Hilbert Museum Concert
Doors Open: 3:30 p.m.
Concert: 4 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the performance
Joseph Morris, clarinet
Benjamin Smolen, flute
Ted Sugata, oboe
Rose Corrigan, bassoon
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
Lopez Martin: Mangata
S. J. Williams: Judy’s Last Dance
Beethoven: Duo for Clarinet & Bassoon No. 3
Muczynski: Duos for Flute and Clarinet
Mozart: Divertimento No. 1, K. 439b for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
Carter: Etudes and Fantasy
Françaix: Woodwind Quartet
Presented by Chapman University and Pacific Symphony, this concert is part of INTERPLAY, in association with Chapman University's College of Performing Arts and the Hilbert Museum of California Art.
Enjoy a FREE chamber music concert of woodwind music from Pacific Symphony. Led by principal clarinetist Joseph Morris, this program explores the unique voices of woodwind instruments in an intimate setting with a journey through the colorful palette of repertoire for flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon. What better way to enjoy great music than in a venue surrounded by fine art by many of California's most noted artists? FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Seating is limited and will be first-come, first-served. Limited standing room in the back. California wine and cheese reception to follow the performance.
This event is SOLD OUT!
The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, which opened in 2016, was founded thanks to the generosity of founders Mark and Janet Hilbert. The Hilbert Collection – which includes oils, watercolors, sketches and lithographs of urban and industrial scenes, coastal views, farms, ranches and landscapes of everyday life – is a significant repository of images of the 20th century by California artists, celebrating the unique artistic and cultural development of the Golden State.
FREE PARKING: is available in the Chapman University West Campus Structure at 230 N. Cypress St. or in the Palm Lot at 538 W. Palm Avenue in Orange, which has tunnel access to the train station/Museum side of the railroad tracks. Each is an easy walk to the Museum!
Learn more about the concert in the program notes.
Joseph Morris is the principal clarinet of Pacific Symphony. Previously, he has held the positions of principal clarinet with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra (Wis.), where he was featured as soloist in performances of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto in September 2015. Morris has appeared as guest principal clarinet with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Sarasota Orchestra. In addition, he has performed with the Utah Symphony and Opera, Kansas City Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony and New World Symphony. Morris received a professional studies certificate from The Colburn Conservatory of Music in 2014 where he studied with the renowned professor Yehuda Gilad. He graduated from the USC Thornton School of Music in May 2012.
Benjamin Smolen was appointed principal flutist of Pacific Symphony in September 2011. Since beginning his studies at the age of 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina, he has won top prizes at the Haynes International Flute Competition, the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition and the New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition. He has also given solo performances with the Princeton University Orchestra, Charlotte Civic and Youth Orchestras, Gardner Webb Symphony Orchestra, and on National Public Radio’s From the Top with pianist Christopher O’Riley. His performances have been featured on NPR, WGBH-Boston, French National Radio, and the Naxos and Mode record labels.
Smolen completed his undergraduate studies in the Music and Slavic departments at Princeton University, during which time he also completed a Performance Diploma at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He subsequently earned a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance at the New England Conservatory and a Performance Certificate from the University of Michigan.
A native of southern California, Ted Sugata is currently second oboist with Pacific Symphony and Professor at Chapman University. Previously, he was a member of the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida, and principal oboist with the Lyrique-en-Mer Opera Festival in Belle-Ile, France. He performs regularly with the Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and the Pasadena Symphony. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Calico Winds, a resident woodwind ensemble with the Glendale Noon Concerts. In 2000, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2002. Dr. Sugata recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in oboe performance at USC in 2014. In addition to Chapman, he is also on faculty at Pepperdine University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Long Beach College and the Colburn School of Performing Arts.
Rose Corrigan started playing bassoon to escape from the flute section of her high school band. It was an act of rebellion, and perhaps a way to sit closer to boys. After her first lesson she brought the bassoon home, hoping to shock her parents with her act of bravery and independence, only to discover that her mother had played it herself in high school. This undermined her act of rebellion; however, she was already passionate about the instrument, loving it’s variety of tone color, richness and lyricism. Its tessitura was closer to that of her voice, and she discovered that she was drawn to the supporting role it often plays in the repertoire.
Currently Corrigan is principal bassoonist of Pacific Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Pasadena Symphony, and a former member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Corrigan is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied with Michael O’Donovan, a teacher whose pedagogy included exposure to great cinema, literature and restaurants. She returned to the university as an adjunct professor, teaching bassoon from 1993 until 2011.
Corrigan has played bassoon and contrabassoon on the soundtracks of over 500 motion pictures, working with composers such as Michael Giacchino, Patrick Doyle, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Powell, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, James Horner, Michel Legrand, Michael Kamen and William Ross. A few of the films that include her playing are Ice Age, Life of Pi, Bolt, Despicable Me, Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, Aladdin, The Lion King, Cars, Enchanted, WALL-E and Pirates of the Caribbean. Her bassoon solos are prominent in March of the Penguins, one of the only movies to list a bassoonist in its closing credits. She has also performed on hundreds of records for stars like Paul McCartney, Tony Williams, Barbra Streisand and Natalie Cole.