Upcoming Performances

Sun, Aug 19th: Tara Helen O'Connor, Alessio Bax, Sean Lee, Matthew Lipman, Mihai Marica, Romie de Guise-Langlois, Ayano Kataoka

SPAC - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • MOZART Trio in E-flat major for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, K. 498, "Kegelstatt" (1786)
  • VILLA-LOBOS Assobio A Játo (The Jet Whistle) for Flute and Cello (1950)
  • MACKEY Micro-Concerto for Solo Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1999)
  • SCHUMANN Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47 (1842)

Fri, Aug 24th: Tara Helen O'Connor, Bixby Kennedy, Violaine Melançon, Solenne Païdassi, Axel Strauss, Masumi Per Rostad, Nicholas Canellakis, Michael Brown and Claire Huangci

The Hess Collection,, Napa, CA

  • DVORAK Terzetto for two violins and viola
  • MICHAEL BROWN Prelude and Dance for cello and piano
  • SAINT SAENS Tarantella for flute, clarinet, piano
  • CHOPIN Mazurka in C sharp minor op. 6, no. 2
  • LISZT Duo Sonata for violin and piano

Sat, Aug 25th: Tara Helen O'Connor, Bixby Kennedy, Violaine Melançon, Solenne Païdassi, Axel Strauss, Masumi Per Rostad, Nicholas Canellakis, Michael Brown and Claire Huangci

Inglenook, Rutherford, CA

BOCCHERINI Quintet for flute and strings
MARIA SCHNEIDER Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet op. 44

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ABOUT TARA

Tara Helen O'Connor is a charismatic performer noted for her artistic depth, brilliant technique, and colorful tone spanning every musical era. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a two-time Grammy nominee, she is now a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A Wm. S. Haynes flute artist, Tara regularly participates in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest, Mainly Mozart Festival, Music from Angel Fire, the Banff Centre, the Great Mountains Music Festival, Chesapeake Music Festival and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.

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SELECT RECORDINGS

George Walker, Composer

Albany (697),
Feb 2005 (CD)

Composers: George Walker, Traditional, Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin
Artists: George Walker, Tara Helen O'Connor, Robert Ingliss, William Anderson, Oren Fader, Calvin Wiersma

The Music of Frank Wigglesworth

Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) (733),
Oct 1996 (CD)

Composers: Frank Wigglesworth
Artists: Tara Helen O'Connor, Sunghae Anna Lim

A Menacing Plume

New World Records (80747),
Apr 2014 (CD)

Composers: Rand Steiger
Artists: Talea Ensemble: James Baker, Tara Helen O’Connor, Arthur Sato, Steven Beck, Stephen Gosling, Matthew Gold, Alex Lipowski, Yuki Numata Resnick, Chris Gross, Olivier Pasquet, Rand Steiger, Rane Moore, Elizabeth Weisser; Miller Puckette, Rand Steiger, Ben Reimer, and Leanne Zacharias

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