2015 - 2016 Season

Fall Jazz ensemble

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 7:30pm
Caballito Negro

This unusual flute and percussion duo “perform intercultural work, in a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics … they collaborate with many prominent, innovative artists, creating contemporary music that pushes the flute and percussion repertoire to new heights …”.  New Zealand flutist Tessa Brinckman has been described as a “flutist of chameleon-like gifts and virtuoso elegance” and the “highlight of Portland”.  She has worked with many classical music ensembles in concert series in the US, South Africa and New Zealand.  Percussionist Terry Longshore’s genre-crossing work balances the artistry of the concert stage with the spontaneity of jazz and the energy of a rock club.  Dr. Longshore brings a dynamic voice to every musical encounter.  In addition to Caballito Negro, Dr. Longshore performs with Compás, Dúo Flamenco, Skin & Bones, and red fish blue fish.  The members of this duo have performed, collectively and separately, with the Oregon Symphony, the LA Philharmonic, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Cabrillo Music Festival and many other venues.  Their Maier Hall performance will include the Olympic Peninsula premiere of Dr. David P. Jones’ “Music for South Africa”.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall
Timothy Hudson

Tim Hudson is one of the finest young trumpet soloists in the US.  His Principal Trumpet credits include the Knoxville Symphony, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York.  He has also performed with the Oslo Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, and the International Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has worked include, Lorin Maazel, Yoel Levi, Mariss Jansons and Leonard Slatkin.  Dr. Hudson is the founder and leader of Carolina Brass, who have performed extensively throughout the US and recorded several CD’s on the Summit label.  As an artist/educator he has worked across the US, and in Mexico, New Zealand, the Far East and Israel.  He is also on the faculty of Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina.  Dr. Hudson’s program, sure to include a broad range of interesting and accessible works for trumpet, will also feature a composition written expressly for him by Dr. David P. Jones, Copper Lake Fantasy.  Dr. Jones will accompany out soloist at the piano.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Maier Performance Hall