Michael Dauphinais (left) and Daniel Katzen
Michael Dauphinais (left) and Daniel Katzen

UA Music School Professors Daniel Katzen and Michael Dauphinais return to the Arizona Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 18) with a program of horn and piano music by Richard Strauss and Ferdinand Ries.

Katzen has to be one of the busiest and most popular French horn players in the Western United States.  In January, he brought his students from the Betty Katzen Horn Studio to perform at the Arizona Senior Academy, and now, three weeks later, amid a number of other performances near and far, he’s back again.

This time, he brings a fellow musician who can evoke the fullness of sound of many, Michael Dauphinais, Tucson’s own “marvelous collaborative pianist” (ITEA Journal).   Dauphinais’s live renditions of orchestral reductions “enable one to forget the lack of an orchestra almost immediately.”

Dauphinais performs extensively as chamber musician with both singers and instrumentalists, and plays regularly with Tucson’s Artifact Dance Project. He currently serves on the music faculty at the University of Arizona.

“Collaboration is very important in a musical and academic community,” Katzen says. “Finding the right musicians and together searching for the best combination of instruments or voice are the most creative parts of preparing a recital.”

The following week, Katzen will hold his annual solo horn recital, in the company of both Dauphinais and Kristen Dauphinais, UA mezzo-soprano, at the UA School of Music’s Crowder Hall, 7:30 p.m., with a pre-concert discussion and post-concert reception.  Cost: $5, with some free passes available. Contact: dkatzen@email.arizona.edu

Submitted by Janet Kerans, Academy Village Volunteer

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Horn-Piano Duo to Play Works by Strauss, Ries: Feb. 2014
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