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Eugénie R. Rocherolle   
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Annual Updates

2012

Eugenie Rocherolle

NEWS

Eugenie Rocherolle was part of the panel of composers at the session “From the Pen to the Premiere” featuring her MTNA commissioned work, Crescent City Connection, MTNA Annual Convention, March 2011, Milwaukee, WI.  She has received a commission for an SATB choral work from the Greater Middletown Chorale of Middletown, CT. She performed several of her Jazz Improvisations on Chopin Preludes on a concert given by The Musical Club of Hartford, Inc., The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT, Oct. 2011.

PREMIERES

Crescent City Connection, trio for piano, oboe & bassoon, Martin Schuring, oboe, Theodore Soluri, bassoon, Andrew Campbell, piano, Music Teachers National Association Convention, Milwaukee, WI, March 2011.

PERFORMANCES

Century Music: Piano Trio No. 3, Ms. Sakurako Waseda, violin, Mr. Masanori Taniguchi, cello, Mrs. Yasumi Taki, piano, Pre-Concert Chichibu Music Festival, Chichibu, Japan, Jan. 2011. An American Rhapsody: Piano Trio No. 2, Waseda, Taniguchi, and Taki, Music Treasure Box, Tokyo, Japan, April 2011. Mon Beau Monsieur, Susan Von Reichenbach, soprano, Joseph E’Eugenio, piano, Program Celebrating the American Songbook, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT, May 2011. Selections from Continental Suite, also Jazz Improvisations on Chopin Preludes, Eugenie Rocherolle, composer-pianist, joint piano program with Brian Ganz, Cecelia M. Wyatt Conservatory, Annapolis, MD, May 2011. Selections from Simple Pleasures, Gerald Martindale, carillon, Lake Waban Carillon Concerts, Wellesley College, MA, July 2011.

PUBLICATIONS

Continental Suite, original piano solos representing six different European countries; also, Crescent City Connection, trio for piano, oboe, and bassoon, Hal Leonard Corp. An American Rhapsody: Piano Trio No. 2; also Century Music: Piano Trio No. 3, Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
 


 

2011

 

Eugenie Rocherolle presented her latest publications on the Hal Leonard Publishers Showcase at the Music Teachers National Association conference on 3/23/10 in Albuquerque.  She received another ASCAPlus Award in 2010.  She was invited to attend The World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia.  The 2011-2013 Federation Festivals Bulletin of the National Federation of Music Clubs will include 23 of her piano compositions and selections from a piano trio collection.  She has received a commission from the Music Teachers National Association to write a piano trio featuring wind instruments, to be premiered at the March national conference in Albuquerque.  Another commission for a piano solo from the Cooperative Vincent –d’Indy of Montreal, is to commemorate the organization’s 25th anniversary.

PERFORMANCES

All You Peoples Clap Your Hands (SATB and piano) by the Western Connecticut State University Concert Choir in Danbury directed by Kathleen Theisen on 4/25/10.  Alleluia (SSA a cappella chorus) by the Adesso Choral Society directed by Margaret Stoop at the Jesse Lee Memorial Church in Ridgefield, CT on 5/23/10.  Jambalaya for two pianos, eight hands by Marienne Rubenstein, Diane Anderson, Caridad Galindo and Dalia Ouziel in St. Senoch, Varennes, France on 8/29/10.  Variations on Red River Valley for 4-hand piano with Rachel Maurer and Janette Prickett on the All American Recital at the Methodist Temple in Evansville on 2/28/10.

PUBLICATIONS

On the Jazzy Side a collection for solo piano with companion CD recorded by the composer; Souvenirs du Quebec for piano solo; Tour for Two, a collection of piano duets; Romantic Inspirations for solo piano, a compilation of eight pieces featuring the music of four composers; all by Hal Leonard.
 


