Symphony Series: The Eight Seasons
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 7pm
Free "Inside the Music" Pre-Concert Talk, 6pm, Cordiner Lobby
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Tomás Cotik, violin
John Jamison - Air and Ground
Piazzolla - Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Tomás Cotik, violin
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Did you know?
Vivaldi used four Sonnets, possibly written by himself, as a descriptive basis for his Four Seasons. (Read them here)
John Jamison is a Walla Walla native and a true Renaissance man. He is knowledgeable in subjects ranging from quantum physics to playing the lute.
In Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov's new arrangement of Piazzolla's Four Seasons, he includes quotes from Vivaldi's original work. Because the seasons are inverted between the northern and southern hemispheres, elements from Vivaldi's L'inverno (winter) are found in Piazzolla's Verano Porteño (summer).
About the Guest Artist
Tomás Cotik has performed hundreds of chamber music concerts internationally, giving recitals in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Japan and throughout the U.S., participating in more than 15 international music festivals, and creating collaborative projects with artists from various fields. He has also performed as a soloist in Buenos Aires, Amarillo, Miami, Portland and Toronto, and served as a leader of various orchestras, including as a rotating concertmaster with the New World Symphony, as principal second violin of the Florida Grand Opera, the Amrillo Symphony and the Palm Beach Symphony.
An avid recording artist, Dr. Cotik has recorded fifteen CDs for Naxos and Centaur Records, which have received enthusiastic reviews from publications such as Gramophone, Fanfare, American Record Guide, Downbeat, and MusicWeb International.
Cotik was a first-prize winner at the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997, as well as the winner of the Government of Canada Award for 2003-2005.
Dr. Tomás Cotik earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami. He holds a degree in both Bachelor and Master of Music from the Freiburg University of Music in Germany and further holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.
Committed to both performing and teaching, Dr. Tomás Cotik was appointed as Assistant Professor at Portland State University in 2016. Prior to this, he was part of the faculty of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Florida International University and West Texas A&M University. He has also given presentations at national and international music conventions and has held master classes at universities and festivals across the country. For a full bio, visit tomascotik.com.