Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building
Join us as we welcome once more to ASA the Arizona Wind Quintet, the premier faculty ensemble at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Inspired by their residency last spring at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, the Quintet will present a program of works by Mexican composers.
Formed in 1975, the Arizona Wind Quintet has established a tradition of excellence in both performance and teaching. In addition to their numerous concerts and recent recording of Hans Winterberg: Chamber Music Volume I for Toccata Classics, the quintet mentors the award-winning Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet, the Music School’s elite student chamber ensemble.
Current members of the faculty quintet include Brian Luce (flute), Sara Fraker (oboe), Jackie Glazier (clarinet), and new faculty members Johanna Lundy (horn) and Marissa Olegario (bassoon).
- Brian Luce performs as a soloist in recitals and concertos while presenting master classes worldwide. He is also a composer and arranger, and his articles have appeared in “Flute Talk.”
- Jackie Glazier is an active soloist and chamber musician who recently premiered Scott McAllister’s “Concerto Americana” for clarinet and saxophone with the University of Florida.
- Sara Fraker is a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and is principal oboist of True Concord Voices and Orchestra. She has presented recitals and master classes across the United States and in Australia.
- Johanna Lundy has held the position of principal horn with the Tucson Symphony since 2006 and has appeared as guest artist with numerous symphonies and festivals.
- Marissa Olegario enjoys an eclectic career as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician who has served as a principal and section bassoonist in orchestras across the United States.
Written by Nancy Green, Academy Village Volunteer