Events - Benjamin Carlson-Berne Memorial Scholarship Fund
2013 Benefit Concert Announcement
Terrence Wilson (piano)





Friday, February 1, 2013
7:30 P.M.
Corbett Hall
School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SPCA)
108 W. Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio

* Ticket Information TBA *


Pianist Terrence Wilson has established a reputation as one of today's most gifted instrumentalists.

He has appeared with many prestigious ensembles, including the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Washington, DC (National Symphony), San Francisco, St. Louis and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as with the orchestras of Cleveland, Minnesota and Philadelphia. Among the conductors with whom he has worked are Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Neeme Jarvi, Yoel Levi, Andrew Litton, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Robert Spano, Yuri Temirkanov, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Gunther Herbig.

Mr. Wilson's 09-10 season includes a return engagement with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and performances with the Indianapolis Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Modesto Symphony, and Brevard Symphony Orchestra. North American recital appearances include the cities of Seattle and Cincinnati.

In the 08-09 season, Mr. Wilson gave performances with the orchestras of Eugene, Jacksonville, Pensacola, South Bend, Columbus (GA) and Elgin, as well as with the Alabama Symphony, the Tucson Symphony and the Kalamazoo Symphony. The 2007-08 season included performances of Michael Daugherty's new concerto, Deus ex Machina, with the Syracuse, Rochester and New Jersey Symphonies. Wilson recorded the work on the NAXOS label with the Nashville Symphony conducted by its Music Director, Giancarlo Guerrero to critical acclaim. Mr. Wilson also returned in 07-08 to the Cincinnati Symphony performing the Khachaturian Concerto with Hans Graf conducting. In January/February of 2008 he toured the southeastern U. S. with the Sofia Festival Orchestra.

Abroad, Terrence Wilson has played concerti with such ensembles as the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, the Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2005, he toured Spain with the Baltimore Symphony with Yuri Temirkanov conducting. He makes his Scottish National Orchestra debut in January 2010, with performances in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Terrence Wilson is also active as a recitalist, having made his New York City recital debut at the 92nd Street Y, and his Washington, DC recital debut at the Kennedy Center. In Europe he has given recitals at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and at the Louvre in Paris. In the United States, he has given recitals at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, NY, San Francisco's Herbst Theatre, and for the La Jolla Chamber Music Society. An active chamber musician, Mr. Wilson performs regularly with the Ritz Chamber Players. Terrence Wilson has also appeared at the Mann Music Center and at the Blossom Festival, Tanglewood, and Wolf Trap in recitals and performances of concerti and chamber music.

Terrence Wilson has received numerous awards and prizes, including the SONY ES Award for Musical Excellence, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Juilliard Petschek Award. He has also been featured on several radio and television broadcasts, including NPR's "Performance Today," WQXR radio in New York, and programs on the BRAVO Network, the Arts & Entertainment Network, and public television. In December, 2010, Wilson was nominated for a Grammy Award for his recording of Michael Daugherty's Deus ex Machina for Piano and Orchestra with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero.

Terrence Wilson is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky. A native of the Bronx, he resides in Montclair, New Jersey.


2011 Benefit Concert Announcement

Elizabeth Pridonoff (piano) and Catharine Carroll (viola) to Perform Together

 

Sunday, March 6th
7 p.m.

@ Church of The Saviour United Methodist
8005 Pfeiffer Road in Montgomery
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Dessert reception to follow the performance.
All proceeds to benefit the Benjamin Carlson-Berne Memorial Scholarship Fund.

To make an advance reservation, please send a tax-deductible donation of $25 per person

(additional contributions welcomed), payable to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Carlson-Berne Scholarship and mail to:

The Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship Concert
c/o Susan Carlson and Philip Berne
210 Wentworth Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio  45215

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2009 Benefit Concert Announcement
Michael Chertock (piano) to Perform February 2009 Benefit Concert

Michael Chertock, a noted pianist from Cincinnati, will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Central Ohio Symphony.

Saturday, February 28, 2009     
8 p.m.

@ Church of The Saviour United Methodist
8005 Pfeiffer Road in Montgomery
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Dessert reception to follow the performance.
All proceeds to benefit the Benjamin Carlson-Berne Memorial Scholarship Fund.

To make an advance reservation, please send a tax-deductible donation of $25 per person

(additional contributions welcomed), payable to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Carlson-Berne Scholarship and mail to:

The Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship Concert
c/o Susan Carlson and Philip Berne
210 Wentworth Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio  45215

Please indicate the number of seats reserved.

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[ Program ]

Tim Ovia
Praeludium and Allegro (Pugnani-Kreisler)

Michael Chertock
Ballade No.2 in F major, Opus 38 (Frederic Chopin)
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Opus 13 (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    1. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
    2. Adagio cantabile
    3. Rondo: Allegro

* Intermission *

Etudes - tableaux (Sergei Rachmaninoff)

    1. Opus 39, No. 1 in C minor
    2. Opus 39, No. 2 in A minor
    3. Opus 39, No. 5 in E flat minor
    4. Opus 33, No. 6 in G minor
    5. Opus 39, No. 9 in D major

[ Bio ]

Michael Chertock has performed in more than 100 orchestral appearances in the United States, Canada and Europe. His concerts have included performances with l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, the Boston Pops, Toronto Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Cleveland's Blossom Music Festival, Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and the Indianapolis Symphony. He recently made his Carnegie Hall debut in a recital with clarinetist Ricardo Morales, with whom he has recorded an album of French music. Mr. Chertock has toured Asia with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and violinist Alyssa Park.

