Jeffery Kyle Hutchins
Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, a Texas native, has been described by Eugene Rousseau as an 'outstanding saxophonist with the keen ability to present convincing interpretations in a wide range of musical styles.' Quickly gaining a reputation as one of his generation's leading advocates of new and contemporary music, his playing has been described by notable contemporary composer James Dillon as having 'real energy and brilliance.' Hutchins has commissioned and premiered over twenty-five new works for the saxophone by many established and upcoming composers. He is a member of the Minneapolis-based contemporary music ensemble RenegadeEnsemble and is co-founder of AVIDduo, both are groups dedicated to commissioning and performing the music of living composers. Additionally, he has presented recitals all across the United States including performances at the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium and the North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences. As an educator, Hutchins maintains an active studio of saxophone and clarinet students in the Minneapolis area.
Winner of the prestigious Berneking Fellowship, Hutchins is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. He also holds degrees in performance and education from the University of North Texas. His primary teachers include Eric Nestler and world renowned saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. For more information, please visit www.JefferyKyleHutchins.com.
Monologo en Tiempo do Joropo - Carolos Gonzalo Guzman-Munoz
Monologo en Tiempo de Joropo is a work that reflects part of the tradition of Colombo-Venezuelan monadic songs. It is divided into three stages: the first, La Vaquería, makes a remembrance to the dawn of the eastern plains, the farmer's work and especially to man's relationship with the level ground. The second movement, Registero, is a small overture that sets the strength, confidence and the challenges of burrowing into the vastness of the level ground. The third and final movement, Pajarillo, is composed in a cycle of variations. The instrument is integrated with the foot, marking the man's relationship with the level ground.
Baayami - From the Sky - Mark Oliveiro
The ancients of prehistoric Australia were a mystic people, a nomadic culture rich in animistic reverence. In order to trace the footsteps of their forbears, the original inhabitants of Sydney, Australia, walked the lines of stars and song as a homage to the elders with the promise of survival. Engravings of astrological maps, shamanistic symbology and petroglyphic markings are the final remnants of this aged guild of celestial worship. Baayami is a contemporary adaptation of a musical reading of the Sydney Rock Engravings, with respect to the real and the imaginary, this is a work of fictional historical recreation.