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Jonathan Bernard Conference: Opening Concert

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 7:30pm
Professor Jonathan Bernard
Professor of Theory Jonathan W. Bernard

Former students of Theory Professor Jonathan Bernard host a conference in his honor to celebrate his retirement from the University of Washington after 35 years on the School of Music faculty. The conference opens with this performance featuring works by composers relevant to Professor Bernard's areas of research, including a world premiere by faculty composer (and School of Music Director) Joël-François Durand and works by Chris Stover, Elliott Carter, Philip Glass, and Tom Baker.

With guest musicians Mark Taylor (soprano saxophone), Stuart MacDonald (alto saxophone), Steve Treseler (tenor saxophone), Jesse Canterbury (bass clarinet), Eric Rynes (violin), Evan Jones (cello), Luke Fitzpatrick (violin), Rachel Yoder (clarinet), and the Tom Baker QuartetTom Baker (guitar), Jesse Canterbury (clarinet), Brian Cobb (double bass), and Greg Campbell (drums).


Three assemblages  (2019)Chris Stover

            Mark Taylor, soprano saxophone

            Stuart MacDonald, alto saxophone

            Steve Treseler,  tenor saxophone

            Jesse Canterbury, bass clarinet


Riconoscenza (1984): Elliott Carter

            Eric Rynes, violin


From Songs and Poems for Solo Cello​ (2007)Philip Glass

V. [quarter] = c.69

VI. [quarter] = c.76

VII. [quarter] = c.54

            Evan Jones, cello


La descente de l’ange (2022, world premiere):  Joël-François Durand

            Rachel Yoder, clarinet
           Luke Fitzpatrick, violin


Grace:  Tom Baker

Lightness and Endearment:  Tom Baker

            Tom Baker Quartet:

            Tom Baker, guitar

            Jesse Canterbury, clarinet

            Brian Cobb, double bass

            Greg Campbell, drums