Friends of Music Summer Concert: Ivory Wind Trio

Victor Valenzuela, horn; Deena Reedy, flute; Ji Sun Lee, piano

Victor Valenzuela, horn; Deena Reedy, flute; Ji Sun Lee, piano

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Church, St. Philip’s Friends of Music presents Ivory Wind Trio.

Deena Reedy and Ji Sun Lee have performed together throughout southern Arizona for nearly a decade, eventually forming the ensemble of Ivory Wind. In 2011, they recorded their first CD together as the Ivory Wind Duo, entitled Ballade: A Collection of Classical Favorites. In addition to performing classical masterworks, Reedy and Lee enjoy featuring selections from a variety of genres, from contemporary pieces to folk tunes. Although flute/piccolo and piano are the primary instruments in Ivory Wind, this ensemble has regularly included other instruments in their performances, including organ, guitar and bass. Exploring new instrument combinations is a continual source of inspiration.

In addition to flute/piccolo and piano, this concert will feature French horn, with Victor Valenzuela. The performance will include works by American composer Eric Ewazen, French composer Charles Koechlin and a humorous, rousing and (almost) patriotic composition called Scars and Scrapes Forever! by Ken Laufer.

About the performers: Flutist Deena Reedy, D.M.A., has performed in recitals in Austria, Canada and throughout the U.S. A frequent chamber musician, she is the flutist of the Ivory Wind Duo. Dr. Reedy has also performed with the Farmington Area Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, and Tucson Pops Orchestra. Dr. Reedy currently works as a Teaching Artist in the Opening Minds through the Arts program in the Tucson Unified School District, teaches flute, and is the Program Coordinator at the Tucson Music and Dance Academy. Organist and pianist Ji Sun Lee, D.M.A., is an exceptional international artist having performed concerts in South Korea, the U.S., Brazil, Italy, and Germany. Lee has been a featured guest artist at the New American Piano Series, Arizona State University, and also in Brazil, where she premiered William Bolcom’s Twelve New Etudes for Piano at the Villa Lobos Institute in Rio de Janeiro and Conservatory of Music in Vitoria. She frequently performs with flutist Deena Reedy, and also with her husband, classical guitarist Michael Lich. Dr. Lee currently serves as Music Director at Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ. Victor Valenzuela, horn, is currently Third Horn with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He is also Instructor of Brass at Pima Community College. Mr. Valenzuela holds degrees from New Mexico State University and Northwestern University. He has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Phoenix Symphony, El Paso Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony and Arizona Opera.

The suggested concert admission is $20 per person. The mission of Friends of Music is to enrich the musical experience of the parish and community through events such as concerts, outreach, education, scholarships, commissions, and support of special musical events. For more information about Friends of Music click here.


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