Tuesday, August 4


Aug
4
to Aug 5

Film Documentary Screening (1M1)

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1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years 

Director, Producer, & Writer: Annie Bosler

1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years is a feature documentary film about the history of the Los Angeles film studio French horn players from the 1920s through the 1960s. Featuring numerous interviews with LA music legends, the film follows the development of the motion picture industry and its battles with the musicians' union. The groundbreaking film uncovers many of the brilliant, never before acknowledged, horn soloists of the big screen. www.1m1hollywoodhorns.com (75 minutes)

*Film Screenings of 1M1 will take place on 8/2, 8/4, and 8/6.

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Aug
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hail, the Mighty Horn!

The Los Angeles Philharmonic led by maestro James Gaffigan presents a program that horn players will not want to miss! 

Los Angeles Philharmonic
James Gaffigan, conductor
Stefan Dohr, horn
Andrew Bain, horn
Timothy Jones, horn
Sarah Willis, horn

Bruce Broughton: Fanfare for 16 Horns (world premiere)
James Thatcher, horn
Ethan Bearman, horn
Amy Jo Rhine, horn
Brian Drake, horn
Kerry Turner, horn
Geoffrey Winter, horn
Charles Putnam, horn
Kristina Mascher-Turner, horn
Stefan de Leval Jezierski, horn
Andrej Žust, horn
Peter Luff, horn
Jeff Nelsen, horn
Robert Ward, horn
Jonathan Ring, horn
Bruce Roberts, horn
Jessica Valeri, horn
Co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (with generous support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting) and the International Horn Society

Robert Schumann: Konzertstück in F major
Lebhaft
Romanze: Ziemlich langsam 
Sehr lebhaft
Stefan Dohr, horn
Andrew Bain, horn
Timothy Jones, horn
Sarah Willis, horn

Intermission

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Make sure to reserve your tickets in the IHS LA 2015 Block. Tickets reserved in the IHS LA 2015 Block will be available for pick-up at the Colburn School IHS LA Registration Desk. Email ihsla2015@gmail.com by Monday, August 3, if you wish to pick-up your tickets at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office Will Call.

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Aug
4
5:30pm 5:30pm

Lecture (Historical)

Arvīds Klišāns and the Preservation of the Latvian Horn Tradition

Presenter: Melisandra Teteris

Despite political turmoil and a revolving door of musicians, composers, and musicologists as a result of deportation or emigration, one musician has emerged and has become a champion of Latvian music. Arvīds Klišāns was principal hornist in the Latvian National Symphony for over fifty years, recorded seven solo albums along with countless other solo recordings, won many solo competitions in the Soviet Union, and led chamber music tours in order to help repair church organs throughout the country. In addition, he was the horn professor at the Jazeps Vitols Academy of Music and had over fifty students in his tenure at that school, most of which are now playing in many major orchestras of eastern Europe. Klišāns has been the inspiration for solo horn pieces which have been composed in Latvia and has played a large role in advocating this music, most of which is unpublished, through his students. Klišāns music is considered to be standard repertoire amongst Latvian horn players and has been passed down from generation to generation through copies of hand written works. In this presentation, I will discuss the importance of Arvīds Klišāns in the Latvian horn tradition and how this has transferred to the various generations of his students as well as to those who study with them. Through this oral history which also has a component of written, unpublished music, the Latvian horn tradition will continue to bloom even if the culture diminishes. Recordings and video of Klišāns as well as pieces written for him that are not recorded will also be a part of this presentation.

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Aug
4
5:30pm 5:30pm

Lecture (Wellness)

Playing for Health: Can music keep your brain resilient as you age? 

Presenter: Dr. Alison Balbag

Playing a musical instrument is a distinctly unique activity: Not only is it a form of art or entertainment, but increasing evidence supports that making music may benefit cognitive development and health. Many of these studies, however, focus on the effects of playing in childhood through young adulthood. Whether the cognitive benefits of making music extend across the lifespan and into older adulthood has not been extensively investigated.

Dr. Alison Balbag will discuss her recent work examining music’s potential to protect against dementia and cognitive impairment later in life. A population-based twin study, this work finds that playing an instrument in older adulthood is significantly associated with reduced risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment. Given music’s universality, this evidence of its potential role as a non-pharmacological, non-invasive, and modifiable protective factor against dementia and cognitive impairment is particularly encouraging.

