Kyle Lombard, violin and Peter Henderson, piano, Faculty Recital

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 • 7:00 pm
  • E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center
November 12, 2017 – 7:00pm
E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center
Sonata in C major for violin and piano, Op. 59 (1904)                       Vincent d’Indy (1851 – 1931)
I. Modéré
II. Anime
III. Très lent
IV. Très animé
from Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004 (1717)                 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
V. Ciaconna
Sonata No. 1 in D minor for piano and violin, Op. 75 (1885)    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)
I. Allegro agitato (attacca:)
II. Adagio
III. Allegro moderato (attacca:)
IV. Allegro molto

A versatile pianist, Peter Henderson is active as a performer in solo, chamber and orchestral settings. Henderson is Associate Professor of Music and Artist in Residence at Maryville University, where he has been a faculty member since 2005. He performs frequently as an ensemble keyboardist with the St. Louis Symphony, and made his debut as a subscription concert soloist with the Symphony in January 2008. During January and February 2016, Henderson was the piano soloist in the St. Louis Symphony’s subscription concert and California tour performances of Oliver Messiaen’s Des Canyons aux étoiles…. Critics described him as a “powerhouse soloist” (San Francisco Chronicle) and an “excellent pianist” (Los Angeles Times), and praised his Messiaen playing for its “intense focus and thrilling vibrancy” (San Jose Mercury News). In addition to his work as a keyboard performer with the St. Louis Symphony, he also occasionally gives pre-concert lectures from the Symphony’s Powell Hall stage, introducing subscription concert programs. Henderson has also served as Principal Keyboardist of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony since 2015.

Henderson is an advocate of new music, having given several premieres of solo piano and chamber works. In recent years, he has programmed solo recitals exploring focused repertoire: during the 2011-12 season, he performed the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven; in November and December 2012, he presented the complete piano works of Debussy; and in November 2013, he played Chopin’s 27 Études in a single concert. Henderson’s discography includes collaborations with violinist David Halen, flutist Mark Sparks, violist Jonathan Vinocour, bass trombonist Gerry Pagano, soprano Marlissa Hudson, and The 442s, a Saint-Louis based crossover group. He appears on CDs published by AAM Recordings, AMP Records, and other labels, and is the piano soloist on a disc released during 2015 that features Fred Onovwerosuoke’s 24 Studies in African Rhythms.

Henderson holds the degree Doctor of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington, where his piano instructor was Dr. Karen Shaw. Prior to attending Indiana University, he studied piano with Dr. Jay Mauchley at the University of Idaho, Moscow. In addition to his performing activities, Henderson also works as a recording producer and composes music. He and his wife Kristin Ahlstrom, a Sun Valley Summer Symphony violinist, live in St. Louis with their lively, sweet beagle/terrier-mix Zinni.

Kyle Andre Lombard, violinist, is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated with honors from Indiana University, earning the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, and received his Masters Degree from Yale University. Mr. Lombard enjoys a variety of musical activities. As a chamber musician, Mr. Lombard has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. He has recently performed on chamber music programs at Carnegie Hall and at the Ravinia Festival’s “Rising Stars” series. As part of the Ritz Chamber Players, he featured in the University of Washington’s esteemed “World Series of Chamber Music,” and features regularly in a residency at the esteemed Morehouse College. As a member of the Goffriller Piano Trio, Mr. Lombard’s performances were broadcast on Israeli Public Radio during Isaac Stern’s 3rd International Chamber Music Encounters in Jerusalem. He also performed, as a member of the Gateways Chamber Music Ensemble, in a weeklong residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist, Mr. Lombard made his debut with the Kansas City Symphony. At age sixteen, he was the first area musician ever invited to perform with the ensemble. He has also concertized with the Savannah Symphony, the Sphinx Symphony, as well as recitals at the MOJA Festival in Charleston, S.C. and on the recital series at Southern Illinois University.  Mr. Lombard was also featured in “Young Heroes of Music”, a live radio broadcast for Classic 99 FM of Saint Louis. Mr. Lombard completed a two-year fellowship with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in 2001. He has performed with the orchestra since the 1999 season, touring numerous times to Carnegie Hall. In addition to orchestral playing, Mr. Lombard performs with several area ensembles, including the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, Chamber Project of St. Louis, and the Missouri Chamber Music Festival. He performs on a violin by Gennaro Vinaccia, Napoli, 1775.

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