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Hornist David Jolley Joins the Faculty Beginning Spring, 2015

January 14, 2015 Comments off

davidsolo-500x335The Department of Music is pleased to announce that hornist David Jolley is joining the faculty beginning Spring, 2015.

David Jolley has garnered praise from many quarters (The New York Times called him a hornist of “remarkable virtuosity” while Gramophone Magazine ranked him “a soloist second to none”). He has collaborated with some of the finest artists of our time, including the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Guarneri Quartet, the American String Quartet, the Beaux Arts Trio, Musicians from Marlboro, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He was a founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and currently plays with the wind quintet Windscape and he can be heard on over two dozen recordings.

A frequent soloist with orchestra, Jolley has appeared with symphonies across the U.S., including Detroit, Rochester, Memphis, San Antonio, Phoenix, Florida West Coast, New Mexico, and Vermont. Internationally, he has appeared with the National Symphony of Brazil in Rio de Janiero, the Kamerata Orchestra of Athens, the Israel Sinfonietta, and the Israel Kamerata in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Jolley most recently performed with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in Enschede, where he performed Joseph Swenson’s Horn Concerto, “The Fire and the Rose.”

Jolley’s keen interest in enlarging the solo horn literature has led to the composition of many new works for him, including Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s “Concerto,” which Jolley premiered with Orpheus at Carnegie Hall. Other memorable works composed for Jolley include “Twilight Music” by John Harbison, “Dust and Shiver” by George Tsontakis, and George Perle’s “Duos for Horn and String Quartet,” premiered by Jolley and the Orion String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall. He most recently premiered the “Concerto for Horn” by Lawrence Dillon with the Carolina Chamber Orchestra.

He has performed in many summer festivals, including Marlboro, Sarasota, Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Bowdoin, and the Music Academy of the West. Jolley has six solo recordings under the Arabesque label, including Mozart Concerti and Strauss Concert iwith the Israel Sinfonietta. Jolley is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Mannes College of Music, and Queens College-CUNY.

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Faculty Members Michael Powell (trombone) and Kevin Cobb (trumpet) Honored With Chamber Music America’s National Service Award

January 25, 2013 Comments off

American Brass Quintet Awarded Chamber Music America’s Highest Honor
The Richard J. Bogomolny Award

On Sunday, January 20, 2013 in New York City, Chamber Music America will officially confer its highest honor, The Richard J Bogomolny National Service Award, on the American Brass Quintet.

ABQ’s receipt of the prestigious award marks only the fourth time in 35 years the award has been given to an ensemble, the first time an ensemble recipient has not been a string quartet, and the first time it has been given to wind or brass performers. Past recipients include Rudolph Serkin, William Schuman, Menaham Pressler, Guarneri Quartet, and Richard Goode.

The award will be formally presented at the Chamber Music America’s national conference banquet at the Westin Hotel, New York City, on January 20, 2013 with special guest speaker composer Joan Tower. On January 19 at Symphony Space in New York City CMA presents a concert honoring the ABQ featuring noted performers including the New York Woodwind Quintet, trumpeters Wayne DuMaine and Joe Bergstaller, and renowned composer of brass chamber music Eric Ewazen, among others.

Founded in 1960, the American Brass Quintet is the longest continuously performing brass quintet in North America. It has to date commissioned or premiered approximately 150 works and has released over 50 recordings marking the largest recorded legacy of serious brass chamber music by an ensemble. Current members of the quintet are Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb, trumpet; David Wakefield, horn; Michael Powell, trombone; John D. Rojak, bass trombone.

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