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Aug
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Lecture (Improvisation & Pedagogy)

The Improvisational Approach: A New Method for Learning a Classical Piece of Music by Employing Jazz Education Methods

Presenter: Dr. Candace Thomas

This lecture is the result of my dissertation research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and is for those interested in an introduction to an alternative way to learn a new piece of classical music by using the "The Improvisational Approach: A New Method for Learning a Classical Piece of Music by Employing Jazz Education Methods.” While the majority of the steps of the IA have been a standard approach for UIUC jazz students to learn their tunes, when applied to learning classical repertoire, its application melds the two worlds and deepens the musicianship of those who use it. This lecture will introduce the process of the IA, which is defined as a method of learning music through common practices utilized by jazz performers and educators. The musical language and style of the learned piece of music will not be of the jazz idiom, but remains classical in nature. This lecture will explore the steps of the IA using J. Michael Haydn’s Concertino for Horn and Orchestra in D Major. Some aspects incorporated into the project are transcription, improvisation, composition, and how these steps can help to learn a piece internally before externally. This lecture is a simple introduction into creating etudes, improvising cadenzas, and otherwise approaching a standard classical piece creatively. It is also appropriate for anyone looking to expand on ways to approach new, or even familiar, pieces of music. To help illustrate the different steps of the IA, class participation will be encouraged.

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Aug
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

Lecture (Composition)

Compose Yourself: Exploring Composition for the Horn Player
Presenter: Gina Gillie

Exploring the process of composition yields numerous benefits for performers, teachers and students. In the process of creating our own music we confront the musical choices and creative undertakings that our favorite composers also confronted, and we can understand better the struggle of turning individual notes and rhythms into music. Understanding composition can break down barriers when we're performing between the notes on the page the expression we desire.

This presentation will discuss many of the benefits of writing your own music and will offer some tips on how to get started and what to consider. Whether you just want to write for your own enjoyment in the practice room or you want to have your music performed on concert stages, there is much to be gained by composing yourself.

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Aug
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

Performance (Horn Ensemble/Two Horns & Piano/Three Horns & Piano)

Richard Peaslee (b. 1930): The Devil’s Herald for tuba, four horns, four tuben and percussion (9’)

David Holben, tuba soloist
Brian Shetland, horn
Linda Duffin, horn
Gabrielle Mocilnikar, horn
Chris Wilson, horn
Brian O’Connor, wagner tuba
Danielle Ondarza, wagner tuba
Allen Fogle, wagner tuba
Martin Rhees, wagner tuba
Sidney Hopson, percussion
Joseph Mitchell, percussion
Tony Cason, conductor
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Paul Balser (b. 1963): Lacrymosa (7')
Paul Basler (b. 1963): Majaliwa (7')
Jeffrey Snedeker, horn
Gene Berger, horn
James Naigus, piano

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Twelve Tone? No!

Elliott Carter (1908-2012): Retracing II
Poulenc (1899-1963): Elegie for horn and piano

Jeffrey Fair, horn
Aram Arakelyan, piano

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Aug
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

Performance (Brass Ensemble)

Pacific Brass Ensemble

James Thatcher (b. 1951): Fanfare (5')

John Williams (b. 1932)/James Horner ( 1953-201): From Stars to Sea: The Emotion of Film (7’30”)
James Thatcher, horn soloist

Richard Strauss ( 1864-1949): Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11 (5') 
III. Allegro
James Thatcher, horn soloist

Steven Mahpar (b. 1977): Justice (20’)

Bruce Broughton (1945): Silverado (5’)

Pacific Brass Ensemble
Steven Mahpar, conductor/musical director

Erick Jovel, trumpet
Jonah Levy, trumpet
Rob Schaer, trumpet
Darren Mulder, trumpet
Mike Davis, trumpet

Dylan Hart, horn
Allen Fogle, horn
Adrian Dunker, horn
Lisa McCormick, horn
Annie Bosler, horn
Amy Sanchez, horn

Shelly Mahpar, trombone
Don Sawday, trombone
David Goya, trombone
George Thatcher, trombone

