Faculty Recital - Gary Matsuura, saxophone, Mary Palchak, flute & David Black, double bass
Teren Shaffer, conductor
Featuring special guest artists Jan Jordan, piano, Kris Berry, drums, and the Chapman University Brass Quintet, Chapman faculty members present two world premieres by composer Fred Katz, "Journeying" and "Prelude No. 1" from Preludes for Peace.
About Gary Matsuura:
Gary Matsuura, B.A., was a featured soloist in a performance with Celine Dion and Rosie O'Donnell in the 1998 Celine Dion Christmas Special, These Are Special Times shown on CBS. In addition, he has played back-up to such entertainers as Helen O'Donnell, the Temptations and the Four Tops. His saxophone artistry can be heard on Phillip Keveren's CD Introspection on the Soundsage label. In addition to private studies in jazz improvisation with Phil Woods, he also holds a Diploma in Composition and Arranging from the Grove School of Music. Learn more...
About Mary Palchak:
Flutist Mary Palchak enjoys an active career as a freelance flutist in Southern California. She has played with the Pacific, Long Beach and Pasadena Symphonies, Long Beach Opera and numerous touring ballet companies, including Bolshoi, La Scalla and American Ballet Theater. Learn more...
About David Black:
David Black, M.F.A., instructor of string bass, performs regularly with the Pacific Symphony. He has recorded with the Roger Wagner Chorale as well as at many of the top studios in Los Angeles. Other performance credits include appearances with the American Ballet Theater, the Ojai Festival, and Opera Pacific. Learn more...