Thursday, March 7th
Seymour College Union Ballroom
The College at Brockport
Free Admission - Donations Accepted at the Door
Monteverdi Toccata from L'Orfeo
Hullfish Celtic Dance Suite for Pennywhistle, String Band, and Orchestra
1. Slow Air
William Hullfish, Pennywhistle Soloist
Golden Eagle String Band
Finzi/Allentoff Romance for Clarinet and Orchestra
Scott Horsington, Clarinet Soloist
Mozart Allegro from Concerto No. 1 for Horn and Orchestra
Lydia Allen, French Horn Soloist
Sejourne A Placere - Expressif et lyrique from Concerto for Vibraphone and String Orchestra
Peter Ferry, Vibraphone Soloist
MacDowell/Allentoff A Lovely Rose for Bassoon and Orchestra
Meg Walters, Bassoon Soloist
Zim/Allentoff Avinu Shebashamayim for Baritone, Chorus, and Orchestra
Cantor/Hazzan Martin Leubitz, Vocal Soloist
Members of the Brockport College-Community Chorus
Dr. William Hullfish, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music at The College at Brockport, is an accomplished musician and educator. He recently celebrated his 50th year as a professor at the college. He was awarded a Gold Medal by the Smithsonian Institute as a Smithsonian/Folkways recording artist for his cultural contributions. Dr. Hullfish is an expert in American music, particularly Erie Canal songs. He has several publications and recordings, including "Horse-Ocean Sailor and Ireland's Grand Canal", both published by the American Canal Society. Dr. Hullfish plays locally and nationally, from jazz and bluegrass to folk and big band styles of music.
The Golden Eagle String Band has been performing in the Northeast for over twenty-five years. The band has performed and recorded for Smithsonian/Folkways, performed for the World Canal Conference,
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, the Erie Canal Museum and toured under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Scott Horsington is a native of Rochester, NY. He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia in 2008, where he completed a Performer's Certificate and was a featured soloist with the Fredonia Chamber Orchestra. He pursued additional study at DePaul University. Major teachers include James East, Julie DeRoche, and Larry Combs. Scott has performed with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, and the Hillman Opera Orchestra. He was actively involved in the 2012 Clarinets for Conservation project, performing in the concert series, assisting with fundraising and development, and teaching at Korongoni Secondary School. He is the music director of the Brockport Clarinet Ensemble.
Lydia Allen is the Principal French Horn of the Brockport Symphony Orchestra. She is pursuing her degree in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Major with Music Specialization at The College at Brockport. She performed the Mozart Horn Concerto at the Cortland Honors Band Recital.
Hailed by The Democrat and Chronicle as a "percussion genius... presenting percussion in a stunning, thoughtful way," Peter Ferry [b. 1991] is a young American solo percussionist currently living in Rochester, NY. Since his premiere concerto performance at age 18, Peter has continued to perform as a guest soloist with various ensembles. The 2012-2013 season includes concerto engagements with the Moses Brown Wind Ensemble, the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, the Sound ExChange Orchestra, as well as the North American premiere of Joe Duddell's "Ruby". Peter also has a passion for multimedia performance, collaborating with artists of other disciplines to deepen the concert experience. His multimedia performance at the Rochester Fringe Festival was reviewed as "breathtaking... all that such festivals are supposed to be: funny, boundary-pushing, thought-provoking." As a chamber musician, Peter is an enthusiastic performer of contemporary works, particularly in his duo partnership with cellist Audrey Q. Snyder. Peter will graduate from the Eastman School of Music as the first-ever John Beck Percussion Scholarship recipient and with the prestigious Performer’s Certificate recognizing “outstanding performing ability.”
Hazzan Martin Leubitz served Congregation Beth Am in Cleveland, Ohio for over twenty years before coming to Temple Beth El of Rochester, NY in 1995.
A vocal performance major at the University of Akron, Hazzan Leubitz graduated from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1972. During his career, he has become known not only for his highly interpretive renditions of the liturgy, but also for his delightful musical programs including selections of Yiddish, Hassidic and Broadway show music.
Hazzan Leubitz has composed and published several pieces for Hazzan and Congregation, which he uses as part of the Sabbath and Holiday services. He is the featured soloist on two recordings, “High Holiday Favorites” and “Shma Koleinu.” He appeared with the Rochester Oratorio Society concert in 2005 performing the Ernest Bloch, Sacred Service (Avodat Hakodesh) at the Hochstein Performance Hall. In addition, Hazzan Leubitz has recorded Temple Beth El’s setting of Friday Night Live.
The Jewish Theological Seminary awarded Hazzan Leubitz an honorary Doctor of Music degree December 2008 for his contributions during his career in the cantorate.
The Brockport College-Community Chorus is directed by renowned choral conductor and educator, Brian Clickner. The chorus performs works from many styles and periods.