Joe Chambers et al. Perform at UNCW's Department of Music Faculty Showcase, 10/9

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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.
Kenan Auditorium
Steven Errante, conductor

PROGRAM

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
Allegretto scherzando
Tempo di Menuetto
Allegro vivace

INTERMISSION

Eclogue, Op. 10 Gerald Finzi
Barry David Salwen, piano

"Il lacerato spirito" from Simon Boccanegra Giuseppe Verdi
Pawel Izdebski, bass

"Breit' über mein Haupt" Op. 19, No. 2 Richard Strauss
Nancy King, soprano

"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.

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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.

Steven Errante has a special gift for making music an exciting adventure, whether it is through his teaching, conducting, or composing. Those who have experienced his genuine warmth and intense enthusiasm for music may attest to the deeper understanding and heightened emotional experiences they have discovered under his musical direction and in his compositions.

About Joe Chambers

A member of the '60s fraternity that recorded some of Blue Note's greatest music, Joe Chambers can lay claim to a place alongside such innovative artists as Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock and Bobby Hutcherson.

Born in Stoneacre, Virginia and raised in the Philadelphia area, Chambers worked around the Philadelphia area in his late teens and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1960.

In D.C., Chambers worked the famous Bohemian Caverns. Working in the Caverns, Joe had the opportunity to meet outstanding artists who performed in the area, and was urged to come to New York by Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter.

Arriving in New York in 1963, he performed and recorded with several of the more progressively inclined musicians associated with the Blue Note label. Some of Chambers' recording credits include: Freddie Hubbard's "Breaking Point"; Bobby Hutcherson's "Components," "Total Eclipse" and "Happenings"; Wayne Shorter's " Adam's Apple," "Etcetera" and "The All Seeing Eye"; McCoy Tyner's "Tender Moments"; Charles Mingus' "Like a Bird"; and Chick Corea's "Tones for Jonas Bones." In 1970, Chambers joined Max Roach's percussion ensemble, M'Boom as an original member. Touring and recording throughout the 70's, M'Boom also released three albums, for Columbia, with Chambers contributing as featured composer and arranger. His latest recording Horace To Max is on the Savant label. www.josephachambers.com.