Past Events at Longmire Recital Hall - Florida State University

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11 February 2019
Guest Artist Recital - Presidio Brass Quintet
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Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, California, captivating audiences everywhere. In 2017 they partnered with the music education giant KHS America/XO Brass/Jupiter Musical Instruments, making them them the flagship ensemble of Jupiter Musical Instrument and performing exclusively on XO Brass instruments.Through their touring show of Hollywood's greatest hits, Sounds of the Cinema, these five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance. Audiences and music critics agree, Sounds of the Cinema is “Two Thumbs Up” and a “Must See!” The show has been enjoyed internationally, with performances and educational outreach programs throughout North America and China.  Presidio Brass has performed in over 44 states, conducted master classes at many of America's finest colleges and universities, and been featured on National Public Radio.Each member of the ensemble began his music career by joining his school's band program.  Inspired by the dedication of their school music teachers, Presidio Brass came together with the primary mission to promote music education and music appreciation in youngsters. This is why at every opportunity, performances are coupled with a master class or school program.  Members of the Presidio Brass have performed with major symphony orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Diego Symphony, and have shared the stage with commercial and pop artists that include Stevie Wonder, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Yo Yo Ma and more. When not on tour, they continue to perform with orchestras, maintain private teaching studios at local universities, arrange and compose new music, and assist with public school music programs. The Presidio Brass has released four recordings: Stolen Moments, a collection of popular classical and jazz selections, Christmas Day, an assortment of well-loved holiday favorites, Sounds of the Cinema, which includes pieces from their signature stage performance of the same name, and their newest release Rhapsody in Brass, featuring popular American music influenced by classical and jazz idioms.
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26 January 2019
Guest Artist - Fuego Saxophone Quartet
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ABOUT THE ARTISTSRenowned for their award-winning performances, the Fuego Quartet (Harrison Clarke, Nicki Roman, Erik Elmgren, and Gabriel Piqué) is devoted to the performance of both standard and contemporary works for all audiences. Founded in 2015 at the Eastman School of Music, Fuego is passionate about community engagement and education, striving to bring new sounds into familiar spaces and introduce music of all types to people with friendly, creative and informative performances. They have been successful in numerous competitions, including winning the 2017 Fischoff Gold Medal and prizes in the 2017 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition.Fuego's dedication to education and community engagement is a core part of their missionas is the creation of new music through commissions and collaborations. Their first commission of ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award Winner Clay Mettens, entitled Ornithology S, received performances at both the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference and the World Saxophone Congress.
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22 January 2019
Guest Artist Recital - Marian Sobula, piano
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“Marian Sobula is one of the most talented pianist of his generation”.He is a very active pianist, has performed on 5 continents, in 38 countries (Austria, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Venezuela).Marian Sobula gave concerts in prestigious concert halls: Sydney Opera House, Sala Sao Paolo, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City, Lima Gran Teatro Nazional, Casa de la Musica Quito,Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Gasteig Munich, Auditorio Parco Della Musica Rome,Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Hamer Hall and Town Hall Melbourne, Denki Bunka Kaikan Nagoya to name just a few.In his concert alphabet we can find cities such as: New York, Miami, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Toronto, Ottawa, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Havana, Monterrey, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Geneve, Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Stockholm Budapest, Bratislava, Beirut, Amman, Jeruzalem, Shanghai, Xiamen, Tokyo, Tbilisi, Baku, Bishkek, Almaty, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Gold Coast, Auckland, Wellington.Marian Sobula is the winner of several national and international piano competitions; medalist at “Maria Canals Piano Competition” in Barcelona, laureate of the Special Prize during the International Music Competition “Dr. Luis Sigall” in Vina Del Mar, Chile, The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Competition, and many contests in Italy.He was only 12 when he played with a symphony orchestra for the first time (Wrocław Philharmonic). His debut with Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra took place in the Teatro Teresa Carreno in Caracas in Venezuela in 2008 with 1st Piano Concerto by Chopin. He gives concerts with symphonic orchestras in the world (Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Montenegro, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Lebanon, Australia). He has performed with the majority of Polish philharmonic orchestras.He has received a number of awards and scholarships both from national and international foundations and institutions: UNESCO in Paris, JESC in Japan, Italian Government, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland. In July 2008 Marian received a prestigious award of the City of Cracow “ARS QUAERENDI” for his remarkable activity in the development and promotion of culture.Graduate of the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland from professor Andrzej Pikul's class in 2005, Marian Sobula has also completed his studies at Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with professor Sergio Perticaroli (the best 2008 diploma award); additionally he participated in several Master Classes from professor Arie Vardi. In 2011 he received his PhD for Etudes d'execution transcendante by Ferenc Liszt.He performed during prestigious Festivals e.g. Beethovenfest in Bonn, Easter Beethoven Festival, Campos do Jordao, KotorArt, Ohrid Summer, FIMA, Music & Beyond, Chopin Festivals in Marienbad, Buenos Aires, Geneve, Brussel. He also performed at World Exhibition EXPO in Aichi in Japan and Zaragoza in Spain, 20th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj in Poland, Nobel-Prize meeting in Warsaw, for William Walton's Foundation in London. His concert in Sydney Opera House celebrated the welcome of Consul General to Poland in Sydney.He has cooperated with outstanding Polish and international conductors – Łukasz Borowicz, Tomasz Bugaj, Wojciech Czepiel, Michał Dworzyński, Michał Nestorowicz, Marek Pijarowski, Jacek Rogala, Jerzy Salwarowski, Bartosz Żurakowski, Jesus Medina, Juan Carlos Lomonaco, Masimiliano Caldi, Peter Guelke, Guido Ajmon-Marsan, Dietrich Paredes, Alejandro Posada, Wagner Polistchuk, Victor Hugo Torro, Roberto Tibiriçá. His recordings have been broadcasted by several international media (Deutsche Welle, TVP Polonia, RMF Classic, ABC Classic FM Australia, RAI).In addition to concerts Marian Sobula realizes his passion for teaching, leading numerous piano masterclasses in Poland and abroad: in Bratislava, Leipzig, Lecce, Calgary, Central Conservatory in China. Since 2007 Marian Sobula has been working in the Piano Department of Academy of Music in Cracow (Poland). He served as a jury member in competitions for young pianists in Leipzig, Kosice, Usti nad Labem, Sabac, Shanghai.Marian Sobula is President of the PianoClassic Association and Artistic Director of the International Royal Cracow Piano Festival (8 editions). He is head of Polish Music Days project.
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