Weaving in and out of expected and unexpected sounds, this program pairs gems of Bach’s mastery with ethereal works by Erik Satie, Arvo Pärt, Keith Jarrett, Belinda Reynolds, Ivan Trevino, and Philip Glass. Join us Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 PM on Zoom, where Michelle Schumann and Thomas Burritt will share music and conversation, including joining a live chat with the audience. We’ll also hear from featured composers Belinda Reynolds and Ivan Trevino! The broadcast has ended for this program, but you can get on-demand access in December when you complete the Fall Sessions registration form.
Spiegel im Spiegel | Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Prelude in C Major, BWV 846, “Ave Maria” | J. S. Bach (1685-1750) / Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Play | Belinda Reynolds (b. 1967)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 | J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Empathy | Ivan Trevino (b. 1983)
Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G Major, BWV 1027, III. Andante | J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Gnossienne No. 1 | Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, II. Largo, ma non tanto | J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Koln IIc | Keith Jarrett (b. 1945)
Arioso from Concerto in F Minor | J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Étoile Polaire (North Star) | Philip Glass (b. 1937)
Thomas Burritt, marimba & vibraphone
Michelle Schumann, piano
There are storied educators, and there are dynamic performers, and then there are those who are destined to be both. Always in search of new music and new ways to share it with others, Thomas Burritt is today’s percussionist. He has received degrees from Ithaca College School of Music (BM – Education and Performance), Kent State University (MM), and Northwestern University (DMA). Active in the creation and performance of new music for percussion, Burritt has built a reputation in chamber music, as a percussion soloist, and as a concert marimbist. He has performed regularly at the Leigh Howard Stevens International Marimba Seminar and was a featured faculty performer at the 2007 and 2009 Zeltsman Marimba Festival.
He is currently Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and is a clinician/endorser for Majestic Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Remo, Beetle Percussion and Grover Pro Percussion.
Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity” (Fanfare Magazine), pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances. Since 2006, Michelle has served as Artistic Director of the Austin Chamber Music Center, where she “is fearlessly expanding our definition of chamber music” (Austin American-Statesman). Her brand of performance includes an enthusiastic interplay with the audience and her trademark includes bringing diverse music together under a blanket of narrative events.
Schumann is artist-in-residence and professor of piano at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and additionally holds a Performance Diploma from the Vienna Conservatory.