Fondation des États-Unis | Sunday, February 5 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #22
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Sunday, February 5 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #22

Resident musicians and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars will be back on stage in February for the next Rendez-vous Musical # 22. The concert will be on Sunday, February 5 at 5 pm in the Grand Salon of the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

The program

Mysterious Morning III (1996) – Fuminori Tanada (né en 1961)
Alyssa Hoffert, saxophone soprano

Images I – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I. Reflets dans l’eau
II. Hommage à Rameau
III. Mouvement
John Kamfonas, piano

Violette et Arthur – Francois Rabbath (né en 1931)
Thanatos – Francois Rabbath
Will McClain Cravy, doublebass

La Catedral – Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)
I. Preludio Saudade
II. Andante Religioso
III. Allegro Solemne
Mark Kaylor, guitar

Caprice Variations : Extraits – George Rochberg (1918-2005)
Leo Marillier, violon

« Come Down Heavy! » by Evan Chambers (né en 1963)
I. Steel Drivin’ Man
II. Oh Lovely Appearance of Death
IIII. Drill Ye Tarriers
Leo Marillier, violon Alyssa Hoffert, saxophone alto Orlando Bass, piano

The musicians

Concert saxophonist, avid chamber musician, and versatile music educator, Alyssa Hoffert has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She holds an MM in Saxophone Performance from the Hartt School and a B.S in Music Education cum laude from Case Western Reserve University/the Cleveland Institute of Music. Hoffert is currently studying saxophone at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Goury. She is also a Conn-Selmer endorsed artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones and mouthpieces.

Embracing his penchant for improvisation alongside his passion for the classical and contemporary repertoire, the pianist John Kamfonas has given performances around the world, from Italy to India, Beijing to New York, which have been described as possessing « a grandeur that lifted the music into the sublime…and a delicacy that took one’s breath away. » He was Harriet Hale Wooley scholarship in 2015-2016. John is currently a musician in residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis and is pursuing a graduate diploma at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the guidance of Marian Rybicki and Jean Fassina.

Mark Kaylor received his Bachelor and Master of Music from the Florida State University where he studied with world-renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman.   He has performed in the master classes of leading guitar figures, such as: Pavel Steidl, Jason Vieaux, Gabriel Bianco, and Adam Holzman.  More recently Mark has been studying privately with celebrated concert artist and pedagogue Judicael Perroy.

William McClain Cravy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California where he was a student of David Allen Moore. A tenured member and acting Principal Bass of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Will has played as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Colorado and Culver City Symphonies, and was featured in a 2015 Aspen Music Festival Student-Spotlight Recital. As an orchestral musician, Will has appeared with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), the New World Symphony (Miami), the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Juneau Symphony, as principal bass of Aspen Opera under Robert Spano and alongside his teacher in the Aspen Chamber Orchestra. Will has performed chamber music with members of the LA Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony and has participated in the Aspen, Lake George, Domaine Forget, Wabass Institute, and Colorado College music festivals.

Léo Marillier, violinst, earned his Bachelor and Masters with the highest distinction from the Paris Conservatory and NEC in Boston, thanks to a scholarship from the Florence Gould Foundation. Invited by numerous festivals in Europe, America, and Korea, he participated in the Aspen Music Festival on a full scholarship. Also a composer, he is edited by Delatour.

Orlando Bass is a student at the CNSMD in Paris since 2013, where he was first accepted in a writing class, then in 2014 in the accompaniment class and in 2015 in the piano and improvisation classes. He obtained in 2014 his prize for harmony and counterpoint, in 2015 the fugue. He already performed in several festivals as a pianist and harpsichordist and also plays jazz and improvised music.

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