Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band with Bonnie Whiting, percussion: Urban Landscapes

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets
Wind Ensemble flute section

The Wind Ensemble (Timothy Salzman, director) and Symphonic Band (Steven Morrison, director) present their winter quarter concert, performing music by Michael Tilson Thomas, Darius Milhaud, and others. With UW Percussion Studies Chair Bonnie Whiting. 

URBAN LANDSCAPES

 

University of Washington Wind Ensemble Brass

Street Song: for Symphonic Brass (1988, revised 1997) – Michael Tilson Thomas (b. 1944)

I. Slow

II. Relaxed

III. Moderate swing

Mark Tse, conductor

 

University of Washington Symphonic Band
Dr. Steven Morrison, conductor

Big City Blues (1950) – Morton Gould (1913-1996)

Brooklyn Air (2016) – Michael Markowski (b. 1986)

Steampunk Suite (2017) – Erika Svanoe (b. 1976)

  1. Charlie and the Mechanical Man Marching Band
  2. The Strange Case of Dr. Curie & Madam Hyde
  3. Bertie Wells Attends Mr. Verne’s Lecture on Flying Machines
  4. Barnum and Tesla’s Tandem Bicycle

Taina Lorenz, conductor

 

University of Washington Wind Ensemble
Timothy Salzman, conductor

Concerto Pour Batterie Et Petit Orchestre (1930) – Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Bonnie Whiting, percussion

Masks and Machines (2015) – Paul Dooley (b. 1983)
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Artist Bios

Bonnie Whiting

Bonnie Whiting joined the School of Music faculty in Fall 2016 as Chair of Percussion Studies. She performs and commissions new experimental music for percussion. She seeks out projects involving non-traditional notation, interdisciplinary performance, improvisation, and the speaking percussionist.

Recent work includes a series of concerts at the John Cage Centennial Festival in Washington DC, and performance as a soloist in Tan Dun's Water Passion under the baton of the composer himself. In 2011, she joined red fish blue fish percussion group in premiering the staged version of George Crumb’s Winds of Destiny directed by Peter Sellars and featuring Dawn Upshaw for Ojai Festival. 

Whiting has collaborated with many of today's leading new music groups, including eighth blackbird (the “Tune-in” festival at the Park Avenue Armory), the International Contemporary Ensemble (American premiere of James Dillon’s Nine Rivers at Miller Theatre, as an on-stage percussionist for Andriessen’s epic music theatre work De Materie), Bang on a Can (Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians for the LA Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series) and Ensemble Dal Niente (the Fromm Concerts at Harvard.) During the summer, she is a member of the Walden Players, enesmble in residence at the Walden School in Dublin, NH.

She performs regularly with percussionist Allen Otte; they have presented concerts at The Stone in New York, The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, throughout New Zealand, and at colleges and universities around the country. Her debut album, featuring an original solo-simultaneous realization of John Cage’s 45’ for a speaker and 27’10.554” for a percussionist, was released by Mode Records in 2017.

A dedicated arts educator, Bonnie spent three years with Tales & Scales, a quartet combining new music, dance, and theater for family audiences, giving over 400 performances in 25 states and appearing with the Dallas, Oregon, Indianapolis, Buffalo, and Louisville orchestras. She also helped to develop several experimental music programs in Southern California: The Children’s Universal Language Orchestra in Spring Valley as well as residencies at the Monarch School (for children affected by homelessness) and the inner-city Lincoln High School in San Diego.

She was a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Switzerland under the direction of Pierre Boulez, and has performed throughout Europe as well as Canada and Panama. Bonnie has worked with composers Jerome Kitzke, Randall Woolf, John Luther Adams, Michael Pisaro, and Frederic Rzewski, and she champions the music of her peers. 

Bonnie attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory (BM), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), and University of California San Diego (DMA.) She has served on the faculties of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the DePauw University School of Music, and as a lecturer at UC San Diego. She moves back to Seattle, WA to lead the percussion department at the University of Washington in the fall of 2016. 

