A short program featuring world premieres of works for viola, and viola and piano.
Martha Horst:Hammer for Viola and Piano
Jared Redmond:Tongues of Angels for Viola and Piano
Carl Schimmel:Contemplation on Vanessa in the Boneset for Viola and Piano
Ramteen Sazagari:Counterpane for Amplified Solo Viola
—Sazegari is an alumnus of UC Davis’s music department.
Laura Elise Schwendinger: Three Movements for Solo Viola
A multi-year commissioning project, that is modeled after Cher’s decades long farewell tours, Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour—Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6—commissions new works by the most gifted composers that Rohde feels are underrepresented and deserve a wider audience, while also broadening the repertoire for viola. His project’s anticipated year of completion is 2028, at which time he will retire from playing in performance and donate his instrument to some talented whipper-snapper who wants to play viola.
Joy S. Shinkoskey was the mother of Deborah Pinkerton and mother-in-law to Bret Hewitt. They established an endowment to support noon concerts and musical performances in the UC Davis Department of Music.
Joy S. Shinkoskey (Pinkerton)
Mother of four children, including Deborah Pinkerton, Joy Shinkoskey was in her younger years a model and played the piano which is where she developed her love of music, playing Beethoven piano works in the Spokane Music Festival, 1940, and throughout her life.