Jared Steward

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Past Performance Highlights
  • John Cage's Indeterminacy at UNC-Asheville
  • Soloist with UNCSA Percussion Ensemble - Mayuzumi's Concertino for Xylophone
  • Soloist with Bryan Symphony Orchestra - Rosauro's Concerto for Marimba and Strings
  • Marimba Festival Orchestra
  • Just Seven Contemporary Ensemble
  • ABUSUA West African Drumming and Dance Ensemble
Contact
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Upcoming Events

1.10.15
1.11.15
1.13.15

Winston-Salem Symphony

A Night in Vienna! Vienna Philharmonic violinist Christoph Koncz joins the Symphony for Beethoven's Violin Concerto on a program of Viennese favorites. More info.


Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

2.14.15

Western Piedmont Symphony

"Love and Death" featuring Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet with Bernstein's West Side Story Suite.

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
PE. Monroe Auditorium
775 Sixth St. NE, Hickory, NC, 28601

4.25.15

Western Piedmont Symphony

Mahler's Second Symphony

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
PE. Monroe Auditorium
775 Sixth St. NE, Hickory, NC, 28601

Past Events

12.31.14

Winston-Salem Symphony

New Year's Eve Celebration with WSS and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 8:00 pm
Reynolds Auditorium
Winston-Salem, NC

12.12.14
to
12.21.14

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker

UNCSA's yearly presentation of The Nutcracker.

11 Performances from December 12 through December 21.
Stevens Center
Winston-Salem, NC

10.23.14

Piedmont Wind Symphony

"Noir Fantasies" concert. Wind ensemble music by Persichetti, Creston, Weill and more.

10.12.14 10.14.14

Winston-Salem Symphony

Brahms 1st Symphony and Shostakovich Festive Overture

9.26.14

Western Piedmont Symphony

Concert with Bela Fleck playing his banjo concerto.

6.29.14 7.01.14 7.03.14 7.07.14

Western Piedmont Symphony

Four concerts featuring patriotic favorites.

5.3.14 5.4.14 5.6.14

Winston-Salem Symphony



4.20.14

Easter Services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

I'll be playing timpani with a brass quintet for the Easter services.

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
520 Summit St. Winston-Salem, NC

2.16.14

Winston-Salem Symphony Discovery Concert

Played patriotic marches from Ives to Sousa and other familiar pieces for this children's concert.

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3:00 pm
Reynolds Auditorium
Winston-Salem, NC

2.10.14

Winston-Salem Youth Symphony

Coached the percussionists of the WS Youth Symphony on their current concert repertoire.

Monday, February 10, 2014
Winston-Salem, NC

1.14.14

Percussion sound effects demonstration

I presented a sound effects class to UNCSA's sound design students. Demonstrated some of the different possibilities of sound one can achieve using percussion instruments.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 1:00 pm
UNCSA
Winston-Salem, NC

12.31.13

New Year's Eve concert

Winston-Salem Symphony's New Year's Eve celebration

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 8:00 pm
Reynolds Auditorium
Winston-Salem, NC

12.12.13
to
12.22.13

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker

UNCSA's yearly presentation of The Nutcracker.

11 Performances from December 12 through December 22.
Stevens Center
Winston-Salem, NC

11.30.13

Carolina Christmas Spectacular

Winston-Salem Symphony's new Christmas tradition featuring Cirque de la Symphonie and the WSSU Burke Singers.

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 7:30 pm
Reynolds Auditorium
Winston-Salem, NC

11.22.13

Collapss #4

4th episode of the « Collective for Happy Sounds »

Featuring :
Laurent Estoppey, saxophone
Jared Steward, percussion
Nicholas Rich, guitar
Steve Landis, double bass
Brianna Taylor, dance
Jonathan Wall, video
UNCG saxophone ensemble

Music by :
John Cage One4 for percussion
Steve Reich Clapping music for two performers
Tom Johnson Recycled ostinato for saxophone, guitar and double bass
Marin Marais La folia for saxophone and dance
Nicholas Rich New piece pour solo saxophone
Steve Landis Thinking about how we just lost contact for ensemble
Laurent Estoppey NFM for saxophone ensemble

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:30 pm
Empire Books
1827B Spring Garden St. Greensboro, NC
FREE

11.15.13

Tar River Symphonic Band

Playing Mars from The Planets, Carmina Burana, Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet, Marches, and more!

