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the Art of Sound - Summer Brass Institute - Menlo School




           ~July 7-19, 2012~
               Tenth Annual

Art of Sound
          Institute and

         ~It’s all about the Music~
                    Festival Overview 2012
Saturday July 7
The Art of Horn Building with Bruce Roberts (Martin Hall 4 pm)
The Art of Sound: Adam Luftman (Stent Hall 8 pm)

Sunday July 8
The Art of Mark Inouye, Trumpet (Stent Hall 8 pm)

Monday July 9
The Art of Nicole Cash, Horn (Stent Hall 8 pm)

Tuesday July 10
Art of Sound with the Bay Brass: Brass and Organ
(Stanford Memorial Church 8 pm)

Wednesday July 11
The Art of Robert Ward, Horn (Stent Hall 8 pm)

Thursday July 12
The Art of Michael Sachs, Trumpet (Stent Hall 8 pm)

Friday July 13
Artistry of Symphonic Brass (Stent Hall 8 pm)

Saturday July 14
Radiant Brass Chamber Music (Stent Hall 8 pm)

Monday July 16
The Art of Carol Jantsch, Tuba (All Saints Church, 8 pm)

Tuesday July 17
The Art of Joseph Alessi, Trombone (Martin Hall 8 pm)

Wednesday July 18
The Art of Sound: Festival Artists in Concert (All Saints Church 8

                            ~ page 2 ~
                          Directions to Venues
To Menlo School (50 Valparaiso Ave. Atherton):
From Hwy 101: take the Woodside Rd. exit and go west; at El Camino Real,
go south; at the Valparaiso Ave. light, go right (west); at the first stop sign,
look for a Menlo School sign on your right; turn in to the parking lot.

From Hwy. 280: take the Woodside Rd. exit and go east; at Alameda de las
Pulgas, go south (right); at the Valparaiso Ave. light, go east (left); look for a
big Menlo School sign on the left at a traffic light and turn left, into the
parking lot.
To Memorial Church at Stanford University:
From Hwy 101: from either direction, take the Embarcadero Rd exit, going
West. After crossing El Camino Real, Embarcadero joins Arboretum; stay to
your left and bear left on Campus Drive East. Turn right on Mayfield, and
look for the parking lot behind Braun Music Center, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
and Tresidder Student Union. Park there; it’s free of charge after 4 pm and
on Sundays. To reach Memorial Church, walk straight east past Tresidder
and the Old Union.
From Hwy 280: from either direction, take Sand Hill Road exit and go east
on Sand Hill. Turn right on Alameda de los Pulgas, then left on Junipero
Serra. Turn left at the first light, Campus Drive West; turn right on Santa
Teresa and right again on Lomita, then left on Lagunita which takes you to
the parking lot behind Tresidder Student Union, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
and Braun Music Center. Park there; it’s free of charge after 4 pm and on
Sundays. To reach Memorial Church, walk straight east past Tresidder and
the Old Union.
To All Saints Church (555 Waverly, Palo Alto):
From Hwy 101, going north or south, take the University Ave. exit and go
west. After crossing Middlefield Rd, look for Waverly Ave. in downtown
Palo Alto, and turn left (south). Go one block. Ample free parking is
available in lots and on the street.

                                  ~ page 15 ~
                      Festival Artists
                 (alphabetical by section)

 *David Burkhart, trumpet (San Francisco Opera Orchestra)
*James Dooley, principal trumpet (Symphony Silicon Valley)
*Glenn Fischthal, associate principal trumpet (SF Symphony)
       Mark Inouye, principal trumpet (SF Symphony)
   Adam Luftman, principal trumpet (SF Opera Orchestra)
    Nicole Cash, associate principal horn (SF Symphony)
            *Jonathan Ring, horn (SF Symphony)
   *Bruce Roberts, assistant principal horn (SF Symphony)
             Jessica Valeri, horn (SF Symphony)
        *Robert Ward, principal horn (SF Symphony)
 Joseph Alessi, principal trombone (New York Philharmonic)
    *Jeff Budin, principal trombone (SF Ballet Orchestra)
          *Paul Welcomer, trombone (SF Symphony)
       *John Engelkes, bass trombone (SF Symphony)
         Carol Jantsch, tuba (Philadelphia Orchestra)
        *Peter Wahrhaftig, tuba (SF Ballet Orchestra)
                  * member of the Bay Brass

            Vicky Greenbaum, Music Director
               Miles Graber, Accompanist

                        ~ page 14 ~
Welcome to the Art of Sound:
Summer Brass Festival 2012 at Menlo School

Artists of the Bay Brass and I collaborated for the first time when
we met in 2002 to create The Art of Sound Institute and Festival,
driven by the dream of fusing artistry of the highest caliber with
education for talented students. Love of music motivates us. This
Festival, and the Institute around which it centers, are all about
the music. Participants, aided by generous donors, come from
around the Bay Area and the world to immerse themselves in the
art of sound and the delights of musical interpretation.

