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MARVIN ROSEN - CONCERTS - CONCERT RECITALS - LECTURES

Dr. Marvin Rosen is available for performances, lecture recitals, and music history lectures for schools and various organizations.
He specializes in performances of late 20 and 21 century piano repertoire as well in the music of Alan Hovhaness. You can contact Dr. Marvin Rosen at: mrosen@rider.edu

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS OR LECTURES

 

 PAST EVENTS AND LECTURES

 

CONTEMPORARY PIANO MINIATURES BY WOMEN COMPOSERS

 

SUNDAY, June 04, 2017 - 3:00PM

Marvin Rosen - piano


Program will include music by:
Carlotta Ferrari, Amanda Harberg, Gaby Kapps, Rebecca Oswald, Mary Ann Joyce Walter, Ludmilla Yurina, and others

Visit: 1867 Sanctuary for details and tickets!

 

THE MUSIC CLUB OF PRINCETON

WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2017 - 8:00PM

Private Location

One of the oldest private Princeton Music Clubs, The Music Club of Princeton includes performing members as well as music lovers. The club meets 9 times a year at a private location around Princeton for concerts. The Club also sponsors a Scholarship fund for young performers.

Marvin Rosen - piano

Program:

Requiem for Silenced Souls (2016)   Susan T. Nelson
Submerged (2007) Dosia McKay
Waltz-Fantasy (1997) Lauren Bernofsky
History (2014) Beth Anderson
Waiting (2014)    Rain Worthington
The Rabbit-Melancholy (2010) Dorothee Eberhardt
Frantic (2008)    Janet Gieck
Piece 1 from “Impulses” (2007/2008) Žibuoklė Martinaitytė
Carousel (2000) Sylvie Bodorova


Private event - can attend only with an active membership or as a guest

 

Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital

CONTEMPORARY PIANO MINIATURES BY WOMEN COMPOSERS

SUNDAY, January 08, 2017 - 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel of Westminster Choir College

Marvin Rosen - piano

PROGRAM

Lavender Field (2000) Karen Tanaka
Reflections (2009) Ana Milosavljević
Submerged (2007) Dosia McKay
Waltz-Fantasy (1997) Lauren Bernofsky
Silent Island (2000) Victoria Borisova-Ollas
Merindu Bali (Bali Yearning) (2003) Betty Beath
Down the Hatch, She Wrote (2015) Olivia Kieffer
Frantic (2008)    Janet Gieck
The Daisy Follows Soft the Sun (2014) Carlotta Ferrari
Release (2007) Rosemary Duxbury
Stormy Skies (2016) Charlotte Thomas
Carousel (2000) Sylvie Bodorova

INTERMISSION

History (2014) Beth Anderson
Sepia Silhouette (1967) Joelle Wallach
Musings IV (2010/2014)   Christianne Bessières Lane
Pieces 1-3 From “Impulses” (2007/2008) Žibuoklė Martinaitytė
Requiem for Silenced Souls (2016)   Susan T. Nelson
Waiting (2014)    Rain Worthington
The Rabbit-Melancholy (2010) Dorothee Eberhardt
When We Sat for Tea (2015)  Amanda Harberg
Ritornelli (1995)  Ludmilla Yurina
Intermezzo (1998)  Alex Shapiro
Recomposed Scriabin (2016)  Jennifer Jolley
Goodnight  (2012)   Helen Jane Long

Ticket Information: Free Admission

Program notes

 

 

CONCERT

MYSTICAL PIANO: Works of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Private event in the Princeton area - 7:00pm

MARVIN ROSEN, piano

Included will be works by: Henry Cowell, Ludovico Einaudi, Carlotta Ferrari, Alan Hovhaness, Arvo Pärt, Ana Milosavljevic, and Arnold Rosner and others




For more information e-mail: MarvinRosen@ClassicalDiscoveries.org

 

 

 

Performance Workshop
"Who’s Afraid of New Music?"
Sunday, May 4 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Community Room
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Tel: 609.924.9529
Admission is free

Piano music written in the 21st century from all over the world is the focus of this workshop presented by Marvin Rosen, faculty member of the Westminster Conservatory of Music and host and producer of WPRB’s “Classical Discoveries” program. A number of short complete works will be performed during the program. Marvin will be joined for several selections by pianist Alison Neely, director of the Honors Music Program at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, NJ.
Included will be music by Ludovico Einaudi, Ana Milosavljevic, Arvo Pärt, Jaan Rääts, Valentin Silvestrov and others.
Also included will be the world premiere performance of "Waltz" for piano four-hands written for Marvin Rosen by American composer, Robert Moran.

