Midday Artists Series - Fall, 2013

Shea Center for Performing Arts
Thursdays at 12:30 P.M.

September 12

Soprano Claire Stadtmueller has formed an illustrious career recently performing with the New York Grand Opera and the Richard Tucker Foundation. She has also sung eight major works at Carnegie Hall under David Randolph.

September 26
EDWARD SWENSON, Graf fortepiano

Edward E. Swenson is a fortepiano builder and Graf fortepiano restorer. This lecture recital features Op. 1389 on an original Graf Fortepiano, completed for his own use last year. Graf Fortepianos pianos restored in Swenson’s workshop are located in numerous private and public collections around the world. Audience members are invited to observe and try this marvelous instrument immediately following the recital.

October 3 - TBA

October 10

The Akademisches Orchester of Tübingen University (Germany) includes over 90 members, and is conducted by Philipp Amelung. Internationally acclaimed, this outstanding student orchestra has given world premieres and performed worldwide. This concert includes Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and also features the U.S. premiere of a violin concerto by renowned American composer Randall Svane.

October 17
AFRO-PERUVIAN ENSEMBLE, Featuring Jazz alumnus Hector Morales

2:00 p.m. workshop following the performance.

The Midday concert/workshop will follow the methodology presented in the instructional book/DVD “The Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensemble: From the Cajon to the Drum Set”. It will be presented by the book’s author, Peruvian percussionist and William Paterson jazz studies program alumnus HECTOR MORALES. Morales will be accompanied by “The Afro-Peruvian Ensemble” band who ecorded the DVD, including Peruvian Grammy awarded Oscar Stagnaro, and former “Peru Negro” musicians: Mariela Valencia, Marcos Napa, Hector Ferreira and Jahir Sala and “Maestro” Carlos Hayre protégé, Eric Kurimski. Supported in part by the NALAC Fund for the Arts, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Ford Foundation and Southwest Airlines.

October 24
TIM RUEDEMAN, saxophone and JOHN OSTROWSKI, percussion

Saxophonist and William Paterson faculty member Tim Ruedeman will be joined by percussionist John Ostrowski in a program of works that blend non-Western musical tradition with Western Classicla music. The concert will feature works by Natsuda, DeSantis, Hulse, and more.

October 31

New Jersey's award-winning Eco-Music ensemble Englewinds performs MUSIC GOES GREEN - winds, piano and percussion. Music by Tomoko Ohno, Jobim, Davol, and more...

November 12 (Tuesday)

Shri Branan Dub of Australia
Shri Inoue Sou of Japan
Shri Dnyaneshwar Deshmukh accompanist on Pakhawaj

All artists have been trained in the ancient Indian classical musical style of Dhrupad, by world renowned Padmashri Pandit Gundecha Brothers at Gurukul, Dhrupad Sansthan, Bhopal.