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Pola Baytelman, Piano Recital

Friday, October 6, 2017
89:30 p.m.


Arts Building , Performance Lab, ARTS 166
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Pola Baytelman, Piano Recital
Music by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera , Albéniz, Mendelssohn, Milhaud and Schoenfield

Free and open to the public
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the concert.
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

Pianist Pola Baytelman has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike for her superb artistry: “…Intelligent, multi-faceted playing." (The Boston Globe).     “vitality, fantasy and spiritual insight,”(El Mercurio, Chile). Clavier, reviewing her recording of Albéniz’s Iberia, stated: “In her hands, every bit the equal to De Larrocha’s, music jumps to life so vividly as to convey the essence of Spanish culture.”

Baytelman is an active recitalist with a broad repertory that spans the 18th to the 21st centuries. She has toured extensively in China, Europe, Hong Kong, South America, India and across the United States.  Her performances have been broadcast on radio and television in Australia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic and the United States. She is well known for her performances of music by Spanish and Latin American composers. Baytelman performed Albéniz’s monumental Iberia in tours of major US cities, and recorded a groundbreaking CD of Albéniz’s work (Elan).   

Born in Chile, Baytelman made her debut with the Chilean Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17 and has since performed with numerous orchestras, in the US and abroad. Among her teachers are Russell Sherman (New England Conservatory, Boston) and Nancy Garrett (University of Texas, Austin). She has also worked with Claude Frank and Menahem Pressler.

Highly respected as an artist and educator, she has taught master classes in mainland China, England, Hong Kong and throughout the US. Pola Baytelman is Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Her latest compact disc, Celebration of the New - American Composers, was released by Albany Records. Baytelman’s recording of Robert Schumann’s Humoreske (Centaur) was listed by American Record Guide as one of the top three performances of the classic work. For further information visit www.polabaytelman.com.


Preludio from Bachianas brasileiras No.  4 (1941)     Heitor Villa-Lobos      (1887–1959) 
Impressões seresteiras (Serenade impressions) from Ciclo brasileiro (1936)       

Milonga (1948?)     Alberto Ginastera (1916–1983)
Danzas Argentinas  (1937)    
    Danza del viejo boyero  (Old Cowherd's Dance)
    Danza de la  moza donosa (Graceful Maiden's Dance)
    Danza del gaucho matrero (Shrewd Cowboy's Dance)  

Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54, in D minor (1841)     Felix Mendelssohn    (1809–1847)


Iberia: 12 nouvelle “impressions” en quatre cahiers     Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) 
     El Albaicín  (3e. cahier 1906)                                                                       

Saudades do Brasil, op. 67  (1920-21)          Darius Milhaud (1892–1974)      
    No. 1    Sorocaba                                       
    No. 7     Corcovado
    No. 9     Sumaré
    No. 8    Tijuca                                    
    No. 6     Gávea    

6 Improvisations on Hassidic Melodies     Paul Schoenfield (b. 1947)
    No. 1. Ufaratsta1                                                  
    No. 2. Achat Sha'alti2                     
    No. 3. Vah'hi Vishurun Melech 3     
    No. 4. Kozatske (Cossack Dance)            
    No. 5. Nigun  (Melody)                     
    No. 6. Rikud ( Hebrew Dance)   

1  Ufaratsta
“And you shall spread forth to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south.”
- Genesis 28:14

2  Achat Sha'alti  
“One thing do I ask of God, for this do I yearn:
to dwell in the house of God all the days of my life,
to see the goodness of God and to visit His sanctuary​.”    
                 - Psalms  27:4

3  Vay’hi Vishurun Melech
“And He was King in Jeshurun.”
             - Deuteronomy 33:5

This concert is made possible by generous financial support from the UC Riverside College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean’s Office and the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM).

Photo credit:    Phil Scalia

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