Sunday, December 4 @5pm : Rendez-vous Musical #19

Resident Musicians and Harriet Hale Woolley Scholars are preparing a great program for the latest Musical Rendez-vous of 2016. Join them in the Grand Salon of the Fondation des Etats-Unis on Sunday 4th of December at 5pm.


“Minute Waltz” Op. 64 No. 1 en Re bémol majeur– Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Nicky Purser, piano Aeolian Song (1953 ; from Mvt II du concertino pour alto saxophone et wind ensemble) – Warren Benson (1924-2005) Alyssa Hoffert, alto saxophone Nicky Purser, piano Sonate pour clarinette et piano – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) I. Allegro tristamente II. Romanza III. Allegro con fuoco Jenny Maclay, clarinet Orlando Bass, piano Après un rêve (1878) – Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Wilson Poffenberger, alto saxophone Nicky Purser, piano Suite No. 3 in C major pour Solo Viola, BWV 1009 – J.S Bach (1685-1750) I. Prélude II. Allemande III. Courante IV. Sarabande V. Bourrée I & II VI. Gigue Ren Martin-Doike, viola Caravan (2007) – Tanya Anisimova (1966) Alyssa Hoffert, Wilson Poffenberger, alto saxophones


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. 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. 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. Concert saxophonist, avid chamber musician, and versatile music educator, Alyssa Hoffert has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She holds an MM in Saxophone Performance from the Hartt School and a B.S in Music Education cum laude from Case Western Reserve University/the Cleveland Institute of Music. Hoffert is currently studying saxophone at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Goury. She is also a Conn-Selmer endorsed artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones and mouthpieces. Originally from Honolulu, violist Ren Martin-Doike is an innovative performer on a mission to captivate audiences worldwide, both on the streets and in the concert hall. She has toured and performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia as a soloist and as a member of the Curtis Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Benny Rietveld Jazz Quintet, and the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi.  An alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music, Ren studies in Paris, where she is pursuing her Master’s Studies at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique. Free admission, limited seating available. Come and see! Join the Facebook event here. 

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