SFCM Wind Ensemble, Inaugural Concert Conducted by Brad Hogarth ‘12
I am super thrilled to return to my alma-mater San Francisco Conservatory of Music as the conductor of the newly formed wind ensemble! A project years in the making, thank you to all my mentors and colleagues at SFCM for supporting its creation. Through the magic of the Dante system, we had our first concert of chamber music safely recorded live in 8-12 different rooms at the same time, set to go online tomorrow night. Huge congrats to the musicians for their fantastic playing, and to the management and recording team for Olympic level logistics and tech management!! Igor Stravinsky - Octet Anna Meredith - Octet ⁃ US Premiere Jonathan Bailey Holland - Dream Elegy ⁃ World premiere arrangement for 12 musicians Antonín Dvořák - Serenade for Wind Instruments - arr. Anne Dich for nonet Full Program: https://sfcm.edu/sites/default/files/210213_Wind_Ensemble.pdf WHAT'S COOL ABOUT THIS EVENING: The wind ensemble will be conducted by SFCM alum Brad Hogarth ‘12. Comprised of woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments, the wind ensemble performs classics and new music alike. While wind ensembles are popular in the U.S., ranging from half-time marching shows to the prestigious military bands, this concert marks the first time in several years SFCM has incorporated this instrumentation into the curriculum. PROGRAM Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Octet I. Sinfonia (Lento – Allegro moderato) II. Tema con variazioni (Andantino) III. Finale Anna Meredith (b. 1978)* Octet Jonathan Bailey Holland** Dream Elegy Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) arr. Anne Dich for nonet Serenade for Wind Instruments I. Moderato quasi marcia II.Tempo di minuet III. Andante con moto. Allegro molto IV. Allegro molto *US Premiere ** World Premiere for chamber ensemble MEET BRAD HOGARTH Brad Hogarth is a conductor, trumpeter, and educator based in the Bay Area. He is the Assistant Professor of Conducting at San Francisco State University, the music director and conductor of both the Contra Costa Wind Symphony and the Art Haus Collective, and maintains a busy performance schedule as a trumpeter. In August 2017, Brad conducted the Art Haus Collective’s ballet production of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Burning Man in 2017. An estimated 10,000 people were in attendance and photos from the event were featured in USA Today, Business Insider, as well as the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery as a part of the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit. www.arthausonplaya.com Brad has also recently guest conducted a few of Grammy-winning composer Mason Bates' Mercury Soul projects, the San Francisco Civic Symphony, the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, the ECHO Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Wind Ensemble, the Oakland Municipal Band, and regularly conducts various professions, educational, and community events all over the Bay Area. Brad regularly performs on trumpet with many of the Bay Area's finest ensembles, including the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet Orchestras. During the 2017-18 season, Brad played in the San Francisco Symphony’s recording of Ives’ Symphony No. 4, the San Francisco Ballet’s recording of Lowell Liebermann’s Frankenstein, and toured with the Indianapolis Symphony to the Kennedy Center as a part of the SHIFT Festival. Most recently he performed as guest principal trumpet in the Louisville Orchestra. Other Bay Area ensembles Brad regularly performs with include the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Bay Brass, Opera San Jose, Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, California Symphony, Modesto Symphony, Monterey Symphony Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Marin Symphony, and Symphony Napa Valley. Brad completed a double major in trumpet performance and music education at the Eastman School of Music and also spent a semester in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. He graduated with his masters in trumpet performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2012. His principal trumpet teachers have been Mark Inouye and James Thompson. His primary conducting teachers have been Mark Davis Scatterday and Brad Lubman. Website: https://sfcm.edu/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sfconservmusic/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoConservatoryOfMusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFConservMusic LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/san-francisco-conservatory-of-music/
CCWS January 2021 Virtual Concert
Welcome to our 2021 Virtual concert! Tonight you will hear new virtual band projects, as well as a few favorites from the archives. Thank you for joining us, and enjoy the concert! Donate at https://www.ccwindsymphony.org/donate.html Program: Camille Saint-Saens / arr. J. Bocook - Danse Bacchanale Steven Bryant, Dusk Artie Shaw / arr. T. Parson, Concerto for Clarinet -- Jerome Simas, Clarinet C. Saint-Saens / arr. M. Garetto, The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals - Jerome Simas, Bass Clarinet - Sophia Nieuwsma, Harp Giovanni Gabrieli (ed. King), Canzon Duodecimi Toni - special guests, San Francisco State University Brass Ensemble William Grant Still, Afro-American Symphony John Philip Sousa, El Capitan www.ccwindsymphony.org Virtual ensemble video & audio editing by Preston Hardage & Mike Metzger William Grant Still, Afro-American Symphony video editing by Nikki Ponticelli
SFCM Pre-College Contemporary Music Ensemble
SFCM Pre-College Contemporary Music Ensemble Congratulations to the talented young musicians of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Contemporary Music Ensemble! In prep for this concert, they were able to have masterclasses with both Jessie Montgomery and Michael Gilbertson, what a treat! More info below (sound starts at ~1:45) Contemporary Music Ensemble Brad Hogarth, Music Director William Grant Still (1895 - 1978) Preludes (~12') I. Moderately Fast II. Moderately Slow III. Delicately IV. Energetically Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981) Strum (~7') Michael Gilbertson (b. 1987) Fools Gold ( ~9') Performers Pierce Wang, violin Milan Rohatgi, violin Josiah de la Motte, violin Pearl de la Motte, viola Emily Hwang, viola Simone Hsu, cello Kody Thiessen, bass Josephine Chan, piano
2020 Pacific Music Festival Alumni Fanfare
Music by John Williams - Olympic Spirit Fanfare Arr. Brad Hogarth Performed by PMF trumpet Alumni and Mark J. Inouye [PMF Connects ~2020 Summer Festival~] https://www.pmf.or.jp/en/2020-fes/ [PMF Official Website] https://www.pmf.or.jp/en/ [PMF Connects] https://www.pmf.or.jp/en/gallery/movie.html Video & Audio editing by Xiang Guo
Behind Burning Man Art // Ep 02 - Firebird at Wing Portal
The art at Burning Man is often thought of as being large scale structures, giant dragons breathing fire and steam punk art cars driving through the dust. But creativity comes in all shapes and sizes and the playa is a melting pot of all forms of artistic expression – from flamboyant outfits, to theme camp events, poetry and music. The Art Haus is a collective of musicians and performers who have been bringing classical and contemporary dance to Burning Man since 2017. In response to the 2019 theme of Metamorphosis, the Art Haus collective staged a performance of Stravinsky's Firebird Ballet. Accompanied by members of the San Francisco Symphony, the performance was staged beneath Wing Portal – a soaring artwork by Suki Somerwell. The artwork’s lighting display responded to the music and narratives of the performance and gave new life to this classic ballet. A metamorphosis in and of itself. Hear from the directors, performers and artists in this latest episode of Behind Burning Man Art.
