Oct. 19, 2010 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO PRESENT A DIFFERENT KIND OF HORN RECITAL
WINSTON-SALEM – University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) School of Music faculty members David Jolley, horn, and Allison Gagnon, piano, will give “a different kind of horn recital” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Watson Chamber Music Hall on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, plus a $1 facility usage fee. Call the UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945 for reservations or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.
Jolley and Gagnon are teaming up to present sonatas by Paul Hindemith for horn and piano, as well as new arrangements of “stolen gems” from Alexander Scriabin and Charles Ives.
Hindemith (1895-1963) is considered to be one of the one of the most significant composers of his time. Scriabin was a very innovative Russian early-modern composer, while Ives was one of the first American composers of international renown.
David Jolley has been acclaimed as one of his generation’s most notable horn players. The New York Times described him as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician of “remarkable virtuosity,” and Gramophone magazine has hailed him as “a soloist second to none.” His recital appearances throughout the United States include performances at New York’s 92nd St. “Y” and Alice Tully Hall. He is a frequent guest artist with the musicians from Marlboro, Guarneri Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, and the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center.
Canadian pianist Allison Gagnon has been acclaimed for her performances with both instrumental and vocal colleagues. She has appeared in recital throughout Canada and the United States, and in Europe. Her performances have been recorded for broadcast on both the English and French networks of the CBC in Canada, and for NPR in the United States, as well as on CD.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.