2015 FREE FAMILY MUSIC SPONSORED BY THE
FRIENDS OF THE CARMEL VALLEY LIBRARY!
2015 CARMEL VALLEY LIBRARY FAMILY MUSIC PROGRAMS
|Jan 14 || Flutist Daniel Lee and pianist Yuju Jung |
|Feb 11 || Pianist Irina Bessanova and violinist Roy Bak |
|Mar 11 || Praxum Brass Quintet |
|Apr 8|| Neave Trio - Violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Toni James |
|May 13|| Flutist Carlos Aguilar |
|Jun 10|| Pianist Andrew Vu |
|Jul 8|| Pizarro Brothers |
|Aug 5|| Odyssey - 10-voice mixed chorus |
|Sep 9|| Black Cedar - Flutist Kris Palmer, cellist Nancy Kim, and guitarist Steve Lin |
|Oct 14|| Dean Ratzman - jazz classics of the 40s, 50s, and 60s |
|Nov 10|| Flute in Tango with Elena Yarritu |
|Dec 9|| In aChord San Diego - 12-voice men's chorus directed by Jim Tompkins-MacLaine |
These free family music programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. All are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. in the community room of the library except the one on Nov. 10, which is on a Tuesday evening. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to hear a wide variety of instruments, voices, and music.
MUSIC AT THE CARMEL VALLEY LIBRARY IN MARCH 2015
PRAXUM BRASS QUINTET AT THE CARMEL VALLEY LIBRARY ON MARCH 11
March's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library's community room. It will feature the Praxum Brass Quintet in a recital of the history of the brass quintet. It will include works by Ewazen, Ives, Lutoslawski, Cheetham, J S Bach, and Ewald. Members of the Quintet are Rachel Allen, Elizabeth Meeker, John Lorge, Eric Starr, and Michael Wiley. The program will last 45 minutes.
Praxum Brass was formed in 2012 and is dedicated to promoting and performing modern brass quintet music with an occasional reverent nod to the classics of its genre. Its members are among the finest brass musicians in Southern California. They have performed with many professional orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the San Diego Symphony, Orchestra Nova, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra. Its members bring performance experience from other styles and genres, including pop, jazz, rock, ethnic, country, and even heavy metal. All of this makes Praxum Brass a unique and exciting ensemble.
Rachel Allen is a free-lance trumpet player and teacher, and plays regularly with the La Jolla Symphony. She has a BA from Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and a Masters in Orchestral Performance from McGill University in Montreal. Her international adventures includes a musical outreach at rural schools in El Salvador and a residency at the Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina in Brazil. In the States she has played in the Aspen and Idyllwild summer music programs and the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar. She is also a high school trumpet coach.
Elizabeth Meeker has a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master of Music from Yale University. She has played trumpet with the San Diego Symphony, Orchestra Nova, Old Globe Theater, and the Lawrence Welk Theatre. She also plays with the San Diego based Westwind Brass Quintet. She is a brass instructor at Southwestern Community College and teaches privately.
John Lorge studied music at the University of Wisconsin and is principal horn emeritus of the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera. He has also played with the LA Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, St Paul Chamber Orchestra, and many recording studio orchestras in LA. He is often called on to compose and arrange music for the San Diego Symphony and chamber ensembles across the nation. And he leads the San Diego based French-horn ensemble, Hornswoggle, as well as the La Jolla Brass Ensemble.
Eric Starr has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California, a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. He has played trombone with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, La Jolla Symphony, Orchestra Nova, and the Orquesta Sinfonica UANL in Monterrey, Mexico. His solo and chamber music engagements have included appearances at San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, the Peabody Institute, the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and Southwest Minnesota State University. He also plays with the Westwind Brass.
Michael Wiley studied music performance at the Eastman School of Music and San Diego State University. He has been a performing musician for over 35 years and is currently an active free-lance tubist. He has played with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Pops, Grossmont Symphony, Westwind Brass, Pacific Sounds Brass Quintet, and many other chamber groups. Michael is also an accomplished bass guitarist and has performed, recorded, and toured with many San Diego based artists.
The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668.
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