Featured program:

The Castle at Sunrise (2003) Jennifer Castellano (USA, 1981- )
Lavender Field (2000) Karen Tanaka (Japan, 1961- )
Gentle Darkness (2002) Amanda Sukarlan (Indonesia, 1968- )
Merindu Bali (Bali Yearning) (2003) Betty Beath (Australia, 1932- )
Drymla (2000) Haflidi Halldrimsson (Iceland, 1941- )
Reflections (2009) Ana Milosavljević (Serbia, 1977- )
Pari intervallo (2008) Arvo Pärt (Estonia, 1935- ) - Piano Duo Venti Dita

The Earth Prelude (2011) Ludovico Einaudi (Italy, 1955- )
Distant Bells (2008) Andris Dzenītis (Latvia, 1978- ) - Piano Duo Venti Dita

Ground Control (2008) Graham Fitkin (England, 1963- ) - Piano Duo Venti Dita

Waltz (2013) (World Premiere Performance, written for Marvin Rosen) Robert Moran (USA, 1937- ) - Piano Duo Venti Dita

Idée Fixe (2000) René Eespere (Estonia, 1953- )
“4”, Op. 125 (2002) Jaan Rääts (Estonia, 1932- )
  Some selections above will not all be played in their entirety due to time restrictions

Performer and music educator Alison Neely is a resident of Princeton. She received a M.M. in Piano Performance from The Hartt School of Music and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.  Her major teachers include Paul Rutman, Leonard Shure, and Sanda Schuldmann. In addition to performance of standard solo piano repertoire, her career interests have also included performances of Avant-garde vocal music, study of West African drumming, and work in Bioenergetics and Ideokinesis.

Ms Neely is a master teacher on the piano faculty of Westminster Conservatory of Music. She is the Director of The Honors Music Program, Westminster's pre-college school for gifted musicians. Her vision shaped its exceptional curriculum, which develops the complete musician through training towards artistry in performance, scholarship, and improvisation. Her students include performers and professors of music and dedicated amateurs.

Ms. Neely is a frequent clinician and adjudicator in the tri-state area. Formerly on the piano faculty of the Neighborhood School of Music in New Haven, she has served on the executive boards of New Jersey Music Teachers Association and Chamber Music Plus.
She is a new member of Piano Duo Venti Dita.

 

THE STEINWAY SOCIETY OF SOUTH JERSEY

SUNDAY, Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 5:00PM

Chery Hill, New Jersey

 

SUNDAY, January 26, 2014 - 7:30PM

Philadelphia PA

Marvin Rosen - piano

Featured program:

Idée Fixe René Eespere (1953- )
“4”, Op. 125 Jaan Rääts (1932- )
The Earth Prelude Ludovico Einaudi (1955- )

 

 

Marvin Rosen - Picture by John Hayes
Private event -  by invitation only

     

COMMUNITY WITHOUT WALLS

WHO IS AFRAID OF NEW MUSIC?

SUNDAY, January 12, 2014


Community Without Walls, Inc. is an association of individuals and couples who desire a way of remaining in their communities as they age. The mission of the Community is to enhance and support the ability of each member to age well. To further this goal, the Community shall engage in activities which include social support, information, education and advocacy

Marvin Rosen survey of new music. Music Presented:
Einaudi, Ludovico (Italy, 1955- ) – Experience from “In a Time Lapse” (2013) – Ponderosa – cd 40
Farr, Gareth (New Zealand, 1968- ) – Te Papa (1998) – Morrison & Co. Trust   -MMT 2026
Jarvlepp, Jan (Canada, 1953- ) – Garbage Concerto (1996) – BIS – CD-1052
Kilar, Wojciech (Poland,1932-2013) - Piano Concerto (1997) – Koch International Poland – 23033-2
Mirenzi, Franco Antonio (Italy, 1959- ) – Incantesimo (2004) – Piano Duo Venti Dita
Moran, Robert (USA, 1937- ) – “Look into My Eyes from the Opera, “Desert of Roses” (1992) – Innova-627
Mozetich, Marjan (Canada, 1948- ) – Affairs of the Heart (1997) – CBC Records – SMCD 5200
Sean O’Boyle (Australia, 1963- ) – Concerto for Didgeridoo (2003) – ABC Classics – 476 6288
Victoria Poleva (Ukraine, 1962- ) – No Man Is an Island (2006) – private recording
Jaan Raats (Estonia, 1932- ) – Concerto for Flute, Guitar and Orchestra, Op. 117 (2001) – Edition 49
Sandstrom, Jan (Sweden, 1954- ) – Motorbike Concerto (1988-89) – Phone Suecia – PSCD 87
Satoh, Somei (Japan, 1947- ) – Homa (1988) – New Albion  -NA056CD
Silvestrov, Valentin (Ukraine, 1937- ) – Ikon (2004) – Estonian Record Productions – ERP 4611
Tabakova, Dobrinka (Bulgaria/England, 1980- ) – Concerto for Cello and Strings (2008) – ECM New Series – 476 4826
Tuur, Erkki-Sven (Estonia, 1959- ) – Raerituaal (2004) - Eesti Rahvusringhaaling – ERRCD005
Walshe, Jennifer (Ireland, 1974- ) – Becher – Diatribe – 6549 8385 0

