Tonight we present two powerful female musicians in a double bill. There are not many female singers in Canada who can handle the blues - and its close cousin, powerhouse rock and roll - with Rita Chiarelli's understanding, authority, and sheer party time attitude. The woman can sing. She purrs like Billie Holliday, wails like Joplin, emotes like Bonnie Raitt, and growls like Melissa Etheridge on her new album Breakfast At Midnight featuring songs mostly about winning or losing at love." Lynn Miles is not afraid to look at the melancholy side of life, and write about it. Combine that gift with her beautiful, plaintive voice, her stellar guitar playing and her amazing sense of humour, and you have a truly captivating artist.
Redwood Symphony Reviews Then, one of my favorite violinists, the Bay Area s karen bentley Pollick, gave a beautifully lyrical reading of The Red Violin, a Chaconne for Violin http://www.redwoodsymphony.org/reviews.html
Extractions: Redwood Symphony excels in Mahler's monumental work When I was active in symphonic music in the 1940s and 1950s, the works of Gustav Mahler were somewhat of an anathema, rarely performed and generally looked upon as a disorganized mess. It took New York Philharmonic conductor Leonard Bernstein in the 1960s to teach us how wrong we were and to initiate moving Mahler into the pantheon of musical greats. And it is music director Eric Kujawsky of the Redwood Symphony who repeatedly re-enforces that lesson locally.
Worth A Look Tickets are $17 at the door. For more information, call 6919982. @captionViolinist karen bentley performs with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra on March 8. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/morgue/listings/1998_Mar_6.art.html
Extractions: Publication Date: Friday Mar 6, 1998 Like a rhinestone cowboy This year's Denim to Diamonds, a gala evening benefitting Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, will transform the not-yet-open-to-the-public Hiller Aviation Museum at the San Carlos Airport into an extravagant party scene replete with music, dancing, casino games and gold mine claims. This year, the event is targeted to raise more than $200,000 for the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. On March 14 , 700 party-goers in their best black tie and glitzy western-wear will kick off the evening with a champagne reception at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to peruse the selection of silent auction items and stake their claim on gifts in excess of $100,000. Items include a stellar collection of original signed lithographs and serigraphs by Warhol, Erte, Dali and other notable 20th century artists; European excursions; holiday packages; and tickets to special area events. Following the silent auction, patrons will be treated to a lavish sit-down dinner in an atmosphere decorated in an aviation motif. To work off the meal, a special "10-step" line dance will be instructed amid lively rock 'n' roll music performed by The Cool Jerks. Open bars ensure that the enthusiastic don't go thirsty. High-rollers will take their chips and hit the colorful array of black jack, craps and poker tables. For those unlucky at the roulette wheel, "The Wheel of Fortune" should not be missed, as it promises prizes for all. There will even be a Diamond Galleria where fabulous prizes can be purchased.
Dove's Eye View: October 2004 karen bentley Pollick violin, viola Moses Sedler cello. with special guest Lebanese poet Elias AbuSaba reading from his recent works in Arabic and English, http://bedouina.typepad.com/doves_eye/2004/10/
Extractions: Main Juan Cole speculates on a comment Osama Ben Laden made about the Towers of Beirut On the morning that I heard of the attack on New York, I did not imagine there was a direct link to the trauma my family and my people suffered in 1982; I merely felt that the horrors visited upon my father's country had now come home to my own. I do believe Professor Cole is on to something here. I moved to New York City in 1981 because Beirut was lost to me; I love New York passionately, the way one loves a city that one comes to know as a young adult. Her streets and passageways inhabited my dreams for decades, and sometimes I still wander there at night, while slumbering in my bed in Oakland. San Francisco may be a magical city but it has never taken hold of my inner life in the same way. The attack on New York wounded me as deeply as the long war in Beirut did, as if a beloved friend were wounded, not just strangers, not just buildings where I worked and played.
