Wednesday, August 5


Aug
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Then & Now: A Night Honoring the Horn in Hollywood

A special program will be available for this concert to include players and repertoire.

Doors open at 6 pm. 
Pre-concert horn ensemble begins at 7:00 pm.
Dress as you please.

Individual Tickets may be purchased HERE

Any of these IHS LA 2015 badges will grant admission:

  • IHS LA 2015 Participation Badge
  • IHS LA 2015 Artists Badge
  • IHS LA 2015 Exhibitor Badge 
  • 8/5 Day Pass

Please come early to experience all that this historic theatre has to offer. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

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The Los Angeles Horn Club, founded in the 1950s, kept players in shape during weeks-off from motion picture recording. They held weekly meetings and annual dinner parties. The horn players would get together with their wives, see a concert, and watch a comedic act by the players of the club entitled Professor Schmutzig. The LA Horn Club went on to record two albums, one in 1959 and one in 1970. Most of the music written for the Club was written by well-known film and classical composers.

Honoring the history of the horn in Hollywood, a Los Angeles Horn Club Concert will be recreated at one of the most historic theaters in film: the Los Angeles Theatre. 

The Los Angeles Theatre, constructed in the early 1930's, is a 2,000 seat movie palace located in the historic Broadway Theater District in Downtown Los Angeles. The theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been featured in many motion pictures and television series including New York, New York (1977), Man on the Moon (1999),  Charlie's Angels (2000), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), and the AMC series Mad Men.

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Aug
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Performance (University Horn Ensemble)

Horn Choir Arrangements of Great Symphonic Works

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) arranged by Mort Shafer: In the Steppes of Central Asia (8’)
Richard Sebring (b. 1957): “A New Low” Horn Piece (Daniel Katzen’s audition to get OUT of the Boston Symphony!) (5’)
Jan Sibelius (1865-1957) arranged by Mort Shafer adapted by Daniel Katzen: Finlandia (9’)

University of Arizona Betty Katzen Horn Choir
Camille Cook, horn
Alejandro Cueto, horn
Joshua Floyd, horn
Sean Gale, horn
Quinn Jarecki, horn
Heaven Lasseter, horn
Macauley Manzano, horn
Mike Mesner, horn
Jason Pfiester, horn
Ian Ramsey, horn
Deitric Stevens, horn
Cathy Tran, horn
Wade Williford, horn
Michael Button, horn
Daniel Katzen, conductor

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Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Performance (Horn Ensemble)

Hill’s Angels: an ensemble of select alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by Douglas Hill

Douglas Hill (b. 1946): Clusters for 5 (10/15) Horns
        Fanfare
        Slow Waltz
        Jaunt

Douglas Hill (b. 1946): Glorious Privilege of Being

Douglas Hill (b. 1946): Gratitude from Recollections for 8 Horns

Patrick Hughes (b. 1962): Dancing on the Hill
*2014 IHS Composition Contest Virtuoso Division Honorable Mention

Douglas Hill, director (Professor Emeritus at UW-Madison)
Steve Becknell (University of Southern California, LA freelancer)
James Boldin (University of Louisiana-Monroe)
Peggy DeMers (Sam Houston State University)
Lin Foulk (University of Western Michigan)
Gina Gillie (Pacific Lutheran University)
Claire Hellweg (Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato)
Pat Hughes (University of Texas-Austin)
Katie Johnson (University of Tennessee)
Kristina Mascher-Turner (Luxembourg Philharmonic, American Horn Quartet)
Daren Robbins (Mahidol University)
Amanda Skidmore Farasat (Illinois Center for Aston-Patterning)
Jeff Snedeker (Central Washington University)
Nancy Sullivan (Northern Arizona University)
Leelanlee Sterrett (New York Philharmonic, Ghengis Barbie)
Kristin Thelander (University of Iowa)
Tim Thompson (University of Arkansas)
Rose Valby (DMA Candidate and Teaching Assistant at UT-Austin)
Lydia Van Dreel (University of Oregon)

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Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Master Class (Performance Practice)

  • Colburn School, Grand Rehearsal Hall (map)
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Authentic Emotional Expression Using Stanislavsky's Acting Methods
Presenter: Eli Epstein

How to develop the freedom to express our feelings, our stories and ourselves with our audience.

