Music for a
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 Old Country Rd, Quogue, NY 11959
Sunday, October 16th, 2022, at 5:00pm
Domenic Salerni, violinist / composer
Gleb Kanasevich, clarinetist / composer
brief presentation by
prof. David Taylor,
Director of Enviromental Humanities
at Stony Brook University
General audience: $ 50
Members of Rites of Spring and Members of Quogue Wildlife Refuge: $ 30
Children Under 16 FREE
Olivier Messiaen Abîme des oiseaux for clarinet
De Togni/Paralkar Egret Descending for violin
Paolo Wahn Sunflower Rondo for violin
Tôn-Thất Tiết Bao La for clarinet
Domenic Salerni Magari for clarinet & violin
J S Bach C Major Fugue for violin
Niccolo' Paganini Caprice No. 9 "The Hunt" for violin
J. Segovia Serenity for clarinet & violin
Brian Eno / arr. D. Salerni Golden Hours for clarinet & violin
Domenic Salerni Clarinet Polka for violin
Composers of art music, many compelled to bear witness to our current times and bring awareness to threatened ecosystems, draw sound material from endangered environmental sources. Music has been part of the human experience since the beginning of culture. Songs entertain, connect us to one another and help us express something in a way that other media do not. Multiple generations of artists have lived their lives and grown up in an era of unprecedented climate change. It’s no surprise that elements of rising floods, powerful storms and increased heat are making their ways into more and more songs.
Rites of Spring Music Festival is supported by private donors and with public funds. From Suffolk County, Grant from SCOCA. the office of Cultural Affairs.
In collaboration with Quogue Wildlife Refuge
About the Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Since 1934, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge has been a nature preserve that is home to diverse wildlife including some that are permanently injured and require human care to survive. 365 days a year, you can enjoy walking seven miles of trails to explore diverse habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens. Owls, falcons, hawks and other native New York animals that have permanent injuries are housed in the Outdoor Wildlife Complex and can be visited any day of the year. Inside of the Nature Center, huge picture windows offer spectacular views of Old Ice Pond, as well as a great spot to bird watch or enjoy some quiet time.
Domenic Salerni, violinist / composer
Violinist Domenic Salerni is a member of the New York-based Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet. He is also a member of the Chiarina Chamber Players, based in Washington, DC, and is active as a chamber musician, clinician, composer, and arranger.
Domenic has recorded four new albums in his time with Attacca Quartet, of which “Real Life,” a collaboration with, and exploration of, electronica artists produced by Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, released in July on Sony Classical. “Of All Joys,” a celebration of minimalist music and music from the Renaissance, is set to release this November. Attacca recently performed with Caroline Shaw at the “Strings of Autumn” Festival at the DOX Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, and played an all-Shaw program as a special event presented by the Thüringer Bachwochen in Weimar, Germany. As a member of the Chiarina Chamber Players, Domenic was a recipient of a 2020 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant and will perform a new work by composer Carlos Simon with Peabody Conservatory bass faculty Carl DuPont in April 2022.
In 2020, as part of his response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Domenic helped set up the Philadelphia Musicians Relief Fund as part of AFM Local 77’s efforts to provide for its community of musicians in times of need. The Fund has raised over $100,000 and is now fiscally sponsored by CultureWorks of Greater Philadelphia.
In 2019, Domenic performed his original film accompaniment to Giuseppe de Liguoro’s “Dante’s Inferno” as part of a consortium between the Film Studies, French and Italian Department, and the Center for Creativity and the Arts at Emory University. He continues to compose and arrange, and this summer a one-movement string quartet, “Trilobites,” after a short story by Breece D. J. Pancake, was premiered at the first inaugural Appalachian Chamber Music Festival in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Domenic was the first violinist of the Dalí Quartet, quartet-in-residence at West Chester University of Pennsylvania from 2016-2020 and was the recipient of the Atlanta Symphony Talent Development Program’s Aspire Award in 2019. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Yale University School of Music. Past awards include ArtsATL’s “30 Under 30” Award, the Yale Chamber Music Society Award, the Phyllis Curtin Career Entry Award, Finalist of the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition, and Finalist of the M Prize as a member of the band Foundry.
Gleb, Kanasevich, clarinetist / composer
Described as an "elegant" and "natural" performer by the Maryland press, Belarus-born clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich (b. 1989) has proven himself as a multi-faceted artist. He has won numerous competitions and awards such as the Baltimore Symphony Young Artists' Competition, the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, The Frederick Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition (twice) and more. In 2011 he has received the soundSCAPE Festival Performance Prize, which includes a commission of a new work by the resident composer to be premiered in the summer of 2013. He has also appeared in numerous major recital series of the Baltimore/Washington area such as The Shiver Hall Discovery Series, Washington Performing Arts Society, Music in the Great Hall, Evolution Contemporary Music Series, Levine Spotlight Series and is scheduled for more appearances in the seasons in 2012. As a concerto soloist Mr. Kanasevich has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Chamber Orchestra, the Peabody Camerata, Lunar Ensemble, Baltimore Concerto Orchestra, and the Frederick Youth Orchestra.
He is a productive chamber musician and has been actively involved in various successful award-winning groups, most recently the Nubar Trio and Lunar Ensemble. He has been invited to be the visiting artist in the Poulenc Ensemble (based around Poulenc Trio) for the 2012/2013 season.
In addition to being a champion of a wide variety of contemporary repertoire, Mr. Kanasevich is a dedicated composer and recently has received commissions for large-scale chamber works. At this point he has premiered well over thirty works of living composers and has a major US Premiere of Peter Klatzow's Clarinet Sonata coming up in 2012. He currently studies at the Yale School of Music with David Shifrin and teaches clarinet at the Yale College.
On March 6, 2012 Mr. Kanasevich has released his debut solo album which contains five world premiere recordings of music by his Peabody colleagues, soundSCAPE collaborators and himself. His playing can be also heard on a recent release by the German NEOS label of Marcela Pavia’s and Max E. Keller’s music, where he performs Pavia’s “Amancay” for clarinet and guitar with Arizona State University’s professor of Guitar Matthew Gould. www.glebkanasevich.com
David Taylor, director of the Enviromental Humanities
David Taylor is an Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of the Environmental Humanities Major in the Sustainability Studies Program in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. His writing crosses disciplinary boundaries and genres—scholarship, poetry, creative nonfiction, and science writing; however, at the core of his work always is a concern for environmental sustainability and community. He is the author and editor of eight books. His most recent publication is Lead Editor and Contributor, An Island in the Stream: Ecocritical and Literary Responses to Cuban Environmental Culture ( Lexington Books, 2019).