UCR Chamber Music Ensembles: Chamber Music for Strings featuring harp soloist Dr. Vanessa Sheldon

Department of Music

UCR Chamber Ensembles
Chamber Music for Strings featuring harp soloist Dr. Vanessa Sheldon

UCR Chamber Ensembles present Concertos for Strings by Antonio Vivaldi and the Concerto for Harp and Strings by Francois Boieldieu featuring harp soloist Dr. Vanessa Sheldon. Also included on the program is the Serenade for String Trio by Ernst Dohnanyi.
Frances Moore, director

May 18, 2019
Saturday, 8:00 PM
Performance Lab 166

Free and open to the public.
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the concert. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.
Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  www.music.ucr.edu


Antonio Vivaldi  (1678-1741)    
Concerto in G major for Violin and Strings, op. 7 (RV 299)                    
   Allegro assai
   Largo cantabile
               Alexander Aguirre, violin solo

Antonio Vivaldi  
Concerto in G minor for 2 Violoncelli and Strings (RV 531)
               Benjamin Dement and Sarah Panameno, solo violoncelli

Ernst von  Dohnanyi  (1877-1960)    
Serenade for String Trio, op. 10 (1903)                                                 
   Tema con variazioni
   Rondo (Finale)
               Calypte Trio: Pamela Sheffler, violin  Eva-Christin Schwesig, viola  Ayala Berger, cello


Francois-Adrien Boildieu (1775-1834)
Concerto in C major for Harp and Orchestra (1801)    
   Allegro brillante
   Andante lento
   Rondeau-allegro agitato
               Dr. Vanessa Sheldon, harp solo

UCR Chamber Players
Pamela Sheffler, Alexander Aguirre, Joan Chung, Robin Lorenz, Gabriela Urquia, Frances Moore
Eva-Christin Schwesig, Robin Lorenz
Ayala Berger, Esther Wesley , Benjamin Dement,
Sarah Panameno
Shawn Wang
Kate Hicks, Glenn Hicks
Hannah Snavely

Dr. Vanessa Sheldon
A native Southern Californian, Dr. Vanessa Sheldon holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music from California State University, Los Angeles and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in harp and musicology from the University of Arizona, where she was the assistant director of HarpFusion, a world-famous touring harp ensemble, and the teaching assistant to Dr. Carrol McLaughlin. She was the youngest doctoral recipient, earning her degree at age 19. As a professional harpist, highlights of her concert tours include performances in China, South Korea, Spain, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has performed for such notables as Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Florence Henderson and Arnold Spielberg, made several television appearances, and concertized with artists including Barry Manilow, John Bayless, Lucie Arnaz and Il Divo.

Dr. Sheldon's technical skill and artistic vision allows for interpretations and arrangements of a variety of music spanning Classical, Celtic, Latin, pop, jazz, and rock genres. A community college instructor since 2005, she is currently the Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of Music at Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto Campus, where she teaches music theory and history courses and directs the college orchestra. She has been recognized for her dedication to education and harp performance through awards from the Cambridge Who's Who Society and the Valeria Finzi Memorial Harp Scholarship.

For more information on Dr. Sheldon please visit www.gold2ivory.com

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Arts Building, Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507

Event Type

Arts, Music & Concerts


Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students, General Public




Free and open to the public.

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