Rodland Duo: Carol Rodland, viola; Catherine Rodland, organ

Faculty Artist Series

January 22, 2017 | 3:00 PM Off-campus
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Faculty Artist Series

Rodland Duo: Carol Rodland, viola; Catherine Rodland, organ

 

Off-Campus Performance Location:
Third Presbyterian Church
4 Meigs Street
Rochester, NY 14607

The Faculty Artist Series is generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker.


Rodland Duo

The daughters of professional musicians, the Rodland sisters, Carol, violist, and Catherine, organist, began making music together as children. Their individual careers as award-winning performers and teachers have taken them all over the world, and they began performing together professionally as the Rodland Duo in 2002. Recent Rodland Duo performances have included featured recitals at both the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Houston, Texas, at the 2016 American Viola Society Festival in Oberlin, Ohio, at the Luna Nova New Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, at the 38th International Viola Congress in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Actively engaged in commissioning new works for their unusual combination of instruments as well as creating their own arrangements of existing compositions, their repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary. Critics have called The Rodland Duo’s performances “stunning” and “beyond praise”.  American Weavings, their recently released recording on the Crystal Records label, led Gramophone to declare viola and organ “an awesome combination”.  In addition to their active performing careers, they are both dedicated teachers: Carol is Professor of Viola and Co-Chair of the String Department at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and Catherine is Artist in Residence in Organ and Theory at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Their numerous individual accolades include top prizes at international competitions, such as the Washington International Competition, the Artists International Auditions, the American Guild of Organists National Competition, and the University of Michigan Organ Competition. For further information, please visit www.concertartistcooperative.com  and www.carolrodland.com.

Program:

C.P.E. Bach Sonata in G Minor (Trio), Wq 88
Adolphus Hailstork Christmas Meditation (2016)
David Liptak Ballast (2016, commissioned by Rodland Duo)
John Weaver Concertpiece (2003, commissioned by Rodland Duo)
Louis Vierne Symphony No. 2, Op. 20. II. Chorale
Augusta Read Thomas Venus Enchanted for Solo Viola (2016)
Max Bruch (organ transcr. Catherine Rodland) Romance, Op. 85
John Weaver Three Chorale Preludes (commissioned by Rodland Duo)
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