Thursday, December 1 @ 7:30pm in Bezanson Recital Hall Guest Artist Recital: Barkada Sax Quartet
Featuring: Christopher Elchico, soprano saxophone; Shane Rathburn, alto saxophone; Steven Lawhon, tenor saxophone; and Justin Polyblank, baritone saxophone
Music: David Martynuik’s newly composed Quintet #2 ‘Sierra Vita’ for saxophone quartet and piano. Also includes original works for saxophone quartet by Christine Delphine Hedden, Pedro Iturralde, David Salleras Quintana, and Florent Schmitt
Plus! Masterclass, Thurs Dec. 1 @ 1:10-2:15pm in Bezanson Recital Hall
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall FREE
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL Jake Fridkis, flute (Fort Worth Symphony Principal Flute) with Jeewon Park, piano
Tchaikovsky (arr. Pahud): Lensky's Aria from Eugene Onegin, Max Bruch (arr. Sparks): Romanze, Arthur Foote: A night piece, Gary Schocker: For Gaspar, Saint-Saens: Romance Op. 37, Doppler: Rigoletto Fantasy
Hailed by the Dallas Morning News for his “radiant tone and generous expressivity”, and the Fort Worth Star Telegram for his “musicianship, clear sound, precise intonation, and empathic dynamic levels,” Jake Fridkis has quickly established himself as one of the leading flutists of his generation.
Before graduating from the Yale School of Music, he won the principal flute position in the South Dakota Symphony. He is currently principal flute with the Fort Worth Symphony. He has performed as a concerto soloist in Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, and throughout the United States. As a guest flutist, he has performed with Symphony SONG (Korea), and the St. Louis, New Haven and Princeton Symphonies.
Jake earned his Masters and Artist Diploma degrees while studying with Ransom Wilson at the Yale School of Music, receiving the coveted Thomas Nyfenger memorial prize. His other studies have been at the Cleveland Institute with Josh Smith, and at Aspen with Mark Sparks.
Jake plays on a 14k Haynes Flute and is a Haynes Artist. Jake can be heard on multiple CD’s on Harmonia Mundi with FWSO and on his recording of the Beethoven Flute Sonatas and duo with Ransom Wilson for Naxos.