Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Music for Tenor, Clarinet, & Piano

No transgressions here unless you’re an “old fuddy-duddy.” “Transcription” (changing a piece’s original instrumentation) is “in,” it’s hip and positively transforming! With an incredibly diverse Baroque to Contemporary repertoire (Purcell, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Jacob, and Ives) you may actually forget the original instrumentation, preferring our version. We’d like that!

Brian Thorsett - tenor
Jeremy Flanagan - clarinet
Ivan Rosenblum - piano & director

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8pm
$15 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

Brian Thorsett has sung over 80 diverse operatic roles including the title character in Rameau's Pygmalion and Arnoldo in a concert version of Rossini's Guillaume Tell. As a concert singer Brian fosters a stylistically diversified repertoire of over 150 works, which has taken him to concert halls across the US and Europe. An avid recitalist, Brian will perform concerts of Mozart arias with wind octet, a program of works for voice, piano and string quartet, and an aria set with mandolinist Avi Avital and the SF Chamber Orchestra. Projects also include debuts of works written for him by David Conte, Michael Bosc and Nicolas Carlozzi, in addition to US premieres of works by Alec Roth and Ian Venables. He is a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Glimmerglass Opera’s Young American Artist program, American Bach Soloists Academy, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme at Aldeburgh, England and Music Academy of the West.

Clarinetist Jeremy Flanagan has studied with members of the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and holds a Master’s degree in Solo Classical Performance from San Francisco State University. While at SFSU, he won the annual Concerto Competition, and took the grand prize at the inaugural Wesley Farrand Day Piano Duo Competition. He has played with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Coastal Repertory Theater, Symphony Parnassus, the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony, a numerous chamber music organizations, and recently was a semi-finalist at the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Principal Clarinet Auditions. Jeremy currently resides in Santa Cruz and runs a private music studio. He has taught music for several years, in both New York and California, having earned a music education degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. jeremyflanaganclarinet.com

Pianist & Director Ivan Rosenblum has taught music and education at U.C.S.C. and for U.C. Berkeley’s “Young Musicians' Program.” With a B.A. from Queens College, N.Y.C., and a Masters and Doctorate from Harvard University, he studied piano and chamber music with Robert Hagopian and Menahem Pressler, and composition with Hugo Weisgall and Vittorio Rieti. As the pianist in The Wolford/Rosenblum Saxophone-Piano Duo, he has performed extensively in Northern California and toured Northern Italy. He is pianist and arranger for the CD” Kabarett: Songs of Kurt Weill” on Laurel Records, “More Than Sax: Baroque,Blues&Beyond” on the Gliddon label and “Laughter&Tears: A Jewish Saga” on the Centaur label. He maintains an active piano and chamber-music coaching studio in Santa Cruz where he directs the S.C. Chamber Players’ “Celebrating Youth Program.” ivanpianolessons.com wrduo.com