Offered by Lopez Center

Leslie Johnson & Charles Enlow

Un Voyage en France - Music for Viola and Piano

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, 7:00 pm

Admission: Ticketed

Tickets in advance: Adult $15, Youth $5
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Tickets at Door: Adult $15, Youth $5

Join violist Leslie Johnson and pianist Charles Enlow for an evening of lyrical French music. The duo will perform works by Debussy, Faure and Milhaud, as well as the tempestuous Sonata by Cesar Franck.

Leslie Johnson, Viola
Violist Leslie Faye Johnson received much of her performance training at The Juilliard School, completing both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees; her Doctorate is from the University of Washington. Leslie's doctoral dissertation, "The Shostakovich Viola Sonata: A Performer's Guide" was published by Barenreiter, and is often used in scholarly research. Leslie's CD recording of the Six Bach Suites was released in 2013, and she continues to tour performing memorized programs of the consecutive six suites. Leslie performed for many years as Principal Violist/Solo Violist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in Seattle, the Northwest Sinfonietta, and as a substitute with the Seattle Symphony. Leslie has appeared as guest artist on many prominent Northwest chamber music series, including the Olympic Music Festival, Chamber Music San Juans, the Second City Chamber Music Series and co-founded the Bellingham Chamber Music Society. Leslie also coaches chamber music at local high schools and has performed and taught chamber music at Icicle Creek. Prior to establishing her large private viola studio, Leslie was Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola at Eastern Washington University.

Dr. Charles Enlow, Piano
Charles Enlow has been richly praised throughout the United States and in Europe for his sensitive and virtuosic recital performances. In the Pacific Northwest, he has appeared frequently as a solo recitalist and as a collaborator with vocalists and chamber music ensembles. A native of Idaho, Dr. Enlow began his study of the piano at the age of ten with Fern Coonrod. Having studied at both the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Charles also attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He has studied and coached with many master teachers, including Claude Frank, James Dick, Yo-Yo Ma, and Rosina Lhevinne. In addition to many prizes and awards, Charles was twice Regional Winner and National Finalist in Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Competitions. An active performer, Dr. Enlow has performed a variety of solo piano works from the French, Spanish, and Russian piano repertory. Dr. Enlow has also done extensive research on the piano music of Gabriel Faure. His dissertation study, "The Thirteen Piano Barcarolles of Gabriel Faure: A Stylistic and Analytical Study," is currently being revised for publication. At Shoreline Community College, Charles teaches piano, music theory, vocal ensemble performance, and is the Producer and Director of Shoreline Community College's opera and musical theater productions.


Sonata in A Major
Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
I. Allegretto ben Moderato
II. Allegro
III. Ben Moderato
IV. Allegretto poco mosso


Beau Soir
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de Lune

Pavane, op. 50
Gabriel Faure (1845-1914)
Apres un Reve
En Sourdine

2 Visages Pour Alto et Piano
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
I. La Californienne
II. La Parisienne