Join the resident musicians and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars on Sunday, November 6 in the Fondation’s Art Déco Grand Salon for the third Sunday afternoon concert of the season.
Edison Denisov – Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
III. Allegro moderato
Wilson Poffenberger, piano : Nicky Purser
Eugène Ysaÿe – Sonata for solo violin op. 27 n°5
II. Danse rustique
Jirí Pauer – Monology Všedního Dne for solo clarinet
Victor Babin – Divertissement Aspenois for solo clarinet
Frédéric Chopin – Etude in A-flat major, op. 25 n° 1
Franz Liszt – Etude d’Execution Transcendante ° 12
Piano : John Kamfonas
Paul Bonneau – Caprice en forme de valse for solo alto saxophone
Concert saxophonist, avid chamber musician, and music educator, Alyssa Hoffert has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. 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.
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.
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.
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.