Experience the playful storytelling and vivid scene-painting of Austrian-American composer Ernest Gold in a rarely-heard sonata for horn and piano. More well-known for his work in the film industry, including the scores to works like Exodus (1960) and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Gold's lesser-known concert works are filled with soaring, delightful melodies and colorful harmonies.
Gold's Sonata for Horn and Piano will be performed by composer-hornist David A. Jones, who will also present his own Sonata for Horn and Piano. Jones will be joined by pianist Rebecca Stager. This recital is presented by the Willamette Valley Horn Academy as part of its new Hornucopia Recital Series.
Children under 12 are FREE.
Jean Francaix, Canon in Octaves
Ernest Gold, Sonata for Horn and Piano
David A. Jones, Sonata for Horn and Piano
Dr. David A. Jones (b. 1990) is a contemporary classical composer, horn player, and singer based in Salem, Oregon. Through his quietly energetic music, Jones seeks to shine a spotlight on the hidden details and unknown stories of the world around us. Jones is a champion of music that is intricate, complex, and clever while still being comprehensible and relatable, a blend of the comfortably expected and the delightfully unexpected. His music has been commissioned and performed by the Braeburn Brass, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Bradley University Symphonic Winds, the Salem Symphonic Winds, the Prismatic Winds at BYU-Idaho, the Moody Center for the Arts, the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, Ensemble Hexnut, the Xelana Duo, the BYU Chamber Orchestra, and numerous other ensembles. Jones was a Susan and Ford Schumann Composition Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2021, and he participated in the American Composers Orchestra's Earshot program in 2016 with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. An alumnus of Rice University, Brigham Young University, and Brigham Young University-Idaho, Jones currently teaches music as an adjunct instructor at various colleges in Oregon, including Linn-Benton Community College, Linfield University, and Pacific University. Jones recently joined the board of Cascadia Composers, a branch of NACUSA, and he serves as a Tagalog-speaking member of the Translation Advisory Council for the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division.
Rebecca Stager is a collaborative pianist and vocal coach residing in the greater Portland area. Oregon born and bred, Rebecca received her bachelors degree in Music from Oregon State University, and her Master's in Vocal Accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Rebecca has been collaborating with musicians in and around Portland for nearly 20 years and enjoys playing everything from opera to choral works, from Schubertian Lieder to the Avante Garde, from Brahms trios to Broadway classics. You can frequently find her playing for Fridays at 4:00 at Reed college, or playing with singers for outreach performances through Portland Opera To Go (POGO). When she is not tickling the ivories, Rebecca enjoys watching sci-fi shows, collecting new hobbies, and submitting crochet works to local county fairs.
Loucks Auditorium (Afficher)
585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301
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