Past Festivals

2017 Gateways Music Festival

In 2017, Gateways musicians presented more than 50 performances in concert halls and community venues throughout the Rochester area, reaching a combined audience of more than 7,500.  All Gateways Music Festival events are free and open to the public.  

2017 Gateways Music Festival Public Programs Schedule 2017 Gateways Music Festival Program Guide 2017 Gateways Music Festival Musicians & Participants

 

 

 

2015 Gateways Music Festival

WXXI BACKSTAGE PASS

WXXI FM Radio 91.5 Live Broadcast

280 State Street, Rochester, New York

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

1:00 p.m.

Julia Figueras, Host

Serenade in D Major, Op. 25 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

I. Entrata. Allegro

II. Tempo ordinario d’un Menuetto

Patricia Reeves, flute

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

Derek Reeves, viola

Sonata for Trumpet and Piano Halsey Stevens (1908-1989)

I. Allegro

Herbert Smith, trumpet

Julie Elliot, piano

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

III. Andante con moto

IV. Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

Amadi Azikiwe, viola

Troy Stuart, ‘cello

Terrence Wilson, piano

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MUSICIANS WELCOME LUNCH & ORIENTATION

Cominsky Promenade, Eastman School of Music

26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

11:30 a.m.

Facilitated by Lee Koonce

Chair, Artistic Programs Committee

Festival Overview

Chamber Music in the Homes

Chamber Music in Houses of Worship

Question and Answer Period

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PIANO RECITAL

Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music

433 East Main Street, Rochester, New York

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

3:30 p.m.

Welcome Lee Koonce

Gateways Board of Directors and

Chair, Artistic Programs Committee

Novelette, Op. 21, No. 1 in F Major Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Etude, Op. 8, No. 12 in D-sharp Minor Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

Kalen Winfrey, piano

Ondine” from Préludes, Book II Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Des pas sur la neige” from Préludes, Book I

La Puerto del Vino” from Préludes, Book II

Scherzo Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004)

Artina McCain, piano

Etude-Tableaux, Op. 39 No. 5 in E-flat Minor Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

David Berry, piano

− INTERMISSION −

Prelude from English Suite, No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Etude Op. 10, No. 5 in G-flat Major “Black Keys”  Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Etude Op. 10, No. 6 in E-flat Minor

Piano Sonata No. 1  James Lee III (1975)

Rochelle Sennet, piano

Funérailles Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Fantasy in F# Minor, Op. 28, “Scottish Sonata” Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Terrence Wilson, piano

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WELCOME RECEPTION

Rochester Museum and Science Center

657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

5:30 p.m.

Welcome James Norman, Gateways Board of Directors

The Honorable Lovely Warren, Mayor

Loretta Scott, City Council President

Jeanne Fisher, WXXI Vice President, Radio

Invocation Rev. Ricky G. Frazier

Gateways Planning Committee

Silent Auction Announcement

Passacaglia for Violin and Viola Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

Amadi Azikiwe, viola

Roll Call of Music in the Home Hosts

Roll Call of Sunday Morning Host Congregations

Canzona per sonare No. 2 Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612)

Herbert Smith, trumpet; Lennie Foy, trumpet; Marshall Sealy, French horn

Rick Fleming, trombone; Roger Stubblefield, tuba

Presentation of 2015 Commemorative Poster Richmond Futch, Jr.

Remarks Lee Koonce

Chair, Artistic Programs Committee

Michael Morgan,

Festival Music Director and Conductor

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Acknowledgements and Special Thanks to:

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

Ruby Lockhart

Rochester Museum & Science Center

WXXI

Reception Planning Committee

James Norman

Stella Rainge

Jacqueline Ulmer

Kate Washington

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CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT I

Mount Olivet Baptist Church

141 Adams Street, Rochester, New York

Thursday, August 13, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Welcome James Norman, Gateways Board of Directors and

President & CEO, Action for a Better Community Inc.

Prayer Rev. Dr. Rickey Harvey

Pastor, Mount Olivet Baptist Church

Introduction and Tarantella Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)

Epongue Ekille, violin

Doleen Hood, piano

Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Rondeau

Patricia Reeves, flute

Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin

Derek Reeves, viola

Derek Menchen, ‘cello

Common Ground Wolfgang Gernot (1957)

I. Blues Upside Down

II. Trading Places

III. Igor at Last

Joshua Hood, bassoon

Timothy Holley, ‘cello

String Quartet No. 1, “The Adventures of Hippocrates” Armando “Chick” Corea (1941)

I. Quasi Tango

II. Quasi Waltz

III. Quasi Funk

IV. Quasi Fugue

String Quartet No. 2 Celso Garrido-Lecca (1926)

III. Interludio

Almendra Abelardo Valdés (1911-1958)

El Cumbanchero Guido Gavilán (1944)

Arranged by Rafael Hernandez

Ilmar Gavilán, violin

Melissa White, violin

Jaime Amador, viola

Matthew Zalkind, ‘cello

− INTERMISSION −

Spirituals

I. Ride on, King Jesus (Traditional) Arranged by Hall Johnson (1888-1970)

II. Deep River (Traditional) Arranged by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

III. Honor, Honor (Traditional) Arranged by Hall Johnson (1888-1970)

IV. Bayou Home (William Grant Still) William Grant Still (1895-1978)

V. Balm in Gilead (Traditional) Arranged by Victor Labenske

Alexander Laing, clarinet

David Berry, piano

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

III. Andante con moto

IV. Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

Amadi Azikiwe, viola

Troy Stuart, ‘cello

Terrence Wilson, piano

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Harlem Quartet appears by arrangement with Sciolino Artist Management.