Here, you’ll listen to great musicians of the brass world. Our
roster on page 15 lists the performers and teachers who join us in
creating the Festival. Important artists from around the city and
around the nation present classes and teach here, and perform
side by side with select participants.

Summer Brass Institute participants flock to Menlo—from all
over the Bay Area, the United States and the world—to study with
these artists, and many of the students are well on their way to
careers of their own. Between the ages of 13-27, participants have
gone on to take the world by storm with their music and their
sound, winning principal chairs in youth orchestras, finding
places in conservatories, attaining careers as professional
performers, and rejoicing in their musical lives.

As our gift to the community, we present many events free of
charge. Whether you’re an aficionado of the radiant sound of
brass, or a listener hearing this music for the first time, you’ll find
an engaging spirit here and a warm welcome from all of us at The
Art of Sound Festival of Brass.

—Vicky Greenbaum, Music Director
The Art of Mark Inouye:
Principal Trumpet,
San Francisco

8 pm
Sunday July 8
Stent Hall
Admission: $20
admitted free
of charge)

Mark launches his class with the virtuosic yet poetic
Legende by Georges Enesco. Hear his artistry as he
performs, and his wisdom as he works with young artists.
Mark Inouye attended the University of California at
Davis as a civil engineer before transferring and
graduating from the Juilliard School, where he was a
founding member of the Julliard Jazz Sextet at Lincoln
Center. Equally at home playing classical and jazz music,
has held principal trumpet positions with the Houston
and Charleston symphony orchestras. As a soloist, Mark
performed with the Houston Symphony, with the New
World Symphony, and with the Tanglewood Wind
Ensemble and Seiji Ozawa for volumes 3 and 4 of the
video production Marsalis on Music. For more
information about Mark Inouye and his music, visit his
Web site at

                        ~page 4~
              Summer Brass Institute at Menlo School
                 ~radiant, joyful music-making happens here~
We invite you to support Menlo School’s own brass institute and festival!
SBI benefits Menlo students, along with youngsters in the local
community. The Summer Brass Institute provides excellent musical
training and inspiring concerts, thanks to the generosity of those who
love music and who share the vision of making musical training accessible
to all motivated students. If you would like to join in partnership with fine
musicians, inspired students and visionary supporters, please contact music
director and Menlo teacher Vicky Greenbaum at the address below.

Your Name: __________________________________________



YES! I want to support the future of great music at the Institutes!

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                            Vicky Greenbaum
                    Summer Brass Institute and Festival
                                Menlo School
                    50 Valparaiso Ave. Atherton CA 94027
                         ~page 13~
The Art of Sound:
Joseph Alessi,
Carol Jantsch,
And Festival Artists
in Concert

8 pm
Wednesday July 18
All Saints Church

(participants admitted free)

Hear Joseph Alessi,
Carol Jantsch, and
other Festival Artists perform
music of Bach, Brahms,
Bourgeois, Gabrieli,
Shostakovich, and others,
a concert of chamber music
for brass ensembles of
various colors and sizes.
A winning assortment of
young participants take
the stage in this concert,
inspired by the opportunity
to play side by side with
artist faculty.

                       ~ page 12 ~
The Art of Nicole Cash:
San Francisco Symphony
Associate principal horn

8 pm
Monday July 9
Stent Hall

Admission: $20
(Participants admitted free
of charge)

We welcome Nicole Cash to SBI for her third summer as an artist.
A Virginia native, Nicole Cash is associate principal horn in the
San Francisco Symphony. She came to the orchestra from the
Dallas Symphony, where she played for eight years. An active
chamber musician and soloist, she has degrees from
Northwestern and Rice universities. She served as co-principal
horn with the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic of South Africa,
performed with orchestras in Honolulu, San Antonio and Houston,
in the Grand Tetons Music Festival Orchestra, and as guest
principal horn with the St. Louis Symphony.

                           ~page 5~
The Bay Brass
and RobertHuw Morgan, University Organist
The Art of Sound: Festival Concert

8 pm
Tuesday July 10
Memorial Church, Stanford University

Admission: Free of charge

The Bay Brass, comprised of brass musicians in the San
Francisco Symphony and other important orchestras, are
a collective, with no conductor or director. They’re self-
governing, and members share roles in composing,
arranging, and conducting. The Bay Brass sound has a
spiritual quality—distinguished among similar ensembles
by the glowing, radiance with no hard edges. Young
players come to learn this art of sound, to explore new
ways of thinking about ensemble and orchestral playing,
to build habits of mind and heart that help unleash their
musical potential.

