Claire Bryant

cellist, teacher, advocate

Jul
23
Jul 29

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

Faculty at Bennington Chamber Music Conference in Bennington, Vermont

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 60
Kristopher Tong, violin
Désirée Elsevier, viola
Claire Bryant, cello
Stephen Manes, piano

Marc Mellits: Green for string quintet
Susan Waterbury, violin
Sheila Reinhold, violin
Kate Vincent, viola
Nathaniel Parke, cello
Tobias Werner, cello

More information HERE

Aug
11
Aug 20

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

More information HERE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
Pre-Concert Lecture 6:45 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture with cellist Claire Bryant

CONCERT 7:30PM
“Different Trains”

Music of Schnittke, Barrière, Shostakovich, and Reich

Location: St. Paul's Church (Google Maps)
166 High Street, Newburyport

Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998) - Moz-Art (on K. 416d) for 2 violins (1976) Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707 - 1747) - Sonata for two cellos, Sonata No. 10 in G Major Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) - String Quartet No. 5 in Bb Major, Opus 92
Steve Reich (b.1936) - "Different Trains” for string quartet and pre-recorded tape

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Pre-Concert Lecture 6:45 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture with NCMF Artistic Director David Yang & Friends

Concert: “I Could See The Sky” 7:30 pm

Music of Haydn, Prokofiev, and Composer-in-Residence, Kile Smith. Collaboration of NCMF with Newburyport Choral Society, Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus, The Choir School, and organist Meg Harper. World-premiere commission of Composer-in-Residence Kile Smith.

Franz Josef Haydn(1732 - 1809) - String Quartet, Opus 76, Number 1 in G Major
Kile Smith (b. 1956) - Ballade and March (*world premiere*) for solo organ Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) - String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Opus 92
Kile Smith (b. 1956) - "I Could See the Sky" for chorus, children’s choir, organ, and string quartet

Location: Central Congregation Church, Newburyport, MA
14 Titcomb Street, Newbuyport MA

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 4:00 pm
Concert: “I Could See The Sky”

Music of Haydn, Prokofiev, and Composer-in-Residence, Kile Smith. Collaboration of NCMF with Newburyport Choral Society, Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus, The Choir School, and organist Meg Harper. World-premiere commission of Composer-in-Residence Kile Smith.

Location: St. John's Episcopal Church (Google Maps)
101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth NH 03801

For tickets please call St. John's Episcopal Church 603-436-8283

 

Sep
12
8:00 pm20:00

NOVUS NY

  • St. Paul's Chapel

Currier: Night Time Suite for Harp and Violin

Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire

Mellissa Hughes, soprano

Sep
13
1:00 pm13:00

NOVUS NY

  • St. Paul's Chapel

Epstein: Abraham Lincoln's Mystic Chords of Mercy

Stockhausen: Kontra Punkte

Holliger: Four Miniatures for Soprano, Oboe d'amore, Celesta and Harp

Webern: Konzert fur 9 Instruments, Op. 24

Babbit: Composition for Twelve Instruments

Webern: 5 Geistliche Lieder, Op. 15

Epstein: Troubled Queen

Sep
19
7:30 pm19:30

USC School of Music

Joining faculty from the University of South Carolina School of Music for a new work by composer Jesse Jones. 

Michael Harley, bassoon

Phillip Bush, piano

Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute

Ari Streisfeld, violin

Dan Sweaney, viola

 


Jul
18
7:30 pm19:30

Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

7:30pm - Decoda Faculty Concert
Ladd Concert Hall

STRAVINSKY L'histoire du soldat - featuring WQXR's Bob Sherman as narrator
NORMAN Sabina
COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite

2017 DSCMI Faculty
Alicia Lee, clarinet and Festival Director
Anna Elashvili, violin and Recruitment Coordinator
Catherine Gregory, flute
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Angelia Cho, violin
Siwoo Kim, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Jack Stulz, viola
Claire Bryant, Cello
Kris Saebo, double bass
Michael Mizrahi, piano

LIVESTREAM (archived as well) HERE

Jul
11
7:30 pm19:30

Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

Decoda Faculty concert with special guest artist, Andrew Norman
Ladd Concert Hall, Skidmore College

program to include works by Andrew Norman, Boccherini, Guillaume Connesson, and Schumann