The musicians of the Gateways Music Festival express their gratitude to Rev. Dr. Rickey Harvey

and the members of Mount Olivet Baptist Church for their generosity and support.

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YOUTH SHOWCASE

Rochester City Hall Atrium

30 Church Street

Friday, August 14, 2015

5:30

Welcome Paul J. Burgett, Gateways Board of Directors;

Vice President, Senior Advisor to the President, and

University Dean, University of Rochester

Prayer Father Robert T. Werth

Gateways Board of Directors

Henri L. Muhammad School of Music Chamber Players

Henri L. Muhammad, Maestro

Mini Maestros

Aaliyah Muhammad, Aaliyah Martin, Aishah Muhammad, Pierson Schwartz, Nia Fuqua,

LaNasia Atkinson, Mecca Morris, David Washington III, Jael Gyambrah

Isabel E. Muhammad, Director

Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G major, K. 525, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Eine Kline Nachtmusik”

I. Allegro

H. Akbar Khan Muhammad, Tess Trammell, Rahim Dunston

and Laila Myree, Nassim Annoor, violin

Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 35 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

I. Allegro Moderato (Excerpts)

Henri L. Muhammad, violin

Amirah Muhammad, ballet dancer

Aaliyah Muhammad, A’ishah Muhammad, Amirah Muhammad, Amanda Birmingham,

H. Akbarkhan Muhammad, Johnny Linton, Jaliyah Linton, Jameelah Hemphill,

Laila Myree, Rahim Dunston, Tess Trammell, Nassim Annoor, violin;

Jessica Dye, ‘cello; Larry Salter, double bass; Laura Hambridge, flute; Anthony Kunz, piano

Sonata in A Minor, Op. 105 Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

I. “Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck

Tango Etude No. 3 for Solo Violin Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Abigail Noel, violin

Lourdes Santiesteban, piano

Sonata in D Major, Op 12, No. 3 Samuel Arnold (1740-1802)

Etude in D Minor, Op. 45, No. 1 Stephen Heller (1813-1888)

Victoria Cowens, piano

Novelette, Op. 21, No. 1 in F Major Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Etude, Op. 8, No. 12 in D-sharp Minor Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

Kalen Winfrey, piano

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Acknowledgements and Special Thanks to:

The Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church Youth Ministry

Stella Rainge, Youth Concert Coordinator

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CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE HOME SERIES

Friday, August 14, 2015

6:00 PM

The Chamber Music in the Home Series, a by-invitation-only event, presents Gateways Music Festival musicians in performances throughout the city and suburbs of Rochester in private homes and a few institutional venues. The hosts and guests at these performances also give donations, making the Series a vital fundraising activity for the Festival. The Series also includes a performance hosted by the Wilson Foundation Academy for the Gateways musicians to share their music and serve as role models for the youth.

We are grateful to the following Chamber Music in the Home Series Hosts:

Erica Bryant

Maxine Childress Brown at The Greater

Rochester Chapter of the American

Association of University Women (AAUW)

Theresa and Joel Carter

Francine Conwell  at The Episcopal Church

of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene

Paulette Forte

Crystal Ginegaw at The Highlands of Pittsford

Mrs. Debra Hammond at St. Johnʼs Meadows

Glen Jeter and Sigma Pi Phi

Tamara and Larry Minter

Edna and Kenneth Norton

Marie Rivers at Corn Hill Landing

Southwest Area Neighborhood Association

(SWAN) and the Boys and Girls Club at the

Wilson Foundation Academy

(Hosted by Norm Roberts, Dwayne ­MaHoney and William Lewis)

Kate Washington

Mary Ann and Herbert Wolfe

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PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION

Hochstein School of Music and Dance

50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY

Saturday, August 15, 2015

5:30 p.m.

Welcome William Lewis, Chairman, Gateways Board of Directors

Prayer Rev. Ricky G. Frazier, Planning Committee

Black Women Composers: Celebrating Their Lives and Their Music…At Last!

Multi-Media Presentation by Paul J. Burgett, Ph.D

University of Rochester

This is the third in a series of biennial Gateways Music Festival talks….this time discussing women ­composers of African descent, many of whose names and works have lain unrecognized and in the ­shadows for far too long:  Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Lettie Alston, Dolores White, Dorothy Moore, ­Undine Smith Moore and Valerie Capers are among a few of the names of these great artists. Fortunately, thanks to more accessible recordings and live performances, greater light is being shed on their work. This talk will discuss the music and lives of a few of these composers, especially Florence Price, whose Symphony #1 in E Minor is featured on the 2015 Gateways Music Festival orchestra concert, Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

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CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT II

Hochstein School of Music and Dance

50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY

Saturday, August 15, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Welcome William Lewis

