Faculty artists of the Arizona Wind Quintet return to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (March 20), playing music of Gunther Schuller, Paul Taffanel and Carl Nielsen. The concert begins at 11:30 a.m.
Members of the quintet include Brian Luce flute, Sara Fraker oboe, Jackie Glazier clarinet, Daniel Katzen horn, and William Dietz bassoon. They recently returned from a tour to Mexico City as part of a partnership between the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music and Centro de Estudios Mexicanos – UNAM Tucson.
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.”
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.
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 Wind Symphony.
Retiring at the end of the current semester, Daniel Katzen performed across the world with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 29 years before coming to the university. He has also contributed to soundtracks for over two dozen motion pictures.
William Dietz has been an orchestral player as well as recitalist, performing throughout the Americas and Europe. He is the senior author and editor of “Teaching Woodwinds,” a collegiate text for woodwind technique classes.
As mentors to their students in the Fred Fox School of Music, members of the Arizona Wind Quintet traditionally invite the students to join them in performances of works for expanded wind ensemble during the spring semester.
Written by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer