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Rendez-vous Musical #16

Following the great success of the first Rendez-vous Musical, the resident musicians and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are now preparing the program for Sunday, October 23. For those who do not yet know the Rendez-vous Musical, these Sunday afternoon concerts offer you a great opportunity to discover or rediscover classical (and sometimes contemporary) music in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The Program

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 – Robert Schumann
I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
II. Lebhaft, leicht
III. Rasch und mit Feuer
Jenny Maclay, clarinet

Tadj – Christian Lauba
Wilson Poffenberger, soprano saxophone

Prélude – Charles Koechlin
Orlando Bass, piano

Scherzo No. 1, Op. 20 – Frédéric Chopin
Orlando Bass, piano

Wilson Poffenberger, saxophone & John Kamfonas, piano

The Musicians

John Kamfonas, pianist, has performed around the world, from Beijing to New York. Currently, he is a musician in residence at the Fondation des États-Unis and is preparing a “higher degree” at the Ecole Normale de Musique in the class of pianist, educator and author Jean Fassina. He is an alumni of the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship 2015-2016.

Vandoren Regional Artist Jenny Maclay is quickly establishing her career as a clarinet soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, and chamber musician. She was the recipient of a 2015-2016 Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship to study music in Paris, where she attends the Versailles Conservatoire.

Wilson Poffenberger, saxophonist and educator, is passionate about contemporary music and working on new material in the United States and Europe. He is in residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis and a Harriet Hale Woolley scholar. Wilson is pursuing the Cycle D’Orientation Professionnelle at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Goury.

Orlando Bass is a student at the CNSMD in Paris since 2013, where he was first accepted in a writing class, then in 2014 in the accompaniment class and in 2015 in the piano and improvisation classes. He obtained in 2014 his prize for harmony and counterpoint, in 2015 the fugue. He already performed in several festivals as a pianist and harpsichordist and also plays jazz and improvised music.

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