Concerto Competition: Woodwind/Brass/Percussion

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
FREE
  • The UW's Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Concerto Competition is Nov. 21.
    The UW's Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Concerto Competition is Nov. 19.

UW woodwind, brass, and percussion performance students compete for a chance to perform with the UW Symphony.

Three Nights, Three Divisions!

Friday, November 16: Piano/Keyboard Competition (learn more)
Monday, November 19: Brass/Woodwind/Percussion Competition 
Friday, November 30: Strings (viola) Competition (learn more)

Nov. 19 PROGRAM
2018 CONCERTO COMPETITION
Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion/Harp/Guitar

In order of appearance:

Rachel Reyes, flute
Christine Sass, horn
Mo Yan, clarinet 
Elise Kim, flute
Audrey Cullen, flute
Anna Barbee, horn
Brian Schappals, clarinet
Julien Tsang, bassoon
Dave Lin, saxophone 

ADJUDICATORS:
Shannon Spicciati, oboe
Principal Oboe of the Northwest Sinfonietta and Auburn Symphony
Lecturer and Affiliate Artist, Oboe at Pacific Lutheran University
Former Artist-in-Residence, Oboe at the University of Washington

Rodger Burnett, horn
Principal Horn of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra,
Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and Auburn Symphony Orchestra
Instructor of Horn at Seattle Pacific University
Affiliate Artist, Horn at the University of Puget Sound


PROGRAM

RACHEL REYES
Megan McElroy, piano

Flute Concerto............................Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) 

I. Allegro moderato

Rachel Reyes is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree and studies with Donna Shin.

CHRISTINE SASS, horn
Yiyi Chen, piano

Konzert a-Moll, Op. 28 ..................Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974) 

I. Allegro pathetico
II. Adagio

Christine Sass is pursuing a Master of Music degree and studies with Jeff Fair.

MO YAN, clarinet
Miaojun Xu, piano

Clarinet Concerto, K 622 ..............Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 

I. Allegro

Mo Yan is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree and studies with Ben Lulich.

ELISE KIM, flute
Megan McElroy, piano

Concerto No. 7 .......................Francois Devienne (1759-1803)

I. Allegro

Elise Kim is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree and studies with Donna Shin.

ANNA BARBEE, horn
Yiyi Chen, piano

Villanelle...................................Paul Dukas (1865-1935)

Anna Barbee is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and studies with Jeff Fair.

JULIEN TSANG, bassoon
Alice Liu, piano

Grand Concerto in F Major............................Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) 

I. Romanza. Andantino e cantabile
II. Rondo. Vivace

Julien Tsang is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree and studies with Seth Krimsky.

AUDREY CULLEN, flute
Megan McElroy, piano

Concerto in D Major, K. 314................................Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)  

I. Adagio non troppo
II. Rondo: Allegro

Audrey Cullen is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree and studies with Donna Shin.

BRIAN SCHAPPALS, clarinet
Kay Annva Yeh, piano / Jansen Leggett, drumset

Clarinet Concerto ..............................Artie Shaw (1910-2004) 

Brian Schappals is pursuing a Master of Music degree and studies with Ben Lulich.

DAVE LIN, saxophone
Kay Annva Yeh, piano

Concerto...............................Henry Tomasi (1901-1971)

I. Giration

Dave Lin is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree and studies with Michael Brockman.

The winner will be announced following a brief pause at the end of the concert.


Adjudicator Biographies

Shannon Spicciati, oboe, enjoys an active performance and teaching career in the Puget Sound area. Ms. Spicciati has performed with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera on oboe and English horn and has been featured as soloist with Seattle Symphony. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer took note of her performance of William Bergsma’s “In Campo Aperto,” praising Spicciati for her “apparent ease and lovely phrasing.” She currently performs with the Northwest Sinfonietta, having held the principal oboe position with that orchestra since 2002, and with the Auburn Symphony. Ms. Spicciati has performed with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre,Tacoma Symphony, and numerous other ensembles. As a chamber musician, Spicciati performs withvthe Camas Wind Quintet, based at PLU. She has also performed extensively with flutist Donna Shin, invduo recitals around the U.S., and in the Northwest with oboist Keri McCarthy. Ms. Spicciati is an adjunct faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), and previously taught at the University of Washington. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Washington, having studied with Richard Killmer, Rebecca Henderson and Alex Klein. She and her husband Alan live in Auburn with their two sons, and enjoy dual roles as orchestra/baseball parents.

Rodger Burnett, French horn, has been principal horn and personnel manager of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra since its founding. A graduate of Illinois State University and the University of Washington, he studied with Christopher Leuba, David Krehbiel and Julie Landsman. Mr. Burnett participated in the Aspen, Claremont, and New College Festivals and was a finalist in the Heldenleben International Horn Competition. He was principal horn of the Hong Kong Philharmonic from 1980-81, returning to Seattle to establish his career in the northwest. In addition to PNB Orchestra, Mr. Burnett was Principal horn of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and performs frequently with the Seattle Symphony, 5th Avenue and Paramount Theaters, and Seattle Opera, with which he has performed all four Wagner tuba parts in the Ring Cycle. As a member of the Northwoods Woodwind Quintet, Mr. Burnett presented hundreds of educational recitals throughout Washington. He has appeared as soloist with Northwest Chamber Orchestra and the Auburn Symphony. He was recently invited to perform under renowned conductor Sir Neville Marriner in the Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Mr. Burnett currently serves on the faculties at the University of Puget Sound and Seattle Pacific University and teaches privately on Mercer Island and in Seattle.