Chairman, Gateways Board of Directors

Prayer Rev. Lawrence Hargrave

Canzona duodecemi toni a 10 Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)

Choir I

Leonard Foy, Louis Reed III, trumpet; Marshall Sealy, French horn;

Isrea Butler, Rick Fleming, trombone

Choir II

Stephen Mclean, Herbert Smith, trumpet; Roger Whitworth, French horn; Burt Mason,

Martin McCain, trombone; Roger Stubblefield, tuba

Quartet for Winds Jean Françaix (1912-1997)

I. Allegro

II. Andante con moto

III. Allegro molto

IV. Allegro vivo

Judith Dines, flute; Antoine Clark, clarinet

Roy Beason, oboe; Maya Stone, bassoon

Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante

III. Rondeau

William Warnick, French horn; Stephen McLean, trumpet; Rick Fleming, trombone

The Soldier’s Tale Suite Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin; Garrett McQueen, bassoon; Terrance Patterson, clarinet;

Herbert Smith, trumpet; Burt Mason, trombone; Rick Robinson, double bass;

Ralph Barrett, percussion

− INTERMISSION −

Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Herbert Smith, Leonard Foy, Stephen Mclean, trumpet;

Deryck A. Clarke, Nelson Lawson, William Warnick, Roger Whitworth, French horn;

Burt Mason, Isrea Butler, Martin McCain, trombone;

Roger Stubblefield, tuba; Ralph Barrett, timpani

Rick Fleming, conductor

Petite Suite, L. 65 for Piano Four Hands Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

I. En Bateau

II. Cortège

III. Menuet

Robert Smith, piano

Rochelle L. Joyner, piano

Trio for Flute, Oboe & Piano Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)

I, Allegro con brio

II. Andante semplice

III. Allegro Giocoso

Ebonee Thomas, flute

Geoffrey Johnson, oboe

Rochelle Sennet, piano

Pastorale for Trumpet, Trombone & Piano Eric Ewazen (1954)

Louis Reed, trumpet

Martin McCain, trombone

Artina McCain, piano

Delights & Dances for String Quartet and String Orchestra Michael Abels (1962)

The Harlem Quartet

Ilmar Gavilán, violin Melissa White, violin Jaime Amador, viola Matthew Zalkind, ‘cello

Gateways Music Festival Chamber Orchestra

Michael Morgan, conductor

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Acknowledgements and Special Thanks to:

Metropolitan Women’s Network of the National Council of Negro Women,

and the Rochester Genesee Valley Club of the National Association of

Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.

Harlem Quartet appears by arrangement with Sciolino Artist Management.

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SUNDAY MORNING CHAMBER MUSIC IN HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Aenon Missionary Baptist Church

Asbury First United Methodist Church

Christian Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Covenant United Methodist Church

Downtown United Presbyterian Church

First Unitarian Church of Rochester

Immaculate Conception / St. Bridget Church

Immanuel Baptist Church

Memorial AME Zion Church

New Bethel CME Church

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

The Historic Parsells Church

Sacred Heart Cathedral

St. Mary’s Church

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

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GATEWAYS MUSIC FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Michael Morgan, Conductor

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

60 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY

Sunday, August 16, 2015

4:00 p.m.

This afternoon’s Gateways Music Festival Orchestra concert is

dedicated to the memory of Maestro Paul Freeman.

Welcome Paul J. Burgett

Vice President, Senior Advisor to the President, and

University Dean, University of Rochester; Gateways Board of Directors

Remarks Joel Seligman

President, University of Rochester

Master of Ceremonies Terrance McKnight

Host, WQXR Radio, New York City

Symphony No. 1 in E Minor Florence Price (1887-1953)

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Largo, Maestoso

III. Allegro

IV. Presto

− INTERMISSION −

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, “From the Mountaintop” Richard Danielpour (1956)

I. Con rubato, molto cantabile; Vivace, subito, doppio movimento

II. Cadenza, Liberamente

III. Moderato, con moto

Anthony McGill, clarinet

La valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

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Acknowledgements and Special Thanks

Dessert reception immediately following concert in the Cominsky Promenade on the 2nd Floor of the

Eastman School of Music, compliments of The Links, Inc., Rochester Chapter.

The Gateways Music Festival expresses its gratitude to Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, Toni-Marie Montgomery, Dean, for use of its recently edited version of Florence Price’s ­Symphony No. 1 in E Minor.

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre is owned and operated by the Eastman School of Music of the ­University of Rochester.