Loren Marsteller, euphonium

Gary Hickman, tuba
Adam Robles, tuba

Brian Cannady , percussion
Sidney Hopson , percussion
Simon Carroll, percussion

Joseph Muskat, Timpani

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Aug
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

Performance (Horn Ensemble)

Playdate

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) arranged by Paul Pritchard: La Danza (3'40'')

Morten Lauridsen (1943) arranged by Jacob Vogel: O Magnum Mysterium (3'30'')

Bruce Broughton (1945) arranged by Paul Klintworth: Themes from Silverado (2'30")

George Hyde (1921-2014): Color Contrasts (3'40")

John Powell (1963) arranged by Steve Morell: How to Train Your Dragon (8')

Sarah Bach, horn
Katelyn Benedict, horn
Laura Brenes, horn
Danielle Ondarza, horn
Kristy Morrell, horn
Amy Jo Rhine, horn
Amy Sanchez, horn
Stephanie Stetson, horn

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Aug
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

Lecture (Auditioning)

Audition Preparation Techniques- The End Game
Presenter: Kurt Civilette

Since moving to Michigan recently I won 5 local auditions within a span of 3 years. I won a full-time position as 3rd horn in The New Mexico Symphony, which I held for 15 years, but the group folded and I had to start over. From my experiences taking auditions, both in this recent period and earlier in my career, I have developed a good system of working out the inconsistencies that plague us as horn players, using processes culled from numerous sources. I taught a popular class on this subject at Michigan State University and I would like to share my techniques with professionals and teachers alike. My hope is that anybody taking auditions or coaching students who are actively auditioning will learn something useful.

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Aug
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

Performance (Horn Quartet/Chamber Music/Three Horns & Piano)

James Naigus (b. 1987): Landscapes (6’ 30”)

Patrick Smith, Lisa Bontrager, and James Naigus, horns
Hui Wu, piano

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Commissions, Transcriptions, Adaptations, and Serendipity: New Music for Horn and Voice

PORTER (1891-1964), arranged by John Greer: Blow, Gabriel Blow!      
                 
SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Excerpts from Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Op. 129 (The Shepherd on the Rock)                                                                                
Poem by Müller

SCHUMANN (1810-1856), arranged by Peter Kurau: Waldesgespräch (Forest Dialogue)          Poem by Eichendorf

SCHUMANN (1810-1856), arranged by Peter Kurau: Widmung (Dedication)                             Poem by Rückert

Eric Street: Chocolate Kisses                                      

W. Peter Kurau, horn
Pamela Kurau, soprano
Hui Wu, piano

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Aug
4
1:30pm 1:30pm

IHS Solo Competition

IHS Premier Soloist Contest Finalists

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 495
I: Allegro moderato
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Keishi Kamada, horn
Roberta Garten, piano

Richard Strauss (1864 –1949) Horn Concerto No.1 in Eb, Op.11
I: Allegro
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Natsuki Mukai, horn
Roberta Garten, piano

Richard Strauss (1864 –1949) Horn Concerto No.1 in Eb, Op.11
I: Allegro
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Ami Okada, horn
Roberta Garten, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 495
I: Allegro moderato
Eugène Bozza (1905-1991): En Foret, Op. 40
Yudai Shoji, horn
Roberta Garten, piano
 
Richard Strauss (1864 –1949) Horn Concerto No.1 in Eb, Op.11
I: Allegro
Paul Dukas (1865-1935): Villanelle for horn and piano
Gillian Williams, horn
Roberta Garten, piano

This competition is open to the public. Please enter between candidates.

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Aug
4
1:30pm 1:30pm

Performance (Alumni Concert)

Idyllwild Arts Academy Horn Graduates

Program by the Idyllwild Arts Academy Horn Alumni & Special Guest
Kurt Snyder, Idyllwild Arts Academy Horn Teacher

The Idyllwild Arts Academy is an internationally acclaimed residential arts high school (September through May) which provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists. Idyllwild Arts Academy's 300 students hail from more than 25 countries and pursue artistic excellence in Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Moving Pictures, InterArts/Fashion Design. Graduates of Idyllwild Arts Academy currently excel in every professional field of the arts including Broadway theatre, primetime television, classical and jazz music, motion pictures, graphic design, photography and more. This program features Idyllwild Arts Academy horn graduates from "then and now."

