Symphony Series: Beethoven's Fifth
Tuesday, November 17, 7pm
Free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk, 6pm, Reid Campus Center
Rossini - La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture
Elgar - Cello Concerto, op. 85, E minor
Sally Singer Tuttle, cello
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, op. 67, C minor
Sally Singer Tuttle, cello
British-born Cellist Sally Singer Tuttle has given numerous performances of solo and chamber works in Europe and throughout the United States. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Russia (Beethoven’s Triple Concerto), the Pleven Philharmonic, Bulgaria, the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, New York, the Danbury Symphony, Connecticut, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony and the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. Sally has toured in Britain, Italy, France and Austria, and chamber performance highlights include the Tanglewood Music Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, first prize in the John Ireland Chamber Music Competition and British National Television appearances. A former member of the Vovka Ashkenazy Piano Trio, Sally has enjoyed performing chamber music with leading artists Ian Swensen, Nathaniel Rosen, Steven Doane, Anthony Elliott and Rachel Barton Pine. World premier performances include the works of composers Laura Kaminsky, Wayne Horvitz, Bern Herbolsheimer, Thomas Flaherty and Marilyn Shrude.
Sally is the Cellist and Artistic Director for the organization Sankusem, which is dedicated to the exploration and performance of African Music written for classical instruments. She is also a member of the Volta Piano Trio (formerly the Icicle Creek Piano Trio), who released two CDs highly acclaimed by Gramophone, The Strad, and Fanfare magazines, the American Record Guide and others, under the label Con Brio recordings. Gramophone Magazine highlighted Sally’s harmonics, which open the Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2, as being played with a “transforming sweep of gossamer beauty” and Fanfare Magazine’s critic Jerry Dubins wrote of the Schubert Eb recording, “The performance by the Icicle Creek Trio comes as close to being ‘definitive’ as any I expect to hear in my lifetime”. Recent chamber festival appearances for the trio have been at the Walla Walla, Icicle Creek and Las Vegas Chamber Music Festivals and the Governor’s Mansion, Olympia.
Dr. Singer Tuttle is currently the cello instructor Whitman College, WA. She has given masterclasses in America, the UK and Australia and has judged young artist competitions frequently throughout the States. She holds performance degrees from the Royal Northern College of Music, UK, (with Honors), the University of Texas at Austin and Stony Brook University, NY. She plays an English cello made by Samuel Bernard Fendt, 1835 and a bow made by Ernie Hartl.
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