2013 Gateways Music Festival

WXXI LIVE-AUDIENCE TAPING FOR BACKSTAGE PASS Tuesday, August 13, 2013 • 1:00 PM WXXI 280 State Street, Rochester, New York

 

Violin Sonata in E-flat, Op. 18 Richard Strauss (1864-1949) I Allegro, ma non troppo

Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin Se-Hee Jin, piano

Intrada for Trumpet and Piano in C Major, H. 193 Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

Herbert Smith, trumpet Nobuko Moriwaki, piano

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op.24 Ludwig van Beethoven I Allegro

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin Terrence Wilson, piano


MUSICIAN WELCOME LUNCH AND ORIENTATION Wednesday, August 14, 2013 • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, COMINSKY PROMENADE 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Welcome and Opening Remarks Introductions Overview of Festival Events Question and Answer Period Facilitated by Lee Koonce


GATEWAYS MUSIC FESTIVAL WELCOME RECEPTION Wednesday, August 14, 2013 • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ROCHESTER MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York

Welcome and Opening Remarks William Lewis, President, GMFBoard of Directors Kate Bennett, President, Rochester Museum & Science Center Len Redon, Deputy Mayor, City of Rochester Lovely Warren, President, Rochester City Council Representative, WXXIMedia Sponsor

 

 

Prayer Father Robert Werth, GMFBoard of Directors

Musical Tribute — Suite for Unaccompanied Cello Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 I. Prelude, IV. Sarabande

Khari Joyner, cello

20th Anniversary Reflections Dr. Paul L. Burgett, GMFBoard of Directors

Remarks Garth Fagan, Founder and CEO, Garth Fagan Dance

Presentation of 20th Anniversary Poster Artist David E. Haygood, Jr. Owner, Gallery One Fine Arts

Silent Auction Announcement

Closing Remarks Michael Morgan, GMFMusic Director & Conductor Ruby Lockhart, Reception Planning Committee Lee Koonce, Chairman, Artistic Programs Committee

Acknowledgements James Norman, Planning Committee

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS: Action for a Better Community, Inc., DG&M Insurance Agency, PlatinumNY Events Planners, Ruby Lockhart, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Wegmans and WXXI

RECEPTION PLANNING COMMITTEE: Carmen Allen, Ruby Lockhart, James Norman, Stella Rainge, Jacqueline Ulmer


GATEWAYSMUSICFESTIVAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT I Thursday, August 15, 2013 • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM MOUNT OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH 141 Adams Street, Rochester, New York

Welcome and Opening Remarks James Norman, GMFBoard of Directors

Prayer Reverend Rickey B. Harvey, Pastor, Mount Olivet Baptist Church

Intrada for Trumpet and Piano in C Major, H. 193 Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

Herbert Smith, trumpet Nobuko Moriwaki, piano

Sonata No. 1 for Violin & Piano (1959) George T. Walker (1922)

Gregory Walker, violin Artina McCain, piano

Night Visions of Kippur James Lee III (1975) I. Flying Lions, Thrones, Opened Books II. A Narrow Pathway Traveled III. Iron Teeth, Pompous Words!

Judy Dines, flute Terrance Patterson, clarinet Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin Kenneth Law, violoncello David Berry, piano

— Intermission –

Violin Sonata in E-flat, Op. 18 Richard Strauss (1864-1949) I. Allegro, ma non troppo II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile III. Finale: Andante – Allegro

Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin Se-Hee Jin, piano

Closing Remarks James Norman

Acknowledgements and Special Thanks to: Mount Olivet Baptist Church


GATEWAYSMUSICFESTIVAL YOUTHSHOWCASE Friday, August 16, 2013 • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ROCHESTER CITY HALL ATRIUM 30 Church Street, Rochester, New York

Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Paul J. Burgett Vice President, Senior Advisor to the President, and University Dean, University of Rochester; GMFBoard of Directors Darryl Porter Assistant to the Mayor, City of Rochester

Prayer Father Robert T. Werth, GMFBoard of Directors

Allegro from “Praeludium and Allegro” Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Johnny Linton, violin

Concertino Ferdinand Kuchler (1867-1937) I. Allegro Moderato

H. Akbarkhan Muhammad and Madison White, violin

Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Aaliyah Muhammad, A’ishah Muhammad, Iyanna Coeman, Laila Myree, Nailah Kent, Rahim Dunston and Tess Trammell — violin

Violin Concerto in G Major K, 216 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) I. Allegro

Amirah H. Muhammad, violin

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) I. Allegro, ma non troppo (excerpted) Cadenza composed by Henri L. Muhammad

Henri L. Muhammad, violin

Henri L. Muhammad School of Music Chamber Players Maestro Henri L. Muhammad, Conductor

Violin: Aaliyah Muhammad, A’ishah Muhammad, Amanda Birmingham, Amirah Muhammad, H. Akbarkhan Muhammad, Iyanna Coleman, Jaliyah Linton, Jameelah Hemphill, Johnny Linton, Laila Myree, Madison White, Nailah Kent, Rahim Dunston, Tess Trammell Viola: Jasmine Martin Piano: Wynique Wright

Romance in F Major Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Epongue Ekille, violin Doleen Hood*, piano

Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)

Abigail Noel, violin Doleen Hood*, piano

Rustiques Eugène Bozza (1905-1991)

Anne Taylor, trumpet Doleen Hood*, piano

Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73 Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) I. Allegro

Jackson Willis, clarinet Doleen Hood*, piano

Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) I. Prelude

Sujari Britt, cello

Lady Lily Over the Bridge Martín Capella (1981)

Habanera Paquito D’Rivera (1948)

JoSunJari Joelle Britt, violin Sunnaj Britt, violin Sujari Britt, cello

Chanson dans la Nuit Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961)

Mirage

Adán Vásquez, harp

Closing Remarks Dr. Paul J. Burgett

*Pianist Doleen Hood is a member of the piano faculty at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance.

