New Century: Contemporary American Music for Oboe and English horn
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: Kendra Johnson, faculty oboe recital
When: Saturday, 9 April 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents Kendra Johnson in a faculty oboe recital at 7:30 Saturday, April 9, in the Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. This is a free recital. Children 8 years and older are welcome to attend.
Johnson describes the recital as “New Century: Contemporary American Music for Oboe and English horn,” a concert of diverse and engaging works by living North American composers. She will be assisted by Thom Priest and Nicholas Maughan.
The program includes
...is but a dream by Roupen Shakarian, Seattle, WA
Trio by Bill Douglas, Boulder, CO
Parking Violation by Marc Mellits, New York, NY
Suite from and Imaginary Opera by John Steinmetz, Los Angeles, CA
Johnson lists the location of each artist rather than their birth dates, since all are currently composing. She notes a pretty even distribution across the United States.
Oboist Kendra Johnson has lived, traveled, and performed internationally. She joined the faculty of Weber State University in the spring of 2009. She has played locally with the Utah Symphony, Utah Chamber Artists, and is principal oboe with the American Festival Orchestra conducted by Craig Jessop. Previously, she performed in Washington state with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Federal Way and Olympia Symphonies; in Japan with the Hachinohe and Towada Philharmonics, and as an active freelancer in the Los Angeles area. Her summer activities have included the Tafelmusik Baroque Institute in Toronto, Canada and the Collegium Musicum International Festival in Pommersfelden, Germany, where her world premiere performance of Richard Engelbrecht’s Sonata for Oboe and String quintet was recorded by Radio Zurich. Kendra holds a Master’s degree in Oboe Performance from UCLA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Theory and Composition from Arizona State University, and has studied with Marion Kuszyk and Martin Schuring. A native of Fort Collins, Colorado, she is happy to have returned to the sunny Rocky Mountain West.
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