SATURDAY, September 07, 2013  -  7:00PM

and SUNDAY, September 08, 2013  -  3:00PM

PIANO BY NATURE - Performances are held in the historic Hand House Parlor

River Street, Elizabethtown NY

more information to come

 

 

 

THE MUSIC CLUB OF PRINCETON

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2013 - 8:00PM

Private Location

One of the oldest private Princeton Music Clubs, The Music Club of Princeton includes performing members as well as music lovers. The club meets 9 times a year at a private location around Princeton for concerts. The club also sponsors a Scholarship fund for young performers.

Marvin Rosen - piano

Featured program:

Gentle Darkness Ananda Sukarlan (1968- )
Drymla Haflidi Hallgrimsson (1941- )
Longing for time's faraway, vanishing things Mindaugas Urbaitis (1952- )
Avian Adventures. Jennifer Castellano (1981- )
The Castle at Sunrise Jennifer Castellano
Cool Cats  (Written for Marvin Rosen and his Cats) Jennifer Castellano
The Earth Prelude Ludovico Einaudi (1955- )
Nuvole Bianche Ludovico Einaudi

Private event - can attend only with a an active membership or as a guest

The Playhouse on the Campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013  -  3:00PM

and

Art Gallery, Mount Pleasant Public Library, 350 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570

SUNDAY, JUNE 09, 2013  -  2:00PM

Child in the Garden - Contemporary music for Piano 4 Hands - Venti Dita Piano Duo

CD Release Party

Release Party Promo onYouTube

Piano Duo Venti Dita is Marvin Rosen and Jennifer Castellano

Included will be selections from the new CD as well as a couple of other works for piano 4 hands (including the recent version for piano duo of Arvo Part's Pari intervallo).
The CD includes music by Norman Dello Joio, Alan Hovhaness, Franco Antonio Mirenzi, Jennifer Castellano, Urmas Sisask, Morton Feldman, Andrew Rudin and Romualds Jermaks.
The program will also include works for solo piano by Ludovico Einaudi and Jennifer Castellano. Jennifer Castellano's piano piece Cool Cats written earlier this year for Marvin and his cats will be premiered on this concert as well.

Programs:

The Compact Disc will sell for $12 with 25% of the total CD sales donated to the Westminster Conservatory of Music Scholarship Fund.

Ticket Information: Free Admission

April 30, 2013 - New Holland Press - Piano Duo to Perform May 19th at Westminister - Press release

 

May 15, 2013 - U.S.1 Newspaper - Four Hands, One Piano, One Garden of Sound - By Elaine Strauss

THE MUSIC CLUB OF PRINCETON

WEDNESDAY, October 10, 2012 - 8:00PM

Private Location

One of the oldest private Princeton Music Clubs, The Music Club of Princeton includes performing members as well as music lovers. The club meets 9 times a year at a private location around Princeton for concerts. The Club also sponsors a Scholarship fund for young performers.

