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Sep 25, 8:00 PM

Oberlin Sinfonietta: Timothy Weiss, conductor; Kirsten Docter '92, viola; Juliana Zara '17, soprano

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A performance by the Oberlin Sinfonietta conducted by Timothy Weiss, with soloists Kirsten Docter '92, viola and Juliana Zara ’17, soprano.


Maurice Delage: Quatre poèmes hindous (1912) 10'





Juliana Zara, solo soprano

Katie Kim, flute/piccolo   Lily Zishu Xie, flute

Katarina Chavez, oboe   Michael Chen, clarinet

Tiberiu Baicoianu, bass clarinet   Seo Yon Park, Paul Kim, violin

Alexandra Sophocleus, viola   Miriam Liske-Doorandish, cello


Judith Weir: Musicians Wrestle Everywhere (1994) 13'

Maurice Cohn, conductor

Katie Kim, flute   Katarina Chavez, oboe

Tiberiu Baicoianu, clarinet   Michael Chen, bass clarinet

John Freiberg, horn   Alexandra Smith, trombone

Karl Allyn Henry, cello   Stephen Feld, bass

Mai Miyagaki, piano   Justin Gunter, percussion


Donald Crockett: to airy thinness beat (2009) 19'

Kirsten Docter, solo viola

Tiberiu Baicoianu, clarinet/bass clarinet   Paul Kim, violin

Adam Wilson, cello   Stephen Feld, bass

Felisien, piano   Justin Gunter, percussion


Thomas Kotcheff: bang Z (2014) 7'

Tiberiu Baicoianu, bass clarinet   Seo Yon Park, violin

Julia Weldon, cello   Mai Miyagaki, piano

Justin Gunter, percussion


Hailing from Oxnard, California, Juliana Zara ’17 is a senior at Oberlin Conservatory studying under the tutelage of Marlene Rosen. She was designated the 2016 Rubin Scholar, an award given by Ms. Marilyn Horne to students with promising operatic careers. At home in baroque and contemporary music alike, her recent musical ventures have included Jonah Haven's dream house, Armida in Handel's Rinaldo with Opera NEO, and Mozart's La finta giardiniera as Arminda with Oberlin Opera Theater. She looks forward to singing Elle in Poulenc's La Voix Humaine with Oberlin Chamber Opera this November.


Kirsten Docter ’92, is associate professor of viola at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. First prize wins at the Primrose International and American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions launched her on a career that includes a 23-year tenure with the Cavani Quartet, concerts on major series and festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and numerous appointments as a master class clinician and teacher.

During her time as violist of the award-winning Cavani String Quartet, Docter performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, Festival de L’Epau in France, the Honolulu Chamber Music Society; appeared in features on public radio programs Performance Today and St. Paul Sunday; and television programs on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS. The quartet was also honored with an award from ASCAP-Chamber Music America for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, as well as Guarneri String Quartet Residency Awards and Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Grants.

Docter’s festival appearances include performances at the Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, Madeline Island, Mimir (in both Texas and Melbourne, Australia), Sitka Summer Music, Interlochen, Kneisel Hall, Yale Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk, and the Perlman Music Program. She has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Jaime Laredo, Alisa Weilerstein, Stephanie Blythe, Nathan Gunn, Alessio Bax, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Takács, Emerson, Borodin, and Amadeus string quartets. Her work can be heard on the Azica, Albany, New World, and Gasparo labels.

Docter formerly served on the chamber music and viola faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music and has given numerous master classes at universities and music schools. She has been a jury member of the Primrose International Viola, Fischoff National Chamber Music, and Sphinx competitions. In addition to her position at Oberlin, she is on the viola faculty of the Perlman Music Program and the Madeline Island Music Camp. Docter is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory with additional studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.



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