Single Reed Symposium

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

On Saturday, November 7th, 2015, the Simpson College Department of Music will host its third annual Single Reed Symposium. This day will include many activities for high-school, college, recreational and professional level saxophonists and clarinetists. Master Classes, ensemble choirs, recitals, exhibits, and many guest and featured artists will make this a day to remember!

Directions to the event: Paste “Amy Robertson Music Center, N Buxton St, Indianola, IA” into Google Maps!

This event is free, but participants
are asked to pre-register here!

Please plan on bringing your saxophone and/or clarinet to the event!

2014 Schedule (2015 schedule TBA)

11:40AM – Welcome mingle and check-in

12:00PM – Opening Potpourri Concert – LEKBERG HALL

Performer(s) Piece Title Composer Accompanist
Camwell/Bunte Tachycardia Marc Mellits Jason Danielson
Kariann Voigts Sonatina M3; Con Brio Joseph Horovitz Christy Eckerty
Dan Friberg Solo de Concours Andre Messager Christy Eckerty
New Third Stream Quartet One for Four Will Campbell N/A
Preston Duncan La Muerte del Angel Astor Piazzolla Jin Park

12:45PM-1:30PM – Lecture/Demonstration A: Jazz Style and Improvisation – Members of the New Third Stream Quartet. Lekberg Hall.

12:45PM-1:30PM – Lecture/Demonstration B: Historical clarinets and more – Dr. Dan Friberg. Madsen Hall.

1:45-2:30PM – Sax/Clarinet Choir rehearsals directed by Dr. Mike Eckerty and Tony Wadle (saxes in Lekberg, clarinets in Duncan).

2:45-3:30PM – Iowa HotShots mini-concert featuring Iowa professionals including:

Ann Bradfield
Hear Again in Memory (1991) by Frederick Fox (1931-2011) (solo saxophone)
I. Theme: Lento

II. Variation 1: Bird in Flight

III. Variation 2: Piper

IV. Variation 3: Cadenza

V. Coda: Allegro

Amanda McCandless Gryphon by Theresa Martin (solo clarinet)
Colin Young Obsession by Karol Beffa (solo saxophone)

3:30-3:45PM – BREAK/PIZZA PARTY/EXHIBITS! ($1 a slice that will go towards helping us keep this event free).

3:45-4:45PM – Clarinet/Saxophone MasterClasses with feedback by members of the New Third Stream Quartet and Dan Friberg

Saxophone MC participants (LEKBERG HALL):

Name College/School Piece Accompanist
Katelyn McKone Simpson College Noda – Improvisation II N/A
Sam Bills UNI Dubois – Concerto M1 Jin Park
Quartet Drake Dvorak – American Quartet N/A

Clarinet MC participants (DUNCAN HALL):

Name College/School Piece Accompanist
TBA TBA TBA Karrie Tate
TBA TBA TBA Karrie Tate
TBA TBA TBA Karrie Tate

5:00-5:45PM – Final Concert featuring Sax/Clarinet Choirs and soloists – LEKBERG HALL

Performer(s) Piece Title Composer Accompanist
Kariann Voigts and Dan Friberg Sonata for Two Clarinets Francis Poulenc N/A
Dave Camwell Fantasie Denis Bedard Ron Albrecht
New Third Stream Quartet Pure Brent Gallaher N/A
Clarinet Choir Adagio in B, K. 411Le Lac des CygnesPiccolo Negro MozartTchaikowskyDebussy Directed by Mike Eckerty
Saxophone Choir plus featured soloists Ann Bradfield, Dave Camwell, Colin Young, Preston Duncan. BWV 1033 and Capriccio Bach/Mendelssohn Directed by Tony Wadle

5:45-7:00PM – Supper break (NOT PROVIDED; there are many food establishments very close by)

7:00-8:00PM – Evening Concert featuring Dr. Dan Friberg (accompanied by Christy Eckerty) and the New Third Stream Quartet – LEKBERG HALL

Performer(s) Composer Title Accompanist
Dan Friberg Pierne Canzonetta Christy Eckerty
“” Babin Hillandale Waltzes “”
“” Poulenc Sonata “”
New Third Stream Quartet TBA TBA N/A

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