Marvin Rosen and Piano Duo Venti Dita

Program:

Dream (1990) Jan Järvlepp  (1953- )                        MR
Reflections (2009) Ana Milosavljević (1977-)                    MR
"Daydream" from Sketches (2009) Jennifer Castellano (1981- )                MR
Ko-Ola-U (1962) Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) (Piano Duo Venti Dita)
Die Spirale Symphonie”, Op. 68 (1998) (3 sections) Urmas Sisask          (Piano Duo Venti Dita)
                             "Poimitud spiraalid"  
                             “Varbspiraalide rahu”  
                             “Spiraalide korralagedus”  

Piano Duo Venti Dita is Marvin Rosen and Jennifer Castellano

Private event - can attend only with an active membership or as a guest

 

Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital

CONTEMPORARY PIANO MINIATURES

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER  23, 2012 - 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel of Westminster Choir College

Marvin Rosen - piano

Piano Duo "Venti Dita" - Marvin Rosen and Jennifer Castellano

PROGRAM

The Castle at Sunrise (2003)                           Jennifer Castellano
Lavender Field (2000)                                   Karen Tanaka
Dream (1990) Jan Järvlepp
Gentle Darkness (2002) Amanda Sukarlan
Merindu Bali (Bali Yearning) (2003 Betty Beath
September Swale (1996) Beth Anderson
Nuvole Bianche (2004) Ludovico Einaudi
“Daydream” from “Sketches”(2009) Jennifer Castellano
Violet” from “Spectrum” (2006) Jennifer Castellano
Lullaby (2012) Jennifer Castellano (Piano Duo Venti Dita)
Treshing Song(1996) Romualds Jermaks  (Piano Duo Venti Dita)

INTERMISSION

Obscured Temptations (2003) Peter Machajdik
Reflections (2009) Ana Milosavljević
Hymn 2001(2001) Valentin Silvestrov
Die Spirale Symphonie”, Op. 68 (1998) (3 sections) Urmas Sisask (Piano Duo Venti Dita)
                     "Poimitud spiraalid"  
                     “Varbspiraalide rahu”  
                     “Spiraalide korralagedus”  
Short Meeting of Dark and Light (2003) Erkki-Sven Tüür
Idée Fixe (2000) René Eespere
Concentus(1995) René Eespere
“4”, Op. 125 (2002) Jaan Rääts

Ticket Information: Free Admission

 

THE MUSIC CLUB OF PRINCETON

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2012 - 8:00PM

Private Location

One of the oldest private Princeton Music Clubs, The Music Club of Princeton includes performing members as well as music lovers. The club meets 9 times a year at a private location around Princeton for concerts. The club also sponsors a Scholarship fund for young performers.

Marvin Rosen and Jennifer Castellano will be presenting piano solos and works for piano four hands

Program will be include:

The Castle at Sunrise   Jennifer Castellano (1981-)                                    MR
Psalm     arr. Niccolo Athens                    Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)                                4 hands
Selections from Spectrum: Red Jennifer Castellano                                               JC
  Orange  
  Indigo  
  Violet  
Lullaby   Jennifer Castellano                                               4 hands
Incantesimo   Franco Antonio Mirenzi (1959-)                             4 hands
Nuvole Biache   Ludovico Einaudi (1955-)                                      MR
Threshing Song   Romulads Jermaks (1951-)                                   4 hands

Marvin Rosen and Jennifer Castellano – piano solo and piano four hands

Private event - can attend only with an active membership or as a guest

Princeton Senior Resource Center     

The Evergreen Forum
The Evergreen Forum is a volunteer organization under the auspices of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. All course fees go to PSRC for administrative costs, class materials and classroom space.

TREASURES OF EARLY MUSIC

Thursdays: 10 a.m. to noon, 8 weeks beginning March 8 2012

Marvin Rosen, host of Classical Discoveries on WPRB, is back for a survey of early music to prove that there is much more to it than Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. In addition to music from Western European Countries, you will hear samples of reconstructed music going as far back as the time of King David, as well as works of women composers, music from the Turkish Court, Sephardic songs, and much more. An open mind, with a desire to hear a varied repertoire, is all that is required.

There are no prerequisites, weekly assignments or required reading. Of course, you will be given enough resources to further explore on your own if you so desire.

Tentative course syllabus

Week one March 8, 2012 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
introduction and overview
Week two March 15, 2012 10:00 AM 12:00 AM

Italian composers - 1
works of Francesco Cavalli, Giacomo Carissimi, Carlo Gesualdo, Francesco Landini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Ludovico Viadanna and others

Week three March 22, 2012 10:00 AM 12:00 AM

Italian composers - 2
works of Johannes Ciconia, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Domenico Gabrielli, Claudio Merulo, Giacomo Antonio Perti, Barbara Strozzi and others

Week four   March 29, 2012   10:00 AM 12:00 AM

German/Austrian composers
works of Christoph Bernhard, Johann Joseph Fux, Hans Leo Hassler, Hildegard von Bingen,  Reinhard Keiser, Franz Tunder and others

