Live at Timucua: Anita Graef & Julian Graef

Anita Graef, Cello
Julian Graef, Violin

Program
Passacaglia for Violin and Cello (after a theme by Handel), Johann Halvorsen (1864-1935)
Duetto after W.A. Mozart K. 457 & 475, Alexander Uber (1783-1824)
Selections from 8 Pieces for Violin and Cello, Op. 39, Reinhold Glière (1874-1956)
I. Prelude
III. Berceuse
IV. Canzonetta
V. Intermezzo
VIII. Etude
Duo for Violin and Cello (2015), Jessie Montgomery (1981-)
Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major (arr. violin and cello), K. 423, W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Allegro
Adagio
Rondeau. Allegro

Described as “a world class musician” (Galena Gazette) who plays with “high energy and polish” (WQXR), cellist Anita Graef has earned recognition for her music making as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Notable appearances include features in Strings Magazine, as well as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, and “Concerts from the Library of Congress.” She has also performed in recital as a guest of various radio programs, including “Young Artists Showcase” on WQXR, WFMT, WGTE, WUOL, WOSU, WVPB, NPR and others. She serves as the Artistic Director and cellist of the Juliani Ensemble, an innovative, multi-faceted chamber ensemble, with whom she has performed extensively both nationally and internationally. Highlights of 2021/2022 include concerto debuts, notably with the Louisville Orchestra among others, recital performances at Columbia University, the New Lens Concert Series, “Live from WFMT,” and a residency at the University of Missouri.

Julian Graef has established himself as a versatile performer of distinction, appearing frequently as a violinist, violist and conductor. As an orchestral musician, Mr. Graef holds a position as Assistant Principal viola of the Missouri Symphony, and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Festival appearances include the Atlantic Music Festival as a fellow, The North American Viola Institute at Orford Academy, Brevard Summer Music Festival and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Youth in Music Winter Festival, under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti. In addition, Mr. Graef has also worked with artists such as Leonard Slatkin, Krzysztof Urbański, The Ying Quartet, Keith Lockhart, and Jeff Beals. Former teachers include Li Kuo Chang, Alison Dalton, and Kirk Trevor. Currently, Julian directs and performs with the Juliani Ensemble, with whom he has performed extensively both nationally and internationally, frequently collaborating with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Recent appearances include live radio features on WFMT and a conducting debut with the Royal Martinu Philharmonic. Mr. Graef has taught at the Eastman School of Music, where he obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, under the tutelage of George Taylor.

Outside of music, Mr. Graef enjoys painting, sculpture, reading, gardening, and renovation projects. Mr. Graef performs on a 1942 Carletti viola.

Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.

Half-price tickets are available for students, teachers, frontline workers, veterans, and seniors.

Open House: Fernwood String Quartet

Personnel:
Julia Gessinger, Violin
Andreas Volmer, Violin
Marla Morgan, Viola
Jean-Marie Glazer, Cello

In our summer 2022 program at Timucua, the Fernwood String Quartet will present Hugo Wolf’s boysterous ‘Italian Serenade’ and Robert Schumann’s exuberant second string quartet op 41/2, before it moves from the 19th to the 20th century with Serguei Prokofiev’s neo-classical, emotionally intense first string quartet op. 50.

The members of the Orlando-based quartet are seasoned chamber musicians who also play in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Alterity Chamber Orchestra, and other ensembles and orchestras in our region. Our goal is to bring both contemporary and classical quartet repertoire to Central Florida.

Tickets are pay what you like.

Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share.

 

Live at Timucua: LEYA

Harpist Marilu Donovan and violinist/vocalist Adam Markiewicz are NYC-based duo LEYA.

The group works with and against the grain of tradition, mining intensity through alternate tunings, strange harmonies, and dream-state operatic-like vocals. The resultant visceral experience is one of beauty but spans many imperfect worlds.

LEYA has released a steady volume of work in several years. Their two albums via NNA Tapes, The Fool (2018) and its critically acclaimed follow-up Flood Dream (2020), exist alongside a range of collaborations. In 2018, the group wrote and performed a full-length soundtrack to I Love You, an erotic film directed by Brooke Candy and produced by PornHub that also features the duo as actors. 2019’s Angel Lust, a collaborative EP with Eartheater, followed courtesy of legendary experimental label PAN. In 2020, they dropped a number of shorter releases including “Antigone,” a collaborative single with American black metal band Liturgy; a remix of their Flood Dream track “Wave” by British electronic musician Actress; another remix of the album’s penultimate track “First Way” by the venerable Drew McDowall (Coil/Psychic TV); and a collaboration with Deli Girls for their new album BOSS called “barriers to love.” Composer/Filmmaker Christina Vantzou delivered a final mashup remix of Flood Dream’s “Mary” and “ABBA” in May 2021.

LEYA has toured extensively since 2018, with over 300 dates played across North America in two years (prior to cancelling over 50 dates in 2020 due to the pandemic). They have performed at Le Guess Who?, Bowery Ballroom, Market Hotel, and recently provided live scoring to a Hood By Air fashion show curated by Surf Gang rapper Babyxsosa. The group also held a recording
residency at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works in July 2020. LEYA is represented by Mute Song for publishing.