Professor Chertock has recorded several albums of contemporary American piano music on various independent record labels, and in 1994 he released his first CD on the Telarc label, a collection of piano music from movies entitled Cinematic Piano. Telarc released Chertock's second recording, Palace in the Winds, in 1997.

Mr. Chertock's credits include the 1991 Cincinnati premiere of the recently discovered Third Piano Concerto by Franz Liszt, the Boston premiere of the Leroy Anderson Piano Concerto in 1993 under the direction of Erich Kunzel, and the Cincinnati premiere of the Lutoslawski Piano Concerto in l996. In New York City in 1994 he performed, with pianist Frank Weinstock and the Percussion Group Cincinnati, the world premiere of Notta Sonata by Jonathan Kramer.

Mr. Chertock first performed in public at the age of 11, and when he was 14 he performed on live television in Guam. At 17 he performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with Andrew Litton and the Arlington Symphony Orchestra. He holds a M.M. degree from the College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with Frank Weinstock. He has garnered numerous awards at major competitions, among them the top prize in the 1989 Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition (Brahms Division) and the grand prize in the 1993 St. Charles International Piano Competition. He also shared the silver medal in the 1991 World Piano Competition of the American Music Scholarship Association.

[ Michael Chertock @ CCM ]
[ Michael Chertock @ Naxos Records ]

2007 Benefit Concert Information
Benefit Concert for the Benjamin Carlson-Berne Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jessica Bodner (viola) / Elizabeth Pridonoff (piano)

  
Saturday, February 3, 2007     
8 p.m.

@ Church of The Saviour United Methodist
8005 Pfeiffer Road in Montgomery
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Dessert reception to follow the performance.
All proceeds to benefit the Benjamin Carlson-Berne Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Program
Schumann Marchenbilder    Robert Shumann Bach
Suite No. 3/Kurtag Neun Stucke fur solo viola         Johann Sebastian Bach 
~ Short intermission ~ 
Milhaud Quatre Visages       Darius Milhaud
Brahms Sonata in Eb major, Op. 120, No. 2          Johannes Brahms

About the Artists
Jessica Bodner - A founding member of the Parker String Quartet, violist Jessica Bodner has established herself as one of the leading violists of her generation. As a soloist, she has appeared in Jordan Hall, Rice University’s Stude Hall, the Gewandhaus Recital Hall, and Leipzig’s Contemporary Arts Museum (Germany), and with ensembles such as New England Conservatory’s Jordan Winds, the Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra (Texas), and Houston School’s for Performing and Visual Arts Symphony. Ms. Bodner has also premiered Matthias Truniger’s Spins for solo viola in Jordan Hall, and been presented at the International Viola Congress (2004) as part of a viola quartet made up of past students of Kim Kashkashian.

As an orchestral musician, Bodner has been a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine), the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bachfest Leipzig Orchestra (Germany), and has performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Bodner began her musical studies with the violin at the age of two in her native Houston, TX, and then switched to viola at the age of twelve. Her teachers have included Lawrence Wheeler and Kim Kashkashian.

Ms. Bodner is currently a graduate student at the New England Conservatory where she studying with Martha Strongin Katz as the recipient of the Lotte M. Crabtree Scholarship.
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Elizabeth Pridonoff - Elizabeth Pridonoff is one of the most communicative pianists performing today and has been described by critics as possessing a "grand, flowing style" and "natural musicianship, a brilliant technique, beautiful tone and self-assurance." Boston critic Tim Riley wrote in The Tab, "Elizabeth Pridonoff played the piano like she was telling stories-involving herself and, through her, the listener." Her performance on the Xavier Piano Series in Cincinnati in November of 2003 elicited the following from the Cincinnati Enquirer; "From the transparent clarity of Bach to the mountainous terrain of Rachmaninoff, the pianist was in full control of the music and the instrument, revealing a combination of musical poetry and finesse, as well as dazzling technique that is rare in pianists today."

A graduate of the Juilliard School, she holds masters degrees in both piano and voice having studied piano with Sasha Gorodnitsky and Adele Marcus, and voice with Anna Kaskas and Hans Heinz. Her students have won first prize in the Horowitz, Missouri Southern, American Pianists Association Biennial Fellowship Auditions, and the Pinault international piano competitions to name a few.

Professor of Piano and Duo-in-Residence with her husband Eugene Pridonoff at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Elizabeth Pridonoff was on the faculty of the International Institute for Young Musicians from 1999-2004 and has been on the faculty of International Piano Week in Belgium since 2001.

She was appointed an International Steinway Artist in March of 2004.
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