Friday, November 15, 2013 – 7:30 PM
Dunn Center
Rocky Mount, NC
Tickets: $12

11.9.13

Winston-Salem Symphony: US Naval Academy Men's Glee Club

Celebrate America with the 65 stirring voices of the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club. A tribute to America’s heroes with all of your favorite red, white, and blue melodies. Patriotic anthems, Broadway hits, choir classics, and more!

Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 7:30 PM
Reynolds Auditorium
Winston-Salem, NC
Tickets: $18-$65

11.2.13

Winston-Salem Youth Chorus: 20th Anniversary Concert

Barbara Beattie, Artistic Director

The Chorus has commissioned Dan Locklair to commemorate this milestone in song: he has completed a setting of four poems by Fred Chappell, titled "The Playful Rainbow". They will premiere these lovely pieces as well as sing favorites of the last 20 years. There will be a reception afterward with both the poet and the composer there.

Saturday, November 2 – 7:00 PM
Stevens Center
Winston-Salem, NC
Tickets: $20-$50

11.3.13

Crisis Control Ministries 40th Anniversary Concert


crisiscontrol
A Community Music and Worship Service will be held to celebrate Crisis Control Ministry's 40 years of neighbors helping neighbors. This free event will start at 5:00 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. Dr. Michael Dodds, Director of Traditional Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem, will debut his complete symphonic setting of Psalm 145. Performing this piece will be 70 members of the Winston-Salem Symphony and a choir of over 100 individuals. Dr. Robert Frazier, Director of Music at Centenary, will conduct the choir to perform his original anthem, "Prayer for Unity." There will also be a performance by The North Carolina Black Repertory Company, and reflections by Nigel Alston.

Free

Sunday, November 3, 2013 – 5:00 PM
Centenary United Methodist Church
646 W 5th St
Winston-Salem, NC

10.20.13
10.27.13

Calvary Baptist Church

Played timpani for worship services.

10.26.13

Salisbury Symphony: Fantastique!

David Hagy, Music Director
Dukas: Fanfare to La Peri
Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Marjorie Bagley, violin

Tickets:
$22 (ages 19 & older)
$6 (students & ages 9-18)
$4 (ages 8 & younger)

Saturday, October 26 – 7:30 PM
Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

10.4.13

Collapss #3

Founded by Laurent Estoppey and Nicholas Rich, COLLAPSS (Collective for Happy Sounds) is a group of composers and musicians willing to present new music in collaboration with all forms of art.

Featuring :
Ali Wright, Daniel Arocho, Shawna Pennock, Chemie Ching, Nicolas Lira, saxophone
Jared Steward, percussion
Steve Stusek, Laurent Estoppey, saxophone
Steve Landis, double bass
Nicholas Rich, guitar

Music by :
Christian Marclay, John Cage, Nicolas Scherzinger, David Beidenbender, Isabel Mundry, Marc Mellits

Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:30 pm
Empire Books
1827B Spring Garden St. Greensboro, NC

6.8.13
&
6.15.13

The Big Gay Sing

I'll be playing drumset for the Triad Pride Men's Chorus. A musical extravaganza of fun music, dancing, and more audience participation than ever! Featuring all pop songs, including: “Single Ladies,” “Like a Prayer,” “Born This Way,” “Dancing Queen,” Firework,” and many more.

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:00 pm
Sloan Theater, Greensboro Day School
Greensboro, NC

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:00 pm
Watson Hall, UNC School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. More info here.

6.30.13 to
7.9.13

Summer Pops concerts with Western Piedmont Symphony

Three concerts in western North Carolina.

