Portraits: Works for Flute, Clarinet & Piano McGill & McHale Trio
- Chris Rogerson (1988):
- 1River Songs: No. 1, A Fish Will Rise (Version for Flute, Clarinet & Piano)09:01
- Valerie Coleman (1970): Portraits of Langston:
- 2Introduction No. 1 "Hellen Keller"00:23
- 3I. Prelude. Helen Keller01:21
- 4Introduction No. 2 "Danse africaine"00:46
- 5II. Danse africaine05:32
- 6Introduction No. 3 "Le grand duc mambo"02:00
- 7III. Le grand duc mambo01:52
- 8Introduction No. 4 "In Time of Silver Rain"00:54
- 9IV. Silver Rain04:47
- 10Introduction No. 5 "Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret"00:42
- 11V. Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret03:56
- 12Introduction No. 6 "Summer Night"00:56
- 13VI. Harlem's Summer Night02:54
- Guillaume Connesson (1970):
- 14Techno Parade04:23
- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943):
- 1514 Songs, Op. 34: No. 14, Vocalise (Arr. M. McHale for Flute, Clarinet & Piano)05:08
- Paul Schoenfield (1947): Sonatina for Flute, Clarinet & Piano:
- 16I. Charleston05:41
- 17II. Hunter Rag04:39
- 18III. Jig03:39
- Philip Hammond (1951):
- 19The Lamentation of Owen O'Neil (Version for Flute, Clarinet & Piano)02:50
- 20The Lark in the Clear Air (Arr. M. McHale for Flute, Clarinet & Piano)03:51
Info for Portraits: Works for Flute, Clarinet & Piano
The McGill/McHale Trio, an international all-star ensemble of flute, clarinet, and piano, makes its recording debut with Portraits, featuring world-premiere recordings of new compositions and arrangements for this captivating combination of instruments.
The sense of a place is intimately connected to its rhythms, the dynamic patterns that transport us toward imaginings of physical sensation and natural environment. The McGill/McHale Trio has selected music by living composers who inspire the listener to experience a series of multi- sensory portraits, each invoking a compelling sense of place. Poetic references and sonic imagery in each of these works impel us to engage fully with the music, to hear with all our senses.
Hailed as a “con dent new musical voice,” Chris Rogerson composes music praised for its “virtuosic exuberance”and “haunting beauty” (The New York Times). Born in Amherst, New York, Rogerson started playing the piano at the age of two and the cello at eight. Rogerson’s music has been programmed by numerous orchestras, including the San Francisco, Atlanta, and Houston Symphonies. His compositions have also been performed in New York’s Alice Tully and Carnegie Halls, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Symphony Center in Chicago.
McGill & McHale Trio
The McGill/McHale Trio
was founded in September 2014 when clarinetist Anthony McGill and his brother, flutist Demarre McGill, were featured artists in a residency at Bowling Green University in Ohio. While there, pianist Michael McHale joined them in concert for the first time, and it was immediately clear that the Trio would have a great future making music together.
Considered one of the classical music world’s nest solo, chamber, and orchestra musicians, Anthony McGill was named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic in September 2014, having previously been Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal with the Cincinnati Symphony. A graduate of Curtis, the Chicago native gained international recognition in January of 2009 when he performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. He has received an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, and the John Jay Justice Award and serves on the faculties of Curtis, Juilliard, Peabody, Manhattan School of Music, and BARD. Demarre McGill has served as principal ute of the Seattle, Dallas, and San Diego symphony orchestras, as well as acting principal of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A graduate of Curtis and Juilliard, he is a winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. In addition to numerous education activities, he is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Art of Elan and a founding member of the Myriad Trio. The many chamber music festivals in which he has participated include Marlboro, Santa Fe, Seattle, and South Africa’s Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival.
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