Sunday, November 20 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #18

Resident musicians and recipients of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship are inviting you on Sunday, November 20 at 5 pm in the Grand Salon of the Fondation des Etats-Unis for the Rendez-vous Musical #18!


Prélude en do mineur – Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944) Choro de Saudade – Agustin Barrios Mangore Mark Kaylor, guitar Concerto pour Saxophone Alto et Orchestre à Cordes, Op. 14 – Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986)

  1. Allegro Molto Moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Alegro Scherzando

Wilson Poffenberger, saxophone alto Nicky Purser, piano Night of a White Cat, Op. 263 – Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) Jenny Maclay, Clarinette Nicky Purser, piano Sonate for violon and piano, 1914 – Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)

  1. Con moto
  2. Ballada
  3. Allegretto
  4. Adagio

Leo Marillier, Violon Alexandre Lory, Piano KUBA – Ravi Kittappa Jacob Kopcienski, saxophone ténor Improvisation Wilson Poffenberger, saxophone alto Jacob Kopcienski, saxophone ténor John Kamfonas, piano


Vandoren Regional Artist Jenny Maclay is quickly establishing her career as a clarinet soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, and chamber musician. Ms. Maclay was the recipient of a 2015-2016 Harriet Hale Woolley Award to study music in Paris, where she attends the Versailles Conservatoire. She has achieved a number of notable musical honors, including selection as a semi-finalist and finalist for such international competitions as Astral Artists and Concert Artists Guild. Her teachers are Philippe Cuper, Mitchell Estrin, and Donald Dowdy. The pianist John Kamfonas has performed throughout the world, from Beijing to New York. He is currently a musician in residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis and is preparing a “higher diploma” at the Ecole Normale de Musique in the class of pianist, pedagogue and author Jean Fassina. He was Harriet Hale Wooley scholarship in 2015-2016. Wilson Poffenberger is a saxophonist and educator based out of the United States. A strong advocate for new music, Wilson premiered has new works for the saxophone is both the United States and Europe. Wilson is pursuing the Cycle D’Orientation Professionnelle at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Goury. Léo Marillier, violinst, earned his Bachelor and Masters with the highest distinction from the Paris Conservatory and NEC in Boston, thanks to a scholarship from the Florence Gould Foundation. Invited by numerous festivals in Europe, America, and Korea, he participated in the Aspen Music Festival on a full scholarship. Also a composer, he is edited by Delatour. A native of Bowie, Maryland, pianist Nicky Purser earned her bachelor and master degrees from the Indiana University Bloomington Jacobs School of Music and completed further study at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with the support of a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship in 2012-2013. An avid collaborator, she studies piano accompaniment at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt. In 2015 she formed the Duo Nishi with saxophonist and FEU alumna Noa Mick. Mark Kaylor received his Bachelor and Master of Music from the Florida State University where he studied with world-renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman.   He has performed in the master classes of leading guitar figures, such as: Pavel Steidl, Jason Vieaux, Gabriel Bianco, and Adam Holzman.  More recently Mark has been studying privately with celebrated concert artist and pedagogue Judicael Perroy. Free admission, limited seating available. Come and see! Join the Facebook event here. 

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