                        ~page 6~
The Art of
Joseph Alessi:
New York

8 pm
Tuesday July 17
Martin Hall
Admission: $20
admitted free
of charge)

Joseph Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic
since 1985, has inspired numerous compositions which he has
premiered with major orchestras and recorded extensively. He
began musical studies in his native California with his father,
Joseph Alessi, Sr. As a high school student in San Rafael,
California, and was a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony
before continuing his musical training at PhiladelphiaÃs Curtis
Institute of Music. Prior to joining the Philharmonic, Mr. Alessi
was second trombone of The Philadelphia Orchestra for four
seasons, and principal trombone of LÃOrchestre symphonique de
Montreal for one season. In addition, he has performed as guest
principal trombonist with the London Symphony Orchestra in
Carnegie Hall led by Pierre Boulez. His trademark sound,
powerful yet expressive, draws students to seek his pedagogy at
institutes around the world, as well as in the Juilliard School and
the Alessi Trombone Seminar. Find more information at

                           ~ page 11 ~
The Art of Carol Jantsch
Philadelphia Orchestra

8 pm
Monday July 16
All Saints Church,
Palo Alto

Admission: $20
admitted free
of charge)

Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as having “a sound as clear and sure as
it [is] luxurious,” tubist Carol Jantsch was appointed Principal Tuba of the
Philadelphia Orchestra in 2006. She won the position while still a senior at the
University of Michigan, becoming the first female tuba player in a major
symphony orchestra. Raised in a musical family, Carol began piano lessons
at age six and began studying euphonium at Interlochen Arts Camp at age
nine. After switching to tuba, she attended the prestigious arts boarding high
school Interlochen Arts Academy. She continued her studies at the University
of Michigan under the tutelage of Fritz Kaenzig. Currently she teaches at
Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at Yale University.

                               ~ page 10 ~
Robert Ward:
The Art
of the
Lyric Horn

8 pm
Wednesday July 11
Stent Hall

Admission: $20
(participants admitted
free of charge)

Robert Ward performs music with his trademark bright
sound, inviting listeners into the light-filled sound-world
of the horn. Creating a musical line is one of Bob’s
specialties, whether soloing in symphonic literature or in
chamber works and horn-piano collaborations. Principal
Horn with the San Francisco Symphony, Bob is
responsible for countless section solos, most notably in
the Mahler symphony cycle in which the SFS achieves
such dramatic musical and expressive power. Arranging
and composing, along with requent forays into brass and
woodwind chamber music, combined with his work in the
Bay Brass, round out Bob’s artistic profile.

                         ~ page 7 ~
The Art of Michael Sachs:
Principal Trumpet,
Cleveland Orchestra

8 pm
Thursday July 12
Stent Hall, Menlo School
Admission: $20
admitted free
of charge)

Michael Sachs joined the Cleveland Orchestra as principal
trumpet in 1988. Praised by critics for his “spectacular chops” and
“radiant tone” he is recognized internationally as a leading
soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and clinician. Along	
  with his
active performance schedule, Mr. Sachs serves as Chairman of the
Brass division and Head of the Trumpet Department at the
Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to teaching and serving
on the faculty of leading summer festivals, including Aspen,
Summer Brass Institute, and many more, Mr. Sachs pursues an
active life as a soloist, most recently with the Cleveland Orchestra
in the premiere of Michael Hersch’s concerto for trumpet and
orchestra. He has published numerous studies and books for
trumpet; his newest project, 14 Duets for Trumpet and Trombone,
co-authored with Principal Trombone of the New York
Philharmonic Joseph Alessi, was released in November 2007
published by Carl Fischer Music.

                             ~ page 8 ~
Young Talent in Action: Two Performances

The Art of the Brass Ensemble
Friday July 13
8 pm
Stent Hall Spieker Ballroom
Thrill to the graceful, powerful sound of Institute participants
performing music of Brahms, Gabrieli, Debussy, Shostakovich
and other great composers. After these intensive days of
supportive coaching and rehearsal, they perform masterworks of
the repertoire for brass. Artists join participants, performing and

Radiant Chamber Brass
Saturday July 14
8 pm
Stent Hall, Spieker Ballroom
Enjoy the radiance of brass quintet artistry, an intimate yet
powerful form of chamber music, here. Participants share the
results of nine days spent focusing on music and interpretation,
along with the art of sound.
                            ~ page 9 ~

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