Horizons Concert Series 2014-15

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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. 

Boston Brass

7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 Ÿ ~ Ashurst Hall

For 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 

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Jeffrey Swann, piano

7:30 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2014 Ÿ~ Ashurst Hall

Performing Charles Ives’s monumental “Concord Sonata” and music by Janáček, Scriabin, and Prokofiev from the time of World War I.

A Flagstaff 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. 

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Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone and Paula Fan, piano

7:30 p.m.,  Monday, November 3, 2014 ~ Ÿ Ashurst Hall

Performing songs by Britten, Strauss, and Ivor Gurney’s haunting commemorations of World War I

The 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

Dr. Paula 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.

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Echoing Air

7:30 p.m., Monday, November 17, 2014 ~ Ashurst Hall

Early-music ensemble featuring countertenor voices and Baroque instruments

"Echoing 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

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