2017 DSCMI Faculty
Alicia Lee, clarinet and Festival Director
Anna Elashvili, violin and Recruitment Coordinator
Catherine Gregory, flute
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Angelia Cho, violin
Siwoo Kim, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Jack Stulz, viola
Claire Bryant, Cello
Kris Saebo, double bass
Michael Mizrahi, piano

Livestream (archived as well) HERE

Jan
16
Jan 21

Decoda Cello Quartet Residency - Chattanooga, TN

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."

 

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

Sep
24
10:30 pm22:30

Duo w/ Andreas Borregaard - Förstaparkett (SE)

  • stockholm sweden

Duo recital with accordionist Andreas Borregaard in Stockholm, Sweden.

PROGRAM

BACH Sonata No. 1 in G Major for viola da gamba (cello & accordion) 

CAROLINE SHAW In Manus Tuas for solo cello (2009) 

solo accordion word TBD 

STEVE REICH Piano Phase (1967) for accordion & electronics

SOFIA GUBAIDULINA In Croce (1979) for cello & accordion 

More information

And Facebook event HERE

Sep
13
Sep 16

Decoda at Furman University (USA)

  • furman university

I'm returning to my homeland, Furman University in Greenville, SC, literally the place where I got my start on the cello back in 1983. I'm thrilled to bring eight of my distinguished Decoda colleagues down south with me for the week to work closely with their community of coeds on everything chamber music and community engagement. 

Guest Artist Concert: September 15th 8PM - Free admission

Decoda Personnel
*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

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)

Sep
3
7:30 pm19:30

Nightingale String Quartet at Langgaard Festival (DK)

  • ribe denmark

I am thrilled to be spending the fall months in Denmark - my absolute favorite spot in the world - as a guest cellist with the wonderful Nightingale String Quartet.  This first performance in Ribe, Denmark will include two of the Langgaard string quartets (new to me) and the Ligeti 1st Quartet. 

More information can be found here: http://langgaardfestival.dk/

Jul
12
7:30 pm19:30

DSCMI Faculty Concert - Skidmore College

The kickoff to Decoda's third summer festival, Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute, we are thrilled to welcome back our good friend and Grammy and Pulitzer prize winning artist Caroline Shaw!  

BACH Ricercar à 6 (6:30)
SCHULHOFF Concertino (15 min)
CAROLINE SHAW Limestone and Felt  
SET OF SONGS Berio & Beatles
    Black is the Colour
    Yesterday arr. Berio
    I wonder as I wander
    Across the Universe arr. Ridenour

ELGAR Piano Quintet
 

 

Jul
10
Jul 23

Decoda / Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

  • Skidmore College

DECODA SKIDMORE CHAMBER MUSIC INSTITUTE 2016

DSCMI - July 10-23, 2016

The Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
is a 2 week summer intensive for young musicians offering multiple performance opportunities and meaningful community engagement. Under the guidance of Decoda artists, students will learn how to fully engage their audiences and communities through scripted interactive chamber music performances while improving their own performance and public speaking skills. Program participants will live on the beautiful campus of Skidmore College and will rehearse and perform at the state of the art Arthur Zankel Music Center.

2016 DSCMI Faculty
Alicia Lee, clarinet and Festival Director
Claire Bryant, cello and Recruitment Coordinator
Catherine Gregory, flute
James Austin Smith, oboe
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Anna Elashvili, violin
Angelia Cho, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Kris Saebo, double bass
Michael Mizrahi, piano

Special Guest Artists
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Caroline Shaw, composition

for more information and to apply
skidmore.edu/decoda

May
21
9:00 pm21:00

Ragazze Quartet - Muziekgebouw aan t IJ, Amsterdam

György Ligeti                  String quartet no.1 ‘Metamorphoses Nocturnes’
Terry Riley                       Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Arnold Schönberg          Sextet op.4 ‘Verklärte Nacht’

Nocturne is a poetic concert by the Ragazze Quartet, together with violist Dana Zemtsov (winner of the Kersjes scholarship 2014), cellist Ketevan Roinishvili (finalist Dutch Classical Talent 2015), light designer Maarten Warmerdam and Poet of The Netherlands Anne Vegter. It will be an asso- ciative concert in music, image and text.