Sunday, June 30, 2013, 6:00 pm
Union Square - Downtown Hickory (outdoor)
Union Square NW, Hickory, NC 28601

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 7:00 pm
J.E. Broyhill Center in Lenoir, NC
1913 Hickory Blvd. SE, Lenoir, NC 28645

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 7:00 pm
Hayes Auditorium, Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC
191 Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604

4.17.13
4.19.13
4.21.13

Fletcher Opera Institute at UNCSA: Owen Wingrave

Opera in Two Acts, Sung in English
Music by Benjamin Britten; Libretto by Myfanwy Piper after a short story by Henry James
James Allbritten, musical director; Steven LaCosse, stage director; Angela Vanstory Ward, musical preparation

Join the Fletcher Institute as it celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the composer’s birth with Owen Wingrave. A committed pacifist born into a renowned military family, Owen Wingrave is met with a torrent of disapproval over his beliefs. Desperate to keep the love of his would-be bride, he is determined to prove his inner strength – even if it leads to a mysterious end.

April 17 & 19 at 7:30 p.m.
April 21 at 2:00 p.m.
de Mille Theatre at UNCSA
$15 adults / $13 students and seniors
Call the UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945 to reserve seats

4.4.13

An Evening with Sir James Galway

Join the “Man with the Golden Flute,” Sir James Galway, in a festive, “one night only” gala event with Robert Moody and the Winston-Salem Symphony.

DAVIES: Orkney Wedding with Sunrise; PISTON: The Incredible Flutist; MOZART: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major; OVERTON: The Magic Flutes

Thursday, April 4, 2013 7:30 pm
RJ Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
Winston-Salem, NC
More information

3.31.13

Easter Services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

I'll be playing timpani with a brass quintet for the 9 AM and 11 AM services.

Sunday, March 31, 2013, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
520 Summit St. Winston-Salem, NC

3.24.13

Palm Sunday Concert at Salisbury 1st Presbyterian

The program includes Faure's Requiem and Beethoven's "Hallelujah Chorus" from The Mount of Olives

Sunday, March 24, 4:00 pm
308 W Fisher St. Salisbury, NC

3.6.13
3.7.13

Winston-Salem Symphony: Children's Concerts

Performed concerts for public schools. Selections included Star Wars, Christopher Rouse's Ogoun Badagris, Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and others.

2.9.13
2.10.13
2.12.13

Winston-Salem Symphony: Daphnis & Chloe

Featuring Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe along with Hanson's 2nd Symphony.

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 10, 2013, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013, 7:30 pm
Stevens Center
405 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC
Tickets: $13 - $60
More information

2.5.13

John Cage lecture concert

I will be performing John Cage's Indeterminacy and One4 along with brief lectures on Cage and his work.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:30 pm
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

12.15.12

Winston-Salem Symphony Holiday Concert

WS Symphony, conducted by Matthew Troy. Join FOX8 news anchors for a fun concert featuring festive holiday favorites. Includes a carol sing-along sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Parking and concert are FREE with a donation of canned food or non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to Salvation Army Food Banks throughout the Piedmont.

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 7:30 pm
LJVM Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

12.9.12

Christmas Concert at Beck's Baptist Church

Christmas music and carols.

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 5:30 pm
Winston-Salem, NC

10.13.12

Western Piedmont Symphony

7:30 p.m. at Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, NC
Tickets: $15, $30, $40
Call 828-324-8603 for tickets

George Gershwin: An American in Paris
Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Adventure
Other pieces featuring the Lenoir Saxophone Quartet

9.30.12

Clemmons Moravian Church service

Performing percussion on Love Can Turn the World by Gaither/Silvey/Williams with the choir as part of the Sunday services at Clemmons Moravian Church.

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 10:30 am
3560 Spangenberg Ave. Clemmons, NC 27012

9.28.12

John Cage's Musicircus

cagefest
As part of Wake Forest's CAGEFEST, I will perform John Cage's Indeterminacy and a few other pieces during an exciting Musicircus. 100-150 artists will be performing separately but simultaneously in the Atrium as part of the Musicircus. CageFest is a month-long celebration of Cage's work with performances, lectures and art exhibits. All events are free. Go to the CAGEFEST website for more information.

