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!
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
|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:
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):
|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):
|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
|Dan Friberg||Pierne||Canzonetta||Christy Eckerty|
|New Third Stream Quartet||TBA||TBA||N/A|