White night : for viola
by Katia Tiutiunnik (2006)
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Performance by Elizabeth Reid from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 69.
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White Night for viola (2006) is a transcription of the final piece of "Who is like God?:White Night, for violoncello". It is dedicated to my esteemed colleague, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, who gave the composition its world premiere. White Night, was directly inspired by various transcendent states of ecstasy I experienced during the many "White Nights" (Beliye Nochi) spent on the rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in June 2006. (The nature of the "White Nights" can be explained by the geographical location of Saint- Petersburg, which is located at 59 degrees 57' north. Due to such high latitude the sun does not appear to sink below the horizon deep enough for any darkness to occur.) It was while surrendering to one these mystical states-brought on, largely, by the sublime beauty of the city enshrined, like a precious jewel, in the white summer night-that the melody of White Night came to me. It was at that point that I felt closest to God.
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff
Commission note: Commissioned by Heather Muir.
First performance: by Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff — 3 Oct 06. Barrows Hall, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL, USA
The composer notes the following subjects, genres, styles, etc associated with this work:
Russian music, Ashkenazi Jewish music, Arab music, Russian culture
Performances of this work
29 Dec 2021: at POLAND: Another Dimension of Listening: Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska (PROM Kultury Saska Kępa). Featuring Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska.
17 Nov 19: Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier, Vermont, USA. Featuring Elizabeth Reid.
16 Mar 2019: at Sias International University Foreign Faculty 2nd Annual Art Faire (Conference Room, Peter Hall, Sias International University). Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
2 Nov 17: "European Night", Roman Amphitheatre, SIAS International Universtiy, Xinzheng, Henan, China. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
11 Apr 2016: at Lecture Recital: The Symbolic Dimension of Katia Tiutiunnik's music (Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (Bangkok) ). Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
23 Mar 16: ArtsRiot, Burlington, Vermont, USA. Featuring Elizabeth Reid.
11 Jun 14: Egyptian Networking Tourism Dinner, Grand Millenium Hotel Ballroom, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
7 Apr 2014: at Book Launch and Lecture Recital (Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kuala Lumpur).
17 Mar 14: SIA Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
6 Sep 13: "Eugene First Friday Art Walk”, Eugene Piano Academy, Eugene, Oregon, USA. Featuring Merietta Oviatt.
7 Nov 2012: at Lunchbox Concert (Orchestra Hall, Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi Mara).
5 May 12: Norwich University Vermont, USA. . Featuring Elizabeth Reid.
1 May 12: May Day Concert, Norwich University Vermont, USA. Featuring Elizabeth Reid.
12 Mar 11: Radio Bean, Burlington, Vermont, USA . Featuring Elizabeth Reid.
7 Dec 2009: at Katia Tiutiunnik and International Contemporary Composers (St Andrew's Cathedral). Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
4 Dec 09: “Borealis in Australis” tour, St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Batehaven, NSW. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
16 Oct 09: Rock Hall, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA . Featuring Brett Deubner.
13 Sep 09: I Concerti dell' Academia, Modena, Italy. Featuring Brett Deubner.
13 Sep 09: Salotto Culturale di Simonetta Aggazzotti, Modena, Italy.. Featuring Brett Deubner.
12 Sep 09: Castello di Galeazza, Galeazza di Crevaliore, Bologna, Italy. Featuring Brett Deubner.
14 Jun 09: The Womens’ Club at Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA. Featuring Brett Deubner.
20 Apr 08: Lecture/recital "Music, Education, Feminism, Religion and the War on Terror", Batemans Bay campus of the University of Wollongong, NSW. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
28 Nov 07: Guest lecture, Composition Department, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
23 Oct 07: Flora and Bernell Snider Recital Hall, California State University, Stanislaus (CSUSTAN), California, USA. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
19 Jul 07: Cedros Designer District Gallery Night, Galleria d’Arte Internationale, Solana Beach, San Diego, California, USA. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
19 Mar 07: Dom Kompozitorov (the Palace of the Saint-Petersburg Composers’ Society), Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
5 Dec 06: “Church by the Sea”, Eurobodalla Music Society, Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
18 Oct 06: “World Music Days”, Public School IS 192, Bronx, New York, USA. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
13 Oct 06: “World Music Days”, Public School 10X, Bronx, New York, USA. Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.
3 Oct 06: Barrows Hall, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL, USA. Featuring Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff.
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