THE POWER AND THE GLORY

Triangle Youth Brass Bands
May 13 at 4:00 PM
Meymandi Hall, Raleigh, NC

Fresh from championship performances at the North American Brass Band Association competition, the award-winning Triangle Youth Brass Bands present their final concert of the season, The Power and the Glory. Featuring Dr. Stephen Ivany, Professor of Trombone and Euphonium, and Dr. Jarrod Williams, Professor of Tuba, both of East Carolina University.

PROGRAM

Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band

Flourish for Brass Band – Ralph Vaughn Williams
Share My Yoke – Joy Webb, arr. Ivor Bosanko
Dr. Stephen Ivany, Trombone
A Cambrian Suite – Michael Ball
I. Suo Gan
Adventures in Brass – Ray Farr

Triangle Youth Brass Band

Fanfare and Flourishes – James Curnow
Song for the Skies – Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Dr. Jarrod Williams, Tuba
First Suite in Eb – Gustav Holst, arr. Keith Wilkinson
Hymn for the Fallen – John Williams, arr. Klaas van der Woude
Army of the Nile – Kenneth J. Alford

Triangle Youth Percussion Ensemble

Visceral – Chris Cerreto

Watson Brass Band

The Olympic Spirit – John Williams, arr. Steve Sykes
Morceau Symphonique – Alexandre Guillmant, arr. Joseph Yu
Dr. Stephen Ivany, Trombone
Concerto for Tuba – Edward Gregson
I. Allegro Deciso
Dr. Jarrod Williams, Tuba
Vitae Aeternum – Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral – Richard Wagner, arr. William Himes

SPECIAL GUESTS

Dr. Jarrod Williams, Tuba

Dr. Jarrod Williams is teaching professor of tuba at East Carolina University where he teaches tuba, the appreciation of music, and performs with the ECU Faculty Brass Quintet. Active as a performer and educator, Dr. Williams is recently retired from a 22-year career as principal tubist with The United States Naval Academy Band. Prior to joining the faculty at ECU in 2017, Dr. Williams held teaching positions at Pennsylvania State University, Salisbury University, Goucher College, and Anne Arundel Community College.

With over 4,000 career engagements, Dr. Williams has had a wide variety of performance opportunities to include live solo broadcasts on Kansas Public Radio, as solo tubist at the International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators, with brass quintet at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and with the Brad Linde Ensemble featuring Lee Konitz at Blues Alley. Additionally, he worked with the Naval Academy Concert Band at The White House and the USNA Brass Ensemble broadcast at The Voice of America and at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. He has enjoyed collaboration with such conductors as James Barnes, Eugene Corporon, Gunther Schuller, and Leonard Slatkin.
Dr. Williams has served on judging panels for national and international competitions including ones at The United States Army Band Workshop from 2010-2016 and the 1998, 2010, and 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference. He has performed at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference (2016 and 2014), the United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop in Washington, D.C. (1997-2006), and at dozens of colleges and universities across the country.

Jarrod Williams proudly represents the Eastman company as a Performing Artist, Clinician, and Design Consultant. Learn more about him at jwtuba.com.

Dr. Stephen Ivany, Trombone

Described as playing “exquisitely with a beautiful yet subtle phrasing and having impressive dynamic control” by Douglas Burden, bass trombonist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Stephen Ivany is a dynamic trombonist and music educator from St. John’s, Newfoundland.

As an active performer Stephen has enjoyed the challenge of pushing the limits of his instrument in all directions. He has commissioned several new works for trombone and trombone ensembles, exploring the extended boundaries of the instrument, and recently gave the world premier of Nansi Carol’s A City Called Heaven written in memory of trombonist, Art Jennings. In 2015 he released his first solo trombone album entitled “This Shall Be For Music” with Newfoundland pianist, David Chafe featuring the romantic song cycles of Brahms, Mahler and Vaughan Williams. He maintains a busy recital schedule with performing across North America, with recent recitals in Denver, CO, Jacksonville, FL, Tallahassee, FL and St. John’s, NL. In January 2017, Stephen appeared with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra performing the Albrechtsberger Concerto for Alto Trombone, and the Larson Concertino for tenor trombone. This coming February, he will appear along side his colleagues in Garnet and Brass as soloists with the Florida State University Wind Orchestra.

His passion for orchestral music is not outmatched by his love for chamber music. He currently performs with the Seminole Trombone Quartet, performing dozens of recitals and clinics across the United States, making their Carnegie Hall debut in May 2016. In December 2016, they gave a lecture at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the world’s largest instrumental music education conference. He formally performed with the Elm City Brass Quintet and Hendrie’s Heroes Trombone Quartet both based in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2014, Stephen was a student fellow at the Phoenix Chamber Music Festival, performing Stravinsky’s Histoire Du Soldat with critically acclaimed performances in New Haven, Phoenix, and New York City at Carnegie Hall.

Stephen also has a passion for music education of all forms and levels. In the fall of 2017 he joined the faculty of East Carolina University as assistant professor of trombone and euphonium. He was also a founding faculty member of the Nunatsiavut Brass Bands camp, where he is privileged to teach both children and adults in a three-century-old brass band tradition in northern remote coastal areas of Labrador. During his time at the Yale School of Music, he was also the euphonium teacher at Yale College. In 2013 and 2014 he was in charge of research for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Goes to School program, which is an interactive program aimed towards 11 and 12 year old students. He has also toured across Canada in educational outreach with both the Paddywagon Trombone Quartet and iTromboni.

Stephen received a doctor of music degree from the Florida State University College of Music where he studied with Dr. John Drew. He holds a master of music from the Yale School of Music studying with Scott Hartman and a bachelor of music with honors from Memorial University where he studied with Dr. Karen Bulmer. He has also studied and performed for world-renowned trombonists Joseph Alessi, Nitzan Haroz, Alain Trudel, James Markey, John Marcellus, and Jesper Sorenson.

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