Alec Wilder  (1907-1980): Suite for Horn and Piano (12')
Chi Zong Wang, horn
Aram Arakelyan, pianist

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Morceau de Concert, op. 94  (11’)
I: Allegro moderato
II: Adagio
III. Allegro non troppo
Kolio Plachkov, horn
Aram Arakelyan, pianist

Otto Nicolai (1810-1849): Duets (13’)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Rondo
Chi Zong Wang, horn
I-Ping Chiu, horn

Klement Slavický (1910-1999): Capricci per corno e pianoforte (15’)
I. Capriccio drammatico
II. Capriccio lirico
III. Capriccio burlesco
Michal Emanovsky, horn
Aram Arakelyan, pianist

Kerry Turner (b. 1960): Four Duets for Horns (11’)
Introduction
Waltz
Malagueña
Intermezzo (for Kristina)
Trigger

I-Ping Chiu, horn
Chi Zong Wang, horn
Aram Arakelyan, pianist

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Adagio and Allegro (12’)
Kolio Plachkov, horn
Aram Arakelyan, pianist

Kerry Turner (b. 1960): Fanfare for Barcs  (2’)
I-Ping Chiu, horn
Michal Emanovsky, horn
Kolio Plachkov, horn
Chi Zong Wang, horn

Open Discussion: Auditioning and Working in Asia and the States (15’)

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Aug
4
12:30pm12:30pm

Performance (University Horn Ensemble)

FSU Horn Choir

Full Program TBA — will include:

Kerry Turner (b. 1960): Take 9

George Gershwin (1898-1937), arranged by Brask and Boston: Summertime
World Premiere

Marshall Jones (1978): Nuclear Placidity
World Premiere

Gustav Holst (1874-1934), arranged by Sean Bresemann: Suite in E-flat
World Premiere

Florida State University Horn Choir

Teddy Branson
Joey Cafeo
Wil Dannenberg
Jonathan Gannon
Natalie Janas
Marshall Jones
Adam Klein
Kiirsi Maunula
Angela Maxion
Megan McMahon
Aaron Meitz
Chris Phelps
Jonathan Walton
Kristin Woodward

Michelle Stebleton, director and conductor
Sean Bresemann and Kristin Woodward, co-conductors

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Aug
4
11:30am11:30am

Master Class

Studio Horn Playing

Presenter: James Thatcher

Ever wonder what life is like as a studio player? James Thatcher will talk about life as a studio musician, play examples and tell stories about major motion picture recording sessions, demonstrate studio doubles, and lead audience members through a live session experience. 

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Aug
4
11:30am11:30am

Lecture Recital (Historical)

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Horn, Oboe, and Piano Trios in Late 19th Century

This lecture recital will include performances of Romance, Op. 43 by Adolphe Blanc (1828-1885), movements 3 and 4 of Trio Op. 88 by Carl Reinecke (1824-1910), and movements 1 and 2 of Trio Op. 61 by Heinrich Herzogenberg (1843-1900). Oboe and horn will be performed on 19th century instruments, with particular emphasis on continued use of hand horn in France, as well as cor-a-pistons and rotary valve horns derived from waldhorn traditions. Performance and discussion will consider the wide variety of timbres and stylistic interpretations based on instruments within prevailing style.

Stephen Lawson, horn
Richard Kravchak, oboe
Henning Vauth, piano

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Aug
4
11:30am11:30am

Performance (World Music)

Brazilian Concert

Edmundo Villani-Cortês (b. 1930): Concertino for horn and orchestra
Celso Benedito, horn
Kathia Bonna, piano

César Guerra-Peixe (1914-1993): Espaços Sonoros
I. Estático
II.Dinâmico

Edmundo Villani-Cortês (b. 1930): Introdução e/ao desafio
Philip Doyle, horn
Kathia Bonna, piano

Orlando Alves (b. 1970): Lamento e Furore
*US Premiere
Radegundis Tavares, horn
Camila Meirelles, viola
Kathia Bonna, piano

Severino Araújo (1917-2012) arranged by Adail Fernandes transcribed by Radegundis Tavares: Espinha de Bacalhau
Radegundis Tavares, horn
Kathia Bonna, piano

Various Composers: Brazilian Pot-pourri
*US Premiere
Celso Benedito, Philip Doyle, and Radegundis Tavares, horns

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Aug
4
11:30am11:30am

Lecture (Peak Performance)

Improving Confidence
Presenter: Dr. Don Greene, PhD

This class will guide you in two proven strategies to dramatically improve your confidence as a performing artist. You’ll learn Intermediate Centering and how to change your self-talk from critical to positive to quiet, and from imagining the worst to hearing the best.

