JOHANNA LUNDY

CANYON SONGS

CANYON SONGS

Art | Nature | Devotion

Johann Sebastian Bach, Dan Coleman, Pamela Decker, Bernhard Krol, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Olivier Messiaen, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jay Vosk

JOHANNA LUNDY, horn
Ellen Chamberlain, violin
Sarah Toy, viola
Robert Chamberlain, cello

World Premiere Recordings

[MS1684]

$12.95

REVIEWS
“[Lundy] left the audience in a state of near-euphoria”
Green Valley News
PROGRAM NOTES
This recording is a project fifteen years in the making. It began with the discovery and exploration of several unaccompanied works from the contemporary horn repertoire, and grew to include three new works by composers from the Tucson area – Jay Vosk, Dan Coleman and Pamela Decker. Through the study and performance of this music, I fell in love with the genre. The unique medium of solo horn has the power to turn creative ideas into lyrical song, using the horn’s wide range of timbres and depth of sound to express emotions, stories, and landscapes. One particular goal of the project was to share the music through interactive, multi-media performances. In pursuit of that, I collaborated with several artists to create short films to be shown as visual accompaniment during performances. The images translate the musical stories and ideas into visual presentations – they clarify and magnify the message of the pieces. The videos can be found on my website, www.tucsonhorn.com. I hope the listener will enjoy this music as much as I do. [Johanna Lundy, July 2018]

Johanna Lundy is the principal horn of the Tucson Symphony, a position she has held since 2006. She has received critical acclaim for her robust sound and breathtaking performances. Known equally well as a soloist and recitalist, Lundy has appeared as a guest artist with the Aspen Music Festival, Grand Canyon Music Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, St. Andrew’s Bach Society, Tucson Symphony, Sierra Vista Symphony, and the Downtown Chamber Series in Phoenix among others. She has performed with ensembles across the United States, including The Florida Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Albany Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra and True Concord. For five seasons, she participated in the Aspen Music Festival, and for three in the Lucerne Festival Academy under the direction of Pierre Boulez. A dedicated teacher, Lundy is the Assistant Professor of Horn at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. Her former students have gone on to varied careers in music and positions with professional orchestras and other ensembles. She regularly presents master classes and has appeared at conferences and symposia. In 2010, Lundy was named one of Tucson’s “40 under 40” and in 2017 received a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts to pursue a solo project focused on presenting contemporary repertoire and reaching new audiences. Passionate about sharing music with the world, she believes that connecting with audiences creates the ultimate opportunity to take part in deep, expressive experiences. Lundy holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music from New England Conservatory.
 
Violinist Ellen Chamberlain has performed across the United States and abroad, in orchestral and recital settings. In 2005, she was selected to perform for Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other Knesset members in Israel. Ellen is a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and has held the positions of Assistant and Associate Concertmaster. She is co-concertmaster of True Concord and has appeared with the St. Andrew’s Bach Society and Artifact Dance Project. Chamberlain received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University.
 
Violist Sarah Toy has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2015. Prior to this position, she was a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. She has been featured as a musical guest on NPR’s Says You! and has performed with the Cleveland Chamber Music Society. Toy received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
 
Robert Chamberlain is an active cellist in the Southern Arizona region. He currently plays with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera and True Concord. As a chamber musician, Chamberlain has performed with the St. Andrew’s Bach Society, Greater Oro Valley Arts Council, and Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival concert series, and is often heard on KUAT classical radio. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and Master’s Degree from Indiana University.
 
PROGRAM
OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992)
INTERSTELLAR CALL (from Des canyons aux étoiles…) (1974)

[WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING]
JAY VOSK (b.1948)
FANTASY PIECES (2016)
Steady
Spirited
Expressive
Presto

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN (b. 1958)
CONCERT ÉTUDE (2000)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) | Arranged: RONDEAU | Adapted: LUNDY
PARTITA IN A MINOR, BWV 1013 [originally for solo flute]
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrée

[WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING]
DAN COLEMAN (b. 1972)
NIGHT STORM (2017)

BERNHARD KROL (1920-2013)
LAUDATIO (1966)

SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (1934-2016)
SEA EAGLE (1982)
Adagio
Lento
Presto molto

[WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING]
PAMELA DECKER (b. 1955) | Arranged: LUNDY
CANYON SONGS for Horn and Strings (2017)



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