Brian Luce, flute and Rex Woods, piano
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004
General Admission $5
Fine Arts Box Office
Join flutist Brian Luce and pianist Rex Woods for an evening of music from two countries whose divergent political and economic systems embodied the quintessential twentieth century struggle. Along with the performances, the artists will share their insights into the works, the history, and the inspirations of these composers from these two hegemonic cultures. This program will feature works by Aaron Copland, Norman Dello Joio, Edison Denisov, Richard Faith, Joseph Schwantner, Galina Smirnova and Tatiana Smirnova. The February 25 recital begins at 7:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall.
Brian Luce, flute
An Arizona native, Brian Luce, associate professor of flute, has performed in a variety of roles including principal and solo flutist for the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Midland-Odessa Symphony, and Johnstown Symphony. In addition, he has performed with the Dallas Bach Society, Keystone Wind Ensemble and the Dallas Wind Symphony. Receiving top prizes in competitions including the National Flute Association Young Artist, Myrna Brown Young Artist, Mid-South Young Artist, and Kingsville Young Artist, he has appeared at festivals including the British Flute Society, National Flute Association, Florida Flute Association, and the Flute Society of St. Louis. He has given master classes and lecture recitals in the United Kingdom, Texas, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Illinois, and has been a faculty member of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. His articles have appeared in "Flute Talk" magazine, and his doctoral dissertation on the music of Edison Denisov earned the 2001 Mary H. Morgan Outstanding Dissertation Award from the University of North Texas. His performances have been broadcast in Illinois, Texas, and Michigan, and he has recorded for the Citadel label. He holds doctoral and master's degrees in flute performance from the University of North Texas, where he studied with Mary Karen Clardy, Kathleen Chastain and Jacob Berg.
Rex Woods, piano
Pianist Rex Woods has performed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, China and Australia, but is best known to regional audiences for his frequent artistic performances as both a soloist and chamber musician. Mr. Woods received his musical education at Brigham Young University, the University of Arizona, the University of Southern California, and the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau. He was awarded the Otto Guth Memorial Award from the San Francisco Opera Center for excellence in vocal coaching and was the recipient of the Premier Prix de Fontainebleau in chamber music. Mr. Woods holds the degree of Juris Doctor from Arizona State University. He has served on the faculties of the University of Texas at Austin and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Since 1988, he has taught at the University of Arizona and is currently serving as the director of the University of Arizona School of Music. Recent credits include nationwide performances with flutist Brian Luce. Their recording, “Music of the Superpowers,” is available on the Albany label. He may also be heard in Summit label recordings as a member of The Bruch Trio along with clarinetist Jerry Kirkbride, and violist Jessie Levine.