Timothy Salzman is in his 31st year at the University of Washington where he serves as Professor of Music/Director of Concert Bands, is conductor of the University Wind Ensemble and teaches students enrolled in the graduate instrumental conducting program. Former graduate wind conducting students of Professor Salzman have obtained positions at forty-six colleges and universities throughout the United States. Prior to his appointment at the UW he served for four years as Director of Bands at Montana State University where he founded the MSU Wind Ensemble. From 1978 to 1983 he was band director in the Herscher, Illinois, public school system where the band program received several regional and national awards in solo/ensemble, concert and marching band competition. Professor Salzman holds degrees from Wheaton (IL) College (Bachelor of Music Education), and Northern Illinois University (Master of Music in low brass performance), and studied privately with Arnold Jacobs, former tubist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has numerous publications for bands with the C. L. Barnhouse, Arranger's Publications, Columbia Pictures, Hal Leonard Publishing and Nihon Pals publishing companies, and has served on the staff of new music reviews for The Instrumentalist magazine. Professor Salzman has been a conductor, adjudicator, arranger or consultant for bands throughout the United States and in Canada, England, France, Russia, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, China, and Japan, a country he has visited twenty-one times. Recently he has frequently travelled to China where he served as visiting professor at the China Conservatory, given master classes for numerous wind bands, and conducted several ensembles including: the Shanghai Wind Orchestra on their 15th Anniversary Concert in Philharmonic Hall in Shanghai; the People's Liberation Army Band in two concerts (2009/10); the Beijing Wind Orchestra in a concert appearance at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Tiananmen Square; and the Tsinghua University Band in concerts in 2016/2017. He also served on three occasions as an adjudicator for the Singapore Youth Festival National Concert Band Championships. He is compiling editor and co-author (with several current and former UW graduate students) of A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, a five-volume series of books on contemporary wind band composers published by Meredith Music Publications, a subsidiary of the Hal Leonard Corporation. He is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and is a past president of the Northwest Division of the College Band Directors National Association. 

Under Professor Salzman’s direction the University of Washington Wind Ensemble has performed at a number of prestigious music conventions, has presented several world premiere performances of outstanding new music for wind band and in 2004, undertook a highly acclaimed nine-day concert tour of the Kansai region of Japan, returning for more extensive tours of that country in 2007 and 2010. The UW Wind Ensemble presented several concerts in the main concert venues of Beijing, China in March of 2013, including a sold-out concert in the National Center for the Performing Arts in Tiananmen Square that was broadcast nationwide on China Central Television. The ensemble returned to China for a series of concerts in Beijing and Shanghai in 2016 playing before sold-out crowds in both cities. In the spring of 2006, the ensemble was invited by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra to present a concert at Benaroya Hall as a part of the Symphony’s Made in America Festival. The London Financial Times review of the concert applauded “music of surprising sophistication…Cindy McTee’s Finish Line pulsated energetically and William Bolcom’s Song was simply gorgeous.” Subsequent to the 2006 performance the ensemble was invited for return appearances on Seattle Symphony concert series in 2007, 2008 and, most recently in 2011 when Maestro Gerard Schwarz conducted the ensemble. The UW Wind Ensemble has also collaborated with a number of internationally renowned guest artists, conductors and composers including Eddie Daniels, Steve Houghton, Allen Vizzutti, Jeffery Fair, Chris Olka, James Walker, Douglas Yeo, Leigh Howard Stevens, David Maslanka, Michael Colgrass, Cindy McTee, Eric Ewazen, Satoshi Yagisawa, David Stanhope, John DiCesare, David Gordon, Mary Lynch, Seth Krimsky, Michael Brockman and Huck Hodge. In July of 2008 Nihon Pals, a music education resource company based in Osaka, Japan, released a set of instructional DVDs regarding the subject of building ensemble musicality featuring the UW Wind Ensemble. 

Steven Morrison is Professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of Washington. An instrumental music specialist, Professor Morrison teaches courses in music education, music psychology, and research methodology and conducts the UW Symphonic Band. He has taught at the elementary, junior high and senior high levels in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Louisiana and has conducted and arranged for bands, orchestras, and chamber groups throughout the United States.

Dr. Morrison is director of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Culture and Learning investigating neurological responses to music listening, perceptual and performance aspects of pitch-matching and intonation, and use of expressive gesture and modeling in ensemble teaching. His research also includes music preference and the variability of musical responses across diverse cultural contexts.

Prior to joining the UW faculty, Morrison served as Lecturer of Fine Arts at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has spoken and presented research throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. During 2009 he served as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and as a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Music and Science at the University of Cambridge.

