CWUNews FeedNews Feedhttps://www.cwu.edu/music/newsen-usPortland Jazz Group "Trio Uncontrollable" Comes To CWUhttps://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4695Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:04:15<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/music/sites/cts.cwu.edu.music/files/Trio%20Uncontrollable.jpg" style="width: 75%; height: 75%;" /></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The CWU Music Department is proud to present one of Portland&rsquo;s best jazz groups: Trio Uncontrollable. Led by guitarist Dan Balmer, the trio is marked by unpredictable, unfettered, uncontrolled, deconstructed, groove-based, soul-based, solo-based, individual team-work-jazz and beyond.</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"> Along with Alan Jones on drums and Damian Erskine on bass, Trio Uncontrollable brings together three unique musical voices from differing disciplines that results in always surprising, always in the moment, &nbsp;jazz creativity. Relying on Balmer&#39;s compositions, the band takes his music places neither he nor anyone else would have ever dreamed or imagined. Combining the propulsive power of Jones&#39; uncontainable drum set mastery, the super fat grooves of bass virtuoso, Erskine, and Balmer&#39;s broad palette of guitar wizardry the trio has wowed, moved, amazed, and destroyed audiences for the last two years.<u5:p></u5:p></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">&ldquo;We are beyond excited to have these guys here,&rdquo; says&nbsp;Chris Bruya, CWU&rsquo;s Director of Jazz Studies. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve known Dan for decades from when I used to live and teach in the Portland area. Always amazing musicianship!&rdquo;, he said. The trio will present clinics during the day and perform for the campus and general public that night. While the concert is free, CWU does anticipate a full house, so arrive early to get your seat. Thursday, November 7<sup>th</sup>, 2019, 7:00pm, Music Building Recital Hall.<u5:p></u5:p></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">CWU Music Celebrates 22 Years Of Halloween Concertshttps://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4686Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:33:38<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/music/sites/cts.cwu.edu.music/files/images/20190927_Halloween%20Promo.jpg" style="width: 75%; height: 75%;" /></p> <p>Join the CWU Symphony Orchestra and the CWU Chamber Choir as they&nbsp;present their 22nd Annual Halloween Concert at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, in the McIntyre Music Building Hertz Concert Hall!&nbsp; The costume-clad performers&nbsp;will present&nbsp;deliciously frightful favorites, including pieces by Mozart, Revueltas, Holst, and John Williams. Fun for all ages!</p> <p>Tickets for the concert are $14.00, and may be purchased at&nbsp;www.cwu.edu/tickets.</p> <p>Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p> </p style="text-align: center;">Byron Schenkman & Friends To Perform At CWU Musichttps://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4684Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:26:32<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/music/sites/cts.cwu.edu.music/files/images/BS-and-F_S7_Concerts_Pages_C2_Brahms.jpg" style="width: 75%; height: 75%;" /></p> <p>As an addendum to their thriving season at Seattle&#39;s Benaroya Hall, Byron Shenkman &amp; Friends will be presenting an exquisite concert at&nbsp;the CWU McIntyre Recital Hall on Friday, October 25th at 7:00pm.</p> <p>Byron Schenkman is an American harpsichordist, pianist, music director, and educator. Schenkman has recorded over 40 CDs and has won several awards and accolades. He co-founded the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and was its artistic director. This concert will present&nbsp;romantic masterpieces for violin and piano by Brahms, Beach, and Dvorak, and&nbsp;feature&nbsp;international competition winner and Seattle native Rachell Ellen Wong.</p> <p>&ldquo;Rachell Ellen Wong brought flamboyance and tender eloquence&hellip;that brought the program to a thrilling conclusion.&rdquo; &mdash; Joshua Kosman, Datebook</p> <p>&ldquo;Schenkman provided beautifully sculpted piano playing&hellip; stylistically brilliant, with crisp and dynamic sonorities.&rdquo; &mdash;&nbsp;Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Post-Tribune</p> <p>$12 G.A., $7 Senior/Student/Alumni&nbsp;-&nbsp; You can purchase tickets through Wildcat Ticketing online:&nbsp;https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&amp;w=1e100210d1ec620076c8e46b6d221969&amp;vqitq=3b09137f-db77-499f-b3ec-7d42cbb27b9e&amp;vqitp=23193449-9e9a-4a5e-89f4-4993c392f39c&amp;vqitts=1571086721&amp;vqitc=vendini&amp;vqite=itl&amp;vqitrt=Safetynet&amp;vqith=41469be081cea672f95cababe8362fb1</p> <p>Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p> </p style="text-align: center;">East-West Jazz Alliance To Perform At CWUhttps://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4683Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:22:10<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/music/sites/cts.cwu.edu.music/files/images/East-West%20Jazz%20Alliance%202019.jpg" style="width: 75%; height: 75%;" /></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The CWU Music Department Jazz Studies Area is presenting a cultural treat to the Ellensburg community: The East-West Jazz Alliance on October 17<sup>th</sup>, 8:00pm in the Music Building Concert Hall. This is the second visit of this ensemble, the first being a number of years ago, which was hailed by students and community as one of the best concerts of the year. Jay Thomas, a Seattle native and acclaimed jazz multi-instrumentalist is responsible for bringing this group together for a visit to CWU, among many other venues in the Northwest. Comprised of personnel from Japan and the United States, their name is a moniker for bringing together both sides of the Pacific ocean in the name of jazz. Thomas makes yearly sojourns to Japan to play with a number of these players and now it will be their turn to perform in his homeland. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Kohama Yasuhiro (saxophone) is the leader of East West Jazz Alliance, originally hailing from Hiroshima but now based out of Nagoya, Japan. Kohama studied from jazz super stars Barry Harris and Jimmy Heath and has been running a jazz orchestra in Japan for the past thirty years. Jay Thomas says he has been playing with Kohama for twenty two years. &ldquo;He changed my life in so many ways. He introduced me to the joys of being part of a group&rdquo;, said Thomas. Atsushi Ikeda (saxophone) is at the apex of the Tokyo scene appearing in many groups including CUG and No Name Horses run by Mokoto Ozone. Daisuke Kurata is a first call drummer in Japan who used to live in NY, recorded with Grady Tate, playing often at&nbsp; many Manhattan night spots. Maya Hatch is a vocalist from Seattle who now resides in Japan. She has deep roots in the Northwest having graduated from Roosevelt High School (Seattle) and went on to the New School in NYC. Her mother is Japanese, her father Caucasian, and she speaks fluent Nihongo. Phil Sparks covers the bass chair for the group and is a first-call player in Seattle, currently playing with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Seattle&rsquo;s premier big band. The &quot; kid &quot; in the band is Yuuki Hirate, 25 years old and lives in Japan. About Yuuki, Jay Thomas has great story to tell. &ldquo;A summer ago I had him perform at Tula&rsquo;s Jazz Club in Seattle. Yuuki was amazing everyone with his chops and taste and command of the jazz language. At one point in the evening he played his trumpet with his right hand and played unison lines with his left hand on piano. the people who were already amazed were on the floor after that!&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">&ldquo;We are super-excited to have this amazing group of players back on campus,&rdquo; said Chris Bruya, CWU&rsquo;s Director of Jazz Studies. &ldquo;They will present a couple of clinics for students during the day and then tear the roof off the Concert Hall that night!&rdquo; he continued.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Websites and more resources: *</span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The content of these pages has not been reviewed or approved by Central Washington University*</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmayahatch.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CChristopher.Bruya%40cwu.edu%7C194fbde922064198c69208d746fba4f9%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637055918935780681&amp;sdata=Zlr2Dh7Fgd%2FBTzme8AD1tDJ%2BRIAMqQcRF2HRaIPeu88%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#0563c1; 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height: 50%;" /></p> <p>Celebrated for visionary programming and virtuoso performances offered with keen insight and good-natured humor, The Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. Engagements last season included residencies and performances on the Rutenberg Series (Tampa), The Artist&#39;s Series (Tallahassee), and the Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series (Naples), as well as concerts for the Ashville Chamber Music Series, Chamber Music Kelowna (B.C.), the Los Angeles Music Guild, Barge Music (New York), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.). They will be returning to the McIntyre Concert&nbsp;Hall stage on Tuesday, October 15th at 7pm for an evening of &quot;masterful sensitivity and nuance&quot; and &quot;ultra-refined musicianship&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, please visit <a href="/music/www.aspenstringtrio.com">www.aspenstringtrio.com</a></p> <p>This concert is free and open to the public.&nbsp;Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p> </p style="text-align: center;">CWU Music Celebrates 22 Years Of Halloween Concertshttps://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4673Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:09:51<p><img alt="" src="/music/sites/cts.cwu.edu.music/files/images/20190927_Halloween%20Promo.jpg" style="width: 799px; height: 533px;" /></p> <p>Join the CWU Symphony Orchestra and the CWU Chamber Choir as they&nbsp;present their 22nd Annual Halloween Concert at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, in the McIntyre Music Building Hertz Concert Hall!&nbsp; The costume-clad performers&nbsp;will present&nbsp;deliciously frightful favorites, including pieces by Mozart, Revueltas, Holst, and John Williams. Fun for all ages!</p> <p>Tickets for the concert are $14.00, and may be purchased at&nbsp;www.cwu.edu/tickets.</p> <p>Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p> CWU Percussion Ensemble to Perform Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicianshttps://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4656Mon, 13 May 2019 13:40:01<p>The Central Washington University Percussion Ensemble will perform Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians on May 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building.