Jazz Classique: Baroque and Beyond

Friday, August 17, 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE EVENT


A unique program that blends “classical” music with elements of blues and jazz. John Mochnick, piano, Roberto Orihuela, vibraphone; John Wilson, drums; Matt Kendrick, bass

TICKETS


$24 General Admission
$8 Students
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LOCATION


Shirley Recital Hall, Salem College Fine Arts Center

Sr4326, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Parking: Large parking lot is located in front of the Fine Arts Center.

 

ARTIST BIOS


 

John Mochnick

John Mochnick, pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, teacher, and administrator was conservatory trained at Heidelberg College, Indiana University, and the University of Cincinnati. His choral compositions and historical performing editions are widely published, and his works have been performed at national and divisional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association as well as venues abroad. In the summer of 1990, he was invited to Austria to assist with the preparation of the choruses at the Bregenz Opera and conduct at the music conservatory in Feldkirch. After a thirty-five- year teaching career, Dr. Mochnick retired as Professor Emeritus from Southern Illinois University in 2005 and moved to Winston-Salem. Equally at home in classical and jazz styles, Dr. Mochnick continues to write and perform in both idioms.

Matt Kendrick

Matt Kendrick, bassist is a native of Winston-Salem, where he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1977, he moved to New York City and performed for four years in numerous avant-garde venues. After studying with jazz educator Jerry Coker at the University of Tennessee, and playing in the Knoxville Symphony, he returned to Winston-Salem in 1981. As a performer/composer, Matt has released five CD’s, including more that forty of his own compositions, to critical acclaim. He has also garnered many grants and fellowships.

Matt has performed with numerous jazz artists, including Marian McPartland, Tierney Sutton, Archie Shepp and Jaki Byard. He serves on the board of Music Carolina, and is the music director for Carolina Music Ways. He has scored music for three films, and his own ensemble, the Matt Kendrick Unit, has played festivals, museums, clubs, etc. throughout the southeast.

Roberto Orihuela

Roberto Orihuela, vibraphonist, was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated to the United States in 1961. He started his early career as a drummer, but his interest in the melodic aspect of music led him to the vibraphone. Although initially influenced by the musical styles of Frank Sinatra and Tony Ben- net, Roberto discovered jazz while visiting relatives on a Manhattan rooftop terrace. The sounds coming from a nearby apartment sparked an interest in jazz, and he was captivated by the sophistication, elegance and raw emotion of this genre. The discovery of Milt Jackson, vibraphonist with the Modern Jazz Quartet, sealed his fate and jazz vibraphone became his passion.

Roberto has performed as a percussionist for national acts (e.g. singer Aretha Franklin and trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval) and jazz vibraphonist on recordings by Tom Browne, West End Mambo and Blue A-Matic. He has also appeared as a sideman with numerous regional entertainers like Melva Houston and Joe Robinson. Active as a band leader for many years, Roberto is frequently heard in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. He resides in Greensboro, North
Carolina.

Matt Kendrick

Matt Kendrick, bassist is a native of Winston-Salem, where he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1977, he moved to New York City and performed for four years in numerous avant-garde venues. After studying with jazz educator Jerry Coker at the University of Tennessee, and playing in the Knoxville Symphony, he returned to Winston-Salem in 1981. As a performer/composer, Matt has released five CD’s, including more that forty of his own compositions, to critical acclaim. He has also garnered many grants and fellowships.

Matt has performed with numerous jazz artists, including Marian McPartland, Tierney Sutton, Archie Shepp and Jaki Byard. He serves on the board of Music Carolina, and is the music director for Carolina Music Ways. He has scored music for three films, and his own ensemble, the Matt Kendrick Unit, has played festivals, museums, clubs, etc. throughout the southeast.

PROGRAM


Concerto in A minor, RV 356; Op. 3 No. 6 – Antonio Vivaldi

Adagio in G minor [Phony Albinoni] – Tomaso Albinoni

Aria (Pastorale in F Major, Mvt. III, BWV 590) – J.S. Bach

Sinfonia in F Major – Johann Joseph Fux

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), KV525 – ­W.A. Mozart

•• Intermission ••

O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana) – Carl Orff

Gnossienne No. 3 – Erik Satie

Pavane, Op. 50  (1887) – Gabriel Faure

[On the Edge] – Joe Liberto

[Two For the Road] – Dave Brubeck