Midday Artists Series - Spring, 2013
Shea Center for Performing Arts
Thursdays at 12:30 P.M.
January 24 - JAZZ CONCERT
PETE MCGUINNES, Trombone
BRETT DEUBNER, viola
GARY KIRKPATRICK, piano
Continuing the completion of their recording project for NAXOS, these two internationally acclaimed artists will perform works for viola and piano by Frank Ezra Levy. A former member of the St Louis Symphony, the first of a long list of orchestras, ensembles and chamber music groups, FRANK EZRA LEVY is retired as professional cellist but continues to compose prolifically. Large works include a four-act comic opera, a cantata, four symphonies, several other orchestral pieces, and eight concertos. Most of the rest of his 121 published works are chamber music, an extraordinary variety of pieces for 1-15 instruments, often in highly unusual combinations.
February 7 - JAZZ CONCERT
THE DAN FAULK-LEWIS PORTER FREEOLOGY QUARTET
Featuring saxophonist and William Paterson alumnus Dan Faulk ('91), joined by pianist, author, and scholar Lewis Porter, who is teaching this semester at WPU.
PAYTON MacDONALD, percussion
Just back from studies in India, WP Professor Payton MacDonald will be performing a tabla solo and Super Marimba.
ALAN WEINSTEIN, cello
FRANK PAVESE, piano
Alan Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Cello and Bass at Virginia Tech has been the recipient of the Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award and the Sturm Award for Faculty Excellence in the Creative Arts. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe at diverse venues such as the Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, Spivey Hall and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is a founding member of the award winning Kandinksy Trio.
COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE
Composer in Residence Day will feature composers from the William Paterson Community, including students, alumni and faculty.
March 14 - CROSS CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
April 4 - CROSS CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
TAIKO DRUMING and IKEBANA