The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 24th Annual David Daniels Younger Artists Live performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Macomb Center for the Undertaking Arts in Clinton Township.
“Named just after Professor Emeritus David Daniels in recognition of his distinguished vocation at Oakland University and sustained dedication to teaching Oakland University’s aspiring student musicians, the concert is normally an annual spotlight of the OSO year,” stated Gregory Cunningham, new music director of the OSO and professor of orchestral and wind conducting at OU.
The Young Artists Live performance program will aspect 3 solo scholar performances by the winners of the 2021-22 Oakland College Concerto and Aria Competitors, an once-a-year, remarkably competitive, two-tiered tunes competitiveness in which learners from OU’s Department of Music compete for the prospect to carry out as a soloist with the OSO. This year’s winners involve:
• Deven Mallamo(piano)
• Kyle Paoletti (timpani)
• Cassidie Singelyn (soprano)
“The piece I will be playing is the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26 in C significant, I. Andante-Allegro,” Mallamo said. “Prokofiev wrote this piece in the summer of 1921 although living in Brittany, France. It was then premiered in December of that 12 months in Chicago, but did not obtain recognition until he carried out it yet again a month later on.
“It is a substantial honor and privilege to be taking part in this piece with the OSO, as actively playing a piano concerto with an orchestra has been a person of my most important objectives in audio generating. It will be my major overall performance but, and I hope I will be capable to share tunes in a way that I have not been equipped to previously.”
Paoletti will be performing John Psathas’ Earth Damnation which is a timpani concerto.
“The piece is really extreme and easily the hardest piece I have ever committed to,” Paoletti reported. “I really at first identified out about the piece when I realized of the ‘Melodic Timpani Job.’ Timpani are beasts of instruments and have in no way genuinely been approached, compositionally, exterior of their rhythmic and primary tonal talents. Nevertheless, this piece will take a melodic strategy to timpani, getting the performer pedal by way of numerous observe changes.
“I begun studying this piece back in May well of 2021 and have spent near to 128 several hours in the practice area with it as of now,” he extra. “I’m also another person who has struggled with overall performance stress and my self-picture as a musician, but this piece has served me triumph over a ton of that. I actually connect with the drums on the concerto as if they’re component of me. I perform without footwear so that I can experience just about every moment motion of the pedals and always count on my ear for the observe variations.”
Singelyn will be singing a person of Agathe’s arias from Weber’s Der Freischütz titled Und ob die Wolke.
“This is an amazingly meaningful and sincere aria of hers, as she is praying for peace from her anxieties about her fate,” Singelyn stated. “I discover it so effortless to empathize and relate to Agathe in this second simply because I feel we have all been in a position where we hope our worst fears do not arrive real.
“Performing at the 24th Yearly David Daniels Youthful Artist Concert is this kind of a great prospect,” she additional. “It is so humbling to be capable to reminisce on my time at Oakland College and try to remember my peers who have also performed at this live performance. To be capable to take into account myself in the exact same place is an honor. I am so thrilled to current this aria with the superb musicians of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra under the remarkable way of Dr. Gregory Cunningham.
Other operates to be performed that afternoon incorporate the stunningly beautiful Lyric for Strings by Pulitzer prize-profitable composer, George Walker and Jean Sibelius’s masterwork, Symphony 1 in e minor, op. 39.
Owing to the renovation of Varner Hall, the concert will be held at the Macomb Heart for the Accomplishing Arts, which is situated at 44575 Garfield Street in Clinton Township, Mich.
Tickets for the effectiveness are $12 for pupils and $22 for basic admission, and can be bought on line at etix.com.
For additional information and facts about Oakland College College of New music, Theatre and Dance plans and performances, call (248) 370-2030 or go to www.oakland.edu/smtd.
About the Artists
Kyle Paoletti is an award-profitable percussionist studying percussion efficiency and tunes training at Oakland University. His achievements incorporate many solo awards these kinds of as the Dora Dawson scholarship and accomplishing in a PASIC showcase, as nicely as partaking in a number of group excursions with duet lover Kylie Bedard. Paoletti is also a audio educator, having worked with numerous neighborhood ensembles this kind of as the Dearborn Youth Symphony, the Oakland Youth Orchestra, and the Motor Metropolis Academy Brass Band. Paoletti is also a drumline tech and is presently working with Rochester Adams as the drumline teacher. He is also now training non-public classes and lessons at Crimson Piano Music Studio.
Outside the house of training, Paoletti serves as the president of the Oakland College Percussion Studio and is presently a member of The Magnificent 7, a percussion septet that will be touring by means of the nation beginning with a performance on the OU bands concert at the Macomb Center on Feb. 23. He would like to thank his professor, Dan Maslanka, for getting a compassionate and supportive figure whose determination to his college students and assist on all fronts has helped Paoletti get closer to achieving his goals. He would also like to devote this premiere general performance to his previous pupil, Lila. Paoletti is arranging to pursue a master’s diploma in possibly melodic timpani with Diana Loomer at Appalachian State in North Carolina or percussion general performance at the Eastman Faculty of Music in New York.
Deven Mallamo is now learning piano efficiency and laptop science at Oakland College. He started enjoying piano at the age of 10, and began researching under Stephen Vaglica at 15. At this time, he experiments less than Tian Tian and Rebecca Happel at Oakland College. He has also explored other genres outside of classical piano, such as participating in jazz piano and vibraphone with a major band and trio, and also performed the alto saxophone in a wind ensemble. He hopes to distribute his enthusiasm for tunes to other individuals as a result of doing and teaching piano, as very well as continue to investigate other genres of music further.
Cassidie Singelyn is a senior soprano vocal general performance and tunes training double key at Oakland University. She has executed the roles of Persistence in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience as properly as Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites by means of the Oakland University Opera Application. In May possibly, she will be executing the purpose of Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea at OU.
Singelyn is a proud sister, founding member, and the audio director of the Nu Zeta Sigma Alpha Iota Chapter at Oakland University. She also served as the vice president of the Opera Club at Oakland College for two a long time. Singelyn appears to be forward to her 10-working day European Concert Tour this summer months with the Oakland Chorale, an ensemble she has been a element of since her freshman year. She needs to thank Alta Boover and Victoria Shively for their direction and support, as perfectly as her mother and father for their like and encouragement.
About David Daniels
Professor Emeritus David Daniels, who passed away on April 24, 2020, taught music for 28 several years at Oakland College — including a few many years as chair of the previous Division of New music and three yrs as chair of the then newly-shaped Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.
An completed and devoted musician all through his lifetime, Daniels holds degrees from Oberlin College, Boston University, and the College of Iowa, the place he gained his Ph.D. in orchestral literature and conducting.
Through his 28 a long time at OU, Daniels taught a wide array of classes, which includes audio background, new music concept, music appreciation, orchestration and conducting. His 6-yr tenure as department chair saw the Section of Tunes effectively merge with the Department of Theatre and Dance.
In addition to teaching, Daniels was very well known for his orchestral conducting. He performed the Oakland University Orchestra from 1969 to 1997, and the Warren Symphony Orchestra from 1973 to 2010. Daniels also performed opera with the Boston Academy of Songs for a lot of years, wherever his performances had been 5 periods named “Best Opera of the Year” by the Boston World. Other guest conducting appearances involved the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre, Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Meadow Brook Pageant Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfonia de Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Above his lifetime, Daniels wrote and edited 5 editions of the acclaimed reference book Daniels’ Orchestral Tunes, initial printed in 1972. The guide is broadly regarded as crucial to any conductor’s reference collection.