406 Woodwind Quintet with Laurel Yost, piano
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Howard Hall, Reynolds Recital Hall - view map
The 406 Woodwind Quintet, made up of MSU faculty, will perform as a quartet, a quintet, and a sextet with Laurel Yost in Reynolds Recital Hall. Featured will be the Jean Francaix Quartet, the famous Sextet by Francis Poulenc, Six Cuban Lullabies by Ignacio Cervantes, and Eric Ewazen's Roaring Fork with slides of Colorado. Susan Makeever is the principal flute of the Bozeman and Billings Symphonies, the Intermountain Opera, and the Montana Ballet Orchestra. She is a member of several chamber ensembles, including the Yellowstone Chamber Players, Kreutzer Trio, and Flutes and Friends. Sue was invited to tour Brazil with the Kreutzer Trio in 1998, as part of a United States Department Grant. She was also a soloist with the Muir String Quartet in 2005. Sue has taught at the Red Lodge Music Festival, Rushmore, Northwest, and Illinois Summer Music Camps. Susan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, a Master of Music Performance from Northwestern University, and completed all her course work and recitals toward a Doctor of Music from Florida State University. She has studied with Geoffrey Gilbert, Walfrid Kujala, Charles DeLaney, Kenton Terry, Jacob Berg, and Mary Louise Poor. She has attended master classes with James Galway, at the Royal Irish Conservatory in Dublin, Ireland, and Jean-Pierre Rampal, at the Academie d'Ete, in Nice, France. Before coming to Montana, Sue taught at the University of North Texas.
Beth Antonopulos has taught oboe, reed making, and oboe techniques classes at Montana State University since 2011. She earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in oboe performance at the University of Washington, Seattle where she studied with Rebecca Henderson. Currently, she plays English horn and oboe with the Bozeman Symphony, Helena Symphony, and the Intermountain Opera Company. She has performed throughout Montana as a chamber musician and with the Missoula and Billings symphony orchestras, as well as teaching oboe privately and at the University of Montana. Dr. Antonopulos also holds a Master of Arts degree in music history from UW. While in Seattle, she was the academic director of the Seattle Conservatory of Music where she taught music history and theory. She also taught oboe, performed, and recorded in the Seattle area. Her Bachelor of Music degree was completed at the University of Montana where she studied oboe with Roger McDonald and was named Presser Scholar. She is a member of the International Double Reed Society. Prior to her post-secondary studies in music, she earned a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and was a software engineer for NASA.
Susan Wadsworth graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with High Honors and received a Masters of Music degree from Boston University. She was a fellow at Tanglewood following graduation and became a member of the National Symphony that year. She later became a member of the Orquestra Sinfonica of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she recorded with RCA of Brazil. Upon returning from Brazil, Susan spent several years as a freelancer in the Boston and Denver areas. During that time she played with numerous orchestras including the Handel and Haydn Society, the Boston Opera, the Boston and Denver Ballets and with both the Boston Symphony and Denver Symphony as a substitute player. In addition she toured with the Goldofsky Opera Company for several seasons and performed in music festivals in Paros, Greece; Campos do Jordao, Brazil; Grand Tetons, Wyoming and Red Lodge, Montana.
Ms. Wadsworth has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, MSU-Billings and Rocky Mountain College. She was principal bassoonist of the Billings Symphony for 20 years including being featured as a soloist in Vivaldi's Concerto for Bassoon in C Major and has also played with the Bozeman Symphony. She recently retired as a band teacher from the Bozeman Public Schools and currently plays with the Intermountain Opera Company, the Yellowstone Chamber Players and Bozoon, a Bozeman based bassoon quartet.
Gregory Young is Interim Director of the School of Music at Montana State University and was the founding director of the Undergraduate Scholars Program and University College. He has served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Architecture. Currently principal clarinetist with the Intermountain Opera Orchestra, he received a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Western Ontario, and master's and doctoral degrees in music from the University of Michigan. Young has taught at the University of Prince Edward Island, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Western Ontario, and has lectured or performed on five continents. The United States Information Agency sponsored his concert tour of Brazil with the Kreutzer Trio and soprano Elizabeth Croy, and he has toured as soloist and conductor of the MSU Cello Ensemble throughout Europe and China. As clarinet soloist and composer, he toured Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand with the MSU Symphony in 2009. His book, "Creative Inquiry in the Arts & Humanities: Models of Undergraduate Research", with co-editors Shanahan and Yavneh, was published in 2011 by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Greg Notess, French horn, has performed regularly with many Montana ensembles including the Bozeman Symphony, Intermountain Opera, the Gallatin Woodwind Quintet, the Nutcracker Ballet Orchestra, the natural horn ensemble 'Parforce,' and occassionally with the Billings Symphony, the Helena Symphony, and the Great Falls Symphony. He studied horn with Michael Hatfield and Lowell Greer in Cincinnati and has Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. He also holds a Master of Librarianship degree from the University of Washington and is a reference librarian and professor at Montana State University.
Associate Professor of Piano at Montana State University-Bozeman, is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Iowa. She received her Master of Music degree from Colorado State University and was awarded the Certificate of Advanced Solo Studies from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. Ms. Yost also studied at Whitworth College. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Colorado Women's College. An active teacher, Ms. Yost has taught at Colorado State University and Northeast Missouri State University. She won the University of Iowa Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Winner of several competitions, she has performed many solo and chamber recitals. She has been a featured soloist with many orchestras, including the Casper, Washington-Idaho, and Denver Symphonies. Ms. Yost is a member of the Camerata Trio, Beethoven Trio, Milhaud Trio, and Montana State University-Bozeman New Music Ensemble.
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