</p><p>Reich’s grammy-wining composition, Music for 18 Musicians, is a landmark composition that features intricate melodies, in-depth textures, and rich harmonies that cultivated his music for decades to come.</p><p>A performance of Music for 18 Musicians lasts approximately one hour and serves as a true endurance test for its performers.</p><p>“People need to see this concert,” said Mark Goodenberger, Director of Percussion Studies at CWU.&nbsp; “Reich created one of the masterpieces of the 20th century. Due to the work’s intense complexity, the demand on its performers, and the rarity of it being performed live, this is a special occasion, not to be missed!”</p><p>The ensemble for Music for 18 Musicians is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from the percussion ensemble, as well as faculty members and professional musicians in the community.</p><p>“It is a humbling experience performing with such a wide variety of musicians,” said Kylle Strunk, a graduate music student at CWU. “It’s a truly unique piece that not only provides extraordinary sonic depth for its audience, but gives students a chance to perform with professionals.”</p><p>The concert will also present the premiere of Strunk’s composition Echo, commissioned by graduating percussionist Bobby Odle. The composition features Odle as a marimba soloist, accompanied by a percussion sextet.</p><p>Admission to the concert is free.</p><p>The CWU Department of Music is committed to preparing students for careers in music, providing them with the skill to become knowledgeable and confident music educators, performers, and practitioners, enabling them to enrich the lives of the communities in which they live and serve.</p>CWU Kairos to Perform with Duane Funderburkhttps://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4516Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:48:58<p>Kairos, string chamber ensemble-in-residence at Central Washington University, will present a concert on Monday, February 11 in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Duane Funderburk, world renowned pianist from Southern California will join violinist Carrie Rehkopf Michel and cellist John Michel in presenting works by Bridge, Berofsky, Ravel, and an arrangement by Funderburk of the hymn ‘Let All Things Now Living’, based on the Welsh song ‘The Ash Grove’. Tango-inspired favorites by Piazzolla and Schoenfield will bring the concert to a fiery close. Admission is free.</p>CWU Music Presents Two Concerts to Raise Your Spirits this Halloween Seasonhttps://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4456Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:48:44<p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/music/sites/cts.cwu.edu.music/files/images/Halloween%20concert.jpg" style="width: 475px; height: 316px;"></p><p>‘Tis the season of ghosts and goblins—and symphony orchestras and tubas! Once again, Central Washington University’s Department of Music will present the Halloween Concert and Octubaween, two concerts that celebrate moody and macabre music</p><p>The annual Halloween Symphony Concert—replete with performers and conductors in costumes—will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. The musical program includes spine-chilling favorites such as the themes from <em>Indiana Jones</em>, <em>Star Wars</em>, and <em>Harry Potter</em>. Tickets for the concert are $14.00, and may be purchased at www.cwu.edu/tickets.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/music/sites/cts.cwu.edu.music/files/images/Octubaween.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 168px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;">Octubaween is a long-standing tradition that never fails to delight. The thunder roars when 14 tubas and euphoniums bellow the “Tuba Tiger Rag,” or travel south of the equator to visit locales such as “Brazil” or “Africa.” Octubaween will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall.</p><p>Octubaween is free and open to the public.</p><p>Parking is free in CWU lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br>Musica Antiqua Presents “Handel vs. Porpora on the London Stage”https://www.cwu.edu/music/node/4412Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:19:22<p>The CWU Department of Music will present the first of this year’s Musica Antiqua concerts on Friday, September 21 at 7 PM. This hour long free program, to be held in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall, will focus on musical events in early 18th century London, specifically on the competition between composers G. F. Handel and Nicola Porpora. This was a time when Italian opera was the hot ticket in London, and Handel was the reigning composer, at least until an anti-Handelian clique established the "Opera of the Nobility" and hired the most famous Italian opera composer of the day, Nicola Porpora, to mount competing performances.</p><p>Handel's Ariodante opened on January 8, 1735 at Covent Garden, followed closely by Porpora's Polifemo, which opened Feb 1, 1735 at King's Theater. Then, as now, opera was a risky business and both companies closed within a year. But from these operas we have some extraordinary music that remains in contemporary concert repertory. In this program, you'll hear the signature arias from each of these operas: Handel's "Scherza infida" and Porpora's Alto Giove, with mezzo-soprano Melissa Schiel as soloist in both. Orchestral works on the program will show the unique elements of each composer's compositional style. Joining Ms. Schiel and director Margret Gries on stage will be performers from CWU music faculty, students and alumnae.</p>