Acknowledgements and Special Thanks to: The Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Youth Ministry Stella Rainge, Youth Concert Coordinator


CHAMBERMUSIC INTHEHOME SERIES Friday, August 16, 2013 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (By Invitation Only)

The Chamber Music in the Home Series, by invitation only, is a major fund-raising and friend-raising opportunity for the Gateways Music Festival.  Chamber music groups perform and interact with hosts and guests, usually in private homes. The musical ensembles vary in size and composition.

In 2013, in celebration of the Festival’s 20th Anniversary, a new initiative was created to reach out to youth and to share with them the discipline and talent of classically trained musicians of African descent. The event was hosted by the Southwest Area Neighborhood Association (SWAN) at the Rochester Early College International High School (formerly Wilson Foundation Academy), 200 Genesee Street.

The Festival wishes to acknowledge all of our 2013 Chamber Music in the Homes concert series hosts. They are:

Kenneth and Edna Norton Heide Parreno and Maxine Childress Brown (Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Association of University Women) Kate Washington Theresa and Joel Carter Francine Conwell (The Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene) Bob and Ann Hughes Rev. A. Heath Toby (Unity Fellowship Church) Herbert and Mary Ann Wolfe Glen Jeter Victoria Schmitt and Marie Rivers (Corn Hill Landing) Dr. Robert and Gayle Harrison Mrs. Hammond (St. John’s Meadows) Kijana Crawford Larry and Tamara Minter Patricia Jackson (SWAN at the Rochester Early College International High School) Margaret McDonald (Highlands of Pittsford)


COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM Musicians of African Descent in Classical Music Saturday, August 17, 2013 • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM HOCHSTEIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC 50 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester, New York

Welcome and Opening Remarks William Lewis, President, GMF Board of Directors

Opening Prayer Rev. Vernice Warfield

Presentation Dr. Paul J. Burgett

A multi-media presentation on the history and role of African Americans in the field of classical music

Question and Answer Period

Closing Remarks William Lewis


GATEWAYSFESTIVAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT II Saturday, August 17, 2013 • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM HOCHSTEIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC 50 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester, New York

Welcome and Introductory Remarks William Lewis, President, GMF Board of Directors

Prayer Reverend Lawrence Hargrave

L’extase d’Amour H. Leslie Adams (1932)

Carl St. Jacques, viola Robert Smith, piano

Sonata for Flute, Viola, Harp. L. 137 Claude Debussy (1862-1917) I. Pastorale II. Interlude III. Finale

Julietta Curenton, flute Adrian Davis, viola Adán Vásquez, harp

Music for Brass: Sacred and Profane George Walker (1922) I. Invokation II. Dance III. Chorale IV. Dance

Leonard Foy, trumpet I Louis Reed, trumpet II Marshall Sealy, horn Rick Fleming, trombone Roger Stubblefield, tuba

— Intermission –

Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56 (Triple Concerto) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) I. Allegro II. Largo III. Rondo alla polacca

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin Troy Stuart, cello Terrence Wilson, piano

Acknowledgement and Special Thanks to: Metropolitan Women’s Network of the National Council of Negro Women, and the Rochester Genesee Valley Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.


CHAMBER MUSIC IN HOUSES OF WORSHIP Sunday, August 18, 2013

Aenon Missionary Baptist Church Christian Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Church of Love Faith Center First Genesis Baptist Church Immaculate Conception / St. Bridget Church Memorial AME Zion Church New Bethel CME Church Our Lady of the Americas Church Reformation Lutheran Church St. Mary’s Church Sacred Heart Cathedral Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church Asbury First United Methodist Church Downtown United Presbyterian Church Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parsells Avenue Community Church Temple Beth El Synagogue First Unitarian Church Bethel Christian Fellowship


GATEWAYSMUSICFESTIVALORCHESTRA Sunday, August 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM KODAK HALL AT EASTMAN THEATRE 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Welcome and Introductory Remarks Lee Koonce Chairman, GMF Artistic Programs Committee

 

Negro Folk Symphony (1934)  William Levi Dawson (1899-1990) I. The Bond of Africa II. Hope in the Night III. O Let Me Shine Like a Morning Star

— Intermission –

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) I. Andante—Allegro con anima II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza III. Valse. Allegro moderato IV. Finale. Andante maestoso–Allegro vivace

Closing Remarks Dr. Paul J. Burgett, GMF Board of Directors

Acknowledgement and Special Thanks Dessert reception immediately following concert, Cominsky Promenade, 2nd Floor, Eastman School of Music, compliments of The Links, Inc., Rochester Chapter.

 

2011 Gateways Music Festival

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2009 Gateways Music Festival

“Opening the Gates” August 9, 13-16, 2009 Rochester, NY

The 2009 Gateways Music Festival featured performances by the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra, solo performances by festival musicians, compositions by African-American composers and chamber music performances.

