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http://brass.menloschool.org ~July 7-19, 2012~ Tenth Annual Art of Sound Summer Brass Institute and Festival ~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 pm) ~ 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 Symphony 8 pm Sunday July 8 Stent Hall Admission: $20 (Participants 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 www.inouyejazz.com ~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: __________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________ Email:_______________________________________________ YES! I want to support the future of great music at the Institutes! ____Please contact me at :_____________________________ ___Please accept my donation in the amount of___________ Send to: Vicky Greenbaum firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Admission: $20 (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: Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic 8 pm Tuesday July 17 Martin Hall Admission: $20 (participants 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 http://www.slidearea.com/home.html ~ page 11 ~ The Art of Carol Jantsch Tuba, Philadelphia Orchestra 8 pm Monday July 16 All Saints Church, Palo Alto Admission: $20 (participants 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 (participants 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 conducting. 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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