University of Arizona Professors Brian Luce, flute, and Rex Woods, piano, will present a concert on Tuesday (Dec. 16) at 11:30 a.m. in conjunction with the series of lectures currently being presented by their colleague Daniel Asia, professor of composition, on how to listen to classical music written in the second half of the 20th Century.
Luce and Woods will focus on works from that period, including Asia’s “Scherzo Sonata.” Also on the program will be “The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water” by Robert Beaser. “Unicorns are Fireproof” also by Asia, and two pieces by Paul Schoenfield – “Achat Sha’alti” and “Ufaratsia.”
Arizona native Brian Luce is both professor and a Yamaha Performing Artist. He has appeared as principal flute of the Champaign-Urbana, Midland-Odessa and Johnstown symphony orchestras. In addition, he has performed with a number of chamber and wind groups and at numerous National Flute Association conventions and throughout the US, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
Rex Woods has performed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, China and Australia, but is best known to regional audiences for his frequent artistic performances as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been heard in concerto performances with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Catalina Chamber Orchestra and the University of Arizona Symphony. He appears frequently with duo-piano partner Paula Fan in recital and concerto performances.
Written by Donald J. Behnke, Academy Village Volunteer