Week five April 12, 2012 10:00 AM 12:00 AM

French composers
works of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Clement Janequin, Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Michel-Richard de Lalande, Guillaume de Machaut, Étienne Moulinié , trobairitz and others

Week six April 19, 2012

10:00 AM 12:00 AM

Eastern European composers
including works by Nikolay Diletsky, Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Adam Jarzębski, Adam Michna, Marcin Mielczewski, Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky, Jan Dismas Zelenka, and others

Week seven April 26, 2012 10:00 AM 12:00 AM

British Isle composers
works of John Blow, William Byrd, John Dowland, Daniel Purcell and others

Week eight May 03, 2012 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
Summary
plus music from the Netherlands, Spain/New World, Balkan Rejon, Middle-East and other locations

 

 

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
At: Jacobs Music in Willow Grove PA. 1135 N. Easton Road

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 10:00am till 12:00pm

21st Century Piano Repertoire Workshop

Marvin Rosen will be presenting workshops featuring 21st Century Piano Repertoire together with this year’s commissioned composer for “New Jersey Music Teachers Association (NJMTA), Jennifer Castellano.

Jennifer will perform her own compositions and discuss her challenges as a visually and hearing-impaired musician. Jennifer and Marvin (Rosen - Castellano Duo) will be recording a CD of contemporary compositions for piano four-hands during the summer and will be presenting a few of these works during the upcoming workshops. The workshops will also include Marvin’s performances of new piano repertoire, which he intends to record soon.

If you are in the neighborhood of Willow Grove and are interested, please feel free to attend as a guest. For more information about either of those workshops please e-mail me at: marvinarosen@gmail.com

See story: February 01, 2012 - Montgomery News - Piano recital at Jacobs Music hopes to bring avant-garde to the fore By Joe Barron

see also Marvin's newest blog: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, PIANO AND ME

 

Recital Hall of Westminster Conservatory (Princeton Hall)
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane Princeton, NJ 08540

Monday, February 6, 2012 at 10:30am till 12:30pm

21st Century Piano Repertoire Workshop

Marvin Rosen will be presenting workshops featuring 21st Century Piano Repertoire together with this year’s commissioned composer for “New Jersey Music Teachers Association (NJMTA), Jennifer Castellano.

Jennifer will perform her own compositions and discuss her challenges as a visually and hearing impaired musician. Jennifer and Marvin (Rosen - Castellano Duo) will be recording a CD of contemporary compositions for piano four-hands during the summer and will be presenting a few of these works during the upcoming workshops. The workshops will also include Marvin’s performances of new piano repertoire, which he intends to record soon.

This will be part of the Musical Styles class Marvin Rosen teaches for the Piano Pedagogy Certification Program coordinated by Lillian Livingston.

If you are in the neighborhood of Princeton and are interested, please feel free to attend as a guest. For more information about either of those workshops please e-mail me at: marvinarosen@gmail.com

see also Marvin's newest blog: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, PIANO AND ME

 

 

PTF

Piano Teachers Forum
Friday, January 6, 2012
9:45 am

at Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, 609-434-0222.

 

MARVIN ROSEN  - 21st Century Piano Literature

This lecture recital will focus on late elementary, intermediate and early advanced piano repertoire from all over the world. There will be music from such countries as Australia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, New Zealand, Japan, Slovakia, the USA and many others. I am hopeful that this lecture recital will prove that there is a tremendous amount of new, exciting material for teachers to share with their students.

List of Piano Literature

Betty Beath (Australia, 1932 - ) – Merindu Bali (Bali Yearning) (2003) – Wirripang PTY Ltd. (keats@wirripang.com.au)
Early Advanced

Snorri Sigfus Birgisson (Iceland, 1954- ) – Helios (2003) – ABRSM (From Spectrum 4 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Elementary

Sylvie Bodorova (Czech Republic, 1954- ) – Carousel (2000) – ABRSM (From Spectrum 3 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Early Advanced

Victoria Borisova-Ollas (Russia/Sweden, 1969- ) – A Midnight Bell (2002) - ABRSM (From Spectrum 4 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Intermediate

Jennifer Castellano (USA, 1981- ) – The Castle at Sunrise (2003) – www.castellanonet.com
Intermediate

Jennifer Castellano – Spectrum, Seven Preludes for Piano (2006) – Imagine Music Publishing
Intermediate/Early Advanced

Barry Conyngham (Australia, 1944- ) – Veils I…veils of the morning (2003) - ABRSM (From Spectrum 4 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Intermediate

