Harmoniemusik

Featuring Bluestone Winds: Beth Chandler (flute), Jeanette Zyko (oboe), Sarunas Jankauskas (clarinet), Sue Barber (bassoon), and Ian Zook (horn)

Mon, Sep 16 @ 8 pm

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Harmoniemusik

Featuring Bluestone Winds: Beth Chandler (flute), Jeanette Zyko (oboe), Sarunas Jankauskas (clarinet), Sue Barber (bassoon), and Ian Zook (horn)

Mon, Sep 16 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


Harmoniemusik is a wind chamber group (usually 8-12 players) with roots dating back to Mozart and the Classical period. Established in 2009, the JMU Harmoniemusik Ensemble is a collaboration between Bluestone Winds (JMU’s faculty woodwind quintet) and selected JMU students, directed by Stephen P. Bolstad. The program features Richard Rodney Bennett’s Reflections on a Sixteenth-Century Tune (1999), Gustav Schreck’s Nonett, Op. 40 (1905), and Arthur Bird’s Serenade in D (1898).

Flutist Beth Chandler enjoys a performance career as soloist and chamber musician. Praised for her colorful sound and musical versatility, Chandler has been featured at major venues, universities and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. She recently released TIME PLACE SPIRIT (MSR Classics), an album of music for flute and piano. In demand as a pedagogue, Chandler is Professor of Flute at JMU. She is a past president of the National Flute Association.  www.bethchandler.com

Oboist Jeanette Zyko, praised by Fanfare magazine and ArtsNash for her “refined playing” and “achingly beautiful lines,” enjoys an active career as a chamber and orchestra musician.A versatile artist, she has performed music ranging from Andriessen to Zelenka and is interested in playing seldom-programmed works. Prior to joining the faculty of JMU, Zyko taught at Austin Peay State University and the University of Costa Rica. She received her doctorate from Manhattan School of Music. Full bio

Clarinetist Sarunas Jankauskas has performed in Europe, Canada and across the U.S. while participating at the International Conservatory Week FestivalMusicalis DauniaSoundSpace at BlantonChamber Music at The BARNICA ClarinetFests®,and various new music events. His commissioning project Duoswill culminate as a music album in 2020. Jankauskas joined the JMU faculty in 2016 and holds degrees from Grand Valley State University, Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin.  www.sarunasjankauskas.com

Bassoonist Sue Barber is active as a solo, chamber and orchestral performer regionally, nationally and internationally. Previous positions include the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Opera, Sarasota Opera, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfónicade Galicia (Spain). She is an artist faculty-in-residence at Brevard Music Festival and has served as Visiting Professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She holds degrees from the Crane School of Music, The Juilliard School and Louisiana State University.  Full bio

Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has performed as soloist with numerous ensembles including the Staunton Music Festival, the Charlottesville Symphony, the Virginia Baroque Consort, the Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville, and the JMU Symphony Orchestra, Brass Band, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and Madison Singers. He actively performs at annual workshops and symposia of the International Horn Society.  www.ianzook.com


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