Events - Past

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 6:00 PM
Presenter: First Readings Project
Diehnelt: The Blue Bird
Ensemble: First Readings Project
Conductor: J. David Moore
Diehnelt: Si vis amari ama
Ensemble: First Readings Project
Conductor: J. David Moore
Merrill Memorial Library
Yarmouth, Maine
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 1:00 PM
The duo of Violinist Yasmin Vitalius and Composer-Conductor Kim Diehnelt bring 3-dimensions of insights into the art of music-making; from revealing the creative methods of composers, to delving into the obscure world of performers and conductors.

How do composers craft a piece? What shapes a composer’s musical choices? Why does a piece sound the way it does? How do players learn the music? What happens in rehearsals? What do conductors do? What’s it like to play in a huge orchestra? And more.

Each presentation will offer an inside look at the craft of composers, musicians, and conductors. The works and composers covered each session will align with the PSO’s 2018-19 Season repertoire.

Join in the lively “Q & A Conversation” as Yasmin and Kim share knowledge and experiences from “Inside the Music.”
Presenters: Kim Diehnelt; Yasmin Vitalius; Yarmouth Community Services
Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
Artist: Yasmin Vitalius (Violin)
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
Yarmouth Community House
Yarmouth, Maine
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 1:00 PM
The duo of Violinist Yasmin Vitalius and Composer-Conductor Kim Diehnelt bring 3-dimensions of insights into the art of music-making; from revealing the creative methods of composers, to delving into the obscure world of performers and conductors.

How do composers craft a piece? What shapes a composer’s musical choices? Why does a piece sound the way it does? How do players learn the music? What happens in rehearsals? What do conductors do? What’s it like to play in a huge orchestra? And more.

Each presentation will offer an inside look at the craft of composers, musicians, and conductors. The works and composers covered each session will align with the PSO’s 2018-19 Season repertoire.

Join in the lively “Q & A Conversation” as Yasmin and Kim share knowledge and experiences from “Inside the Music.”
Presenters: Kim Diehnelt; Yasmin Vitalius; Yarmouth Community Services
Mozart: Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague"
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church
Yarmouth, Maine
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 6:00 PM
This concert features works by the 2018 KISMET Artist-in-Residence. Cellist Ben Noyes performs the inspired pairing of Kim Diehnelt’s Wintram for unaccompanied cello and selections from J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites for unaccompanied cello.

