PULLMAN – Two WSU School of Music faculty members, flutist Ann Marie Yasinitsky and composer Gregory Yasinitsky, are featured on a CD recently released internationally on the Vienna Modern Masters label.
Ann recently was promoted to clinical associate professor and will be heard in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in Kimbrough Concert Hall. Her program, “Masterworks for Flute, Cello and Piano,” showcasing compositions by French composers, will also feature School of Music colleagues Ruth Boden, cello, and Gerald Berthiaume, piano.
Tickets cost $10; seniors and non-WSU students $5; WSU students free with ID. Tickets are available in the lobby one hour before concert time.
The performance is part of the School of Music Faculty Artist Series. Proceeds benefit the school’s scholarship fund. A season pass to all eight performances is for sale for $50.
Greg, a Regents professor, is the recipient of a 2010 Artist Fellowship Grant from Artist Trust and a 2010 Special Award for Composition from ASCAP. He was one of 30 composers selected internationally to participate in the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute presented in July in New York by Columbia University and the American Composers Orchestra.
On the CD, Ann is featured as the soloist in Greg’s “Concertino for Flute and Orchestra,” recorded in Vienna at the International Festival of New Music for Orchestra with the ÖGZM Orchestra, and in his composition “Magic,” for flute and chamber orchestra, recorded in the WSU recording studio with the WSU Faculty Chamber Players.
Greg’s compositions and saxophone playing will be featured at another Faculty Artist Series concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Kimbrough Concert Hall. He will perform with his new jazz group, Nighthawk, featuring faculty members Dave Hagelganz, saxophone; Frederick “Dave” Snider, bass; and David Jarvis, drums..
Also featured on the CD are the London Symphony Orchestra and renowned soprano Marnie Nixon performing works by Jacob and Schoenberg.