New program for 2014! >View excerpts here
Using images of M.C. Escher’s unique drawings and examples from musical scores, Kathryn Woodard illuminates the process of composing and listening to a fugue in a lecture-recital that features examples by J.S. Bach, Adnan Saygun, Dmitri Shostakovich and a fughetta by George N. Gianopoulos. She also discusses how the circumstances of each composer’s life necessitated using ‘multiple voices’ – as in a fugue - in order to maintain a career, or even stay alive. Woodard rounds out the program with works from her global repertoire, including selections by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Hasan Ferit Alnar, Ulvi Cemal Erkin and Cemal Reşit Rey.
Two recent programs that feature works from Woodard's recordings:
Debussy and the East
With works by Adnan Saygun, Claude Debussy, Kosaku Yamada, Leos Janacek, Qu Xiao-song and Keiko Fujiie
Watch the performance of Saygun's Theme and Variations
From the Balkans and Beyond
Featuring works by Leyla Saz, Bela Bartok, Adnan Saygun, Pavel Kopecky, and Ivan Bozicevic.
Watch the US premiere performance of Pavel Kopecky's Diary of a Madman
View these excerpts from the program demonstrating connections and shared influences among composers of the region:
In addition to her more adventurous 'global' programs, Kathryn offers recital programs featuring standard repertoire alongside works by Adnan Saygun, a focus of her performance research. The program below features a set that traces developments in pianism with short works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Janacek, Bartok and Saygun.
Download the promotional flyer here - Concert_Program.pdf