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Cornish Presents Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa & Icicle Creek Piano Trio

February 03, 2010

Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts continues its annual event series, Cornish Presents, with two upcoming music performances from the Piano and Chamber Music Series. 

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa: Cosmophony
Saturday, February 6, 8 pm

Icicle Creek Piano Trio
Saturday, February 27, 8 pm

Tickets: $18 advance, $20 general at the door, $10 students, seniors & alumni
Available online:
Information: 206.726.5011

Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall
Kerry Hall
710 East Roy Street

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa: Cosmophony

Saturday, February 6, 8 pm
Additional information
Pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa presents a recital of new works for solo piano by nine contemporary Canadian composers including Denis Gougeon, Jordan Nobles, Jocelyn Morlock, Alexander Pechenyuk, Jennifer Butler, Rodney Sharman, Marci Rabe, Jeffrey Ryan, and Cornish faculty member Emily Doolittle.

Cosmophony is a solo piano performance inspired by our solar system. The concert includes nine solo piano pieces by Canada’s most prominent composers and brightest rising stars plus George Crumb’s remarkable work Makrokosmos II: 12 Fantasy Pieces After the Zodiac.

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa master class– Friday, February 5, 12 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall / Free and open to the public

Complete program:

Piano-Soleil (1992) – Denis Gougeon
Mercurio dal ciel in terra (2008) – Rodney Sharman
Venus  (2008) – Marci Rabe
Earth, Clouds from North (2008) – Alexander Pechenyuk
Phobos and Deimos, Circling (2008) – Jocelyn Morlock
Fragments (2000-2004) – Jordan Nobles
Jupiter (2008) – Christopher Kovarik
Saturn: study in white (2008) – Jeffrey Ryan
Uranus  (2008) – Stefan Udell
Neptune (2008) – Jennifer Butler
Gliese 581c (2008) – Emily Doolittle


Makrokosmos II: 12 Fantasy Pieces After the Zodiac – George Crumb
     Morning Music (Genesis II) – Cancer
     The Mystic Chord – Sagittarius
     Rain-Death Variations – Pisces
     Twin Suns (Doppelgänger aus der Ewigkeit) – Gemini
     Ghost-Nocturne: for the Druids of Stonehenge (Night-Spell II) – Virgo
     Gargoyles – Taurus
     Tora! Tora! Tora! (Cadenza Apocalittica) – Scorpio
     A Prophecy of Nostradamus – Aries
     Cosmic Wind – Libra
     Voices from “Corona Borealis” – Aquarius
     Litany of the Galactic Bells – Leo
     Agnus Dei – Capricorn

Icicle Creek Piano Trio

Saturday, February 27, 8 pm
Additional information
The Icicle Creek Piano Trio featuring Oksana Ezhokina, piano, Sally Singer, cello, and Jennifer Caine, violin, perform works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Turina.

Hailed by Gramophone magazine for its “warmly considered playing” and “meticulous articulation and blend,” The Icicle Creek Piano Trio is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the Icicle Creek Music Center, in Leavenworth, Washington. The members of the Icicle Creek Piano Trio originated from the U.S., U.K., and Russia. Together and as individuals, they have performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, the Phillips Collection, and the Royal Albert Hall, and have toured Austria, Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. On the West Coast, they have performed at Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Puget Sound, the Seattle Sherman Clay Recital Hall, the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the University of Santa Barbara, Cornish College of the Arts, and Davies Hall in San Francisco.

Complete program:

Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
Piano Trio in E Major, Hob: XV, 28
Allegro moderato
Allegro: Finale

Dmitri Shostakovich (1907-1975)
Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67
Allegro con brio

– Intermission –

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49
Molto allegro agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo
Scherzo: Leggeiro a vivace
Finale: Allegro assai appassionato