Anne’s words will be interweaved with the music as an extra musical line through several passages. Sometimes it will fit the music perfectly, sometimes they will take their own course. Of course the text will refer to the night, nightly relations and encounters. Because – like in the music of Ligeti, Riley and Schönberg – at night feelings are more complex, richer and more intense than in broad daylight.

Performers Ragazze Quartet, Dana Zemtsov (altviool), Ketevan Roinishvili (cello), Anne Vegter (tekst)
Poems Anne Vegter
End direction Dagmar Slagmolen

www.muziekgebouw.nl

May
15
8:00 pm20:00

Black Mountain Songs - Muziekgebouw Frits Philips; Eindhoven, Netherlands

Dianne Berkun-Menaker conductor
Bryce Dessner guitar
Richard Reed Parry guitar
Caroline Shaw singing
Dominique Vleeshouwers Percussion


Quartet Black Mountain Songs of Dessner Music, Hecker, King, Muhly, Reed Parry, Shaw, Bischoff and Vrebalov The 'Fifties'. John Cage, Willem de Kooning, Merce Cunningham and colleagues inspire a new generation of art students. It is at the Black Mountain College, North Carolina, surrounded by a beautiful nature where they have great influence with their liberal arts education '. Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) spent eight composers and fifty young singers together for a tribute to Black Mountain College. New York Times after the premiere: 'an exhilarating 90-minute staged choral work with at its core the singing of the impressive Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Apr
24
12:00 pm12:00

Ragazze Quartet - Muziekgebouw; Eindhoven, Netherlands

György Ligeti                  String quartet no.1 ‘Metamorphoses Nocturnes’
Terry Riley                       Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Arnold Schönberg          Sextet op.4 ‘Verklärte Nacht’

Nocturne is a poetic concert by the Ragazze Quartet, together with violist Dana Zemtsov (winner of the Kersjes scholarship 2014), cellist Ketevan Roinishvili (finalist Dutch Classical Talent 2015), light designer Maarten Warmerdam and Poet of The Netherlands Anne Vegter. It will be an asso- ciative concert in music, image and text.

Anne’s words will be interweaved with the music as an extra musical line through several passages. Sometimes it will fit the music perfectly, sometimes they will take their own course. Of course the text will refer to the night, nightly relations and encounters. Because – like in the music of Ligeti, Riley and Schönberg – at night feelings are more complex, richer and more intense than in broad daylight.

Performers Ragazze Quartet, Dana Zemtsov (altviool), Ketevan Roinishvili (cello), Anne Vegter (tekst)
Poems Anne Vegter
End direction Dagmar Slagmolen

Apr
19
8:00 pm20:00

Ragazze Quartet - Nutszaal; Enkhuizen, Netherlands

  • Nutszaal, Enkhuizen netherlands

György Ligeti                  String quartet no.1 ‘Metamorphoses Nocturnes’
Terry Riley                       Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Arnold Schönberg          Sextet op.4 ‘Verklärte Nacht’

Nocturne is a poetic concert by the Ragazze Quartet, together with violist Dana Zemtsov (winner of the Kersjes scholarship 2014), cellist Ketevan Roinishvili (finalist Dutch Classical Talent 2015), light designer Maarten Warmerdam and Poet of The Netherlands Anne Vegter. It will be an asso- ciative concert in music, image and text.

Anne’s words will be interweaved with the music as an extra musical line through several passages. Sometimes it will fit the music perfectly, sometimes they will take their own course. Of course the text will refer to the night, nightly relations and encounters. Because – like in the music of Ligeti, Riley and Schönberg – at night feelings are more complex, richer and more intense than in broad daylight.

Performers Ragazze Quartet, Dana Zemtsov (altviool), Ketevan Roinishvili (cello), Anne Vegter (tekst)
Poems Anne Vegter
End direction Dagmar Slagmolen

http://www.muziekkringenkhuizen.nl/concert6.html