This is Class #2 of a 5 part series. Feel free to join the series at any point. 

Dr. Greene will be available at IHS LA 2015 for individual consultation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email him: drdgreene@gmail.com.

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Aug
4
11:00am11:00am

Lecture (Practice/Study)

IN with the Old and IN with the New

Presenter: Lanette Lopez Compton

This clinic will focus on establishing a studio with depth and creating a culture that fosters a strong work ethic though daily fundamentals and chamber ensemble playing. All of this would then result in sections in large ensembles that could handle more challenging repertoire because of their strong fundamentals and chamber ensemble skills. This can be done using our traditional methods, but in a new way!

Daily fundamentals will be demonstrated through a method I have created, titled "Drop the Beat." It centers on a daily routine that includes various scale exercises, lip slurs, tonguing, along with other standard exercises, BUT with today's pop songs as a "musical" metronome.

Chamber ensemble playing will be discussed using the standard quartet, octet, and large horn choir settings. I will talk about works that we must include from our established repertoire, but also talk about methods on commissioning new works and arrangements.

As our world changes, and as expectations become more demanding, we have to prepare our students and future horn players to the best of our abilities. I believe that these methods inspire a more comprehensive studio from a technical and collegial standpoint, where they respect where we came from as an instrument, to where we will go, into the future.

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Aug
4
10:30am10:30am

Performance (Chamber Music)

Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) arranged by MSgt John Bliss: Star Spangled Banner (1’25”)

TSgt Scott Wise (b. 1977): Fanfare (1’30”)

Arthur Pryor (1870-1942) arranged by A1C Daniel Shifren: Blue Bells of Scotland (7’30”)

Percy Grainger (1882-1961) arranged by MSgt Mark Craig: Lincolnshire Posy (8’)
1. Lisbon “Sailor’s Song”
2. Horkstow Grange
4. Brisk Young Sailor
6. Lost Lady Found

Jeff Scott (b. 1968): Homage to Duke (6’43”)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) arr. David R. Werden: Rondo from Quintet in E flat No. 3, K. 407 (4’)

Jacob Gade (1879-1963) arranged by Stig Jørgensen: Tango Jalousie (4’05”)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) arranged by Cramer: 3 Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (6’35”)
1. Das Reinlegendchen
2. Wer hat dies Leidel erdacht?
3. Lob des hohen Verstandes

William Steffe (1830-1890) arranged by Sammy Nestico and MSgt Mark Craig Battle: Hymn of the Republic (3’)

United States Air Force Band of the Golden West: Golden West Wind Quintet

Staff Sergeant Melissa Rocha, flute
Master Sergeant Coreen Levin, oboe
Senior Airman Alaina Pritz, clarinet
Airman 1st Class Daniel Shifren, bassoon
Airman 1st Class Daniel Nebel, horn

 

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Aug
4
10:00am10:00am

Performance (Chamber Music/Solo & Piano)

Paul Chihara (b. 1938): Premiere of Willow Wood (8')
*World Premiere

Franz Joseph Haydn (1736-1809): Divertimento a tre for violin, horn, andc cello (10')

Bill Scharnberg, horn
Kristin Van Cleve, violin
Mitch Maxwell, cello

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Focused in the Now: Contemporary Works for Horn, Part I

Ann Callaway (b. 1949): Four Elements for Horn and Piano (21)
I. Wind Fantasy
II. Water Portrait
III. Earth
IV. Fire Music

Katie Johnson, horn
Hui Wu, piano

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) arranged by Klaus Smedegaard

Jens Bjerre Jacobsen (1903-1986): First Duo from Three Duos (6’)

Jason Barabba (b. 1970) Visiting with Cecil Forsyth, 1914, on the occasion of the 101st publication of his book Orchestration. For Flute and Horn Duo
*World Premiere

Peggy Moran, horn
Nicole Riner, flute/piccolo

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