THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN THE SPRING OR NEXT FALL
Born in Celle, Germany, Dr. Jon Paul Yerby has performed across four continents and has held faculty positions at major universities such as the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Westminster College, and others. Regarded as an inspiring and energizing educator, Yerby prides himself on working with students with diverse backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and abilities.
An artist interested in multiple musical directions and one who strives for quality and sincerity in his work. His exciting energy has compelled him towards many different musical directions and projects. Considered by his contemporaries as cutting edge, Gray shows promise as an artist that will not only move the music forward, but one who will share his unique musical vision with the world of music.
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”Devin Gray is a swinging, sensitive, and interactive drummer who plays with a lot of spirit.”
Guest clinician Dr. Arthur Houle, Colorado Mesa University professor of music, recently completed a project that was 22 years in the making. He is editor of the world's first comprehensive and definitive scholarly edition of Muzio Clementi's Six Progressive Sonatinas for the Piano Forte, Op. 36, newly published by Abundant Silence.
Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer and producer Joe Lovano is fearless in finding new modes of artistic expression. With a Grammy Win for his 52nd Street Themes and 14 other nominations, he has won DownBeat Magazine ’s Critics and Readers Polls countless times as Tenor Saxophonist, Musician of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year and Triple Crowns from DownBeat . He has also gotten numerous awards from Jazz Times and the Jazz Journalists Association for Tenor Saxophone, Album of the Year and Musician of the Year.
On Saturday, October 13th, nearly 100 high school string musicians from the New England region will attend the UNH-NHASTA Fall Orchestra Festival. Students will arrive at 9:00 am for a day full of rehearsals led by UNH’s Director of Orchestral Activities, Dr. David Upham. The same day, teachers from around the region will attend a String Teachers Conference, also co-sponsored by UNH and NHASTA. The day will conclude with a concert at 7:00 pm in the Johnson Theater, featuring the festival orchestras and the UNH Symphony. The performance will be free and open to the public.