Friday, September, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Z. S. Reynolds Library Atrium, Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

7.1.12

Clemmons Moravian Church service

Performing patriotic music as part of the Sunday services at Clemmons Moravian Church.

Sunday, July 1, 2012, 11:00 am
3560 Spangenberg Ave. Clemmons, NC 27012

7.1.12
7.2.12
7.3.12

Three pops concerts with Western Piedmont Symphony

Performing music by Sousa, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, James Horner and others.

Concert 1
Sunday, July 1, 2012 7:00 pm
SALT Block Green, Hickory, NC
FREE outdoor concert

Concert 2
Monday, July 2, 2012 7:30 pm
J.E. Broyhill Center, Lenoir, NC

Concert 3
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:30 pm
Hayes Auditorium, Lees McRae College, Banner Elk, NC

5.12.12
5.13.12
5.15.12

Winston-Salem Symphony: Carmina Burana

This concert will feature Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, first performed in 1937. Along with the orchestra, other performers include soprano Christina Major, tenor Daniel Stein, baritone Troy Cook, the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale and Central Carolina Children's Chorus. Robert Moody is conducting.

Other works on the concert are Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1 with Matthew Troy conducting and Johannes Brahms's Nanie with Carole Ott conducting.

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 13, 2012, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 7:30 pm
Stevens Center
405 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC
Tickets: $13 - $60
More information

4.28.12

Western Piedmont Symphony: Star Wars and The Planets

This concert will include John Williams' Star Wars Suite and Gustav Holst's The Planets. The orchestra will also be accompanied by the Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm
P.E. Monroe Auditorium
775 Sixth St. NE, Hickory, NC, 28601
Call 828-324-8603 for tickets. $15, $30, $40.

4.21.12

Winston-Salem Symphony: Like, Totally!
Pop Hits of the '80s

Relive the new wave rock era with hits from Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Police, Devo, and so many more!
Jenn Gambatese and Matt Cavenaugh, guest vocalists
Robert Moody, conductor
Tickets: $15 - $60

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 7:30 pm
R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 N. Hawthorne Rd. Winston-Salem, NC
More information

4.8.12

Easter Services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

I'll be playing timpani with a brass quintet for the 9 AM and 11 AM services.

Sunday, April 8, 2012, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
520 Summit St. Winston-Salem, NC

4.1.12

Performance at Pfafftown Baptist Church

Performing percussion on David Lane's passion for chorus and chamber orchestra, Out of the Depths.

Sunday, April 1, 2012, 6:00 pm
Pfafftown Baptist Church
4336 Transou Road, Fafftown, NC

3.3.12

ACDA Convention

I played on the world premiere of Jay Broeker's Light Music as part of the American Choral Directors Association 2012 Southern Division Convention. The performance was held at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

10.7.11 - 10.9.11

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 3, An International Conference

I performed John Cage's Indeterminacy on Saturday, Oct. 8th at 9 am.

Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2011
UNC-Asheville and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Asheville, NC
More information

7.5.11

Western Piedmont Symphony: Summer Pops concert


Tuesday, July 5, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Hayes Auditorium at Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
More information

4.9.11

Western Piedmont Symphony: Scheherazade

For the second time this year, I'm playing Scheherazade! Other works on the program are Charles Griffin's Weaving Olden Dances and the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.

Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
P.E. Monroe Auditorium
775 Sixth St. NE, Hickory, NC, 28601
Call 828-324-8603 for tickets. $15, $30, $40.

3.14.11

Winston-Salem Youth Symphony sectional

Leading the percussion section of the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony in a sectional.

1.7.11
and
1.9.11

Winston-Salem Symphony: Scheherazade

Join the Winston-Salem Symphony for a rare January concert featuring two of the most beautiful orchestral works ever written: Finlandia by Sibelius and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Our special guest is Charles Dimmick, concertmaster of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, who will join the orchestra for the Berg Violin Concerto.

