Dumke Recital Hall, University of Utah
Mon, March 5, 2018 / 7:30 PM
Tues, March 6, 2018 / 4-6 PM
Christina Castellanos, MM, is Solo Flutist of Sinfonia Salt Lake and Asia/America New Music Institute; Principal Flutist of the Salt Lake Symphony and the Nevada POPS; Second Flutist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, a position she has held since 2001 as a senior in college; and Acting Principal of the Las Vegas Philharmonic (2006-2007). She also regularly plays flute and piccolo in the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Ballet West Orchestra, the Orchestra at Temple Square for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the TAD Wind Symphony in Japan, and has performed in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular show (2006-2012). She had the privilege of playing Principal Flute under the direction of Itzhak Perlman and has played for many artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Frank Sinatra Jr., Placido Domingo, Seth MacFarlane, Ben Folds, Jerry Lewis, Cirque du Soleil, The King’s Singers, Michel Legrand (PBS Broadcast), Luis Fonsi (2009 Latin Grammys), flutist/composer Ian Clarke, Pink Martini, Rita Moreno, Andy Williams, Dionne Warwick, Vanessa Williams, Peter Shickele, Arturo Sandoval, Deborah Voigt, Andrea Bocelli (west coast tour), Il Divo, GENTRI, and KANSAS.
As a concerto soloist, she has played with Sinfonia Salt Lake, the Salt Lake Symphony, Sirocco Flutes of Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra, three concerti with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Symphony Orchestra, two concerti with the Viewmont High Orchestra, and as the winning soloist of the James K. Huntzinger Concerto Competition, performing the Ibert Concerto.
Recent recordings include Mahler Symphony No. 8 with the Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir; soundtrack for a KUED special Utah: The National Parks by the Utah Symphony; flute and piccolo on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Teach Me To Walk In The Light and Other Children’s Favorites; Solo Flutist for Dan Carter’s Come Unto Him; and flute and piccolo on video game music by Chance Thomas: Dungeons and Dragons, Might and Magic, and Lord of the Rings: Riders of Rohan. She can also be heard as flutist on GENTRI’s RISE album; as Solo Flutist for The Frankie Moreno Band: The Unknown Artist on the Bermuda Record Label alongside artists such as Joshua Bell; and as Principal Flutist of UNLV’s Wind Symphony for Dale Wilson’s No Mo Chalumeau! Live at the 67th ABA Convention, Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow and Bandanna, and Steve Bryant’s Monkey.
Christina’s solo performance of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor in 2016 received a review by Catherine Reese Newton in The Salt Lake Tribune… “in a particularly memorable appearance, her graceful style meshed comfortably with the Sinfonia strings. She turned in some especially stylish playing in the suite’s final, and best-known, movement, which Baldwin took at a lively tempo that delighted the crowd.” Her performance of Claude Debussy’s L’après midi d’un faune(Afternoon of a Faun) in 2012 received a review by Claire Voyant, gossip columnist for Las Vegas Online… “The Debussy featured Tina Castellanos (who drove in from Salt Lake for the concert) beautifully playing the solo flute, and filling the East Tropicana Community Lutheran Church sanctuary with her tender and lilting sound.”
Since the age of 16, Christina has maintained a full-time private flute studio, of which her students have won many local and national competitions. She was the Assistant Flute Instructor at UNLV 2002-2007, and on the faculty of the Nevada School of the Arts. As a clinician, Christina was a guest artist at Utah State University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; will be the guest artist of the Utah Flute Association in September 2017; and has published multiple instructional videos online for Musician’s Toolkit. She received her Bachelor’s (Magna Cum Laude) and Master’s (Summa Cum Laude) degrees in Flute Performance from UNLV. Her primary teachers were Nancy Toone (Utah) and Dr. Richard Soule (UNLV). Christina lived in Las Vegas for 10 years and now resides in Bountiful, Utah with her husband, Chris Castellanos (French Horn Soloist with The Boston Brass), their daughter Lily, and son Orion.
YouTube: Tina Castellanos
Cassie Olson began her formal cello studies a bit later than most musicians - at the age of 16 - with the full intention of becoming… a scientist. But not long after starting college at the University of Utah, she began to see cello performance as her true calling. She switched majors and began to study privately with Utah Symphony members Steve Emerson and John Eckstein, and chamber music with the late Misha Boguslavsky, a founding member of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Upon graduation, Cassie moved to New York City and continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music. She earned a Master’s Degree in Cello Performance as one of only a few cellists admitted into the Orchestral Performance Program that year. While there she studied with Alan Stepansky (former Assistant Principal Cello, New York Philharmonic) and Margo Tatgenhorst-Drakos (formerly with the American String Quartet and Pittsburgh Symphony), and chamber music with members of the Emerson and American String Quartets.
