School of Music

Faculty Artist Series

2016-2017 Season Concerts



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All proceeds from the sales of tickets will benefit the
School of Music scholarship fund.

Fall 2016

By Request

Friday, September 9
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
Shannon Scott, clarinet
Shannon Scott, clarinet
“By Request”  originated with fellow faculty member euphonium artist Chris Dickey asking me that when I next give a recital, that it have the Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 1 in F Minor on it. Another request came from composer and bassoonist Ryan Hare, who wants to hear me play the Three Pieces for clarinet solo by Igor Stravinsky.  When my clarinet counterpart at the University of Idaho, Shawn Copeland, asked me to be a guest artist for the Montana/Idaho Clarinet Festival, whose dates coincide with my FAS recital, we added another request, for the very hip work by Marc Mellits titled Black, for two amplified bass clarinets. Composer John David Earnest wrote a clarinet trio Three for Three in 2015, and asked me to read it and give him feedback. This work will receive its world premiere on this concert. Finally, I am asking myself new questions about the Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano. Colleague and pianist Karen Savage will perform the Brahms and Debussy, Shawn Copeland will be the other bass clarinetist for Black, and clarinetists Spencer Jones of the University of Idaho and Jacob Ward of Pullman High School will perform Three for Three.

Back to the Strat

Friday, September 15
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
Brad Ard, guitar with studio recordings
Brad Ard original compositions


Faculty Artist Series: Soul Jazz Reimagined

Tuesday, September 20
8:00pm Kimbrough Concert Hall
Gator Tail: Greg Yasinitsky, saxophone; Brian Ward, organ; Brad Ard, guitar; David Jarvis, drums

Gator Tail is a jazz quartet featuring tunes with diabolical grooves, drenched in blues and funk, with wailing saxophone, organ, guitar and drums


The “Grand” Piano

Thursday, September 22
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
Jeffery Savage, piano
Featuring works that exploit the piano’s entire range of color and expression, this program aims to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Corigliano’s Etude Fantasy is an intense and dramatic work, reminiscent at times of movie scores; the composer won an Academy Award for his score of 1998’s The Red Violin. Rounding out the program are a delightful set of variations by Mozart, and one the most thrilling pieces of music written for piano in the 19th Century, Liszt’s Sonata in B minor.


Faculty and Friends String Quartet Concert

Friday, September 23
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
Meredith Arksey, violin; Diane Cook, violin; Giselle Hillyer, viola; Ruth Boden, cello

WSU School of Music Faculty members Meredith Arksey, violin and Ruth Boden, cello will be joined by violinist Diane Cook, (WSU professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)  and violist Giselle Hillyer (faculty member of the U of I Lionel Hampton School of Music). They will present a lively and varied concert of string quartet favorites by J. C. Arriaga, Bedrich Smetana and Mark O’Connor.


A Woman's Love and Life

Tuesday, September 27
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
Julie Anne Wieck, soprano and Karen Savage, piano

Music including the song cycles Frauenliebe und Leben by Robert Schumann and Songs from Letters:  Calamity Jane to her daughter, Janey, 1880-1901 by Libby Larsen, as well as songs by Vincenzo Bellini and Camille Saint-Saëns. 

En Chamade/WSU Brass Quintet

Friday, September 30
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
David Turnbull, trumpet; Jill Schneider, organ; Matthew Glover, trumpet; Sarah Miller,trombone; Martin King, horn; Chris Dickey, euphonium
Brass and Organ Spectacular


Living in America

Tuesday, October 4
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
Brian Carter, tenor and Scott Blasco, electronics

The Oboe: A Brief History in Music from Bach through the 20th Century
Friday, October 7
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
Keri McCarthy, oboe and Karen Savage, piano


Jazz Northwest

Friday, October 14
8:00pm Kimbrough Concert Hall
Jazz Northwest: David Turnbull, trumpet; Greg Yasinistsky, alto sax; Dave Hagelganz, tenor sax; Sarah Miller, trombone; Brad Ard, guitar; Dave Snider, string bass; Dave Jarvis, drums


A Tribute to the Great British Horns

Tuesday, October 18
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre
Martin King, horn
This concert will feature music recorded by legendary horn players of the British Isles: Barry Tuckwell, Dennis Brain, Michael Thompson and Richard Watkins.


Clepto Basso: A Recital of "Borrowed" Music for Tuba

Thursday, October 20
8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre

Chris Dickey, tuba and Karen Savage, piano
This recital will present music borrowed from other instruments and voice.



General Admission: $10.00
Senior Citizens
     60 and older: $5.00
Non-WSU Students: $5.00
WSU Students with ID: FREE

All proceeds from the sales of tickets will benefit the
School of Music scholarship fund.

Tickets are available in the lobby thirty minutes before concert time.


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