 

2010

NEWS

A DVD of the Hal Leonard Publishers Showcase “Passion and Professionalism,” with the composer presenting her new piano publications, was filmed October 24, 2008, at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Dallas, TX, and shown May 4-8, 2009, at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia. Rocherolle received another ASCAPlus Award in 2009. An extensive feature article commemorating her 30 years of publishing educational and performance piano repertoire appeared in the March/April edition of the magazine Clavier Companion, which included photos, a piano piece, and tributes from colleagues and former pupils. She was invited to submit a DVD presentation to be viewed at the World Piano Conference in Serbia. “Walkin’ Freedom’s Road,” from the Civil War musical, Yankee Stranger, was performed by Carlton B. Reid, Jr., January 17, 2009, on a program titled “Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln: An Inaugural Celebration,” sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), and endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Pen Arts Building, Washington, DC. The song has been included in the NLAPW Anthology, Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln: A Commemorative Collage, winner of the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge.

PREMIERES

Piano Trio No. 3: Century Music, was introduced by Trio Esprit, March 8, 2009, Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, CT; the group also performed Piano Trio No. 2: An American Rhapsody, on the same program. Sonata No. 1 for flute and piano was first heard in an October 4 performance by Moira Craw and the composer for the Connecticut Composers, Inc., Wilton (CT) Library; the same performers presented the piece again December 5, for the annual Wilton (CT) Kiwanis Holiday Concert.

PERFORMANCES

Vignette for flute and piano, was heard in a December 6, 2008, performance by flutist Craw and pianist Kyong Hee Cho, “Home for the Holidays” annual Wilton Kiwanis Concert. A selection of five songs from the musical Yankee Stranger, were heard on a June 21, 2009, National League of American Pen Women program, “You Are Not Forgotten: A Lincoln Bicentennial Concert of Remembrance,” honoring POWs, MIAs, and their families, Rosenthal Theater, Fort Myer, VA.

PUBLICATIONS

Two’s Company, a collection of original pieces for two pianos, four hands, with companion CD, recorded by the composer; Sonata No. 1 for flute and piano; Rodgers & Hammerstein: Selected Favorites, collection of arrangements for solo piano from various musicals, with companion CD; all by Hal Leonard.


 

2009

Rocherolle received another consecutive Standard Award from ASCAP in 2008 and a commission for a piano duet, Prime Time, from the Music Educators of Greater Annapolis. Prime Time was premiered on multiple pianos in a December 6 performance conducted by the composer at Old Mill Senior High School, Millersville, MD. She presented several of her recent piano publications on Hal Leonard Exhibitor Showcases March 30, 2008, at the Music Teachers National Association National Convention, Denver, CO, and again October 24 at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Dallas, TX. She was awarded second place in the National League of American Pen Women’s national competition for Pensiero, for flute and piano, at the April Biennial Convention in Washington, DC.  The Trio Esprit of Chamber Music Central of Westport, CT, who commissioned the work, will premiere the piano trio, Century Music – from Rags to Riches, at a future date. On April 26, a “Latin Fiesta” masterclass with Maria del Pico Taylor featured two Rocherolle piano solos, Un Amor Quebrado and Resonancias de Espana. The composer is releasing a new CD titled Touch of Blue . . . and Other Colors featuring pianist Julie Rivers, on the independent label Aureus Recordings.

PERFORMANCES

Jambalaya – A Portrait of Old New Orleans, for two pianos, eight hands, received performances February 17 at the Schubert Club Piano Ensemble Concert, Pequot Library, Southbury, CT, and March 16 at the Musical Club of Hartford’s Piano Ensemble Day, Hartt School of Music in West Hartford. The Grants Pass (OR) High School Chamber Orchestra performed An American Portrait for string orchestra June 20, St. Patrick’s Church, Washington, DC.

PUBLICATIONS

Valses Sentimentales, 7 French waltzes for piano solo with CD; Candlelight Christmas, 7 piano solos and one duet with CD; Jambalaya – A Portrait of Old New Orleans, solo and two piano, four hands versions; Prime Time, piano duet; all by Hal Leonard.

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