|An Evening of Classical and Jazz Music at Eastman|
Featuring Eastman Alumni Performers:
Ron Carter, Brett Shurtliffe, Yung-chiao Wei, Emily Boyce and Chao-I Chou
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
6:00 - 7:30 pm Reception, Inn on Broadway
8:00 - 10:15 pm Concert, Kodak Hall
Inn on Broadway
Rochester, New York
Eastman School of Music
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
60 Gibbs Street
Rochester, New York
Join Eastman School of Music alumni for an exciting evening of classical artistry and highly acclaimed jazz as part of the 2013 International Society of Bassists Convention. This biennial event brings together the brightest bassists, luthiers, and educators, and this year we have the pleasure of hosting them in the musical heart of the city at the Eastman School of Music. Highlights of the convention include workshops for attendees and concerts open to the Rochester community.
The evening's concert will include the following featured artists and fellow alumni: Ron Carter (BM '59, HNR '10), Brett Shurtliffe (BM '01), Yung-chiao Wei (BM '96), Emily Boyce (DMA '05), and Chao-I Chou (BM '97, MM '99, DMA '04).
Tickets for the performance are $30 each which includes a Box Seat and admission to the pre-concert reception. If you have purchased concert tickets separately and wish to join us for the reception, admission is $10. The reception includes hearty hors d'oeuvres and an open beer and wine bar. Advance registration is required for both events.
Ron Carter (BM '59, HNR '10) is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In 1993 Ron Carter earned a Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, the Miles Davis Tribute Band, and in 1998 he earned another Grammy for Call Sheet Blues, an instrumental composition from the film Round Midnight.
Brett Shurtliffe (BM '01) was a 2003 prizewinner in the International Society of Bassists solo competition and two years later took first prize in the 2005 ISB orchestral competition. Since being appointed associate principal with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, Brett has appeared numerous times as a soloist with the BPO, as well as with the Amherst Symphony and the National Repertory Orchestra.
Yung-chiao Wei (BM '96) began playing the piano at age six and the bass at age twelve. She has collaborated with Leon Fleisher, James Buswell, John Gibbson, and Joseph Robinson. Wei has served as principal bassist in the New World Symphony Orchestra, New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra in Boston.
Emily Boyce (DMA '05) currently serves as associate professor of piano at Buffalo State College where she teaches piano, class piano, and accompanying. She has previously been a member of the piano faculties of the Eastman Community Music School, the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, and the Bowling Green State University Summer Music Institute.
Chao-I Chou (BM '97, MM '99, DMA '04) is a pianist who has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. She has graced numerous stages and concert halls including the Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Michigan, Rutgers University, Bowdoin Summer Festival, National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Berlin University of the Arts, and the Copenhagen Opera House.
Note: Guests will be able to pick up their purchased tickets for the concert at the reception that evening.
For more information about each of these artists as well as the International Society of Bassists Convention, visit the ISB Convention 2013 website.