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October 19, 2019 @ 2:30 PM| Free
Eastman School of Music faculty members Mark Kellogg, trombone and Priscilla Yuen, piano present a recital of original and transcribed music for trombone and piano.
Mark Kellogg: Suite for Unaccompanied Trombone
Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Alto Horn and Piano (1943)
Steve Danyew: Six Little Songs
Béla Bartók: Seven Duos for Two Cellos
Halsey Stevens: Sonatina for Trombone and Piano
Ethan Cypress: Rondeau in 5 Parts
MEET THE ARTISTS
Throughout his career, Mark Kellogg has embraced a wide range of musical roles as a performer, teacher and administrator. Whether it’s taken the form of appearing as a concerto soloist, playing in a variety of chamber ensembles, performing as an orchestral musician or as a jazz player, teaching students of all ages or overseeing artistic programs or festivals, he has been most fortunate to experience a rich array of musical opportunities. In addition to holding the position of associate professor of trombone, euphonium and brass chamber music at the Eastman School of Music, Kellogg is an affiliate faculty member in the school’s departments of Jazz and Contemporary Media and Music Teaching and Learning. Co-director of the Eastman Trombone Choir, he also serves as director for the school’s community engagement program, Eastman To Go.
Inspired by his son’s experiences as a young actor, Kellogg initiated a course under the auspices of the Eastman School’s Arts Leadership Program in 2014 called Parallels Between Acting and Musical Performance. This annual class seeks to identify the commonalities between these two art forms and is team-taught with two professional actors and arts educators, Skip Greer and Robert Rutland.
Kellogg recently concluded a twenty-eight year tenure as a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). He occupied the Austin Hildebrandt principal trombone position and appeared as soloist with the RPO on many occasions, performing the concerti of Tomasi, Albrechtsberger, Larsson, Schilkret and Jeff Tyzik (commissioned by the RPO in celebration of the orchestra’s 80th anniversary), works by Elliott Carter and Fred Sturm and numerous jazz and euphonium solos on the orchestra’s pops series. Prior to his appointment in the Rochester Philharmonic, Kellogg performed as a member of the San Francisco Symphony and the National Repertory Orchestra. In recent seasons, he has played with the Oregon Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic and Symphoria.
Kellogg has been a frequent guest with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, appearing as soloist in the Eastman Theatre and on tours to Japan and Carnegie Hall with Donald Hunsberger and Mark Davis Scatterday. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Hartford Symphony, the U.S. Army Orchestra, the University of Rochester Symphony, the Youngstown Symphony, the Hamilton New Music Ensemble and the Penfield Symphony.
Active as a jazz and chamber musician, Kellogg was a founding member of the brass and percussion ensemble Rhythm & Brass, touring the United States and Japan and recording four CDs during his two years in the group. He has also performed with Clark Terry, Chris Vadala, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, and Mel Tormé. Jazz and commercial recordings include collaborations with Jeff Tyzik, Gene Bertoncini, Allen Vizzutti, Steve Gadd, Gap Mangione and as a member of the Dave Rivello Ensemble. His jazz recording with Eastman School faculty colleague pianist Tony Caramia, Upstate Standards, celebrates the music of upstate New York composers Harold Arlen, Alec Wilder, and Jimmy Van Heusen. Kellogg’s most recent CD, Impressions, is a collection of French music for trombone and piano, featuring pianists Joseph Werner and Christopher Azzara. Since 2016, he has performed extensively with pianist Priscilla Yuen across the United States.
A Conn Trombone performing artist, Kellogg has made appearances at numerous festivals and low brass symposia including the International Trombone Festival, the American Trombone Workshop, the Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, the Northeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, the Asian Pacific Music Educators Conference, the New York Brass Conference, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s International Youth Orchestra Institute, and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, as well as at trombone festivals in Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina and Brazil.
In 2006, Kellogg founded Eastman’s annual Summer Trombone Institute, a week-long workshop for high school, college, young professional and adult amateur trombonists. In June 2014, he served as co-host of the International Trombone Festival, held at the Eastman School.
Visit www.esm.rochester.edu/faculty/kellogg_mark to learn more.
Pianist Priscilla Yuen enjoys a rich and varied career as a soloist, collaborator, teacher and administrator. Currently a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music, Yuen regularly supports instrumentalists and singers from across the Eastman community as they prepare for recitals, competitions and recordings. Additionally, she serves on the piano faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology and as pianist at John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York.
As a collaborative pianist, Yuen has performed at colleges and universities across the United States, as well as at venues such as the Kennedy Center and New York City’s Yamaha Hall. Serving as festival pianist at the International Trombone Festival, she has performed with Jörgen van Rijen (Royal Concertgebeow Orchestra), Norman Bolter (retired, Boston Symphony), Larry Zalkind (Eastman School of Music faculty), Jeremy Moeller (Chicago Lyric Opera), Ralph Sauer (retired, Los Angeles Philharmonic), Kenneth Thompkins (Detroit Symphony), Peter Steiner (Vienna Philharmonic), Matthew Guilford (National Symphony) and Justin Clark (Bern Symphony). Other musicians with whom she has collaborated include violinist Charles Castleman (Frost School of Music faculty), tubist Carol Jantsch (Philadelphia Orchestra), pianist Graham Johnson (Guildhall School of Music faculty), trumpeter David Bamonte (Oregon Symphony) and noted composer Steven Stucky (Cornell University faculty). Since 2016, Yuen has performed extensively across the country with Eastman faculty trombonist Mark Kellogg.
A native of St. Louis, Yuen received her undergraduate training at the University of Missouri where she studied with Dr. Peter Miyamoto and her Master of Music in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School, studying with Dr. Jean Barr. As a graduate student, she was awarded first prize at the Jesse Kneisel Competition as well as the Barbara M.H. Koeng Award for her work with vocal accompanying.
Yuen served as staff pianist and arts/administrative coordinator at the New York State Music Festival for eleven summers. She also served as director of operations at the Odyssey Chamber Music Festival in Columbia, Missouri, as well as a piano fellow for The Quartet Program.
Visit www.esm.rochester.edu/accompanying/priscilla-yuen/ to learn more.
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