RECITAL with Emma Gerstein & Jed Moss
September 10, 2018 / 7 PM
$5 / UFA Members & Non-Member Students
$10 / Non-Members
FREE / All Masterclass Performers
MASTERCLASS with Emma Gerstein
September 11, 2018 / 6:30-9 PM
FREE / Public
$35 Application Fee / Performers
Trois Chansons de Bilitis / Claude Debussy
I. La flute de Pan
II. La Chevelure
III. Le Tombeau des Naiades
Tui / Anthony Ritchie
Sonata for Flute / Carl Vine
Legacy / Jennifer Higdon
Sonata for Flute and Piano / Frederic Chopin
ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS MASTERCLASS
What to Expect
Eight flutists will be selected to perform for Emma on a first-come, first-served basis. Each flutist will receive 20 minutes of instruction time.
All participants are expected to perform on the following excerpts. Excerpts 1-6 come from the Jeanne Baxtresser Orchestral Excerpts for Flute Book (Theodore Presser Company publ.).
Applications are due by September 1, 2018 and participants will be selected on a
first-come, first-served basis. Please fill out the Masterclass Application Form and process your application fee through PayPal.
All incomplete entries after September 1, 2018 will be void.
Emma Gerstein is the second flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). She was appointed to the post in 2017 by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Before her appointment to the CSO, she appeared with the Orchestra as a guest several times, including performances during the Asia 2016 tour with Riccardo Muti. Prior to joining the CSO, Gerstein most recently served as the section Principal Flute of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand.
Prior to her position with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Gerstein was a Flute Fellow at the New World Symphony from 2013-16, and Principal Flute of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in Kentucky for the 2012-13 season. In addition, she has performed as part of the flute section with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and as guest principal flute with the Seattle Symphony. Emma has participated in the Aspen, Spoleto USA, Sarasota, Orford, and Cabrillo festivals.
A native of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, Gerstein began her flute studies at age 8 with Susan Levitin and was a memberof the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She went on to study at Manhattan School of Music with Robert Langevin, and at Indiana University with Thomas Robertello.
Gerstein has taught privately in Auckland and has given masterclasses at the University of Kentucky and Auckland University. In the summer of 2017, Gerstein and harpist Emily Granger performed together as part of a recital tour of Australia and New Zealand.
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.