Friday, January 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. | Stevens Center
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. | Stevens Center
Buy Tickets: $15 - $55

12.31.10

Winston-Salem Symphony: New Year's Eve with Time for Three

Time for Three photo
Celebrating New Year's Eve with the Winston-Salem Symphony has become a Winston-Salem tradition. This year, the groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three joins the fun. Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming an instrumental blend all its own. From Sweet Georgia Brown to Turkey in the Straw, Amazing Grace to Lennon and McCartney's Blackbird, these artists will amaze and delight you. Bring your friends and family for another unforgettable New Year's Eve with the Winston-Salem Symphony!

Friday, December 31, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. | R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
Buy Tickets: $15 - $55

10.18.10
and
10.19.10

Clinic and master class

I will be presenting a clinic on 10/18/10 and a master class on 10/19/10, both for the percussion class at Mount Tabor High School. For the clinic I'll be presenting auditioning tips for the upcoming All-County Band auditions, such as tuning timpani, playing snare rudiments and sight reading. For the master class I will be listening to a few students and giving performance suggestions for the audition music.

10.9.10

Western Piedmont Symphony

8:00 p.m. at Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, NC
Tickets: $15, $30, $40
Call 828-324-8603 for tickets

Camille Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

5.28.10

UNCSA hooding ceremony and commencement concert

7:00 p.m. at Crawford Hall, UNCSA
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
FREE

This concert will be of most interest to this year's graduates and families, but graduating students will be performing tonight. I will perform Keiko Abe's Memories of the Seashore on marimba.

5.15.10

Graduate Recital: Chamber music for percussion

3:00 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall, UNCSA
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
FREE

Evelyn Glennie: Little Prayer. A chorale for marimba

Nebojsa Zivkovic: Pezzo da Concerto. A fun snare drum solo!

Jared Steward: Via. This is a piece for Marimba, wood blocks and spoken text. Dante's Inferno has been translated tons of times and this piece features several of those translations of the first stanza only into English. My translation is from English into music. World Premiere! :-) Listen to the text portion of this piece at Ubu Web.

Steve Reich: Nagoya Marimbas (with Scott O'Toole) A very energetic marimba duo.

Richard Hervig: A Diversion for Trombone and Percussion (with Megan O'Malley). I play a large setup with drums, gongs, cymbal, temple blocks, vibraphone and more! Megan will be playing....trombone.

Joby Talbot: Similarities Between Diverse Things (with Charles Shafer, violin; Natalie Parker, cello; Alicia Willard, piano). A piece written as a memorial for a man who died way too early (20 years old). Contemplative and very pretty. I'm playing the vibraphone part.

Finally, a new piece called Draft No. 3 by Mike Ahrens for violin, bass and percussion (with Aaron LaVallee, violin and Tonya Steward, double bass) This incorporates interesting instrumental interplay. Mike has done a great job pairing strings with drums on this.

4.25.10

Symphony Concert at NC Museum of Art

Sunday, 3:00 p.m. at NC Museum Park Theater
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

FREE; Tickets available online beginning March 15. Tickets are limited!
See the museum website for more information.

The Museum Park Theater plays host to 200 instrumental and choral musicians from the UNC School of the Arts, the Choral Society of Durham, and the Duke Chapel Choir for a special performance of Gustav Mahler's towering Symphony no. 2, Resurrection. UNCSA Chancellor John Mauceri conducts. I will be playing timpani in this performance.

4.24.10

PAS Day of Percussion

Saturday, all day at UNC-Greensboro

The UNCSA percussion ensemble will be performing as part of the Percussive Arts Society's North Carolina chapter Day of Percussion. We will be performing a 20 minute mini-concert in the morning at 9 am. We will be performing Ogoun Badagris by Christopher Rouse and Strange Loops by Patrick Long.

4.18.10

Megan O'Malley Graduate Recital

Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall, UNCSA
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
FREE

Megan and I will be playing a duo on her recital entitled A Diversion for Trombone and Percussion by Richard Hervig.

4.17.10

UNCSA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center, UNCSA
405 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC
$12 Adults, $10 Students and seniors
Tickets are available directly at the box office, or call 336-721-1945.

