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It’s A Woodwind World III–coming soon!

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Professor Gary Gray–Area Chair for Winds in the Department of Music, has forwardedd this early notice of a unique upcoming concert:

THE UCLA HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC will present it’s Woodwind Faculty and special guest Professor Neal Stulberg plus outstanding Music Department students… In CONCERT!

“It’s a Woodwind World III”
Wednesday March 4, 2009
8:00 PM Schoenberg Hall

The Program will be:

Bernhard Heiden…………..”Intrada” for flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon/horn/saxophone (1970)

David Gillingham…………..”American Counterpoint” for flute/clarinet/saxophone

Camille Saint-Saens………”Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs” for flute/oboe/clarinet/piano Op. 79


Bill Dobbins “Meet Me at Dreamland” for saxophone trio
Dr. Douglas Masek plus Music Department alumnus David Brennan
and MM saxophonist Ryan Weston

Bruce Broughton “Hudson River Valley” Octet for 2 oboes/2 clarinets/2 bassoons/2 horns
(Los Angeles Premiere)

SHERIDON STOKES….our flute instructor for many years who is an icon of the studio recording world and recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Flute Society.

JONATHAN DAVIS…..Dr. Davis is our oboe instructor and he graduated from Juilliard and the Yale School of Music and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

GARY GRAY……… our full time Professor of Clarinet and Chair of Woodwind Studies @ UCLA was a Grammy Nominee for his solo concerti CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a founding member of the Pacific Serenades chamber ensemble here in Los Angeles.

JOHN STEINMETZ…our bassoon instructor is also an accomplished composer and is Principal Bassoonist of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and winner of Chamber Music America Awards.

BRIAN O’CONNOR….our horn teacher for the past 10 years, has done the studio recording for over 2,000 Hollywood Films and was featured at the International Horn Symposium in 2008.

DOUGLAS MASEK…. Dr. Masek is our saxophone instructor and is a well recognized virtuoso who performs regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra as well as traveling internationally as a soloist.

NEAL STULBERG…..Head of Orchestral Studies @ UCLA and Conductor of the UCLA Philharmonia…who also has an internationally acclaimed conducting career.

UCLA Music Students included in this performance will be:
Theodosia Roussos….oboe
Virginia Figueiredo…..clarinet
Justin Takamine……..bassoon
Jacqueline Hancock..french horn
Ryan Weston………..saxophone

David Brennan……….saxophone

The variety of styles goes from a French romantic masterwork by Saint-Saens to a brand new work by American film composer, Bruce Broughton. The connecting thread through the whole concert is that each work has it’s own unique “story” attached to it…also with the addition of saxophone(s) the repertoire can naturally tend toward jazz-influenced works..i.e. “American Counterpoint” and “Meet me at Birdland”.

However, the opening piece by Bernhard Heiden, adds saxophone to the WW5 but is in a contrmporary style more akin to Hindemith.
So DO come and be surprised by this year’s special issue of “It’s a Woodwind World”!

Ticket Information $15 General Admission
Seniors and Students $7
UCLA Central Ticket Office (310) 825-2101


Wind faculty left to right: Douglas Masek, Gary Gray, Sheridon Stokes

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