  • Opening Reception / Sunday August 9, 2009 / Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Rochester, NY

− Welcome and Opening Remarks – William Lewis, GMF Board of Directors − Musical Selection – Herb Smith, trumpet − Closing Remarks – William Lewis

  • Gateways Music Festival Orchestra / Thursday August 13, 2009 / Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

− Fanfare – Herb Smith, Trumpet − Welcome and Opening Remarks – William Lewis, GMF Board of Directors − Prayer – Rev. Dr. Richard Douglass, Pastor, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church − Introductions – William Lewis

− Gateways Music Festival Orchestra Symphony No. 5 – Ludwig van Beethoven Amadi Azikiwe, Conductor − African Storytelling – James Norman and James Blount share the impact of classical music on their lives

− Gateways Music Festival Orchetra Symphony No. 8 – Franz Shubert Dr. Alfred Duckett, Conductor

  • Youth Showcase Concert / Friday August 14, 2009/ Rochester City Hall Atrium, Rochester, NY

− Opening Remarks – Dr. Paul Burgett, GMF Board of Directors − Prayer – Father Robert Werth, GMF Board of Directors − Introductions – Dr. Paul Burgett − Welcome – Darryl Porter, Mayor’s Office

− Muhammad School of Music Orchestra, Buffalo, NY Henri Muhammad, Founder & Executive Director

Students of The Muhammad School of MusicSonata for Trumpet and Piano (Movement 1) – Paul Hindemith Jerel Wilson, soloist

− Vocal Solo – Oscia Miles, Pathway Student

− Piano Solo – Denzel Cox

− Closing Remarks – Dr. Paul Burgett

  • Gateways Community Chorus Concert / Saturday August 15th, 2009 / Strong Museum Auditorium, Rochester, NY

− Welcome and Opening Remarks – William Lewis, GMF Board of Directors

− Prayer – Father Raymond Fleming – St. Monica’s and Emmanuel Church of the Deaf

− Gateways Community Chorus A cappella Traditional Spirituals Rev. Andre Williamson, Conductor Participants from Graves Institutional C.M.E Church, New Bethel C.M.E Church and First Church Divine perform

− Caro Nome (Rigoletto) – Giuseppe Verdi Paula Newberry, soloist

− La donna e mobile (Rigoletto) – Giuseppe Verdi Bernard Holcomb, soloist

− “The Soldier Tir’d” (Artexeres) – Arne Monica Mattier, soloist

− “Miranda’s Aria” (Blake) – Leslie Adams Candace Johnson, soloist

Traditional Spirituals

− His Name So Sweet – Bernard Holcomb, soloist − Ride on King Jesus – Monica Mattier, soloist − Give Me Jesus – Bernard Holcomb, solist − I Want Jesus To Walk With Me – Paula Newberry, soloist − Were You There (Moses Hogan) – Jamal Moore, soloist − Hold On (Margaret Bonds) – Jamal Moore, soloist − God is a God (Jacqui Hairston) – Candace Johnson, soloist − Goin Home (Dvorak) – Monica Mattier, soloist − Pianist, Jamila Sahar

− Closing Remarks – William Lewis

Gateways Music Festival Orchestra / Saturday August 15, 2009 / Church of Love Faith Center, Rochester, NY

− Fanfare – Herb Smith, Trumpeter

− Welcome and Opening Remarks – William Lewis, GMF Board of Directors

− Prayer – Bishop Gregory Parris, Pastor, Church of Love Faith Center

− Introductions – William Lewis

− Gateways Music Festival Orchestra

− Symphony No. 5 – Ludwig van Beethoven Amadi Azikiwe, Conductor

− African Storytelling – Dr. Alfred Duckett, Lee Koonce, Amadi Azikiwe, Bishop Gregory Parris share the impact of classical music on their lives

− Symphony No. 8 – Franz Shubert Dr. Alfred Duckett, Conductor

− Closing Remarks – William Lewis ——————————————————————————–

  • Gateways Music Festival Orchestra / Sunday August 16, 2009 / New Bethel C.M.E. Church and Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Rochester, NY

− Welcome and Introductions

− The Journey of Phillis Wheatley – Nkeiru Okoye Narrated by Vernice Warfield

− Closing Remarks

  • Gateways Music Festival Orchestra / Sunday August 16th, 2009 / Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Rochester, New York

− Fanfare – Herb Smith, Trumpeter

− Welcome and Opening Remarks – James Norman, GMF Board of Directors

− Prayer – Rev. Rickey Barnard Harvey, Pastor, Mount Olivet Baptist Church

− Introductions – James Norman

− Symphony No. 5 – Ludwig van Beethoven Amadi Azikiwe, Conductor

− African Storytelling – Dr. Paul Burgett, and Rev. Raymond Graves share the impact of classical music on their lives

− Symphony No. 8 – Franz Shubert Dr. Alfred Duckett, Conductor

− Closing Remarks – James Norman

2007 Gateways Music Festival

The 2007 Gateways Music Festival featured performances by the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra under the direction of Amadi Hummings, solo performances by festival musicians, compositions by African-American composers and chamber music performances in homes series.