An active freelance musician in Salt Lake City, Cassie recently won the position of Associate Principal Cello with the Ballet West Orchestra. She also performs often with various ensembles including the Utah Symphony, Sinfonia Salt Lake and the Utah Chamber Artists, as well as with touring artists and for many recording studios in the area. Cassie teaches privately, conducts cello sectionals for the Utah Youth Symphony and is on the performing arts faculty of The Waterford School in Sandy, Utah, where she wrangles the 52 cellists currently enrolled there.
A native of Sugar House, Cassie enjoys archery, snowshoeing, gardening, participating in environmental and social causes, and most of all playing gigs with her husband Josh, a freelance trombonist.
Jed Moss is a prolific performer who has appeared on the Columbia Artists’ Community concert series, the Utah Arts Council Performing Arts Tour, the Mendelssohn Society of Chicago series, the Nova Concert series, the Canyonlands New Music series, the Abravanel Distinguished Visiting Composers series and the Contemporary Music Consortium of Utah. Moss has toured in Austria and Germany as a soloist with Utah’s Repertory Dance Theater. As a collaborative pianist, he has performed with musicians from the nation’s top orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. Moss performs frequently on faculty recitals at Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and the University of Utah, and has made guest appearances inpartnership with various artists at Colleges and Universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, New York and Washington D.C.
Moss was a member of the Paradigm Trio for six years, and is now the pianist for The Sundance Trio, performing and recording newly commissioned works for oboe, bassoon and piano. Moss also played keyboard for the Music Box Broadway Touring Company of Phantom of the Opera in Utah and South Carolina, and Victor Victoria starring Toni Tennille in Utah, and appeared as pianist for pop singer Christopher Cross in Trinidad. From 1995-2009, Moss was the keyboardist and backup vocalist for the international touring group Air Supply.
A regular guest performer at the IDRS (International DoubleReed Society) annual conventions, Moss has twice held the position of resident collaborative pianist. He has soloed with orchestras in Idaho, Utah, Texas, California, Washington D.C. and Montevideo, Uruguay. In 2009, Moss collaborated with the City of Prague Orchestra and members of the Martinu Quartet in recording various works for Deseret Book’s “Sunday Morning with Beethoven,” and with Cellist Nicole Pinnell in recording the CD “Sunday Morning with Classical Cello.” His performances of Prokofiev’s third piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony as well as both concertos of Chopin with the Utah Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with Ballet West have been lauded by music critics.
The Washington Times said: “Jed Moss relished the fiendishly difficult jazz piano solos that were once owned by Lukas Foss” when describing his performance of Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” at the Kennedy Center.
Moss appears on Centaur, Summit, Albany, Warner, Deseret Book, MSR Classics, A Nice Pear, Giant, Telarc and BMG.
Monday, March 5, 2018 // 7:30 PM
$15 // Non-members
$5 // UFA members & students
FREE // University of Utah students & Christina Castellanos Masterclass Performers
AT THE DOOR
Patter for flute, cello, and piano.....................................Robert Honstein (b. 1980)
Black Anemones........................................................................Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943)
Deep Blue.......................................................................................Ian Clarke (b. 1964)
Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
for Three Masked Players (Electric Flute,
Electric Cello, and Electric Piano...................................George Crumb (b. 1929)
Vocalise (...for the beginning of time)
Variations on Sea-Time
Archeozoic (Var. I)
Proterozoic (Var. II)
Paleozoic (Var. III)
Mesozoic (Var. IV)
Cenozoic (Var. V)
Sea-Nocturne (...for the end of time)
Phoenix Rising for solo alto flute and flute.............Stacy Garrop (b. 1969)
1. Dying in embers (alto flute)
2. Reborn in flames (C flute)
Undine Sonata...............................................................................Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
2. Intermezzo, Allegretto vivace
3. Andante tranquillo
4. Finale, Allegro molto agitato ed appassionato, quasi Presto
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 // 4-6 PM
What to Expect
Christina will spend 20 minutes with each flutist selected to perform on a piece of their choosing.
Flutists are required to provide their own accompanist.
The masterclass is free and open to the public.
Masterclass applications are no longer being accepted.
$35 / UFA Members
$5 / UFA Members
$15 / Non-Members
FREE / Masterclass Performers &
University of Utah Students
$15 / Non-Members
FREE / Masterclass Performers &
University of Utah Students