Carson P. Cooman (USA, 1982- ) - Winter Sonatina (2007) - Musik Fabrik (www.classicalmusicnow.com)
Early Advanced

Ludovico Einaudi (Italy, 1955- ) – Nuvole Bianche (2004) – Chester Music Limited (from Essential Einaudi – Islands)
Early Advanced

Rene Eespere (Estonia, 1953- ) – Idee fixe (2001) – Estonian Music Information Center (www.emic.ee)
Intermediate/Early Advanced

Gareth Farr (New Zealand, 1968- ) – Love Songs (2001) – Promethean Editions
Intermediate/Early Advanced

Haflidi Hallgrimsson (Iceland, 1941- ) – Drymla (2000) - ABRSM (From Spectrum 3 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Early Advanced

Gabriel Jackson (Bermuda, 1962- ) – September Chorale (2002) - ABRSM (From Spectrum 4 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Elementary

Peter Machajdik (Slovakia, 1961- ) – Obscured Temptations (2003) – Musica Slovaca (bluedeepmusic@online.de)
Intermediate

Pēteris Plakidis (Latvia, 1947- ) – Quiet Walk in the Forest (2003) - ABRSM (From Spectrum 4 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Intermediate

Jaan Raats (Estonia, 1932- ) – “4”, Op. 125 (2002) – Edition 49
Intermediate/Early Advanced

Valentin Silvestrov (Ukraine, 1937- ) – Hymn 2001 (2001) - M.F. Balaleff (Schott Music)
Early Advanced

Urmas Sisask (Estonia, 1960- ) – Kassari linnulaul (2000) – Edition 49
Intermediate

Howard Skempton (England, 1947- ) – Lull (2003) - ABRSM (From Spectrum 4 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Elementary

Ananda Sukarlan (Indonesia, 1968- ) – Gentle Darkness (2002) - (From Spectrum 4 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Elementary/Early Intermediate

Karen Tanaka (Japan, 1961- ) – Lavender Field (2000) - ABRSM (From Spectrum 3 – compiled by Thalia Myers)
Intermediate

Mindaugas Urbaitis (Lithuania, 1952- ) – Longing for time’s faraway, vanishing things (2003) - (From Spectrum 4 – compiled by Thalia Myers) 
Intermediate

Related Websites of Interest:
IAMIC – International Association of Music Information Centres - http://www.iamic.net/
Iawm – International Alliance for Women in Music - http://www.iawm.org/
New York Women Composers - http://www.newyorkwomencomposers.org/

If you have any additional questions regarding this lecture and resources you can contact me at:
e-mail:     marvinarosen@gmail.com
Website:  http://www.classicaldiscoveries.org

 

 

ART GALLERY

ALAN HOVHANESS IN THE HIGHEST

SUNDAY, JUNE 05, 2011 - 2:00PM

Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, New York

MARVIN ROSEN, piano

To commemorate the 100th-year anniversary of Alan Hovhaness' birth, Marvin Rosen will perform many of the composers solo piano works, plus 3 piano duets.

For the piano duets, he will be joined with special guest, JENNIFER CASTELLANO

 

 

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau

ALAN HOVHANESS AT 100

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 - 12:15PM

Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ

MARVIN ROSEN, piano

Performance by pianist Marvin Rosen features the works of Alan Hovhaness in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Half-hour lunchtime performances presented by faculty from Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts.

 

Ticket Information: Free admission

 

 

CONCERT & POT LUCK DINNER

HOVHANESS IN THE HIGHEST - A 100 YEAR CELEBRATION

SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2011

at 7:00 PM (concert starts at 8:00)

MARVIN ROSEN, piano

Included will be solo works by Alan Hovhaness from 7 different decades plus 2 piano duets. Marvin will be joined by guest artist Jennifer Castellano in the piano duos.





For more information e-mail: MarvinRosen@ClassicalDiscoveries.org


 

 

     

SPECIAL WORKSHOP HOSTED BY MARVIN ROSEN

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2011

1:30 and 3:30 PM

Library 1 – Westminster Choir College of Rider University

The Life and Musical Talents of Pianist and Composer, JENNIFER CASTELLANO

This inspirational workshop will include performances of Ms. Castellano’s music by the studio of Marvin Rosen, music for piano duo performed by Marvin Rosen and Jennifer Castellano,  and solo performances by our featured guest who is both visually and hearing impaired. 

In addition, Jennifer will be interviewed about her life and challenges.

