SONATA COMPETITION WINNERS' RECITAL REHEARSAL
Thurs, April 26, 2018 / 6:30-9:30 PM
University of Utah Dumke Auditorium
SONATA COMPETITION WINNERS' RECITAL
Fri, April 27, 2018 / 7:30 PM
University of Utah Dumke Auditorium
To a Wild Rose from “Woodland Sketches” by Edward MacDowell
One Hand, One Heart from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein
Bergamask by Paul Koepke
Songs for Flute and Piano by William Grant Still, arr. Alexa Still
I. Bayou Home
Dances & Daydreams by Gary Schocker
VII. Spring Energy
Canzone by Samuel Barber
Sonatina by Eldin Burton
I. Allegretto grazioso
III. Allegro giocoso; quasi fandango
Old American Songs for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland
The Little Horses
Suite Modale by Ernest Bloch
II. L’istesso tempo
III. Allegro Giocoso
Autumn Reflection by Jennifer Higdon
Three American Pieces by Lukas Foss
I. Early Song
III. Composer’s Holiday
Meet Our Performers
HANNAH BOSTER has been playing flute for almost three years. When asked how she feels about the flute she said, “I love the flute. It fills me with joy.” She has adored all her teachers which include Shay Nelson and Lindsay Cramer (both of whom took a break from teaching when they had babies), and Cindy Henderson (who assures us she will not be taking that kind of a break!). Hannah says that Miss Cindy is “an exceptionally, extraordinary teacher, and she knows everything!” This was Hannah’s first competition, and the experience has been a delight.
TARA BRIGGS started playing the flute in high school after listening to an album by the legendary flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal. Tara loves playing the flute because she loves the challenge and delight of improving. Tara regularly competes in Federation where her ultimate goal is to win the gigantic 90 point cup trophy! She has also had the opportunity to play several times on UFA’s Sonata Competition Winner’s Recital and is excited to perform again this year. Tara is the mom of two little girls! In addition to playing the flute, Tara loves reading, spending time with family and friends, and her volunteer work with the National Federation of the Blind.
CLARA CAMPBELL has been involved in music for as long as she can remember. Playing piano since age 3 has given Clara a foundation that has helped her thrive in flute. Clara has taken flute lessons from Nancy Toone for a year and is so appreciative of the way Nancy has helped her improve. Clara participates in her school band, jazz band, and choir, as well as the Utah Youth Orchestra. Clara enjoys classical piano, jazz voice, piano, shopping, and being with friends. In the fall, Clara plans to attend Snow College and study music.
KYLEN CHRISTENSEN, a sophomore at Davis High School, has been studying with Cindy Henderson for nine years. She placed first in the 2017 Utah MTNA woodwind senior division competition, the UMTA 2018 Concerto Competition, and the 2018 Susan Goodfellow Competition. She has received consistent superior ratings in Federation and Solo and Ensemble as well as many awards through Utah Flute Association events. Kylen enjoys landscape painting, reading, and history and geography studies; although, most of all, is extremely grateful for music and everything it has done for her. Kylen is humbled and grateful for this opportunity.
LILLIE BELLE GARDNER started studying the flute at age four with Karen Nay. After Karen’s retirement, Lillie transferred to Cindy Henderson and has been studying with her for six years. Lillie plays in the Wasatch Junior High School Band and the Utah Youth Philharmonic. She was thrilled to participate in the first ever Utah All-State Junior High Band this year. When Lillie is not playing the flute she can be found reading, playing soccer, traveling with her family, or quilting for her business.
KRISTIN HATCH, age 7, loves riding her bike, drawing, doing headstands and cartwheels, making YouTube hair tutorials, and of course playing the flute. This is Kristin’s first year participating in UFA’s Sonata Competition Winners’ Recital and is glad to have this experience playing her flute for others.
LILLY HATCH, age 16, has a passion for all sorts of music–from Classical to Classic Rock. As a Junior, Lilly is currently heavily involved in prepping for ACT and AP tests, and so she finds solace and happiness in playing the flute. Lilly is also an assistant director for two children’s handbell choirs in Tooele County.
OLIVIA IACHIMCIUC was born in 2008 in the Republic of Moldova and soon moved to the USA. At the age of five she fell in love with the recorder and started lessons with Miyo Aoki, her first music teacher. After her teacher moved, Olivia switched to flute and for the last four years has studied with Sally Humphreys. Olivia loves her teacher, and she is especially fond of Sally’s dog Koko. Every year Olivia participates in Federation and UFA’s Sonata Competition. This year she took a masterclass from Emma Shubin. Olivia loves going to various flute concerts and often plays for her friends. Besides music, Olivia loves swimming, animals, drawing, and writing stories.
HANNAH KENDELL has had the privilege of studying flute with one of her very favorite people, Christina Castellanos, for the past 9 years. Her favorite thing about playing the flute is her weekly lessons with Tina, but she has also enjoyed playing annually at Federation, performing her own solo recital, and participating in the Salt Lake Symphony’s Side by Side program last fall. Hannah is an avid University of Utah football fan, loves spending time with her family–especially her niece and nephew–and owns and operates an online clothing boutique with her sister. She is very grateful to have been selected to play in tonight’s recital.
REBECCA MORRELL began playing the flute in 4th grade as part of her Elementary School Band Program. She has loved playing with her school bands through the years and is now 1st Flute in the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble. This year she was honored to be chosen as one of the soloists at Hillcrest’s Concerto Night and to be asked to be 1st Flute in the Canyons Honors Orchestra. Rebecca stays very busy as she is also a member of the Hillcrest Dance Company and is often torn between these two demanding performing arts worlds. She is grateful for all the teachers she has had and the opportunity to play with the other talented flutists in this UFA Recital.
CESIA NEWTON started playing the flute when she was nine years old under the direction of Cindy Henderson. She received a music scholarship to Weber State University and graduated in dental hygiene. Cesia took a break from flute when she got married to the love of her life eight years ago and together they have a two year old son with another boy on the way! Cesia started taking flute lessons again a year and a half ago and hopes to become a flute teacher herself. Cesia loves being active outside, cooking, reading, and playing games with her family.
JENNIFER RICHARDS was raised in Payson, UT with six siblings, all of whom were musically involved. She grew up playing the piano, and became the first flautist of her immediate family at the age of 12. Jennifer started taking private lessons in high school with Dr. Elaine Jorgensen. When she graduated from Salem Hills High School, Snow College’s music program was too inviting to pass up. Since coming to college in August 2015, she has studied with Adrienne Read and Amy Leininger, as well as continuing with Dr. Jorgensen. As a Snow College student, Jennifer has played in the Snow College Wind Symphony, been section leader in Snow College’s Symphonic Band, and has participated in a flute choir and a woodwind trio. Jennifer loves playing for musicals, and has been in the pit orchestra for Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Big Fish, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Planning to graduate Spring 2019, Jennifer will have a Bachelor’s of Music, as well as an Associates of Science. Jennifer got married in June 2016, and loves to spend time with her husband when she’s not in classes. Outside of her passion for music, Jennifer likes to spend time outdoors, read, ride horses, bake, craft, and spend time with her family.
Meet Our Accompanist
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.
This recital will be offered FREE OF CHARGE to all. Please come help us celebrate the hard work of these wonderful flutists!