The concert highlight is the world premiere of Diehnelt’s work composed during this year’s KISMET residence for the string duo of violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and cellist Ben Noyes.
Presenter: KISMET Foundation
Diehnelt: Postscript for solo cello
Artist: Benjamin Noyes (Cello)
Diehnelt: Wintram for unaccompanied cello
Artist: Benjamin Noyes (Cello)
Bach: Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Artist: Benjamin Noyes (Cello)
Diehnelt: Yarmouth Time
Artists: Tracey Jasas-Hardel (Violin); Benjamin Noyes (Cello)
Pachelbel: Canon in D for Unaccompanied Virtuoso Cello (Arr. Kim Diehnelt)
Artist: Benjamin Noyes (Cello)
Arranger: Kim Diehnelt
Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest, Illinois
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 4:00 PM
The program includes the world premieres works commissioned by Lake Forest Civic Orchestra: "Striadica: A Symphonic Passage" by Kim Diehnelt and commissioned work TBA by Marisa Hartanto.
Presenter: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
Diehnelt: Striadica: A Symphonic Passage
Ensemble: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Nordling
Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
Artist: Airin Efferin (Piano)
Ensemble: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Nordling
Smyth: Serenade in D major
Ensemble: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Nordling
Yarmouth History Center
Yarmouth, Maine
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 6:00 PM
Explore your palates at a wine and music tasting event with the 2018 KISMET Artist-in-Residence, composer and conductor Kim Diehnelt. Joined by violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and cellist Ben Noyes, Maestra Diehnelt will guide you through a sampling of select wines and an exploration of how we experience music.
Presenter: KISMET Foundation
Program TBA
Artists: Tracey Jasas-Hardel (Violin); Benjamin Noyes (Cello)
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Merrill Memorial Library
Yarmouth, Maine
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 6:00 PM
How do composers create sounds filled with feeling, thought, gestures, images, and even memories? Join the 2018 KISMET Artist-in-Residence, composer and conductor Kim Diehnelt, in an exploration of the composer’s toolbox. We will delve into the mysteries of emotion and music, and experience how composers apply the tools of their trade to move listeners.
Presenter: KISMET Foundation
Program TBA
Artist: Yasmin Vitalius (Violin)
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
ProMusica Studio
Chicago, Illinois
Monday, 15 January 2018 - 10:00 AM
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 "Adagio" (Arr. Diehnelt, for String Quartet)
Artists: Lena Gaetz (Violin); Nataliya Nikonova Schoen (Violin); Elizabeth Vaughan (Viola); Warren Oja (Cello)
Arranger: Kim Diehnelt
Diehnelt: Ariel
Artists: Lena Gaetz (Violin); Nataliya Nikonova Schoen (Violin); Elizabeth Vaughan (Viola); Warren Oja (Cello)
Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 10 December 2017 - 3:30 PM
2nd Pres and the Sounds of the South Loop Players continue their tradition of offering a ‘Sing-Along Messiah’ with professional soloists and orchestral accompaniment. Come hear - and sing along with - our full-blooded version of the Messiah!
Presenter: Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Ensemble: Sounds of the South Loop Players
Conductor: Catherine O’Shaughnessy
Gorton Community Center: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Lake Forest, Illinois
Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Artist: Elizabeth Hale Knox (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Brahms: Serenade no 1 in D major, Op. 11
Ensemble: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
ProMusica Studio
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 11:00 AM
Diehnelt: Bennington Crossroads
Artists: Elena Costa-Garcia (Clarinet); Yoko McLoughlin (Piano); Maria Storm (Violin)
Diehnelt: Stile Antico: On a theme of Palestrina
Artists: Timothy Archbold (Cello); Jill Kaeding (Cello); Krya Saltman (Cello); Victor Sotelo (Cello); Anna Steinhoff (Cello)
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 3:30 PM
The NSO invite you to gather your musical “Souvenirs” as this concert will be one to remember! We open with the Overture to Verdi’s Nabucco – a celebration of the best themes of this opera! This year’s “Paul Vermel Young Artist” winner joins us to perform Tchaikovsky’s delightful concerto for cello and orchestra, the “Variation on a Rococo Theme.” Reynaldo Hahn’s Suite lets us showcase our wind and brass players in this work depicting an evening with a princess from the Italian Renaissance. The fun “Sorcerer's Apprentice” tops off the concert!
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Artist: Jack Boettcher (Cello)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Hahn: Le bal de Béatrice d'Este
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Dukas: L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
ProMusica Studio
Chicago, Illinois
Monday, 10 April 2017 - 1:00 PM
Diehnelt: Caprio for oboe and strings
Artists: Joni Day (Oboe); Maria Storm (Violin); Michael Hall (Viola); Kyra Saltman (Cello)
Diehnelt: Aragonde
Artists: Maria Schwartz-Basile (Flute); Maria Storm (Violin); Kyra Saltman (Cello)
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 2 April 2017 - 3:30 PM
The NSO invites you to enjoy a musical visit to Idyllic Places. The two works by Elgar are short, yet romantically rich and expressive works; the perfect bookends to Diehnelt’s Caprio for oboe and strings. Maestra Diehnelt’s compositional style is best described as a “Nordic Palestrina” as her works possess a lyrical, vocal quality with an attention to beauty and the sense of an unfolding story. The Vaughan Williams Symphony will instantly evoke a idyllic feeling of pastoral landscapes while transporting us through a broad canvas of emotion.
Elgar: Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Diehnelt: Caprio for oboe and strings
Artist: Joni Day (Oboe)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Elgar: Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 no 1
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 5 in D major
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 29 January 2017 - 3:30 PM
The NSO presents a taste of “Distant Lands” with their performance of Alexander Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia” which evokes the high steppes of Central Asia and the meeting between Russian and Asiatic caravans. Tchaikovsky’s well-loved Symphony No. 5 incorporates themes and moods of the composer’s homeland. We are excited to present cellist Kyra Saltman as soloist in Richard Strauss’ lesser-known gem Romanze for cello and Orchestra. Join us for the sounds and passions of distant lands!
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Strauss: Romanze for Cello and Orchestra in F major, AV 75
Artist: Kyra Saltman (Cello)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Second Presbyterian Church: Sanctuary
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 11 December 2016 - 3:30 PM
The tradition continues!
Presenter: Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Ensemble: Sounds of the South Loop Players
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 3:30 PM
The NSO “Country Scenes” concert offers some of our favorite composers! Schubert’s “Unfinished” pulses with Viennese energy, drama, and beauty. The NSO’s own principal horn player Charles Sernatinger takes center stage with the playful “Villanelle” of Dukas. Edvard Grieg is known for his pastoral tone-painted. His “In Autumn” is a rarely-perform gem that evokes the characters of autumn; sun, storms, wind and the farmers’ harvest. Smetana, too, paints a vivid country scene in his tone poem “The Moldau” as we follow the river along its course through the Bohemia country side.
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Dukas: Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra
Artist: Charles Sernatinger (French Horn)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Grieg: In Autumn, Op. 11
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Smetana: The Moldau
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Forest View Educational Center
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 3:30 PM
Presenter: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Korngold: The Sea Hawk
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Artist: Leevy Williams (Cello)
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Horner: Apollo 13
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46
Ensemble: Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
Oakland, California
Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 4:00 PM
The Community Women’s Orchestra presents the West Coast premiere of Kim Diehnelt's Caprio for oboe and strings.
Presenter: Community Women's Orchestra
Diehnelt: Caprio for oboe and strings
Artist: Susan Crum (Oboe)
Ensemble: Community Women's Orchestra
Conductor: Dana Sadava
Bonacich: Life in the Produce Aisle
Ensemble: Community Women's Orchestra
Conductor: Dana Sadava
Márquez: Danzón no 2
Ensemble: Community Women's Orchestra
Conductor: Dana Sadava
PianoForte Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 8 May 2016 - 5:00 PM
Senior Recital performed by cellist Lucie Ticho. Featured are compositions by Kim Diehnelt - world premiere of "Wintram". Also David Froom's Chicago premiere of "Shade of Red". Plus other unaccompanied repertoire! Ms. Diehnelt and Mr. Froom will be in attendance.
Cassadó: Suite for Cello solo
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Froom: Shades of Red
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Prokofiev: March from Music for Children, Op. 65
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Arranger: Gregor Piatigorsky
Bach: Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Diehnelt: Wintram for unaccompanied cello
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
Sollima: Alone for Cello solo
Artist: Lucie Ticho (Cello)
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