Free admission

poster

 

Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital:

AMERICAN COMPOSER ALAN HOVHANESS: 100TH

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011 - 3:00PM

Bristol Chapel of Westminster Choir College

Featuring a range of works by the distinguished American composer, Alan Hovhaness (born March 8, 1911), one of the most prolific composers of all time.

PROGRAM
All of the selections below were composed by Alan Hovhaness

Slumber Song, Op. 52, No. 2
Mountain Dance No. 2, Op. 144b
Achtamar, Op. 64, No. 1
     Adagio (imitating the tmpoog)
     Allegro (imitating the kanoon and oud)
Marvin Rosen, Piano

Selections from “Yakamochi”, Op. 193
     Prelude
     Jhala
Suite for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 193
     Andante
     Largo
     Moderato
Carol Vizzini, Cello
Kathy Shanklin, Piano (in Suite)

Sonata for Hichiriki and Sho (Oboe and Organ), Op. 171
     Lento
     Andante
Melissa Bohl, Oboe
Kathy Shanklin, Organ

Four songs, Op 242
     Distant Lake of Sighs
     Under a Byzantine Dome
     In Earth Dawn Time
     From High Armenia Mountain
Tim Urban, Baritone
Kathy Shanklin, Piano

INTERMISSION

Sonata for Flute, Op. 118
     Andante
     Allegro
     Adagio
Kevin Willois, Flute

3 Fantasies, Op. 70, No. 1-3
Flora Newberry, Trumpet
Susan Moxley, Trombone
Craig Levesque, Horn

Night of a White Cat, Op. 263
 Kenneth Ellison, Clarinet
 Kathy Shanklin, Piano

Sonata for 2 Clarinets, Op. 297
     Malinconia
     Fuga (Allegro)
     Fuga (Allegro Assai)
 Kenneth Ellison and Deborah Gers, Clarinets

Orbit No. 2, Op. 102, No. 2
2 Ghazals, Op. 36
Macedonian Mountain Dance, Op. 144
Marvin Rosen, Piano

Ticket Information: Free Admission

 

 

THE MUSIC CLUB OF PRINCETON

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011 - 8:00PM

Private Location at Schaide in Princeton

One of the oldest private Princeton Music Clubs, The Music Club of Princeton includes performing members as well as music lovers. The club meets 9 times a year at a private location around Princeton for concerts. Club also sponsors a Scholarship fund for young performers.

Marvin Rosen will present a 20 minute segment, performed in honor of the 100th Birthday of Alan Hovhaness on March 8, 2011. All of the selections below were composed by Alan Hovhaness

Featured program will be include:
Slumber Song, Op. 52, No. 2  
Mountain Dance No. 2, Op. 144B   
Orbit No. 2, Op. 102, No. 2                        
Achtamar, Op. 64 No. 1                            
     Adagio (imitating the tmpoog)
     Allegro (imitating the kanoon and oud)
Ghazal No. 1, Op. 36, No. 1        
Macedonian Mountain Dance, Op. 144         

Private event - can attend only with an active membership or as a guest

 

 

Meadow Lakes Retirement Community
at East Windsor, NJ

WOMEN COMPOSERS THROUGH THE AGES

8 weeks Course 2nd Tuesday each month, starting Tuesday November 10, 2009 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Tentative course syllabus

Lecture 1 – November 10, 2009
Overview and First Woman….

Lecture 2 – Jan. 12, 2010
American Women Composers

Lecture 3 – Feb 9, 2010
Western European Women Composers (England, France, Italy, Germany)

Lecture 4 – March 9, 2010
Cont. Western European Women Composers (England, France, Italy, Germany and miscellaneous) Start Eastern European Women Composers

Lecture 5 – April 13, 2010
Cont. Eastern European Women Composers, and start Balkan Region Women Composers

Lecture 6 – May 11, 2010
Cont. Balkan Region, Near East, Far East Start Australia, New Zealand Women Composers

Lecture 7 – June 9, 2010
Scandinavian Countries (Finland, Sweden, Scandinavia, Iceland) Start Music of Americas (American Continent, excluding USA)

Lecture 8 – July 13, 2010
Cont. Music of Americas, Black Composers and Miscellaneous

 

 

WESTMINSTER CONSERVATORY AT NASSAU

Marvin playing at Westminster

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm
in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church
at 61 Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ.

 

Piano Music from Estonia
Marvin Rosen, piano

Marvin will present music by: Urmas Sisask, Raimo Kangro, Jaan Raats and others.

