Sunday, August 18, 2019

Cornell Quartet: Haydn, Britten, Purcell


Based out of Oberlin, Ohio, the Cornell Quartet is a group of classically trained string musicians each pursuing an undergraduate degree in performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In the Summer of 2018 they participated as a fellowship quartet at the Credo Music festival in Oberlin, working closely with the nationally renowned Arianna String Quartet and other Credo faculty. The Cornell Quartet studies with former Pacifica Quartet violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson, and has performed in masterclasses with Joel Krosnick, Richard Aaron, Merry Peckham, the Doric String Quartet, Cuarteto Cassals, and the Brentano Quartet. In 2018, they premiered “And So I Looked to the River” by composer Jessica Hunt at the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Festival and did an eight concert West Coast tour. During the summer of 2019, they will be attending Encore Chamber Music Festival as well as the Saint Paul Chamber Music Institute. When they are not rehearsing, the quartet can be found playing cards or holding discussions about which flavor of Oreo is best.

Program
String Quartet Op. 20 No. 4 in D Major - Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Allegro di molto
Un poco adagio affetuoso 
Minuet allegretto zingarese 
Presto e scherzando

-Æ Rømeser (Arr. for String Quartet) - Traditional

-The Dromer (Arr. for String Quartet) - Traditional

-----Intermission-----

-Fantasy in F Major, Z. 737 - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

-String Quartet No. 2 in C Major - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Allegro calmo
Vivace 
Chacony

Cornell Quartet at the Maybeck
Sunday, August 18, 2019. Doors 2:30pm, Concert 3:00pm
This concert is $10-20 Sliding Scale 

Carson McHaney is a violinist from Arcata, California. He is currently pursuing violin performance with Professor David Bowlin at Oberlin. Before coming to Oberlin, Carson studied under Terrie Baune and played in the North State Symphony as well as the Eureka Symphony. In 2015 Carson was the first prize winner of the Eureka Symphony’s youth competition, and performed Prokofiev’s violin concerto no. 2 with the orchestra. Carson has always found great joy in performing chamber music and playing in many different types of ensembles; including a Klezmer group and a performance improvisation combo at Oberlin. His other interests include being silly, running, and cooking with friends. Carson plays on a 1740 Camillo Camilli violin.

Mayson Lane, is a violinist from Fort Scott, Kansas. He is currently pursuing a degree in performance under David Bowlin at Oberlin. As an orchestral musician Mayson has performed in the Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, the All-National Honors Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansas All-State Symphony Orchestra. Mayson has lead as concertmaster of the Kansas City Youth Symphony’s top orchestra for two seasons, and the Youth Orchestra of Southeast Kansas. While attending the Kansas University’s Midwestern Music Camp, Mayson received the Outstanding Musician award which offered a full scholarship to the festival the next summer. Mayson has played in masterclasses for Anne-Akiko Meyers and Jinjoo Cho. In past summers, Mayson has attended the Eastern Music Festival, Sphinx Performance Academy, and the Kansas University Midwestern Music Camp. Mayson plays on a 1749 Louis Guersan violin.

Anders Cornell is a violist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studies with Peter Slowik at Oberlin, where he is pursuing degrees in performance and computer science. He was awarded a fellowship position at the Aspen Music Festival for two consecutive summers, and has played in concert with the Minnesota Orchestra. Anders frequently places in local programming competitions, and he won the 2016 Information Security Summit Collegiate Capture the Flag Contest with his brother, Jakob. When he’s not programming or practicing scales, Anders enjoys improvising and arranging music on piano and viola.

Originally from Bellingham, Washington, cellist Maya Enstad currently studies with Amir Eldan at Oberlin and will graduate in 2020. She won first place in the Ethel Crook String Competition for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015, and was awarded a fellowship position at the Marrowstone Music Festival in 2017. She has also participated in acclaimed festivals such as Orford Musique, and the Academy at Domaine Forget in Quebec. Also an avid teacher, Maya maintains a small private studio in Oberlin, and has taught at the Asociación Nacional de Conciertos in Panama City, Panama. In addition to cello, Maya loves Haydn quartets, her dog, and Ohio sunsets. She plays on a 1894 Carl Zach cello, generously loaned to her by the Carlsen Cello Foundation.