Morrison’s articles have appeared in Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Music Perception, Frontiers in Psychology, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Southwestern Musician, and Southern Folklore. Along with collaborator Steven M. Demorest, his research into music and brain function has appeared in Neuroimage, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Progress in Brain Research and The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

He is also a contributing author to The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, published by Oxford University Press, the new Oxford Handbook of Music Education and Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience, the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain, and the text Musician and Teacher: An Orientation to Music Education, authored by UW colleague Patricia Shehan Campbell and published by W.W. Norton.

Morrison is Editor of the Journal of Research in Music Education for which he also served on the editorial board. He is also on the editorial boards of Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music and the Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education. Morrison has served on the executive board of the Society for Research in Music Education and is currently a member of the advisory board for the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research. He is past University Curriculum Chair for the Washington Music Educators Association and an honorary member of the Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.

He holds a B.M. from Northwestern University, an M.M. from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

UW Music DMA conducting student Mark Tse was awarded a 2015 American Prize.

Mark Tse is completing his doctoral studies in conducting with Timothy Salzman at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he co-conducts the UW Concert Band and is an assistant conductor to the UW Wind Ensemble. At UW, Tse adjudicates regional festivals, conducts honor bands and masterclass workshops for visiting schools, and coordinates the Pacific Northwest Band Festival. He also managed the 2016 Wind Ensemble trip to Shanghai and Beijing, where he guest conducted the Washington Chamber Brass with the UW Wind Ensemble. In the 2016 American Prize competition, he won 3rd place for community band wind ensemble conducting, and an Honourable Mention for college/university wind ensemble conducting. In 2015, he won 2nd placefor college/university wind ensemble conducting.

Tse holds a Bachelor of Music in music education and a Bachelor of Education in instrumental music from the University of Toronto. In his final years of teaching, Tse obtained a Masters of Music in music education and subsequently completed coursework for a Doctorate of Philosophy in music education from the University of Western Ontario. While at UWO, he wrote and conducted arrangements for the El Sistema Aeolian Orchestras and the UWO Chamber Orchestra, as well as guest-conducted the UWO Symphonic Band.

After being chosen by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to be one of five Eastman School of Music workshop participants to conduct them at a concert, Tse left his doctoral studies to start a Masters of Music in wind ensemble conducting with Charles Peltz at the world-renowned New England Conservatory in Boston. While there, he has premiered numerous new works by students and award-winning composer Thomas Oboe Lee, and guest conducted the NEC Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds. Tse also helped organize the College Band Directors National Association's regional conference “Crossing Over”.

Previous to his graduate studies, Tse taught high school instrumental music for 11 years in the Toronto area, including concert bands, jazz ensembles, and classical guitar classes, and served as Department Head for many of those years. As a teacher, musical outreach was a priority as he forged new connections between area music programs and community bands, championing life-long music making.

For more information, please visit: https://www.marktse.com

Taina Lorenz

Passionate about making music with people, self-proclaimed “band geek,” Taina Lorenz,
joins us from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Back home, she is Music Director of the
Cosmopolitan Music Society, a large adult community music organization of over 300
band, choir, and jazz musicians from beginner to semi-professional. Along with her
administrative duties, Taina conducts the Monday and Tuesday Bands, Summer Band,
and Chamber Winds.  Involved in many areas of the community, Taina also conducts the
Edmonton Schoolboys Alumni Band (The Edmonton Seniors Band), is Associate
Conductor with Mission Hill Brass Band, and teaches trumpet privately to students of all
ages. With her solid experience as both a conductor and trumpeter, including eighteen years of teaching instrumental music with Edmonton Catholic Schools, Taina is sought
after as a clinician and guest conductor in Edmonton, Western Canada, and the United
States. Taina has served on the board of directors for the Alberta Band Association, the Joint
Planning Committee for Music Conference Alberta, and is a member of Phi Beta Mu.

A performer for most of her life, Taina has played trumpet and euphonium in a wide
range of ensembles, including wind ensemble, concert band, symphony and pit
orchestras, brass bands, jazz bands, chamber winds, and as a soloist. She has conducted
wind ensemble, concert band, brass band, chamber winds, chorus, and chamber
orchestra. 

Taina holds a Bachelor of Education in Music Education, a Master of Music in Wind
Conducting from the University of Alberta, and is thrilled to be working on her PhD in
Music Education at the University of Washington. Her research interests include musical
perception and cognition, particularly in adults, instrumental methods and conducting
pedagogy.