For more information e-mail Marvin Rosen

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recitals are held on the third Thursday of the month, September to May (except December) at 12:15 p.m. in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church at 61 Nassau Street in Princeton.
These half-hour lunchtime recitals feature performances by Westminster Conservatory faculty members. Free admission.

For more information about concert series go to: WESTMINSTER CONSERVATORY AT NASSAU

 

 

Princeton Senior Resource Center     

The Evergreen Forum
The Evergreen Forum is a volunteer organization under the auspices of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. All course fees go to PSRC for administrative costs, class materials and classroom space.

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AMERICAN MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES

8 Weeks Course March 10 - April 28, 2010 - 01:30PM - 03:30PM

This course focus on American music from its earliest years through the present day.
Included will be many listening examples by not just the well-known figures of American music such as Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and Leonard Bernstein for example, but by the lesser known figures as well.
Following the first introductory week, each class will focus on works composed during a specific time period, with the final class being totally devoted to music of the 21st century.
A large variety of music will be presented during each class as well as a listening list.

An open mind, with a desire to hear a large variety of repertoire, is all that is required. There are no prerequisites, weekly assignments or required reading. Of course, you will be given enough resources to further explore on your own if you so desire.

Tentative course syllabus

Week one: introduction and overview

Week two: the early days through 1920
including works of Amy Beach, William Billings, John Alden Carpenter,, George Whitefield Chadwick, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Edward MacDowell and Horatio Parker

Week three: 1921 through 1940
including works of George Antheil, Samuel Barber, Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford Seeger, George Gershwin, Howard Hanson, Carl Ruggles and Roger Sessions

Week four: 1941 through 1960 (part one)
including works of Leonard Bernstein, John Cage, Aaron Copland, Paul Creston, David Diamond, Lou Harrison and Alan Hovhaness<

Week five: 1941 through 1960 (part two)
including works of Peter Mennin, Leo Ornstein, Harry Partch, Vincent Persichetti, Walter Piston, Quincy Porter, William Grant Still and Virgil Thomson

Week six: 1961-1980
including works by Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Norman Dello Joio, Philip Glass and Frederic Rzewski

Week seven: 1981-2000
including works of William Bolcom, Henry Brant, Aaron Jay Kernis, Libby Larson, Arnold Rosner, Christopher Rouse, Joseph Schwantner, George Walker and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Week eight: the 21st century
including works of John Adams, Gloria Coates, Carson Cooman, Derek Bermel, Michael Daugherty, Eric Ewazen, Nancy Galbraith, Jennifer Higdon, Robert Moran and Paul Moravec

 

 

Presented series of lectures: "The Voices Behind The Walls" in spring and early summer of 2009
for: Dorothea House in Princeton,
Meadow Lakes Retirement Community at East Windsor, NJ.
Monroe Village Retirement Community at Monroe Township, NJ. in spring and early summer of 2009

The Voices Behind The Walls:
Caterina Assandra, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Sulpitia Cesis, Isabella Leonarda, and Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana, are only a few names of nuns that lived and composed music all their life behind the walls of the Italian Cloisters during the Baroque Period. Often in defiance of orders from their male superiors they wrote high quality music that is becoming better known in recent years. This is thanks to a number of excellent recordings as well as to a heightened awareness of women's contributions to musical life through the centuries.
Dr. Marvin Rosen teaches piano and Music History at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton and is also host of the popular ASCAP award winning radio program “Classical Discoveries” heard on WPRB, 103.3FM in Princeton.
As a big supporter of women composers, he will be talking about one of his favorite subject – music of the Italian nuns of the Baroque, their lives, works and obstacles that they encountered. Also included will be audio samples of their incredible and glorious music.
A list of resources will be provided for those that wish to explore this subject further.

 

 

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 7:00 PM (concert starts at 8:00)


Concert & Pot Luck Dinner

will present
Marvin Rosen in a Piano Recital titled:

21st Century Piano Miniatures
from around the World


Marvin will be performing and discussing recent works from many countries including for example: Australia, Belgium, Estonia, Iceland, New Zealand, Slovakia, United States and Ukraine. Included will be selections composed especially for the performer..

Program includes music by: Betty Beath, Sylvia Bodorova, Boudewijn Buckinx, Carson P. Cooman, Rene Eespere, Gareth Farr, Peter Machajdik, Haflidi Hallgrimsson, Jaan Raats, Valentin Silvestrov, Frank James Staneck, Karen Tanaka, Ananda Sukarlan and more