Thursday, September 27, 2012 – 7:30 PM
Milen Parashkevov, guitar
Guitarist Milen Parashkevov has won national and international recognition including: 2005 - Winner of the Falletta International Guitar Composition Competition; 2003 - First Prize at the Tezas International Guitar Performance Competition; 2002 - Second Prize at the Appalachian Guitar Competition (Boone, NC); Second Prize at the Lachine Guitar Competition (Montreal, Canada); 1996 - Fellowship for student honors at the Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria); 1995 - Second Prize at Plovdiv International Guitar Concerto Competition (Plovdiv, Bulgaria). His goal is to “broaden the scope of guitar students by encouraging them to improvise, compose, arrange for guitar and work with other musicians.” Dr. Parashkevov would like to build a significant guitar program and organize a guitar festival. He currently is an Instructor of Guitar at Campbell University and is an active performer.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:30 PM
line upon line percussion
Formed in 2009 at the University of Texas at Austin, line upon line percussion has set out to expand their repertoire
through the commission of new works. The group's first disc, released in August 2011, contains four pieces written for the trio by Austin composers. In 2011, the trio was nominated for an Austin Critics' Table Award for Best Classical Ensemble. October 2011 brought the premiere of their project with architects Emily Little and Norma Yancey, seeing times are not hidden, a site-specific work for three performers and custom chimes. line upon line percussion maintains educational and outreach roles with the Austin Chamber Music Center and has performed at various academic institutions around the country. The group has also performed at the Long Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, Fast Forward Austin and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. line upon line percussion is Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Charles Fugo, piano
Charles Fugo is currently Professor of Music at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches piano and coaches chamber music. He received his baccalaureate degree at Oberlin Conservatory, with additional study at the Akademie des Mozarteums, Salzburg, Austria, and his MM and DM Performance degrees at Indiana University, where he was also awarded the Performer's Certificate. During his study at Indiana he was named a state winner in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Division. His principal teachers include Abbey Simon, Jorge Bolet, and Joseph Schwartz, with additional study under Winfried Wolf, Sidney Foster, and Robin McCabe and chamber music coaching under Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio.
A recipient of the 2008 Cantey Outstanding Faculty Award given by the School of Music, he was also a staff member of the Anderson Piano Performance Camp and the summer honors program of the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, serving in the latter capacity for thirteen years. He was also official accompanist for the Josef Hofmann Competition (Aiken, SC) over a five-year period. For over ten years he was sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission (Stage South Community Tour) as a member of both the Jesselson/Fugo Duo and the American Arts Trio. He has played two collaborative recitals at New York City's Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In conjunction with violist Lenny Schranze he has recorded the complete music for viola and piano by Robert Schumann for Centaur Records. He has also performed throughout the Southeast as well as other areas of the United States and with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra, and the Florence, Charleston and Temple (TX) Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared on several statewide programs on South Carolina Educational Radio and Television as both soloist and chamber musician.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 2:00 PM
Casey Cangelosi, percussion
Casey Cangelosi is a rising composer and percussionist in the contemporary music world. Casey has been called "the Paganini of percussion”, his technique deemed, “ridiculous… he has a stunning command of the marimba," his compositions hailed as, “imposing and exhilarating," and by the Classical Marimba League, “A marimbist of magisterial power, and insight.”Cangelosi has appeared as a performer and clinician at some of today’s most recognized festivals including the Piteå Percussion Repertoire Festival in Piteå, Sweden; the 2010 International Marimba Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the 2011 Zeltsman Marimba Festival in Appleton, Wisconsin. He has received numerous composition awards from the Massachusetts Percussive Arts Society, Sam Houston State University, and the Classical Marimba League. He has been commissioned for new compositions by request of the University of Delaware, Texas Christian University, Utah State University, California Institute for the Arts, Rice University, The Percussive Arts Society, and many individual interests. Casey Cangelosi is proudly sponsored by ProMark, Majestic, Mapex, Remo, Beiner Bags, and Zildjian.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:30 PM
The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere.
Through over 100 performances each year, the members of Boston Brass play to audiences at concerts, educational venues and jazz festivals. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass regularly performs with orchestras, bands, organ, jazz bands and a variety of other ensembles.
Boston Brass helped raise over $100,000 for VH1's Save the Music program, giving musical instruments to schools in need. They have been featured educators and performers at the Mid West Band and Orchestra Clinic, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Music Educators National Conference events, American Bandmaster Association Conference, The American Band College, and at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention.
Boston Brass has been featured on The CBS Early Show, National Public Radio'sPerformance Today, The Great American Brass Band Festival and has recorded several diverse albums. Latin Nights, their latest offering, features a collection of some of the greatest classical and jazz works by Latin composers and performers and features the legendary drummer Steve Gadd, the beautiful voice of Talita Real, percussion and guitar. 2011 marked the 25th Anniversary of Boston Brass and was celebrated with the "25 Fanfares Project," wherein 25 fanfares were premiered by composers from all over the country. The project is continuing through the 2011/2012 season. Since 2006, Boston Brass has served as Artist/Educational Ambassadors for XO Professional Brass Instruments.
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