Born in Paris in 1973, Judicaël Perroy began his guitar studies at the Paris Academy of Music at the age of seven. An acknowledged prodigy by the age of eleven, he played two Vivaldi concertos conducted by André Girard at Le Mans. In 1988 he was awarded a unanimous First Prize with a special mention at the National Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois. In 1992 he won a unanimous first prize and the audience prize at the René Bartoli International Competition at the age of fourteen. He triumphed in the Seventh International Competition of Bourg-Madame, a competition in which the audience selects the prize-winner. In 1996 he graduated from the Paris National Conservatoire of Music, earning the highest placement in his class, and in October 1997 won the Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition, earning him the winner's tour of the Americas, with over sixty concerts and master-classes. He tours extensively throughout the world and has made a number of recordings, while teaching at the National Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris along with his appearances in duo (Paris Guitar Duo) with the French guitarist Jeremy Jouve since 2003.
Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus
Janet Smith & Mark Salters, directors
Thu, April 10 - Sunday, Apr 13, 2014
The Concert Chorus is SCCC’s premier performing/touring chorus. Choristers are chosen from auditions held May, August and early September of each year. The Concert Chorus is comprised of approximately 70 choristers primarily from grades 7 through 12. Choristers are promoted to the Concert Chorus upon displaying the maturity and musical and vocal skills needed to meet the challenge of learning and performing a large, sophisticated and difficult performance repertoire. It is required that a member at this level regards the chorus as top priority in personal scheduling. A yearly camp is scheduled in October from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. The Concert Chorus performs regularly throughout Southern California for public and private organizations. They tour nationally and internationally every other summer. The Concert Chorus rehearses two hours weekly, and includes music theory, Kodaly sight singing and ear training. Additional rehearsals are called as needed before tours or other special engagements.
Founded in 2013, the Southern California Brass Consortium (SCBC) grew out of the desire to form a large, professional brass ensemble that performs challenging, yet accessible music. There is nothing quite as exhilarating as the sound of brass and percussion. Our 25-member group performs a wide range of compositions and styles, as well as presenting works that include harp, piano, and organ. SCBC not only includes talented brass players and percussionists, but also highly-skilled arrangers and composers within its ranks. We strive to present both new works and new arrangements by local composers such as Bruce Broughton, Rossano Galante, Frank Ticheli, and others. The goal of the SCBC is to share the exhilarating spirit of brass ensemble music through high-quality concerts, recordings, and educational outreach.
A world-renowned composer and arranger, Greg Jasperse is sought after internationally as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor. His conducting credits include all-state jazz choirs in New York, California, Oklahoma, Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, New Hampshire, Illinois, and Iowa, as well as the British Columbia Honors Jazz Choir.
Jasperse’s voice can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including Epic; Oz, The Great and Powerful; The Campaign; Star Trek and Star Trek 2; National Treasure 2; SALT; The Last Airbender; and Real Steel, as well as the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s song “Monarchy of Roses” and Muse’s album The 2nd Law. Most recently he had the pleasure of singing at the 85th Annual Oscars with Adele on her song “Skyfall.” Jasperse also recently arranged, produced and music-directed “A Gallagher Family Christmas” for William H. Macy and the cast of Showtime’s “Shameless.”
Jasperse is a member of two professional vocal groups – Sixth Wave and Vertical Voices. He has also performed with a variety of artists, including Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Kirk Whalum, Jennifer Holiday, Jon Secada, and Gloria Estefan. He spends his summers teaching at several music camps including the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, the University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Camp, and Showchoir Camps of America.
Bongshin Ko, director
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8pm
Best known for her 1970s hit "Band of Gold", Freda Payne's ever-expanding theatrical repertoire includes roles in the award winning musical Blues in the Night and also in Jelly's Last Jam - a musical based on the life of jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton. In addition, Freda has starred in the Broadway production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, Ain't Misbehavin' and the Tony Award winning production of Hallelujah Baby.
Also featuring guest vocalists Patricia Prunty & Mark Goodrich and Flutist Jean Ferrandis
Symphonic Winds: "Mother Earth"
Mitchell Fennell, director
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall