Horizons Concert Series ~ 2014-15
- Horizons concerts are Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
- Tickets are available at the NAU Central Ticket Office (nau.edu/cto) or call 928.523.5661 (toll free: 888.520.7214)
- Individual tickets for the Horizons Concert Series are $20 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and NAU faculty and staff. Admission is free for children (17 yrs. & under) and NAU students with an ID.
- For more information, visit nau.edu/music/horizons or look for Horizons on Facebook and Twitter.
- Free parking in Parking Lot P3 has been provided by the College of Arts and Letters for these events. Visit nau.edu/maps for directions.
p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 ~ Ashurst Hall
27 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical
experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards,
and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats
audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The
ensemble's lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to
bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of
great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide
audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements,
provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. http://www.bostonbrass.com
Jeffrey Swann, piano
7:30 p.m., Monday, October 27,
2014 ~ Ashurst Hall
Performing Charles Ives’s
monumental “Concord Sonata” and music by Janáček, Scriabin, and Prokofiev from
the time of World War I.
favorite, Jeffrey Swann enjoys an international performing career that has
taken him throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He won
first prize in the Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan, a
gold medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and top honors at
the Warsaw Chopin, Van Cliburn, Vianna da Motta and Montreal Competitions, as
well as the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York City. His large and
varied repertoire includes more than 60 concertos as well as solo works ranging
from Bach to Boulez.
Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone and Paula Fan, piano
7:30 p.m., Monday, November 3, 2014 ~ Ashurst Hall
Performing songs by Britten,
Strauss, and Ivor Gurney’s haunting commemorations of World War I
Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams studied at St. John’s College, Cambridge, at
the National Opera Studio and with April Cantelo. He made his debut with Welsh
National Opera as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and has since appeared in sixty
operatic roles. He has given performances at major venues in North and South
America, Australia, Hong Kong, and most European countries. www.jeremyhuwwilliams.com
Fan has performed as soloist and chamber musician on five continents. She made
her London debut in 1977 and her New York debut in 1978. In 1980 she joined
members of Beijing’s Central Philharmonic Orchestra for the first concert of
Western chamber music since the Cultural Revolution. In 1981, as the first ever
accompanist-coach invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, she organized and
accompanied the first Liederabend to be presented in many years. Dr. Fan has
recorded 15 albums and has broadcast for the BBC, National Public Radio, Radio
Television China and other international stations.
7:30 p.m., Monday, November
17, 2014 ~ Ashurst Hall
featuring countertenor voices and Baroque instruments
Air" is a dynamic ensemble specializing in the repertoire of the English
Baroque, with an emphasis on chamber works featuring countertenor voices with
baroque ensemble. The ensemble is comprised of talented performers who have
worked with leading proponents of early music including the Bach Ensemble,
Ensemble Galilei, Musica Antiqua Köln, Ensemble Voltaire, and Chanticleer, and
have performed in venues such as the Boston Early Music Festival and the Proms
in London. www.echoingair.org