Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
Carter Memorial United Methodist Church
800 Highland Avenue, Needham
And the trumpet shall sound!
Andrew Harms, trumpet
Leona Cheung, piano
“Der Hölle Rache,” from Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, arr. by Micah Wilkinson for trumpet and piano, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, arr. by Andrew Harms for trumpet and piano, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2, for solo piano, by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Cantabile et Scherzetto for cornet and piano, by Philippe Gaubert (1879–1941)
Contraptions for solo trumpet, by John Cheetham (b. 1939)
Zelik for trumpet and electronics (2013), by Annika Socolofsky (b. 1993)
“Per un pugno di dollari” from A Fistful of Dollars (1964), arr. by Andrew Harms for trumpet and piano, by Ennio Morricone (1928–2020)
Andrew Harms is a charismatic trumpet virtuoso acclaimed for powerful lyricism and technical finesse. He is an advocate of young and underrepresented composers, musical research and experimentation, as well as the long-established musical idioms. His historical research on the trumpet has focused on music of Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709), on previously uncatalogued music of Anschluss from the Vienna State Music Archive, and on Leni Reifensthal’s propaganda films from the 1930s and influence of those films on trumpet music by Paul Hindemith and Karl Pilss. Dr. Harms has participated in commission and premiere of more than a dozen new works featuring trumpet by composers such as John Cheetham, Annika Socolofsky, and Paul Poston. His current associations with local ensembles include the Brookline Symphony, the New England Brass Band, and the New England Baroque Society. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony. Dr. Harms holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Missouri State University. He is currently on the faculties of Bentley and Bay State colleges.
Leona Cheung is a Boston-based collaborative pianist. Her international performances have been hailed as artistically mature, well thought-out presentations. Ms. Cheung is on the artistic roster with the Boston Art Song Society, resident artist of the Music at the Farm concert series, and staff pianist at the New England Conservatory. She also has worked with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Children’s Chorus, and MIT Women's Chorale. Ms. Cheung is respected for her musical leadership from the piano and her responsiveness to conductors' instructions. She has collaborated with Helmuth Rilling and Hong Kong SingFest in multiple choral-orchestral projects. She also joined as Collaborative Piano Fellow in the Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival, where she worked closely with vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley. Ms. Cheung was a founding member and pianist with Cantoria Hong Kong. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she earned the Master of Music and Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Hong Kong Baptist University. Ms. Cheung believes music is a platform for sharing joy. As a fellow of NEC Community Performances and Partnerships program, she enjoyed many outreach performances within the community. In 2020, she received the Opportunity Fund Award from the City of Boston, in support of her valuable community work.