Thursday, February 19, 2009

UCLA Herb Albert School of Music to present "It's a Woodwind World"

WHAT: The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents "It's a Woodwind World" on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 8 p.m., at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall. The event features UCLA faculty members Sheridon Stokes (flute), Jonathan Davis (oboe), Gary Gray (clarinet), John Steinmetz (bassoon), Brian O'Connor (horn) Doug Masek (saxophone) and Neal Stulberg (piano), plus outstanding woodwind students.

These extraordinary faculty members will perform Bernard Heiden's "Intrada" for woodwind quintet and saxophone; Bruce Broughton's “Hudson River Valley”, an octet for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns (West Coast premiere); Bill Dobbins' "Meet Me at Dreamland" for saxophone trio; Saint-Saëns' "Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs" for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano; and David Gillingham’s “American Counterpoint”, a trio for flute, clarinet and saxophone.

The music chosen for this program includes the standard woodwind quintet but also includes saxophone and piano so that the variety of styles transcends from a French romantic showpiece by Saint-Saens to a brand new work by Academy Award winning film composer, Bruce Broughton. The connecting thread throughout the whole concert is that each work has its own unique "story" attached to it. Also, with the addition of saxophone(s), the repertoire can naturally tend toward jazz-influenced works, e.g. "American Counterpoint" and "Meet Me at Dreamland".

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

COST: $15 general admission, $7 seniors and students (with ID)

For more information, call (310) 825-2101, or visit

PARKING: Campus parking is available for $9 in Lot 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).

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