This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Katherine Hoover, Kokopeli
Christian Erickson, Isomorphia
Mark Elliot Bergman, 3rd Anniversary Dance
Alfredo Casella, Sicilienne et Burlesque
Claude Bolling, Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio
Dr. Rachel Bergman, flute
Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman, bass
Kathy McNickle, piano
Janette Leno-Thomas, cello
Titus Brown, drums
Dr. Bergman is a member of the Assisi Music Festival (Italy) and has been on the faculty of the Skidmore Summer Flute Institute since its inception in 1994. An advocate of new music, she has premiered a number of new chamber works, most recently at the College Music Society National Conference (September 2010), where she also presented a lecture-recital on Leonard Bernstein’s Halil. Her principal flute teachers include Judy Mendenhall, Jan Vinci, Paula Robison, and Ransom Wilson.
Dr. Bergman earned her PhD in music theory from Yale University (2001) under the direction of Allen Forte and completed her undergraduate degree in Music and Mathematics at Skidmore College (1992), where she was the recipient of a Filene Music Scholarship.
Her research focuses on the works of Austro-Hungarian composer Viktor Ullmann (1898-1944), a member of Schoenberg’s circle who was killed in the Holocaust, and she is currently working on a book on this topic for Toccata Press. Dr. Bergman’s article “Creativity in Captivity: Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis,” published in The Opera Journal (June 2005), won the National Opera Association’s 19th annual scholarly paper competition.
Dr. Bergman has presented papers on Ullmann’s music at numerous regional, national, and international conferences, including the Society for Music Theory, the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, the National Opera Association, the Harvard-Lyrica Dialogues, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, the International Conference of the Society of Music Analysis, and regional, national and international conferences of the College Music Society.