“Refraction” – Jackie Glazier, clarinet
Yuanyuan (Kay) He, piano, composer
Sara Fraker, oboe
Charles du Preez, bass clarinet
Edward Goodman, alto saxophone
Marissa Olegario, bassoon
Morris Palter, percussion
September 12, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free
The concept for this program deals with “Refraction,” the phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc. being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density. Each piece on the program will be paired with a visual component: choreography, multimedia or lighting. The program includes a world première from Fred Fox School of Music faculty member Kay He, as well as works inspired by rock, heavy metal and techno music.
Jackie Glazier, clarinet
Hailed for her “robust playing and virtuosic performance” (San Diego Tribune) and “beautiful and clear tone” (The Clarinet Magazine), Jackie Glazier is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral clarinetist, pedagogue, and advocate of new music. As assistant professor of clarinet at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, Glazier is a committed pedagogue and mentor to future generations of clarinetists, and a member of the Arizona Wind Quintet. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States and in China, Mexico, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Croatia, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
As a soloist and a founding member of the saxophone / clarinet ensemble Duo Entre-Nous, Glazier is active in commissioning and performing new music. She has commissioned and premiered over 20 pieces with composers from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Argentina, China, and Australia. Duo Entre-Nous has performed internationally are featured on the album, “Lights and Shadows, Waves and Time,” which was recently released on Parma Records.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Glazier has recorded for Naxos, Toccata Classics, Mark Records, and Navona Records. Her debut solo album, “Magic Forest Scenes” will be released in Fall 2019 on Centaur Records, and contains the music of William Alwyn, Arnold Bax, Eugene Bozza, Paul Richards, Alexander Rosenblatt, and Piotr Szewczyk.
Glazier performed regularly with the Orlando Philharmonic as principal, second, and e-flat clarinet from 2011-2016. She also served as principal clarinet of the Ocala Symphony, where she served from 2012-2016. Currently she performs with the Tucson Symphony and is principal clarinet of the Grammy Award-nominated True Concord Voices Orchestra. Orchestral collaborations include many internationally renowned artists such as Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, and Yefim Bronfman. Jackie was the first-prize winner of the International Clarinet Association Orchestral Competition at ClarinetFest 2014.
An active clinician and educator, Jackie has presented guest master classes at major universities throughout the United States. She has earned degrees from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Florida, and Florida State University. Her teachers include Deborah Bish, Ixi Chen, Mitchell Estrin, Jonathan Gunn, Richie Hawley, and Karl Leister. Jackie was named one of the University of Florida’s Outstanding Young Alumni in 2018. She is an artist with Buffet-Crampon and Vandoren, and performs exclusively on Buffet-Crampon clarinets and Vandoren reeds.
Yuanyuan (Kay) HE
Dr. Yuanyuan (Kay) HE is a composer and video artist with roots in China. Her works often explore and intertwine various forms of media to create unique audiovisual experiences that engage the audience. Many of her works involve collaborations with choreographers, dancers, video artists, audio technicians, and stage lighting and design artists. As a multimedia composer, she is very active in the music community. Kay serves as the Creative Director for Electronic Music Midwest (EMM), which is an annual music festival dedicated to programming a wide variety of electroacoustic music and providing high quality electronic media performances. She is also the founder and Director of the Austin, TX-based Turn Up Multimedia Festival for Women Artists, which works to promote women composers, performers, and visual artists. She is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, where she teaches composition, electro-acoustic music, and orchestration.
During her career, Kay has won many awards and been selected for many performances in the U.S. and abroad. Kay earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and her Master of Music degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied under Dr. Russell Pinkston and Dr. Yevgeniy Sharlat.
Sara Fraker, oboe
Sara Fraker is assistant professor of oboe at the University of Arizona and plays 2nd oboe/English horn with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She is principal oboist of the Grammy-nominated ensemble True Concord Voices & Orchestra and spends the summers as a faculty artist at the Bay View Music Festival in northern Michigan. Sara has performed in festivals at Tanglewood, Aspen, Chautauqua, Spoleto Festival USA, Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival and the prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Orchesterakademie in Germany. English horn solo performances with the TSO have included Sibelius Swan of Tuonela, Copland Quiet City, and Berlioz Damnation of Faust. Sara has presented recitals at five recent IDRS conferences, including Tokyo and New York City, and has given master classes at universities and performing arts schools across the United States and in Australia. Sara was awarded a 2017 Artist Research & Development Grant by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, in support of an interdisciplinary commissioning and recording project; she recently presented about this work at the College Music Society national conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. With collaborators Jerry Kirkbride and Rex Woods, she recorded a disc titled Idylls for Oboe, Clarinet, and Piano, released in 2018 on Summit Records. Sara recently performed the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Sierra Vista Symphony, and she performed Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto with the UA Wind Ensemble in October. Raised in New Haven, Connecticut, Sara is a graduate of Swarthmore College (BA), New England Conservatory (MM) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DMA).