The focus of horn study around the world has centered to some degree on technique and accuracy. Yet, playing the right notes is only part of what it take to be a musician and artist. Stanislavski’s widely used “System” activates an actor’s creativity and imagination. Generations of actors have been inspired by these ideas. Stanislavski’s concepts such as “emotional memory” and the "Magic If” are equally powerful means for musicians to consciously tap into the unconscious and create spontaneous, authentic and moving performances.

Performers: 
Sarah Krueger, horn
Nikita Solberg, horn
Maki Toyoda, horn
Roberta Garten, piano

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Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Performance (Chamber Music/Horn & Piano)

New Art Song Arrangements for Horn and Piano

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Serate Musicali
L’invito
La pastorella delle Alpi
La Danza

Fernando Orbradors (1897-1945): El majo celoso

Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002): Chévere

Fernando Orbradors (1897-1945): Con amores, la mi madre…

Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002): Canto Negro

Yu-Ting Su, horn
Bang Lang Do, piano

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Théodore Dubois (1837–1924) arranged by Patrick Smith: Promenade Sentimental

Anonymous arranged by Randall Faust: Three American Folk Songs for Two
I. The Wabash Cannonball
II. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
III. To Study War No More

Rebecca Chambers, horn
Sarah Schouten, horn
Hui Wu, pianist

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Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Lecture (Wellness)

Visualize to Realize

Presenter: Randy Gardner

As we think, so we become. Learn amazingly powerful visualization techniques that elite athletes and highly successful performers in diverse arenas employ to help realize their goals. Understand the tremendous impact that visualization can have in the world of music performance and life, and experience a period of guided meditation and visualization.

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Aug
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

Performance (Chamber Music )

Bruce Broughton (b. 1945): Hornworks (15')
SSG Evan Geiger, horn (Pershings Own)
To be announced, horn
MSG Robert Cherry, horn (US Army Field Band)
Daniel Nebel, horn (Air Force)
SSG J.G. Miller, horn (US Army Field Band)
David Holben, tuba
Bruce Broughton, conductor

Catherine Likhuta (b. 1981): Hard to Argue (Concertino for Horn Choir) (12')
SSG Evan Geiger, horn (Pershings Own)
To be announced, horn
MSG Robert Cherry, horn (US Army Field Band)
Daniel Nebel, horn (Air Force)
SSG J.G. Miller, horn (US Army Field Band)
TBD, conductor
**2014 IHS Composition Contest Virtuoso Division Winner

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Aug
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

Performance (Horn and Piano)

Takeshi Hidaka: The Harmony of the Horn and Sculpture
~ collaborate the horn with the fine arts ~

Jan Koetsier (1911-2006): Scherzo Brillante for horn and piano, op.70 (4’)
Volker David Kirchner (b. 1942) "La Gondola funebre" from Tre poemi per corno e pianoforte (6')

Music → Sculpture

Tatsuhiko Nakahara (b. 1968): Listen to the voice in the moonlight for horn and piano (11’)
Tatsuhiko Nakahara (b. 1968): Hallelujah! for horn and piano (6’)

Sculptures → Music

Takeshi Hidaka, horn
Hui Wu, piano

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Aug
5
2:30pm 2:30pm

Lecture (Life Hack)

And Music For All -- The musician as citizen and classical music advocate.

Presenter: Christine Hoeffner

Music, the international language of the soul, has been shown to have enormous benefits mentally, physically, and emotionally. Yet today, the value of music education and orchestras is questioned and too often faces an unfriendly political climate. This talk will explore the intersection of the musician advocate, the government sector, and the private sector, discussing some music traditions (then), and what may need to be done now. Goals will include exploring ideas for what can be done to more effectively promote and preserve this most sacred treasure.

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Aug
5
1:30pm 1:30pm

Performance (Horn and Piano/Solo Horn)

Henri Busser (1872-1973): Cantecor (6')

Robert Planel (1908-1994): Caprice (7'30')

Stephanie Stetson, horn 
Hannah Yi, piano

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Veronika Krausas (b. 1963): Wilderness for solo horn and narrator (10’)

Kristy Morrell, horn
TBD, narrator

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John Williams (b. 1932): Concerto (15')

1. Angelus: Far far away, like bells ... At evening pealing
2. The Battle of the Trees: Swift Oak ... Stout Guardian of the Door
3. Pastorale: There Came a Day at Summer's Full
4. The Hunt: The Hart Loves the Highwood

Allen Fogle, horn
Hui Wu, piano

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Performance (Rock Horn Project)
Aug
5
1:30pm 1:30pm

Performance (Rock Horn Project)

