Homenaje a México or “Tribute to Mexico” – a concert featuring music for wind quintet by Mexican composers
Join Tucson-based ensemble, the Arizona Wind Quintet as they present the program Homenaje a México or “Tribute to Mexico.” This concert of music by all Mexican composers will celebrate diverse voices in music, ranging from playful to mysterious.
The program pays tribute to the Mexico City Wind Quintet’s commitment to the creation of new works, including music by composers Ana Lara, Charly Daniels, and Federico Ibarra. Also featured is the well-known Danza del Mediodía by Arturo Márquez and folk-tune setting by José-Luis Hurtado.
The Arizona Wind Quintet (AWQ) is the faculty ensemble-in-residence at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music in Tucson, Arizona. Formed in 1977, AWQ has cultivated a tradition of excellence in both performance and teaching. In spring 2018, AWQ held a residency at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City.
Arizona Wind Quintet Group/Individual Bios
The Arizona Wind Quintet (AWQ) is the faculty ensemble-in-residence at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music in Tucson, Arizona. Formed in 1977, AWQ has cultivated a tradition of excellence in both performance and teaching. The quintet mentors the award-winning Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet, the university's premiere student chamber ensemble. In spring 2018, AWQ held a residency at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. The ensemble recently recorded a disc for Toccata Classics, Hans Winterberg: Chamber Music Volume I, released in late 2018.
Flutist Brian Luce, described as “an authoritative soloist” and praised for his “technical agility” and “lyric power,” has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across the globe. A Professor of Music at the University of Arizona, he has served as a principal flutist of orchestras in Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. He won prizes in the National Flute Association, Myrna Brown, Mid-South, and Kingsville young artist competitions. He is a composer, arranger, and producer and is recorded on the Albany, Citadel, and CoSeismic labels.
Sara Fraker is a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, principal oboist of True Concord Voices and Orchestra, and faculty artist at the Bay View Music Festival in northern Michigan. She has performed in festivals at Tanglewood, Aspen, Chautauqua, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Schleswig-Holstein Orchester Akademie in Germany. Dr. Fraker has presented recitals at five recent IDRS conferences and has given master classes at universities and performing arts schools across the United States and in Australia. A graduate of the University of Illinois, New England Conservatory, and Swarthmore College, Dr. Fraker joined the University of Arizona faculty in 2012.
Jackie Glazier is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Dr. Glazier has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. She was the winner of the International Clarinet Association Orchestral Competition in 2014 and a finalist at the 2016 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. Dr. Glazier has earned degrees from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Florida, and Florida State University.
Johanna Lundy is the Principal Horn of the Tucson Symphony, a position she has held since 2006. She has performed with orchestras across the US and has appeared as a guest artist with the Aspen Music Festival, Grand Canyon Music Festival, Virginia Arts Festival and many others. Ms. Lundy released her debut solo album in 2018 on the MSR Classics label, hailed by Gramophone as “simply breathtaking.” She is the Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Arizona and holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the New England Conservatory.
Marissa Olegario is an active performer in the US and abroad. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists from Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmoniker and Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet and has served as a principal and section bassoonist in orchestras across the US. Inspired by community engagement and innovation, she has partnered with Dance for Parkinson’s, commissioned visual projections for her live performances and enjoys performing in non-traditional spaces. Holding degrees from Northwestern University and Yale, she is on faculty at the University of Arizona and regularly presents master classes across the US.
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