Edward Goodman, alto saxophone
Saxophonist Edward Goodman is a versatile emerging performer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. He has received numerous awards of regional and national acclaim, including first prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance National Classical Solo Competition, First prize of the Society of Musical Arts Competition, winner of Michigan State University’s Concerto Competition, and winner of University of Michigan’s Concerto Competition. Goodman serves as soprano chair and a founding member of The Moanin’ Frogs. First Prize Winners of the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, their passion, quality, variety, instrumentation, and focus on the audience experience set them apart. With The Moanin’ Frogs, Goodman has performed at small towns to major performance halls alike throughout the U.S. and abroad, such as The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Detroit Public Television; eight performances in and around the SaxOpen Festival Strasbourg, France; to rural Arkansas. The Moanin’ Frogs have entered into partnership with the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, allowing the ensemble to give performances and interactive sessions with students nationwide. Their debut recording was released on Teal Creek Music in 2017.
Other chamber ensembles Goodman has performed with include the internationally acclaimed PRISM Saxophone Quartet and the award winning Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet. An accomplished orchestral performer, Goodman regularly has been invited to serve as principle saxophonist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra under José Luis Gomez, and has been invited to perform in the wind sections of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, the Music Academy of the West Orchestra under Larry Rachleff, the New World Symphony under Jeffrey Milarsky, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra under Arie Lipsky, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Kiesler. Equally at home in jazz as an improviser, Goodman regularly performs in chamber jazz settings. He was a regular member of The Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, an early jazz big band based in Ann Arbor, MI. Being an avid promoter of new music, he has commissioned several pieces for the saxophone in a variety of mediums as a result of his versatility as an artist, comissioning repertoire by notable composer such as Gregory Wanamkaer, Daniel Asia, and Greg Simon. Goodman has been invited as a guest artist and clinician at several colleges across the country as well as internationally, such as Michigan State University, Temple University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, New Mexico State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Oklahoma, University of Memphis, University of Kentucky City Conservatory, Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Aulnay sous Bois, France, as well as the 2017 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 2 Conference. In the summer, Goodman serves on the faculty of the internationally renowned Interlochen Center of the Arts Saxophone Institute along with PRSIM Saxophone Quartet, and has served on the faculty for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. Edward Goodman is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (2016) and Master of Music (2013) degrees in saxophone performance and improvisation from the University of Michigan where he studied with Dr. Timothy McAllister, Professor Donald Sinta, and Professor Andrew Bishop. At the University of Michigan he was a receipient of the Lawerence Teal Fellowship. Goodman received Bachelor of Music degrees from Michigan State University (2010) in saxophone performance and music education where he studied with Professor Joseph Lulloff and Professor Diego Rivera. Edward Goodman is a Yamaha Artist and plays Yamaha saxophones exclusively. He is also endorsed by D’Addario and plays exclusively on D’Addario saxophone reeds.
Marissa Olegario, bassoon
Known for her compelling and personality-driven performances, Marissa Olegario enjoys an active and diverse performance career as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Marissa has appeared in concerts at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center under conductors such as James Conlon, John Adams, Peter Oundjin, Rafael Payere and Leonard Slatkin. She enjoys an eclectic chamber career performing with some of today’s leading artists from the Berlin Philharmoniker, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet and has served as a principal and section bassoonist in orchestras across the United States. Marissa was a semi-finalist for the 2016 Matthew Ruggiero International Woodwind Competition and was recognized as a recipient of the Yale School of Music Alumni Prize.
Morris Palter, percussion
Born in Canada, Morris Palter’s wide-range of musical interests have found him performing throughout North America, Asia, and Europe at prominent festivals and concert venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, IRCAM (Paris), the Quincena Festival (San Sebastian, Spain), and the Seoul International Computer Music Festival. As a frequent guest at universities and conservatories worldwide, Morris has commissioned and/or premiered hundreds of new compositions, working with prominent composers and performers including Bob Becker, Christopher Adler, Roger Reynolds, Anders Åstrand, Mark Menzies, Chou-wen Chung, John Luther Adams, James Tenney, Phillipe Manoury, Joan Tower, Evelyn Glennie, David Lang, Stuart Saunders Smith, and many more. Morris is the Co-Artistic Director for the soundON Festival of Modern Music held each year in San Diego, and directed the Northern Exposure Festival of Modern Music each February in Fairbanks until 2016. He is the artistic director of the weeklong summer percussion seminar at the University of Arizona, Tócalo Tucson (June 2 – 9, 2018). Morris was the director of percussion at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (2007 – 2016), and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Arizona, where he directs the percussion program at the Fred Fox School of Music. For more information please visit morrispalter.org, tocalotucson.org, percussion.music.arizona.eduDownload The