Rock Horn Project
Presenter: Adam Wolf

Rock Horn Project is the first band with horn as the lead instrument to cross all genres: rock, classical, pop, jazz, and metal fusion. Founded by rock star hornist Adam Wolf in 2013, Rock Horn Project's mission is to make music more accessible. One of the band's greatest passions is playing outreach concerts in the community. Rock Horn Project is very excited to be performing for you at IHS LA 2015!  #rockhornproject 

www.rockhornproject.com

Rock Horn Project
Adam Wolf, horn
Evan Montgomery, guitar
Rusty Kennedy, bass
Sean Fitzpatrick, drums
Basia Bochenek, piano
Emily Call, violin
Elizabeth Rohrs, violin
Lauren Baba, viola
Betsy Rettig, cello

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Aug
5
12:30pm12:30pm

Performance (University Horn Ensemble)

University of Texas Horn Choir

Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) arranged by Verne Reynolds: Cantos No. 3
Patrick Hughes (b. 1962): Sweeps Renee*
Billy Joel (b. 1949) arranged by T. Anderson transcribed by Patrick Hughes: Lullabye
Alan Menken (b. 1949) arranged by D. Meyer: Beauty and the Beast
Michael Mikulka (b. 1985):Saraband and Retaliation*
Joseph Cooper (b. 1986): Gestalt

*World Premiere

Ben Carroll, horn
Frank Carrubba, horn
Rusty Holmes, horn
Jeffrey Kennedy, horn
MIke Mikulka, horn
Brianna Moehnke, horn
Zachary Morgan, horn
Eric Ruiz, horn
Iliana Reyna, horn
Matt Rosser, horn
Jacob Schnitzer, horn
Rose Valby, horn
Patrick Hughes, director

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Aug
5
11:30am11:30am

Performance (Recital)

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall, BP Hall (map)
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Paul Hindemtih (1895-1963): Sonate für Horn und Piano (18’)
I. Mäßig bewegt
II. Ruhig bewegt
III. Lebhaft
Andrej Žust, horn
Jennie Jung, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Horn Trio, op. 40 (30’)
I. Andante
II. Scherzo. Allegro
III. Adagio mesto
IV. Finale. Allegro con brio
Tim Jones, horn
Danielle Belen, violin
Jennie Jung, piano

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Aug
5
10:30am10:30am

Lecture (Peak Performance)

Building Courage
Presenter: Dr. Don Greene, PhD

This class will help you understand how fear can adversely affect musicians in important performances and auditions. You will learn Advanced Centering and practical ways to strengthen your courage muscle, such Simulation Training and a courage journal.

This is Class #3 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
5
10:30am10:30am

Performance (Chamber Music)

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall, BP Hall (map)
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The Horn Trio: It's Not Just Brahms Anymore

Performer: The Los Angeles Horn Trio

Please come listen to the Los Angeles Horn Trio, as they continue their ongoing search for new and rarely heard works for horn, violin and piano. Following their mission to unearth compositions from the past, discover pieces of the present day, and with a look to the future, their program will begin with Frédéric Duvernoy’s Trio No. 1 in C Major. Residing in both Los Angeles and London, John Scott is a film and television composer and also a woodwind player, having played in the Royal Air Force Band with hornists Dennis Brain and Alan Civil. His colorful House of Shadows is another staple of the Los Angeles Horn Trio’s repertoire. One of the most important parts of the ensemble’s goal is to commission new works. Therefore, on the program will be a world premiere by Los Angeles composer Frederick Lesemann, whose compositions have been performed by orchestras, chamber ensembles, and soloists worldwide. He served on the composition faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music for forty-nine years.

Frederic Duvernoy (): Trio No. 1 in C Major
I. Adagio
II. Allegretto

John Scott (): House of Shadows
I. Long and Dark Shadows
II. Shadow Games
III. Soul of the House

Frederick Lesemann (): Trio (barcode)
I. Adagio
II. Allegretto
*World Premiere

The Los Angeles Horn Trio
Steven Durnin, horn
Jacqueline Suzuki, violin
Susan Svrček, piano

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Aug
5
10:00am10:00am

Mass Choir B (Participant)

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall, Keck Ampitheatre (map)
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Conductors: Dave Krehbiel and Will Sanders
Assistant Conductor: Pablo Urbina
Librarians: Tylar Nichols and Kimi Dohi
All ages and levels welcome.
Each day, the same repertoire will be rehearsed during both choirs. Choose a choir that best fits your schedule. BYOS (bring your own stand)

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