BRASS ROOTS TRIO

Brass Roots Trio

Friday, September 16, 2016
7:30 PM
Greensboro College

This concert presented as part of the Arts Greensboro 17 Days Festival.

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Artist Bio

With trumpet, French horn and piano, BRASS ROOTS TRIO creates symphonic sounds that melt into sultry jazz, making three instruments sound like a small orchestra. Brass Roots Trios's colorful programs take unexpected twists and turns with a fusion of classical, jazz, Americana, and Latin styles. The trio not only thrills its audiences with instrumental virtuosity but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor! Since 2004 Brass Roots Trio has played to standing ovations and rave reviews in every corner of the US, UK and Canada with performances at the Chicago Brass Festival, St. James Piccadilly in London, Oxford University as well as on Community Concert Series, Chamber Music Series and NPR. In 2009 Brass Roots Trio was honored to perform at the White House. They have demonstrated their prodigious talents across the country and around the world with engagements at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in NY, the Guinness Jazz Festival in Ireland, and at cultural centers and festivals in Switzerland, England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Costa Rico, Japan, China and Taiwan.

The founding member of Brass Roots Trio, pianist and arranger ROSETTA SENKUS BACON has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia with concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Taipei County Cultural Center in Taiwan, St. Moritz Cultural Center in Switzerland, and Kaunus Philharmonic Hall in Lithuania. A frequent guest at international festivals, Bacon has served on faculties and performed at The International Summer Chamber Music Festival in Taiwan and The International School of Performing Arts in Bucks County, PA where she accompanied master classes of Metropolitan Opera stars Sherrill Milnes and Gilda Cruz-Roma. She concertized with Metropolitan Opera soprano Judith Raskin and the internationally acclaimed Lithuanian clarinetist Algirdas Budrys. In a lighter vein she was one of the duo-pianists in "Side By Side By Sondheim" starring Arlene Francis and Hermione Gingold. A native of West Virginia, Bacon graduated from West Virginia University and received a Master's Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. She was the recipient of the "Outstanding Musician Award" from the West Virginia Arts & Humanities Commission.

DOUGLAS LUNDEEN received his D.M.A. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of music. He has played principal horn with orchestras in Costa Rica, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, is principal horn of the Princeton Symphony, and has played principal horn for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and the Riverside Symphonia. Ludeen also played on Broadway with Jekyll and Hyde and Aida. Lundeen won rst prize for solo natural horn in the 1987 American Horn Competition. Since then he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and New Jersey, and has been a recitalist at workshops of the International Horn Society and the International Early Brass Society. He has played principal horn with early instrument orchestras in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Vancouver and Washington, D. C. His recordings can be found on the Sony, Newport Classics, Musical Heritage Society, Koch and Centaur labels.

DR. TRAVIS HEATH is Associate Professor of Trumpet at Northeastern Illinois University. Equally at home with classical and jazz genres, Heath's international performances have included solo works, big band, and chamber music. Heath has been a soloist, featured artist and clinician in 43 states and abroad with performances on live radio, television, and webcasts. Throughout his career, Heath has had the honor of sharing the stage with musical legends including Ray Charles, Kansas, Moody Blues, Larry Combs, and Arturo Sandoval, to name a few. Outside of the U.S., Heath has performed in Japan England, Ireland, France, Italy, The Czech Republic and Canada at prestigious musical festivals. His performances can also be heard on the Naxos, BRT, and Mark recording labels. As a brass clinician, he has presented his work at several universities throughout the country and at ITG Festivals. Heath's articles have been published in the Instrumentalist Magazines and ITG Journal. He currently resides in Chicago, IL and is director and founder of the Chicago Brass Festival. Heath received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Central Florida and a Master's and DMA from Rutgers University.

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Program

  • Hoe Down* Aaron Copland
    (1900-1990)
  • Concerto in C Francesco Manfredini
    (1684-1762) Allegro
    Largo
    Allegro
  • Ave Maria attributed to Giulio Caccini
    (1551-1618) arr. by Patrick Lievergen/Rosetta Senkus Bacon
  • Holy Manna Joseph Martin
    (b. 1959)
  • On the Blue Ridge* Joseph Martin
  • Classic Medley* George Gershwin
    (1898-1937)
  • INTERMISSION

  • Blue Rondo a la Turk* Dave Brubeck
    (1920-2012)
  • Oblivion* Astor Piazzolla
    (1921-1992)
  • Libertango* Astor Piazzolla
  • Impressões Seresteiras Heitor Villa Lobos
    (1887-1959)
  • You Raise Me Up* Rolf Lovland
    (b. 1955)
  • I'll Fly Away* Mark Hayes
    (b. 1953)
  • Poor Wayfaring Stranger* Mark Hayes
  • This Little Light of Mine* Martin Thomas
    (b. 1960)

* - arr. by Rosetta Senkus Bacon

Program subject to change at the discretion of the artist(s).