Chancellor John Mauceri will lead the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra and a large community and UNC chorus in Gustav Mahler's towering Symphony No. 2, The Resurrection. This symphony was written between 1888 and 1894, and dramatizes in music the struggle of man toward eternal salvation and immortality.

A massive work in its scale, The Resurrection will unite more than 100 students in the UNCSA orchestra and approximately 125 chorus members. The chorus will be composed of the UNCSA Cantata Singers, the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale, and the Parkland Magnet High School Choir, as well as student vocalists from across the University of North Carolina system. A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute Fellow and UNCSA Master of Music candidate Jodi Burns will be the soprano soloist. Mahler wrote for two sets of timpani in this piece, of which I will be playing the second set. See this press release for more information.

3.8.10

Percussion and Literature presentation

9:30 a.m. at Bolton Elementary School

I will be presenting an introduction to percussion instruments and performing an improvisatory accompaniment to a reading of Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney for the entire second grade. Part of the presentation will also involve talking about home made percussion instruments with a demonstration on how to make your own shaker.

12.8.09

UNCSA Percussion Ensembles

7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall
FREE

John. R. Beck leads the high school, undergraduate and graduate percussion ensembles in a program featuring the premiere of a new work by high school senior Max Witt. The college ensemble will be performing John Cage's Second Construction; Graduate students Jared Steward and Shelley Davidson will play a marimba and vibraphone duo by Daniel S. Chamberlain entitled Trains.

12.5.09
to
12.13.09

The Nutcracker


I'm playing percussion in the orchestra pit on this one.

Presented by University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Dec. 5 & 6 at 2 p.m.
Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 9-12 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12-13 at 2 p.m.
Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

UNCSA's Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem
This year, see The Nutcracker as you've never seen it before!
New choreography by Ethan Stiefel, Dean of the UNCSA School of Dance, and three other members of the School of Dance faculty (Nigel Burley, Warren Conover and Susan McCullough), including thrilling new choreography for the battle between the mice and the toy soldiers. Stiefel also has added a group of baby mice, whose amusing behavior will charm the Nutcracker audience. With a spectacular new 26-foot tall Christmas Tree, new lighting design and a flurry of additional new magical surprises, the 2009 UNCSA Nutcracker is sure to delight young and old alike!

Featured guest artists for 2009 include renowned dancers from the American Ballet Theatre. Gillian Murphy, ABT Principal Dancer and a UNCSA alumna, and Sascha Radetsky, ABT Soloist, will perform on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. Blaine Hoven, ABT Corps de Ballet member, and Maria Riccetto, ABT Soloist, both alumni of UNCSA, will perform on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.

TICKET PRICING (ADULTS/CHILDREN AGE 13 AND UNDER):

Prime Orchestra ($66); Orchestra Center ($50/$35); Orchestra Sides and Front Balcony ($45/$30); Rear Balcony ($25/$20).
"Family 4-Pack" Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night only ($130 Orchestra Side/Front Balcony, $95 Center Balcony)
Note: ARTSCARD cannot be used for Nutcracker events.
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount on every full-priced ticket, excluding Prime Orchestra. The 10 percent discount for groups may not be combined with any other offer.

UNCSA Box Office: 336-721-1945

11.14.09
and
11.15.09

UNCSA Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Ransom Wilson conducts the orchestra in a performance of Jolivet's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (featuring Concerto Competition Winner Megan Szymanski) and Saint-Saens's Symphony No. 3 with faculty organist Timothy Olsen. Also on the program: Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Barber's Second Essay for Orchestra.

I'll be playing timpani on the Saint-Saens. If you've never heard this symphony you need to come and hear this one. This is frequently called the "organ symphony" and you'll understand why when you hear it! A very beautiful and exciting piece. I will also possibly be playing bass drum or other percussion on the Barber.

Sat. Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Crawford Hall, UNCSA campus
Sun. Nov. 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Crawford Hall, UNCSA campus
$12 adults / $10 seniors and students

10.04.09

World Communion Sunday at First Presbyterian Church

Winston-Salem, NC
I will be performing on timpani and percussion with a chamber group playing contemporary Christian music.