Art Haus Collective Mini-Documentary
In 2018 Art Haus returned to Burning Man and presented 3 works: "We, Human", "Pictures at an Exhibition", and "In C". Video by Kim Huynh featuring interviews with Robert Dekkers, Courtney Wise, Brad Hogarth and Jeannie Psomas. Visit www.arthausonplaya.com for more info and to help support Art Haus Collective. Special thanks to the San Francisco Symphony for their support
Rite of Spring - Burning Man 2017
Support the Art Haus' newest collaborations for the Playa, including an original ballet with live music and a community performance of Terry Riley's 'In C.’ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/art-haus-2018-season-art-car/x/16867564#/ Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring as performed by Art Haus’ Playa Players @ Burning Man 2017 Video by Vincent Rommelaere with footage by Walter Patrick Smith Director of Choreography: Robert Dekkers Musical Director: Brad Hogarth Creative Director & Producer: Courtney Wise Orchestral arrangement of Rite of Spring by Thomas Crespo Costume design by Christian Squires Makeup by Cassandra C-Love Lambert, Larissa Sands, and Kelsea Rae Sound engineering by Mark Divine, Robot Heart Light design by Mark Slee The Tree of Ténéré by Zach Smith, Mark Slee, Alex Green, Patrick Deegan Robot Heart Light Design by Keisuke Shingu Production assistance by Brandon Roberts Opening solo by Marko Bajzer (bassoon) & Micah Walters (contortion) Dancers: The Chosen One: Christian Squires Dryad/Earth: Jackie McConnell Naiad/Water: Rachel Coats Matron Divine: Jan Berletti Her Lady: Martha York Bender: Micah Walters Pan: Alan Littlehales Firebird: Jocelyn Rudig Rebecca Rich Alivia Schaffer Emily Kerr Tegan Schwab Logan Scharadin Nadège Liaud Amy Lamboley Kate Keleher Jeni Mayorskaya Irene Shao Andy Saunders Tyler Benari Chris Turner Kobi Salinas Cody Enicke John Pacheco Colin Stack-Troost Michael Marcel Joe Folino Shelby Clark Fire Spinners: Kelsey Solomon Olga Kvitova Robin Drysdale Greg Axe Meredith Ashby Tim Johnson Anastasia Dubenko Hannah Elizabeth Pre-Show Actors: Daniel Akre, Ashley Wright, Tia Huston, Megan Holcomb, Chung Huynh Orchestra: Led by Conductor Brad Hogarth Flute: Laura Chambers, Courtney Wise Oboe: Nick Boland English Horn: Juliette Antony Clarinet: Juan Leon, Jeannie Psomas, Becky Johnson, Rob Cheifetz Bassoon: Marko Bajzer, Emily Bergmann Saxophone: Chris Clover Trumpet: Matt Depasquale, Nicole Tostevin, Stefan Schermerhorn French Horn: Monika Warchol, Audra Loveland Tuba: Vasos Lee Trombone: Nick Platoff Violin: Ronit Resier, Paul Bremen, Elyah Gordon, Sara Chazin, David Chernyavsky, Gloria Justen Viola: Gloria Justen, Erin Rafferty, Sally Weir, Matthew Witmer, Emilie Grimes Cello: Philip Mease, Charles Taggart, Ari Gorman Bass: Michel Taddei, Justin Sandling, Will Clark Percussion: Dan Morphy, Andy Meyerson, Jon Drews, Matthew Edick, Justin Houchin Special thanks to: Pascal Pincosy, Know Audio, Zach Miley, Tom Lattanand, Scott Theakston, Justin Shaffer, and Joshua Penman for sound assistance SF State University for rehearsal space StarStar Roadhouse for providing on-playa rehearsal space SF State University & Camp PlayaTune for help with procuring instruments Robot Heart for providing sound and logistical support BAAAHS for transporting our artists to and from the performance Glamcocks for making us sparkle by supporting our costume design Extra special thanks to everyone who generously donated to our fundraisers and Indiegogo campaign!
Stravinsky Soldiers Tale - Royal March
San Francisco Conservatory of Music April 2012 Stravinsky Soldiers Tale - Royal March Conductor - Alasdiar Neale Cornet - Brad Hogarth Violin - Noemy Gagnon-Lafrenais Clarinet - Sarah Bonomo Bassoon - Georgeanne Banker Trombone - James Ginn Percussion - Lily Kaye Sevier