Denison Orchestra Features Joiner Duo
Posted: April 1, 2002
GRANVILLE -- The Denison University Orchestra presents a concert featuring Thomas Joiner on violin and Anna Joiner on viola at 8 p.m. on Saturday (April 6) in Swasey Chapel. The evening program includes the Berlioz "Roman Carnival Overture," Op. 9, the Mozart "Symphony Concertante for violin and viola" (K. 364), and the relatively unknown "unfinished" work by Schubert, his "Symphony No. 10." The performance is directed by Denison Assistant Professor Andrew Carlson and is free and open to the public.
Thomas and Anna Joiner
The orchestration of Schubert's work was the focus of a summer scholars project by Denison students James Clawson (Jeffersonville), Meghan Coil (Cincinnati) and Krista Wiseman (New Richmond). Although Schubert composed the three-movement work as a symphony, he left only the piano score at his death. Andrew Glendening, chair of the music department, was the faculty advisor for this student research project. Schubert scholar Dan Jacobson, professor of music at Western Michigan University, will be part of a lecture/demonstration during the concert to show the audience the process the students used to realize Schubert's work. Following the interactive demonstration, the Orchestra will play the first movement of the symphony.
The Joiners have performed in duo, chamber and orchestral programs and presented workshops and clinics in more than 20 states and nine foreign countries. After a decade of service and teaching at the University of Georgia, the Joiners returned in 1994 to their undergraduate alma mater, Furman University, where they are both members of the artist faculty of the Brevard Music Center.
Thomas Joiner, conductor and violinist, has performed in Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center as a principal player with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of orchestras in Louisville, Aspen, Charlotte, Charleston and Savannah. As a 1996 Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency he presented 17 violin recitals during a five-week tour of western Africa and the Middle East. At the Brevard Music Center he holds the Dr. and Mrs. William J. Pendergrast, Sr. Artist Chair, serves as concertmaster of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and conducts the Transylvania Symphony Orchestra.
Anna Barbrey Joiner is professor of viola and string chamber music at Furman University. She has performed with orchestras in Tallahassee, Savannah, Charleston and Greenville and participated in the Aspen, Brevard and Sarasota summer music festivals. In 1988 she was a prizewinner in the Atlanta Pro-Mozart Competition. She has also presented and co-authored research for international conferences in Chicago and Japan and written articles for The American String Teacher, American Suzuki Journal, Tempo and Georgia Music News.
A frequent performer at Denison, Carlson earned bachelor and master of music degrees (1992 and 1994) at the University of Georgia and his doctorate (1999) in musical arts in performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa. He served as concertmaster of the University of Iowa?s Symphony Orchestra and its Chamber Orchestra. As a studio musician and string arranger he has recorded for companies including Warner Bros., Atlantic, Elektra, and Polydor.
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