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Faculty & Guest Artists Recital "New Voices, New Colors"

Redfern Arts Center

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 · 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Frederick Sienkiewicz, trumpet and flügelhorn Thomas Weaver, piano

Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (2001), James Stephenson, b. 1969 Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (ca. 1720), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Sonatine pour Trompette et Piano (1950), Jean Françaix (1912 – 1997) Élégie, Op. 44 (1893), Alexander Glazunov (1865 – 1936) Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (1995), Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)

Tickets ($5 & $10) are required for this event. Visit the Box Office's website or call (603) 358-2168. The link also has information on Redfern membership, discounts for seniors, students, carpoolers and Alumni, seating charts, and directions.

Dinner and a Show. Enhance your evening at the Redfern Arts Center with a delicious meal in Keene before the show! The Redfern is partnering with five local restaurants -- Elm City Brewing Company, McCue's, Nicola¹s Trattoria, The Pub, and Ramuntos -- to offer a 10% meal discount for ticket holders on the night of each performance. Just present your Redfern ticket to any of the five locations listed to receive the discount.

About the Artists

Boston-based trumpeter and educator Fred Sienkiewicz enjoys a varied career performing classical solo, chamber, and orchestral music throughout New England. He can regularly be heard performing with professional orchestras and choral societies from Cape Cod to Manchester and holds the position of second trumpet with both the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Nova. Mr. Sienkiewicz is an active chamber musician, performing in concerts and ceremonies with groups such as Bala Brass and Epic Brass, and has been featured as guest soloist with the Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, the North Country Chamber Players, the Parkway Concert Orchestra, and the Gordon College Wind Ensemble. As an educator, Mr. Sienkiewicz serves as adjunct professor of trumpet at Gordon College, Plymouth State University, and Keene State College. He also directs the Keene State Brass Ensemble and is assistant director of the Boston University All-Campus Concert Band.

A native of Western Massachusetts, Mr. Sienkiewicz earned his Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Master of Music, with honors, from the New England Conservatory of Music. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University. Mr. Sienkiewicz's primary teachers include with Eric Berlin of the Boston Philharmonic, Charles Schlueter of the Boston Symphony, and international trumpet soloist Terry Everson. Additionally, he has studied interpretation with Boston legend Benjamin Zander.

Thomas Weaver is an American pianist, composer, and conductor. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and composition from Boston University with highest honors and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at Mannes College of Music in both fields.

As a pianist, Weaver established himself in the Northeast as a sought after soloist and chamber musician. His primary piano teachers have included Victor Rosenbaum, Anthony di Bonaventura, and Pavel Nersessian. Previous teachers include Ellen Shapiro and Ingrid Clarfield, and he has performed in master classes for John Perry, Jonathan Bass, Daniel Beliavsky, and Gary Kirkpatrick. He has collaborated with a variety of ensembles, instrumentalists, and vocalists, including musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Eric Ruske, Kenneth Radnofsky, Simon Estes, and Marvin Hamlisch and has worked with several notable conductors including Paul Haas, Tito Munoz, and Ken-David Masur. His performances have taken him through Philadelphia, Boston, Lenox, MA, Chicago, Germany, and other cities. Weaver has been on faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute for two years.

Weaver is also an award-winning composer, having works performed in Boston, Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, New York, and Berlin, Germany. His primary composition teachers have included David Loeb, Dr. John Wallace, and Dr. Martin Amlin. In addition to this, he studied counterpoint and harmony with Jonathan Coopersmith of the Curtis Institute. He also was awarded the opportunity to study with Samuel Adler at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Weaver has had works performed consistently in Boston, and has written music especially for Alea III and many other Boston-based musicians. In 2013, Out of the Mists for full orchestra won the Boston University Composition Competition and was performed by the Boston University Symphony Orchestra.

This event is part of the Music Department event series.

Deb Ford
Categories: Music

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