2012 New Works Recital #2
New Works Recital #2
Friday, May 25th, 2012.
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
French Suite for Brass Trio by Joseph Blaha
Contrapunctus Brass Trio
Amy Schendel, trumpet, Berhard Scully, horn, Todd Schendel, trombone
I. Allegro con brio
III. Allegro moderato
Iskander Akhmadullin and David Spencer, trumpets
Concertino for Trumpet by Brendan Collins
Judith Saxton, trumpet
Brendan Collins is the Composer-in-Residence at Barker College in Sydney Australia and has also served as the official composer for the Sydney Youth Orchestra. Prior to these appointments, Brendan was for eleven years the Associate Principal trombonist with Opera Australia, the resident orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.
As a composer he has been commissioned to write works for the International Trumpet Guild Conference of 2010, The Melbourne International Festival of Brass, Steve Rosse (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Hidehiro Fujito (Singapore Symphony Orchestra), Scott Kinmont (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) and the masterful trumpet player, David Hickman (Arizona State University). In recent times his music has been performed by the International jazz trumpet artist, Andrea Tofanelli and the highly acclaimed trumpet player, Dr John Irish (Angelo State University).
Bright Moonlight and Meditation by Chen Yi
Tao Ge, trumpet, and Yien Wang, piano
Born in Guangzhou, China, Chen Yi began studying violin and piano at age three. She received BA and MA degrees from Beijing Central Conservatory and a DMA from Columbia University. Her composition teachers include Chou Wen-Chung, Mario Davidovsky, Wu Zu-Quiang, and Alexander Goehr. Currently the Lorena Searcey Cravens Millsap Missouri Distinguished Professor in Music Composition at University of Missouri-Kansas City, Dr. Chen has served on the faculty of Peabody Conservatory and been Composer-in-Residence of Women's Philharmonic, Chanticleer, and the Aptos Creative Arts Center in San Francisco.