Joe Chambers et al. Perform at UNCW's Department of Music Faculty Showcase, 10/9
University of North Carolina at Wilmington's (UNCW) Department of Music faculty will share the spotlight with appearances by John Rack, timpani, Robert Nathanson, guitar, Barry David Salwen, piano, Pawel Izdebski, bass, Nancy King, soprano and Distinguished Professor and jazz legend Joe Chambers, drum set. The Wilmington Symphony's Beethoven symphony cycle continues with the joyful and elegant Symphony No. 8.
Saturday, October 9, 2010, 8 p.m.
Steven Errante, conductor
Concerto for Timpani and Chamber Orchestra Rick Kvistad
John Rack, timpani
Concierto de Aranjuez Joaquin Rodrigo
Robert Nathanson, guitar
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro vivace e con brio
Tempo di Menuetto
Eclogue, Op. 10 Gerald Finzi
Barry David Salwen, piano
"Il lacerato spirito" from Simon Boccanegra Giuseppe Verdi
Pawel Izdebski, bass
"Ich gehe, doch rathe ich dir" from The Abduction from the Seraglio Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pawel Izdebski, bass, and Nancy King, soprano
Gone, Gone, Gone George Gershwin
Joe Chambers, drum set
assisted by trumpet and bass TBA
For more information about the symphony and ticket information, please go to the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra: www.wilmingtonsymphony.org.
ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR
STEVEN ERRANTE was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1953. At an early age he began arranging, composing and conducting for various musical groups in the Detroit area. By the time he graduated from high school, his music was being performed by leading orchestras and musicians.
At college, he studied composition and conducting at the University of Michigan and the Juilliard School, studying with Leslie Bassett, Vincent Persichetti, and Uri Mayer. During this time, he wrote the score for The Boar's Head Festival, a work heard annually in the Detroit since 1972.
Dr. Errante has held teaching posts at the University of Michigan, Northern Michigan University, the University of Richmond and currently is a Professor of Music at UNCW. He has appeared with the Richmond Sinfonia, the Richmond Community Orchestra, the Dearborn Symphony, and since 1986 has been conductor of the Wilmington Symphony. He has written a number of commissioned works and frequently makes orchestrations and arrangements to accompany WSO guest artists. He lives in Wilmington with daughters Emmy and Casey and his wife Sandy, who is the founder and director of the Girls' Choir of Wilmington and owner of Kindermusik with Sandy Errante.