Jerry Kirkbride on clarinet, Daniel Katzen on horn and Rex Woods on piano, are well-known and popular performers at Academy Village. They have appeared frequently in various chamber groups or with their music studio students. However, this will be a premier performance for this particular grouping, which has yet to give itself a name.
Kirkbride performed for many years in the New York City area before joining the Dorian Wind Quintet, with whom he toured extensively for 42 years in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He joined the UA faculty in 1987.
Katzen played horn for the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 29 years while he also taught at the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University. “Retiring” to warmer climates, he joined the UA faculty in 2008. As a recitalist, chamber musician, clinician and soloist, Katzen has appeared throughout the United States and 22 countries in over 5,000 performances and master classes.
Woods is best known to regional audiences as a soloist and chamber musician, including concerto performances with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and duo piano recitals with fellow faculty member Paula Fan. He joined the UA faculty in 1988.
The trio will perform music written specifically for clarinet, horn and piano. The concert will be repeated at Holsclaw Hall on the UA campus on the following day, Feb. 20,at 7 p.m.
Music includes a Trio in B-flat by Carl Reinecke, Suite by Alec Wilder, and Trio by George Rochberg. Reinecke is a 19th Century pianist and composer from Germany. The Trio was written at the turn of the century, near the end of Reinecke’s life.
Wilder and Rochberg were 20th century American composers. Wilder’s musical style is eclectic and varied; it includes jazz, cabaret songs, popular vocal songs, opera, film background, musicals, and chamber music for various combinations of orchestral instruments. Rochberg’s style is contemporary classical.
Submitted by Marcia Reinagel, Academy Village Volunteer