Download program notes:
- Toru Takemitsu Toward the Sea
- Robert Beaser Mountain Songs
- Schubert Sonata for Piano and Arpeggione in Am
- John Dowland three Lute Songs
- David Smith Russian River Portraits
- Chinary Ung Luminous Spirals
Kris Palmer is a second-prize winner in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, winner of a Special Presentation Award from Artists International in New York City, winner of the Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition, solo recording artist, and author of “Ornamentation According to CPE Bach & JJ Quantz.” A former member of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and former principal flutist of the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Dr. Palmer holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rice University. Together with guitarist, Steve Lin, professor of guitar at San Jose State University, Palmer performs in the Black Cedar Duo.
Download A Different Way to Tune Your Guitar by Seth Himmelhoch, reprinted with permission from the American Suzuki Journal vol. 36 no. 3, 14-15, http://suzukiassociation.org/
Classical guitarist Seth Himmelhoch is known around the U. S. for his work as a soloist and as a partner in the flute and guitar duo, Duo Cavatina. He has made solo appearances in his home area at such venues as the 92nd St. Y, Alice Tully Hall, Wagner College in Staten Island, and St. Paul’s Chapel in NYC. He has performed around the US at Rhode Island College, Eastern Michigan University, and at guitar workshops in several states. Mr. Himmelhoch has also made appearances on cable television on NJ News 12, LITV and Staten Island Cable TV.
Duo Cavatina, an award winning flute and guitar partnership, has performed in numerous concert series throughout the Northeast. The Duo was awarded a debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie as winners of the Artists International Auditions. They have since been featured guests on live radio interview shows on WNYC (New York Public Radio) and WNTI (North Jersey Public Radio) and their Pittsburgh (PA) benefit recital was recorded and broadcast on WQED.
As director of guitar studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, Mr. Himmelhoch has taught many talented young musicians and has overseen a yearly guitar festival which has presented such artists as Jason Vieaux, Benjamin Verdery, Nicholas Goluses and others. Mr. Himmelhoch is the founder and director of the Suzuki guitar program at the JCC/Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ and he also serves on the Guitar Development Committee of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Mr. Himmelhoch is also active as a guitarist and composer in jazz, pop and experimental music groups. His compositions have been presented in concerts by the groups Orchestra of the Sky and Doansburg Chamber Ensemble. Mr. Himmelhoch has performed on electric guitar with the rock groups Ripe and Curious.
Mr. Himmelhoch holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Carlos Barbosa-Lima. His other teachers were Jeffrey Meyerriecks, Rob Winter and Dennis Coleman. He has performed in master classes for Manuel Barrueco, David Leisner, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Guido Santorsola and Jesus Silva. Mr. Himmelhoch completed all nine levels of Suzuki Guitar teacher training with trainers Frank Longay and David Madsen.