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The Island Gallery
100-106 Madison Avenue N,
Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
Tel. 206-780-9500,
www.theislandgallery.net
Contact Susan Swannack-Nunn, Owner
ssn@theislandgallery.net


March 7, 2008. For immediate release.

2008 SPRING CONCERT SERIES AT THE ISLAND GALLERY

Three Evenings of Chamber Music and Extraordinary Art

Featuring the colorful Prokofiev: Quintet Op. 39, for woodwinds & strings, from the ballet “Trapeze”





The Island Gallery continues its popular Spring Concert Series with a second evening of chamber music on Friday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m. The program will include:

Mozart: Oboe Quartet
Pergolesi: Trio Sonata
Prokofiev: Quintet Op. 39
Hindemuth: Eight Canons

Featured Performers: Laura De Luca, clarinet; Ben Hausmann, oboe; Stephen Bryant, violin, Sue Jane Bryant, viola; Joe Kaufmann, bass.

Location: The Island Gallery, 100-106 Madison Avenue N., Bainbridge Island, WA

All three concerts in this series will be performed prior to the gallery concert in the following Bainbridge Island art classrooms: Odyssey, Bainbridge High School, and the Island School. The students will draw, paint or color at will. Five works will be chosen for display at the next gallery concert. Come experience the connection between music & art!

Artists:

Laura DeLuca, clarinet, joined the Seattle Symphony in 1986, and is a co-founding member of the Seattle Chamber Players. Solo appearances include performances of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and Robert Starer’s Rikudim (Dances) movement from his concerto, Kli Zemer with the Seattle Symphony. Laura has performed extensively on dozens of recordings including more than 70 compact discs with Seattle Symphony as well as many movie soundtracks including the solo clarinet work on the 1998 Oscar Award-winning documentary movie, The Long Way Home. Other chamber music activities include performances in Portugal with the Moscow Piano Quartet and a film score premiere by Wayne Horvitz. Seattle-area appearances include the Icicle Creek Festival and Belle Arte series. Laura received her formal training at Northwestern University where she studied with the celebrated Robert Marcellus. A committed teacher, she has taught at the University of Puget Sound, Marrowstone Music Festival and MidSummer Music Retreat.

Ben Hausmann, oboe. Prior to joining the Seattle Symphony, where he is currently acting principal oboe, Ben Hausmann served as principal oboe of L’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, the Florida Philharmonic, and the Savannah symphony. He has been a frequent guest of the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony. Hausmann’s summer festivals include the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, where he is currently principal oboe, and the Aspen Music Festival, where his performance of Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto was broadcast on National Public Radio. His primary performance influences include Elaine Douvas at The Juilliard School, where he received his MM degree; Richard Woodhams at the Aspen Music Festival; and Nathan Hughes, Seattle Symphony principal oboe. Hausmann continues to study gouging machines with John Ferrillo.

Stephen Bryant, a Bainbridge Island resident, is a violinist known for his enthusiasm and passion for music. Each summer he leads a string quartet concert series during a fifteen day river raft trip through the Grand Canyon, performing in some of the most spectacular natural amphitheatres in the world. Steve was a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Steve is presently a member of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Sue Jane Bryant studied viola with Karen Tuttle and Lillian Fuchs at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She was a member of the Edmonton Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra before moving to Seattle in 2003. Sue Jane served as Sub-Principal Viola of the newly formed Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998/99. Sue Jane enjoys teaching, studio recording and playing as an extra musician with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She lives on Bainbridge Island.

Joe Kaufmann, bass. Biographical information available shortly.

This project is supported, in part, by the City of Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Fund, administered by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council.