Saturday, June 15, 2024 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (EDT)
Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, DC, United States
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The Zéphyros Winds are joined by pianist Audrey Andrist for a fascinating array of favorites and finds in this special program. Featured will be a new transcription of an Irving Fine orchestral work (Diversions) created by legendary hornist and composer/arranger Jeff Scott, commissioned by the Library. The program also includes major works from the Library's collections, like Ruth Crawford Seeger's late Suite for Wind Quintet and a transcription of Leonard Bernstein's Overture to Candide. Other gems by mid-20th-century composers showcase the versatility and virtuosity of the winds and piano, apart and together.  

Pre-concert Conversation with the Artists: 6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion.

About Zephyros Winds

Zéphyros Winds brings together five soloists known for their virtuosic performance style to perform a wide range of music for winds with "near-symphonic sound" (New London Day). Named for the Greek God of the West Wind, Zéphyros had its New York concerto debut opening the 2004 Mostly Mozart Festival, and has appeared at the nation’s most prestigious concert venues, including The Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Carnegie's Weill Hall, Dumbarton Oaks, and Lincoln Center's Great Performers series.

About Jennifer Grim, flute

Hailed as "a deft, smooth flute soloist" by The New York Times, flutist Jennifer Grim has given solo and chamber performances throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. For over twenty years, she was the flutist of the award-winning Zéphyros Winds and the New York Chamber Soloists. She is a frequent guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, Ensemble Flageolet, and has performed with such renowned ensembles such as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, American String Quartet, and with members of the Takacs Quartet and St. Lawrence Quartet.

Jennifer has performed as a soloist with the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Wind Ensemble, Lviv Philharmonic, Boca Raton Symphonia, UNLV Symphony Orchestra, Henderson Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Summer Music Festival, among others. As a guest artist, she has performed with the With Zéphyros Winds, Jennifer has been in residence at universities across the country, including the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Stanford University, Yale School of Music, and many others. She also has performed as Principal Flute of the Mozart Orchestra of New York, Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra, Boca Symphonia, and the Festival Orchestra Napa.

She is a passionate advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the field of classical music. She has also worked with the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) National Festival, which invites students from El Sistema inspired programs across the United States to perform in a national youth orchestra performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer is currently Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She previously served on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for twelve years and in 2017 was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award from the UNLV College of Fine Arts. A native of Berkeley, California, Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. Recently appointed Artistic Administrator of the Frost School at Festival Napa Valley, she is currently President of the Board of Directors of Chamber Music America and was the 2021 Program Chair for the National Flute Association Annual Convention.[email protected]

About Fatma Daglar, oboe

Fatma Daglar is the principal oboist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Post-Classical Ensemble, and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.

About Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet

Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt has played a central role in the music scene of New York City for three decades, as a chamber ensemble player, an electroacoustic music soloist, and educator.

Winning the Naumburg chamber music award with New Millennium Ensemble in 1995 launched a wide-ranging career as clarinetist with Ensemble Sospeso, SEM ensemble, Absolute Ensemble, Collide-o-scope Music, Da Capo Chamber Players, Zephyros Winds, and Talea Ensemble.

Ms. Gythfeldt’s recent solo CD release on the New Focus label was called “…stunning, Gythfeldt is setting a new standard for her instrument here.” Marianne can also be heard on recordings by CBS Masterworks, CRI, Albany, Innova, New World Records, Koch and Mode Records.

About Zohar Schondorf, French horn

Born in Haifa, Israel, Mr. Schondorf completed three years in the Israel Defense Forces Army Band prior to receiving his performance degree from the Juilliard school in 1995. He returned to his homeland to assume positions as Associate Principal horn of the Haifa Symphony and Principal horn of the Israel Symphony/Opera Orchestra, as well as performing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta.

Relocating back to NYC in 2001, Mr. Schondorf joined the American Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal horn and has served as principal horn since 2012. Also serving as Co-Principal at ABT and Stamford Symphony, Mr. Schondorf enjoys a prosperous freelance career, performing in studios and on stage, with numerous international, regional, and local orchestras and ensembles.

Recent appearances include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus, Harrisburg Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, American Composer’s Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, the KNIGHTS, NKO in Israel, Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Pops, Encores, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Greenwich Symphony, Riverside Symphony and more.

For his performance of “Auf Dem Strom” at the 2014 Bard Music Festival he was hailed “the star” by Harry Rolnick of Mr. Schondorf has been featured in numerous Broadway shows like Spamalot, The Little Mermaid, Addams Family, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, West Side Story and is currently principal horn at Phantom of the Opera.

About Saxton Rose, bassoon

Saxton Rose is one of America's most recognized bassoon soloists. His virtuosic interpretations of traditional repertoire, and his dedication to new music have afforded him a prolific and varied career as soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician. Formerly the Professor of Bassoon and Director of the contemporary music ensemble at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he is now Dean of the School of Music and principal bassoonist of the Winston-Salem Symphony. Saxton Rose is a J. Püchner artist and performs on the Model Superior/6000 bassoon.

About Audrey Andrist, piano

Hailed as a “stunning pianist with incredible dexterity”, Canadian pianist Audrey Andrist has thrilled audiences around the globe, from North America to Japan, China and Germany with her “passionate abandon” and “great intelligence.” Ms. Andrist grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, and while in high school traveled three hours one-way for lessons with William Moore, himself a former student of famed musicians Cécile Genhart and Rosina Lhévinne. She completed Masters and Doctoral degrees at the Juilliard School with Herbert Stessin, and garnered first prizes at the Mozart International, San Antonio International, Eckhardt-Gramatté, and Juilliard Concerto Competitions. She is a member of the Stern/Andrist Duo with her husband, James Stern, Strata, a trio with Stern and clarinetist Nathan Williams, and the Andrist-Stern-Honigberg Trio with Stern and cellist Steve Honigberg. She lives in the Washington, DC area, where she teaches at the Washington Conservatory and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.