Www.myspace.com/countryfiddler MySpace Profile Country karen, 24 years old, Female, Port Huron, As far as cool violin sites, theres www.violinist.com which has question and answer http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=116862
Saint Paul Sunday, April 2005 Broadcast Listings karen bentley Pollick, viola; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord; Michael Partington, guitar; Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano April 17, 2005 http://saintpaulsunday.publicradio.org/listings/shows05_04.htm
Extractions: What is it about the string quartet as a form that so captivates the world's greatest composers? We'll find out this week when the celebrated young Borromeo String Quartet surveys its repertoire with all the warmth, virtuosity, and passion it inspires. Beginning with music of Franz Joseph Haydn—the father of the string quartet—the Borromeo gives us the haunting Andante Moderato from Brahms's 2nd quartet, and concludes with Janácek's "Intimate Letters," music that chronicles the 70-year old composer's intense devotion to a much younger woman. Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 64, No. 6
Susquehanna University - News Release The young artists who will perform with Pratt are Zuill Bailey, cello; karen bentley, violin; Amadi Hummings, viola; and Thomas Kraines, cello. http://www.susqu.edu/news/releases/01-02/nextgen.htm
Extractions: Pianist Awadagin Pratt, Artistic Director SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) - WITF-FM's Next Generation Festival presents internationally known pianist Awadagin (pronounced ah-wah-dáh-jin ) Pratt and friends in a chamber music concert at Susquehanna University Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Degenstein Center Theater. The concert, one of six at various central Pennsylvania locations in June, is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The Next Generation Festival affords chamber music lovers the opportunity to see new generations of classical talent and gives young musicians greater experience and exposure to the public. In addition, the festival offers a chance for people of all ages in a wide geographical range to learn to appreciate and gain a greater understanding of the varieties of classical music. "We're excited to hear that some of the most accomplished musicians from past years will be rejoining Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt in this sixth year of the Next Generation Festival," said Ellen Hughes, festival organizer and WITF-FM 89.5 producer/host. "Concertgoers will have a chance to see the versatility of Pratt when he plays the violin as well as the piano. It's been an honor to bring Pratt and friends to our community." The first student at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory of Music to receive simultaneous degrees in piano, violin and conducting, Pratt is a winner of the 1992 Naumburg International Piano Competition. He was named one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow in
Electric Diamond Reviews Next, karen bentley Violin and Viola, and Stuart Diamond - Lyricon, joined Don as Electric Perhaps I was most taken by karen bentley and her violin. http://www.electricdiamond.com/mainwebsite_html/reviews/reviews_a.htm
Extractions: ELECTRIC DIAMOND at The ArtMusicCoffeeHouse Last night, in a small living room in suburban New Jersey, I and seven other invited guests were held spellbound by the three very talented musicians that comprise the group called Electric Diamond. We were joined by possibly hundreds of people throughout the world who enjoyed the concert on a live internet webcast from The ArtMusic Coffeehouse. This was chamber music at its finest, firmly rooted in the past while defining the future, both musically and technically. The ArtMusic Coffeehouse is a new epicenter for up-and-coming talent. Hosted by Don Slepian, each show (Wednesday evenings, 9PM thru 11PM Eastern US Time) features performances and interviews with talented folk, blues, jazz, classical and world music artists. Set before a modest live audience, the concert begins with Don Slepian's keyboard improvisations. It continues to move between interview and live performance, revealing the thoughts and musical personality of the evening's featured artist. Through webcasting, it can be heard virtually anywhere. This is exciting, like live radio used to be.
Exposé | Concerts | #8 Allegro Assai, Violin Concerto in A minor (Bach). Group Improv - Rice - Cast of Thousands - Vantage Point karen bentley and Don Tillman of Tesseract http://www.exposeconcerts.org/ec8.html
Extractions: Tesseract is a five-piece of violin, dual keyboards, bass and drums from Palo Alto, CA. The band opened with 'Heisenberg's Daughter' from their recently released self-titled debut CD, after which they offered a cover of 'Firth of Fifth', with violinist Karen Bentley handling all of the guitar parts. After a couple more originals, they covered 'Allegro Assai', the third movement of Bach's 'Violin Concerto in A minor', followed by several more numbers from their CD. Keyboardist Don Tillman handled vocals, yet the bulk of the band's material is instrumentally oriented. Later it was learned that this had been the band's very first gig. Enchant came on around 11pm; this would by their first appearance in almost three years, and the crowd was definitely ready for them. The band played a long set, drawing from their albums 'Blueprint Of The World' and 'Wounded', as well as their newly released CD 'Time Lost.' Guitarist Doug Ott and drummer Paul Craddick are simply two of the best musicians the Bay Area has to offer, and both were in fine form. The entire band seemed to be having an especially good time, finally back on their home turf playing to such a receptive group of fans. Anyone who has been somewhat underwhelmed with the band's studio releases really needs to see them live to understand and appreciate what they're all about - maybe it's time for a live album. Needless to say both the band and the crowd were energized.
Extractions: Site updated Thursday, August 05, 2004 12:43 PM Search Site: ENTERTAINMENT Wallace Leung Helikon Ensemble honours Leung By Robert Jordan The Helikon Ensemble is the most recent group jockeying for position on the Vancouver new music scene. Although new, the ensemble brings over 50 years of collective professional experience to "Time Resounding," their March 17 concert at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Little did Helikon know when planning this concert last fall, it would be a tribute to founding conductor Wallace Leung, who died from viral encephalitis in January. Leung was a strong guiding force behind the fledgling ensemble, formed in 1999 although its individual members met well before that. "It all began back in '94," says clarinetist Karen Noel-Bentley, one of the original members. "That was when several of our founding members played Peter Maxwell Davies' 'Eight Songs for a Mad King' under Wallace Leung. We worked really well together and at that time, there was no ensemble in town like that." And so the Helikon Ensemble was formed, deriving its name from Mount Helicon, the ancient Grecian home of the Muses. But with a "k"? "It's there just because Wallace wanted to have a 'k' in the name," says Noel-Bentley. "He liked the way it looked."
Mode Records - Order Information baritone Opera Sacra Buffalo conducted by Charles Peltz, karen bentley, violin , Susan Royal, flutes, piccolo; John Fullam, clarinet, bassclarinet; http://www.mode.com/order.html
Mode Records Alphabetical Catalog karen bentley, violin Susan Royal, flutes, piccolo John Fullam, clarinet, bassclarinet Ted Mook, cello Stephen Drury, piano, celesta http://www.mode.com/catalog.html