10 Days after July 4th: An Evening of American Clarinet and Piano Music

July 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
10 Days after July 4th: An Evening of American Clarinet and Piano Music @ PianoForte Studios


Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
I. Grazioso   
II. Andantino

Eric Mandat (b.1957)
Double Life

George Gershwin/Beryl Rubinstein (1898-1952)
Summertime from “Porgy and Bess”


George Gershwin/James Cohn (b. 1928)
3 Preludes adapted for Clarinet and Piano

John Fitz Rogers (b. 1963)

Steve Christ

Steve Christ is an inspiring performer, his passion for the craft obvious to all who are fortunate enough to be in attendance of his programs. He has carried his love of music with him from a young age and seeks to nurture those same feelings in the hearts of his listeners. A native of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, Steve has been invited to perform and teach in concert halls all along the East Coast, including appearances with select members of the USC Symphony Orchestra and PRISMA; Steve is also an active freelance musician having performed with groups such as the Augusta Choral Society Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, and the South Carolina Philharmonic. His solo performances include Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen at New York University and Mozart’s Clarinet Concert, K. 622, on basset clarinet, at the University of South Carolina. Among his awards are the Clarinet Studio Scholarship from USC, the Wind Ensemble Scholarship from USC, and the 2013 winner of the Concerto Aria contest hosted by Lebanon Valley College, his undergraduate alma mater. Steve studied under Beverly Butts during his undergraduate degree and has also had the opportunity to study with other pedagogues such as Mark Nuccio, Karel Dohnal, Alain Desgagné, and Libby Larsen. He is currently the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet & Conducting at South Carolina State University and the Graduate Assistant at the University of South Carolina, where he is pursuing a Doctorate in Clarinet Performance with Professor Joseph Eller.

Annie Rose Tindall-Gibson

Pianist Annie Rose Tindall-Gibson, has been noted for her poetic musicality, fiery presence at the keyboard, and versatility with repertoire.  Ms. Tindall-Gibson made her European debut in Prague, Czech Republic at the Betlémská Kaple as part of a concert commemorating Chopin’s bicentennial.  She performed the Chopin Scherzo No. 1.  Annie made her New York debut at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, performing Liszt Legend No. 2 “St. Francois de Paule marchant sur le flots” at the event, Evening of Witness.  The event was a disaster relief effort for victims of water related disasters around the globe.

Annie’s recent performances include concerts at PianoForte Foundation in Chicago, IL, First Congregational Church in Chatham, MA, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan, The Village at Brookfield Common in Brookfield, CT, Brandywine Assisted Living Center in Litchfield, CT, and St. Michael’s Church, also in Litchfield, CT, where she gives biannual recitals to benefit the music program at the church.  In 2003, after winning the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition, Junior Division, she performed the Mozart Piano Concerto K. 414 with the Farmington Valley Symphony.  The experience was life changing and Annie Rose realized that music was her calling.

Annie Rose’s skills as a pianist have been enhanced by her experience and training as a vocalist.  She has studied voice privately with Laura Mashburn, Sarah Wigley Johnson and Marguerite Mullee.  Ms. Tindall-Gibson has done extensive choral work with conductor Kent Tritle both at the Manhattan School of Music as a member of the Symphonic Choir and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City as a member of the community choir.  She was also co-leader and pianist of the 3rd grade children’s choir at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan during her undergraduate studies.

Ms. Tindall-Gibson is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina in the studio of Joseph Rackers.  She also holds a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in studio accompanying.  In August Ms. Tindall-Gibson will be joining the faculty at South Carolina State University as the staff accompanist.  Annie Rose earned her bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Jeffrey Cohen and her master’s degree from the University of Illinois where she studied with Ian Hobson.  She has studied organ with Katherine Meloan, conducting with Jonathan Strasser and David Gilbert, and harpsichord with Kenneth Cooper and Charlotte Mattax.  Ms. Tindall-Gibson has performed in masterclasses for Petronel Malan, Nelita True, Boaz Sharon, Ivan Moravec, Martin Bally, Robert Roux, Alexandra Troussova, and James Johnson. Her major teachers have included Kim Hayashi, Margreet Pfeifer Francis, Min Kim, and Zenon Fishbein.