Tribute to Five African-American Heroines Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Judge Constance Baker Motley, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and Estella Susie Mitchell Adams

  • Gateways Music Festival Orchestra / Saturday September 8, 2007

Amadi Hummings, conductor Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist

− Lyric for Strings – George Walker − Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart − Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor (Farewell) – Joseph Haydn

  • Nkeiru Okoye acknowledges the audience after conducting the Gateways Music Festival OrchestraOrchestra, Chamber Music and Solo Concert / Sunday September 9th, 2007

− Works by Handel and Schubert performed by harpist Jordan W. Thomas

− Solo vocal selection by Handel and traditional arrangements by Moses Hogan and Florence Price performed by soprano Mari-Yan Pringle

− “Voices Shouting Out” – Nkeiru Okoye (Nigerian-American Composer)

− Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor (Farewell) – Joseph Haydn

2005 Gateways Music Festival

  • Gateways MusicGateways Music Festival Orchestra-4 Festival Orchestra & Chorus / Sunday April 10th, 2005 @ 4:00PM/ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Rochester, New York

− G. F. Handel’s “Messiah”

  • Other concerts at:

− Monday April 11th, 2005 @ 10:00AM Rochester Public School System Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (585) 232-6742 141 Adams Street Rochester, New York 14608

− Sunday August 28th, 2005 @ 5:00PM & 7:30PM Gateways Music Festival Orchestra Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall 26 Gibbs Street Rochester, New York 14604

− September 10th, 2005 @ 7:30PM Gateways Music Festival – Chamber Music Ciminelli Lounge 100 Gibbs Street (Eastman School of Music Student Living Center) Rochester, New York 14604

2003 Gateways Music Festival

  • Chamber Music Concert / August 22, 2003 / Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music

Jeffrey Boga, violinLift Every Voice for Horn Quartet arr. Marshall Sealy & Otto Nicolai

− Cameron Youth Chamber Ensemble

− Five Miniatures for Brass Quintet Roger Stubblefield

− Trio in Eb major K 498 for clarinet, viola & piano W. A. Mozart

− “Reveron” for oboe, flute & double bass Adina Izarra

− “Habanera” for solo trombone & piano Maurice Ravel

− Quintet for Piano & Winds, op. 16 Ludwig van Beethoven

− Concerto in B minor for four violins Vivaldi

  • Chamber Orchestra Concert / August 23, 2003 / Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music

− Egmont Overture – Ludwig van Beethoven Michael Morgan, conductor

− Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano – Ludwig van Beethoven Diane Monroe, violin; Tahira Whittington, cello; Joy Cline-Phinney, piano Michael Morgan, conductor

− Introduction and Allegro – Maurice Ravel Ann Hobson Pilot, harp Michael Morgan, conductor

  • Orchestral & Choral Concert / August 24, 2003 / Eastman Theatre at Eastman School of Music

− Lift Every Voice and Sing

− A Mighty Fortress is our God – Martin Luther Dr. George Shirley, conductor

− Keep Your Lamps – arr. Andre Thomas

− South African Suite – arr. Henry Leck Teryle Watson, conductor

− Let us Break Bread Together. arr. R. Nathaniel Dett Dr. George Shirley, conductor

− Symphony No. 5 (1937) – Dmitri Shostakovich Michael Morgan, conductor

2001 Gateways Music Festival

Gateways Music Featuring orchestra concerts, choral concert with orchestra, and chamber music concerts in the home series (including homeless shelters and institutions of incarceration). The 2001 festival brought musicians from all around the United States which included a chamber music concert, concerto festival (a program of selected movements) and a full symphony orchestra program.

Highlights included:

  • Concerto Festival

− Violin concertos & solos by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Lalo and Mozart − Viola concerto by Handel − Piano concertos by Grieg and Prokofiev − Cello concertos by Dvorak and Shostakovich − Trombone concertino by David

  • Chamber Music Concert

− Sonata for Viola and Piano – George Walker George Taylor, viola Norman Carey, piano

− Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 – J.S. Bach Marcus Thompson & Amadi Hummings, violas Tahira Whittington, Phillip Reynolds and Idris Chandler, celli

  • Michael Morgan, conductorGateways Music Festival Orchestra

− A Concert Overture – Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, conductor

− #Violin Concerto in D Major – Tchaikovsky Tai Murray and Kelly Hall, violin − Michael Morgan, conductor

− #Symphony No. 4 – Tchaikovsky

− Violin Concerto in D Major – W.A. Mozart Gareth Johnson, violin Awadagin Pratt, conductor

− Mass in D minor – J. Haydn Alison Buchanan, soprano; Grace Hackett, mezzo-soprano; Gregory Hopkins, tenor; John Fulton III, bass

− Michael Morgan, conductor

− Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah – G.F. Handel Daniel Andrews, conductor

1999 Gateways Music Festival

Gateways Music Festival featuring orchestra concerts, choral concert with orchestra, and chamber music concerts in the home series (including homeless shelters and institutions of incarceration). The 1999 festival brought musicians from all around the United States which included tribute concerts to Duke Ellington and Scott Joplin, chamber ensemble concerts, performances of all six Brandenburg Concertos.

