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Musicians Performing at the Fall 2021 Concert​

Spanish Journeys, the Colorful Music of Spain!
October 24, 2021

​Michael Gelfand, Guest Conductor

Guest Guitarist Jason Vieaux

    Grammy Award winner Jason Vieaux, "among the elite of today's classical guitarists" (Gramophone), is described by NPR as "perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation."

    Jason recently made his debuts for Domaine-Forget Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Wolf Trap, and made returns to San Francisco Performances, Caramoor, Ravinia, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Other recent venues include the National Gallery of Art, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the 92Y, Seoul Arts Center, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Vieaux has performed as soloist with over 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, and Orchestra of St. Luke's.


In March 2021, Jason Vieaux performed the premiere recording of a new solo work, Four Points of Light, composed for Jason by jazz legend Pat Metheny for his new album Road To The Sun. Jason performed the live recording of Jonathan Leshnoff's Guitar Concerto with Nashville Symphony in 2019 (Naxos). Jason's passion for new music has also fostered recent premieres from Jeff Beal (House of Cards Symphony, BIS, 2017), Avner Dorman, Vivian Fung, Mark Mancina, Dan Visconti, and many more. Slated for summer 2021 release is a new solo Bach recording on Azica. Of his Grammy-winning 2014 solo album Play, the Huffington Post declared that Play is "part of the revitalized interest in the classical guitar."

    Vieaux's multiple appearances over the years with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, etc., have forged his reputation as a top chamber musician. Regular collaborators include the Escher String Quartet, Grammy winner mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro.

    As a teacher, Vieaux co-founded the guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2011, and has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music for 25 years. Jason's online Guitar School has subscribers from over 30 countries.

Rachel Stegeman, Concertmaster
Sam Rotberg
Gloria Slocum
Jay Koziorynsky
Liz Kitts
Abigail McLaughlin​

David Camilo Mendieta Velasquez*
Zachary Weese
Ray Gante
​Cibel A. Méndez
Robert Pavalko
Andrew Paa

Sasha Shapiro*
​Natalie Sahyoun**
Vince Huzicka
Wanda Sobieska

​*Principal player
**Concert Manager/Librarian

Please note: Prior to the concert, this roster is subject to change.

Robin Hasenpflug*
David Londono
Cathy Strauss
Nancy Thorn​

Jeffrey Bremer*
Shawn Marko
Fernando Almeida

Kirk Kupensky*

Kathryn Thomas Umble*
Stephanie Carter Dennis
Kayla Gilmore (flute/piccolo)

Martin Neubert*
Shawn Reynolds (oboe/english horn)

Ben Chen*
Marissa Lyerly

Janice Pylinski*
Joseph Kan

Heather Johnson*
​Meredith Evans
James Scanga
​Rachel Vaduva

Christopher Krummel*
David Evans

Tom Pylinski*
​Chris Brosius
Aaron Podorson ​

David DePanicis*

Robert Barnett*

​Ken Alexander*
Don Yallech*
Andrew Pongracz
Jason Bonnar​

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