Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event Date Details:
- Karl Geiringer Hall
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UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
The UCSB Department of Music will present a recital featuring UCSB Professor Jill Felber (flute) and the Nexus String Quartet on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Violinists Hal Grossman and Fritz Gearhart, violist Mary Harris, and cellist Andrew Smith (UCSB alumnus) will join Ms. Felber for Amy Beach's Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, Op. 80 and Joan Tower's Rising (for flute and string quartet), and will round out the program with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 "Dissonance Quartet."
Jill Felber, flutist, has been hailed for her "beautifully finished performances" by The Detroit News and has been praised by Musical America for her "handsome performance." "Played with flair" (The Los Angeles Times), "the incredible flutist…the dazzling flutist…the radiant flutist Jill Felber" (The Independent, Santa Barbara), is known to excite audiences everywhere. Jill Felber has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Brazil, Great Britain and the United States. A tireless promoter of new music, Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo, concerto and chamber works for her and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over five hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records and Zawa!music. Active in the National Flute Association, Ms. Felber has served as a member of its Board of Directors and served as the 1993 Program Chair for the Boston flute convention. Holding degrees from University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University, Ms. Felber has taught on the faculties of Ohio University, Capital University, and Wright State University. She is currently Professor of Flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara and tours with the innovative flute duo ZAWA! and as recitalist with pianist Dianne Frazer. Ms. Felber presents her popular EXTREME MAKEOVER: FLUTE EDITION and WHOLE FLUTES® seminars throughout the country. Her teachers include Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley and James Galway.
Pictured left to right: violinists Hal Grossman and Fritz Gearhart, violist Mary E.M. Harris, and cellist Andrew Smith
Nexus String Quartet
Four colleagues from four different string quartets join forces to bring musical inspiration to the concert stage. Musicians Fritz Gearhart, Hal Grossman, Mary E.M. Harris and Andy Smith invite you experience neXus!
Violinist Fritz Gearhart has performed for audiences from coast to coast. He has appeared in major halls around the country including the Kennedy Center, the 92nd Street Y in NYC, Alice Tully Hall, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie. Mr. Gearhart is currently on the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music. He was a member of the Chester Quartet in the early 90s and the Oregon String Quartet since 1998.
Violinist Hal Grossman has been enthusiastically acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for his “vibrant tone” and “superb technique”. Grand Award Winner of the Lima Young Artist Competition and Silver Medalist of the International Stulberg String Competition, Mr. Grossman also received First Prize Awards at the prestigious International Cleveland Quartet Competition and the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Mr. Grossman is Associate Professor of Violin at The University of Louisville. He was a member of the Casella, Chester and Oxford Strings Quartets.
Mary E. M. Harris is Professor of Viola at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has been a member of the Oxford String Quartet since 1988 and was formerly with the Dakota String Quartet. Ms. Harris is principal violist of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, founding member of the COSMOS chamber ensemble, and a member of the New Hampshire and Peter Britt music festivals.
Cellist Andrew Smith is Professor of Music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Principal Cellist of The Las Vegas Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, he has performed chamber music concerts throughout the United States, and in Italy, Spain, England, Germany, Denmark, and Ukraine, as well as Peru and Brazil. Dr. Smith was a member of the Nicoletti and Montani String Quartets.
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