Festival Highlights:

  • Pianist Roy Eaton performs a series of Joplin rags and works by composers who utilized his style
  • Piano Legacy Concert – African American pianists who have made history: Dr. Raymond Jackson, Althea Waites, Kevin Sharpe, Dr. Karen Walwyn, Buckner Gamby, Roy Eaton, Rev. Charles Walker, Richard Fields, Frances Walker, Awadagin Pratt
  • Chamber Music:

− Arranged works of Duke Ellington for bassoon and strings: Gail Hightower, bassoon Thomas Warfield, conductor

Zia Tahirah NizinString quartets and quintets by Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, William Grant Still, Saint-Saens

− Brass Chamber Ensemble Performances

− Six Bach Brandenburg Concertos

  • Solo Works:

− Sonata for Viola and Piano – Ulysess Kay George Taylor, viola – David Liptak, piano

− Sonata for Violin and Piano – Aaron Copland Earl Carlyss, violin – Anne Schein, piano

− Suite for guitar and viola – Manuel de Falla Georgia Taylor, viola – Nicholas Goluses, guitar

− Sonate fur Bratsche allein – Paul Hindemith Amadi Hummings, viola

− Duo for Violin and Cello – Kodaly Kelly Hall, violin – Troy Stuart, cello

− Suite No. 6 for cello – J.S. Bach Ruppert Thompson, cello

− Sonata No. 3 for Violin – Ysaye Derek Reeves, violin

1997 Gateways Music Festival

Gateways Music Festival featuring orchestra concerts, choral concert with orchestra, and chamber music concerts in the home series (including homeless shelters and institutions of incarceration). The 1997 festival brought musicians from all around the United States which included chamber ensemble concerts, youth ensembles, and performances around Rochester, NY.

Chamber Music Highlights:

  • Solos by William Grant Still, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Scott Joplin and Percy Grainger
  • Quintets and Trios by Schubert, Brahms and Mozart
  • Appearance by the Anderson Quartet, George Taylor (viola), Jerome Ashby (horn), Sanford Allen (violin), Sandra Rivers (piano), Raymond Jackson (piano), Roy Eaton (piano), John & Richard Contiguglia (piano)

Antonio DangerfieldVenues/Communities served by the Gateways Music Festival:

  • Rochester School of the Arts
  • Nazareth College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Christ Church
  • Jefferson Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Midtown Plaza
  • Aenon Baptist Church
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Downtown United Presbyterian Church
  • Memorial Art Gallery
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation
  • Old Dominion University

1995 Gateways Music Festival

Gateways Music Featuring orchestra concerts, choral concert with orchestra, and chamber music concerts in the home series (including homeless shelters and institutions of incarceration). The 1995 festival brought musicians from all around the United States which included chamber ensemble concerts, a mass piano recital and a festival orchestra concert.

1995 Festival Highlights:

  • Kaliya OkuriOrchestra conducted by Michael Morgan
  • Orchestra repertoire includes:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – J.S. Bach Overture to Oberon – Weber A Lincoln Portrait – Aaron Copland William Warfield, narrator Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra – Beethoven Awadagin Pratt, piano and conductor

  • Chamber music repertoire includes:

− Brass Quintet pieces by William Brade and William Presser Leonard Bowie and Herbert Smith (trumpets) ; Crystal Swepson (horn) Kenneth Thomkins (trombone); James Jenkins (tuba)

− Telemann Concerto in D for two oboes and trumpet Rodney Mack, trumpet; Oscar Petty and James Ferraiuolo (oboes)

− Somehow We Can – Alvin Singleton Performed by the Anderson Quartet

  • Other Performances:

− Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano – Sergei Rachmaninoff Owen Young, cello – Joy Cline, piano

− Sonata in Eb for Clarinet and Piano – J. Brahms Marcus Eley, clarinet – Awadagin Pratt, piano

− Piano Recitals: Works by Bach, Dett, Tcherepnin, Chopin and Scott Joplin Performed by Rev. Charles Walker and Roy Eaton

− “Piano Monster Concert”

1994 Gateways Music Festival

PastPhoto2Gateways Music Featuring orchestra concerts, choral concert with orchestra, and chamber music concerts in the home series (including homeless shelters and institutions of incarceration). The 1994 festival brought musicians from all around the United States which included special guest artist recitals, chamber music concerts and the William Grant Still memorial youth orchestra.

Special guest artist recitals

  • Michael Morgan, conductor
  • Awadagin Pratt, piano
  • Owen Young, cello
  • Jerome Ashby, horn
  • Herman D. Taylor, organ

1993 Gateways Music Festival

The first Gateways Music Festival brought musicians to Winston-Salem, North Carolina from all around the United States. The Festival included organ recitals, young artists performances, special lectures, orchestra concerts and a chamber music recital.

PastPhotos1993 Festival Highlights:

  • Orchestra conducted by Michael Morgan
  • Orchestra repertoire includes:

− The Impresario Overture – W.A. Mozart − Concerto for Violin in A Minor – Alexander Glazounov, Sanford Allen, violin − Concerto for Cello and Orchestra – Camille Saint-Saens − Concerto in E Minor for Violin – Felix Mendelssohn, Minister Louis Farrakhan, violin − Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – J.S. Bach

  • Other performances include compositions by:

− J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Nicholas Clerambault, Maurice Durifle, Antonin Dvorak, Mark Fax, Franz Liszt, Pablo de Sarasate, Ralph Simpson, Fela Sowande, Samuel Coleridge Taylor

  • Organ Recital by Dr. Paula Harrell
  • Panel discussion: “Educating the Minority Child”
  • Young Artist Performances