Guest Artist Recital - Timothy McAllister, saxophone & Liz Ames, piano

Jan 24 7:30 PM

Venue

Crowder Hall
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004

Tickets

Free

Contact Information

621-1655

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Timothy McAllister, saxophone
Liz Ames, piano
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Master class: 3:30 p.m., Room 146 (please note time and location change)
Recital: 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall

The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music presents a Spring 2017 Saxophone Artist Series, featuring saxophonists Jonathan Hulting Cohen, assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Timothy McAllister, associate professor of saxophone at the University of Michigan; and Allen Rippe, assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Memphis. All events in the Spring 2017 Saxophone Artist Series are free admission and open to the public.

For a detailed schedule of events, please contact Dr. Edward Goodman, edgoodman@email.arizona.edu, or (517) 256-3205

Schedule:

The Admiral Launch Duo
Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone
Jennifer R. Ellis, harp
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Master class: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Holsclaw Hall
Recital: 7:30 p.m., Room 162

Timothy McAllister, saxophone
Liz Ames, piano
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Master class: 3:30 p.m., Room 146 (please note time and location change)
Recital: 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall

Arizona Contemporary Ensemble
Allen Rippe, saxophone
Edward Goodman, saxophone
Master class: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Room 162
Concert: Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall


About the Artists


The Admiral Launch Duo (Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone and Jennifer Elis, harp)

The Admiral Launch Duo explores new sounds for harp and saxophone. Equally at home in acoustic and electroacoustic settings, saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and harpist Jennifer R. Ellis have developed their repertoire through ground-breaking commissions, unexpected transcriptions and improvisation. They have collaborated with composers including Dylan Arthur Baker, Matthew Browne, Christine Hedden, Jasper Alice Kaye, Natalie Moller, Patrick O’Malley and Stephen J. Rush. Fresh Inc. Festival alumni and three-time residents at Avaloch Music Institute, the Admiral Launch Duo has toured through Michigan, California and the Northeastern United States. Committed to creative scholarship, they have presented at the inaugural Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC!), North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference and the Humanities Education and Research Association Conference. They are upcoming fellows of the UMass Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, exploring musical themes of trespass. The Admiral Launch Duo enjoys working with students of all ages and has worked with high schoolers on both coasts of the United States as well as given masterclasses at Michigan State University and Schenectady County Community College. They take a comprehensive and versatile approach to community engagement, playing for the University of Michigan Social Justice Art Festival, UM-CAPS Suicide Prevention event, and The Friendly Kitchen, a soup kitchen in Concord, New Hampshire. Their 2015-2016 season included appearances at Center for New Music (San Francisco), Michigan State University, The Hartt School, Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Schenectady County Community College Chamber Music Series, UMass Amherst, Listening to Ladies Concert Series at Kalamazoo Piano Company, North American Saxophone Alliance at Texas Tech University, Harps Etc. (Walnut Creek, California). As recent awardees of the FRG/Healy Grant, they will be recording their debut album for release in 2017.


Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone

“Impressive” with “exceptional facility” (“Schenectady Daily Gazette”), Jonathan Hulting-Cohen’s refined and compelling saxophone playing has been heard worldwide. As a soloist, he has performed with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony and Tulare County Symphony Orchestra, and in recitals across the United States and France. His nouveau-vaudeville saxophone sextet, The Moanin’ Frogs, has appeared nationwide in concert and on television, including at The Kennedy Center, Texas Bandmaster’s Association Conference and in Strasbourg, France. His harp-saxophone duo, Admiral Launch, has toured coast-to-coast and recorded for NAXOS. He studied Carnatic music in India, and premiered his film, “Silence,” at the World Saxophone Congress in 2015. Jonathan is assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He earned his bacherlor’s and master’s degrees under Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan. Jonathan is a Conn-Selmer and D’Addario Woodwinds Artist, performing on Selmer (Paris) saxophones and D’Addario Reserve reeds.


Jennifer R. Ellis, harp

Committed to pushing the boundaries of harp performance, Jennifer R. Ellis (D.M.A. University of Michigan, M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M. Oberlin) is the first harpist to attend the Bang on a Can, Fresh Inc., and Splice summer festivals. She has performed over forty premieres and played with Britten Pears, Spark Festival, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra Institute, and Texas Music Festival. She has received the Alice Chalifoux Prize, Rackham Centennial and Graduate fellowships, AT&T Foundation and Conservatory Deans’ scholarships, and holds prizes in the Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts, Coeur d’Alene Young Artists, LMC of Seattle, and Inez Stafford competitions. She has published in “The American Harp Journal” and “Harp Column Magazine” and teaches harp and eurhythmics. An inaugural University of Michigan Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Fellow, Ms. Ellis trained in community-based learning and collaborates on a variety of community engagement projects. She is an in-demand clinician and has given over a dozen university masterclasses/guest workshops in 2015-2016.


Timothy McAllister, saxophone

Soprano chair of the renowned PRISM Quartet and internationally-acclaimed soloist, Timothy McAllister has been hailed as a “virtuoso…one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation” (“The New York Times”). His career has taken him throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria, and he has garnering prizes at many prestigious national and international competitions. McAllister has premiered over 150 new works by today’s most eminent and emerging composers, ranging from solo compositions to saxophone quartet and chamber works. In October 2009, he appeared as saxophonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Maestro Gustavo Dudamel’s Inaugural Gala concert performing the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize and multiple Grammy winning composer John Adams’ major new work, “City Noir” (released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon), and performed the work with the orchestra throughout its May 2010 United States tour. In August 2013, he gave the World Premiere of John Adams’ saxophone concerto. Subsequent United States premieres and international performances throughout 2013 and 2014 occurred with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore and Sao Paulo State (Brazil) symphonies, along with a recording of the concerto and “City Noir” for Nonesuch Records with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony, which won the 2015 GRAMMY Award for Best Orchestral Performance. Other engagements with the concerto have included the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. He has been invited to perform in the wind sections of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, National Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, New World Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. McAllister is the newly-appointed associate professor of saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and has once served on the faculty of the University of Arizona School of Music.


Allen Rippe

Allen Rippe, assistant professor of saxophone, began his musical training at the Interlochen Arts Academy, continuing at Hartt College of Music at the University of Hartford. He received the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. His primary teachers were Jack Kripl and Donald Sinta. Mr. Rippe joined the University of Memphis faculty in 1978, after completing two years in the visiting artist program in North Carolina. He spent 1982-83 in Israel, performing with the Israel Philharmonic and the Jerusalem Symphony, and teaching for the Municipal Youth Band of Acre. In 1987, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Mr. Rippe funding in 1987 to commission William Russo to write Memphis: “A Ballet for Alto Saxophone and Ten Instruments,” which was premiered at the University of Memphis New Music Festival. In 2010 Rippe was a featured soloist at the XV World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, performing his commission of “Shades of Mediterranean” by Tolga Ozdemir.