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 email@example.com www.music.ucr.edu
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G major for Violin and Strings, op. 7 (RV 299)
Alexander Aguirre, violin solo
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
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)
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,
Kate Hicks, Glenn Hicks
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 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Arts Building, Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507
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