Musicfest :: Summer Reverie

Musicfest :: Summer Reverie

Join us for an evening musical picnic in the French countryside.

Time & Location

Jul 15, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010, USA

About the Event

The Performers

Shenae Anderson, Violin

Erin Svoboda-Scott, Clarinet

Donna Stoering, Piano

Musical Program

Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin

Performed by Donna Stoering, piano

Sonata for Violin and Piano by Claude Debussy

I. Allegro vivo

II. Intermède: fantasque et léger

Performed by Shenae Anderson, violin and Donna Stoering, piano

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc

II. Romanza

III. Allegro con fuoco

Performed by Erin Svoboda-Scott, clarinet and Donna Stoering, piano

Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Op. 157b by Darius Milhaud

I. Overture

III. Jeu

V. Finale

Performed by Shenae Anderson, violin, Erin Svoboda-Scott, clarinet, and Donna Stoering, piano

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About the Performers

Donna Stoering is an award-winning recording artist, concert pianist, educator, composer, vocal soloist, choral conductor, keynote speaker, producer, and social entrepreneur who has served as an Artistic Ambassador for both the UK and USA worldwide. Founder of the award-winning global nonprofit ListenForLife.org and a protégé of the late Sir Georg Solti, she has been the subject of special programs on the BBC, Hong Kong Radio & TV, Brazilian national television, RAI (Italy), NPR and PBS stations, and the national networks of many other countries. While a Marshall Scholar, Donna was appointed head of the piano department at the University of York at age 20 and later served as Artist in Residence at Oxford University for several years. Alongside this work, she performed solo and chamber music recitals and concerti with orchestras throughout Europe, Bosnia, Croatia, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Georgia. In addition, Donna enjoys performing as a collaborative pianist with major opera stars of La Scala, Munich Opera, the Royal Opera, the Bolshoi, and the Met. Donna has given numerous premieres of both piano and vocal works, and she has adjudicated for national and international competition juries. She enjoys giving masterclasses and pedagogy workshops to universities, music schools, and Piano Teachers’ Associations. Donna and her husband have only recently moved to Utah, and she is honored to be making her debut performance as a Utah resident in this inaugural MusicFest program. She is very excited to meet and perform with new musical colleagues and join the music world here in the Salt Lake City area. https://www.listenforlife.org/donna-stoering.html

Erin Svoboda-Scott has held the position of Associate Principal and E-flat Clarinet in the Utah Symphony since 2013. Originally from the East Coast, Erin began her musical studies with the piano at the age of five and clarinet at nine. She earned degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, Temple University, and Manhattan School of Music and studied with Thomas Martin of the Boston Symphony, Ricardo Morales of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Mark Nuccio the New York Philharmonic and Houston Symphony. Erin spent her summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, Marlboro Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. After graduating, Erin freelanced in New York City, playing with such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and American Symphony Orchestra. Before moving to Utah, Erin spent a year as the Assistant/2nd/E-flat clarinetist in the Colorado Symphony. Also an active chamber musician and soloist, she recorded the trio Tibetan Dances on Spring Dreams with Cho-Liang Lin on violin and the composer Bright Sheng on piano. Erin also premiered Michael Gandolfi’s Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon with her father, Richard Svoboda, on the bassoon. When not performing, Erin enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, biking, and skiing the greens. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, two children, and three dogs.

Shenae Anderson made her concerto debut with the Utah Symphony at age ten in Abravanel Hall and has since soloed three additional times. She has studied at the Aspen Music Festival, Verbier Festival, and Music Academy of the West, all on full scholarship, where she worked under world-renowned conductors Valery Gergiev, Sir Simon Rattle, Larry Rachleff, and Gianandrea Noseda. Shenae has participated in masterclasses with violin virtuosos James Ehnes, Andres Cardenes, and Sarah Chang and has performed alongside famed musicians Roberto Diaz, Joseph Silverstein, and Gil Shaham. Accepted to Juilliard at age 16, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in May 2019. She has served as Assistant Concertmaster and Second Violin Principal in the Juilliard Orchestra. In the spring of 2022, she will participate in a residency alongside the London Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the MAX Keston Fellowship. She graduated with a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Ani Kavafian. At Yale, she was recognized for outstanding achievement as a recipient of the Broadus Erle Prize and Alumni Association Prize. Previous teachers include Masao Kawasaki and Eugene Watanabe. Shenae is on the faculty at Gifted Music School and is currently expanding her private studio. https://shenaeanderson.com

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