Cornish Music Series Presents The Unknown Flute Music of Hermeto Pascoal
About the Performers
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Seattlebased pianist, flutist, and composer Jovino Santos Neto continues to blur the boundaries between classical music, jazz, and indigenous Brazilian music. A member of Hermeto Pascoal's legendary band from 1977 to 1992, Santos Neto built a solid reputation as a creative and inspired musician, producer, and arranger. He has worked with such artists as Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Mike Marshall, Gary Stroutsos and Richard Boukas. Santos Neto's 1997 debut solo album Caboclo featuring his compositions with the accompaniment of quartet members Hans Teuber (saxophones, flute), Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums), was followed in 2000 by Live in Olympia and in 2003 Canto do Rio, the latter commissioned by Chamber Music America's New Works program and nominated for a 2004 Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. His subsequent CD, Roda Carioca, was released in 2006 on Adventure Music and earned Santos Neto a second Latin Grammy nomination. His most recent CD release, Alma do Nordeste (Soul of the Northeast), is inspired by the music of Northeastern Brazil. Santos Neto has received commissions from the International Association of Jazz Educators, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the Jack Straw Foundation, Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust and Meet the Composer. He was also the recipient of a Golden Ear Award as the Best Jazz Instrumentalist of the Pacific Northwest in 2004.
Paul Taub was born in New York City, and has been a resident of Seattle since 1979. He holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. He has studied with some of the world's greatest flutists including Michel Debost, Samuel Baron, Marcel Moyse, and Robert Aitken. As a longtime Cornish faculty member and founding member of the Seattle Chamber Players, Taub plays an active role in the Seattle contemporary music scene. He has performed and recorded American and world premieres by internationally known composers including Robert Aitken, John Cage, George Crumb, Janice Giteck, Sofia Gubaidulina, Wayne Horvitz, Ned Rorem, Toru Takemitsu, Reza Vali, and Peteris Vasks among others. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, the Everett Symphony, the Young Composers Collective, and the Esoterics. Taub has also worked extensively to promote Soviet/Russian composers in America and American composers in the former Soviet Union. His Soviet repertoire has been featured on National Public Radio's Performance Today, at the Goodwill Arts Festival, in a solo recital at the Leningrad Musical Spring International Festival and at New York's Symphony Space. He has also performed four times in Russia with the Seattle Chamber Players and twice at the Warsaw Autumn Festival in Poland, as well as in China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands and Ukraine. Taub's program of international solo flute music has been presented at numerous festivals and universities throughout the U.S., Canada, and France. Repertoire on his first CD, Oo-Ee (Periplum), features ten solo commissioned works. In 2011, he released Edge Flute Music from the Periphery of Europe (Present Sounds) featuring works by Kancheli, Vasks, Sergei Slonimsky, Artur Avanesov and Elmir Mirzoev.
PONCHO Concert Hall (Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts) (View)
710 E. Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98102
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