October Recollections: In memory of .....
October 20, 2018 | 7:30 PM
String Quartet from MN Orchestra:
Helen Chang Haertzen, violinist
Stephanie Arado, violinist
Sifei Cheng, violist
Mina Smith, cellist
Horacio Nuguid, pianist
David Townsend, clarinetist
Dvorak – Songs My Mother Taught Me
Paradis – Sicilienne
Elgar – La Capricieuse
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet (2nd and 4th movements)
Dvorak – Piano Quintet (complete)
Helen Chang Haertzen
Pianist Horacio Nuguid received his music performance degrees from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With an extensive repertoire, he has performed both in solo recitals and concerto programs with various orchestras in the Philippines, Mexico and the United States. He recently gave premiere performances with different orchestras of the Clara Schumann's Konzertsatz, Mario Pilati's Suite and Ferdinand Ries' Grand Variations on Rule Britannia. As founder and artistic director of the Rochester Chamber Music Society, Nuguid collaborates with distinguished artists in the region and is an advocate in promoting the talents of local young artists. Nuguid has presented master classes internationally. He currently serves as artist/faculty at the Young Artist World Piano Festival at Bethel University in St. Paul and is a frequent guest artist of the Philippine High School for the Arts. Dr. Nuguid is also a sought after adjudicator in state and regional piano competitions. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Ardee Award for “outstanding artist.” Nuguid currently resides in Rochester with his wife and fellow piano teacher Rosanna Faller Nuguid.
David Townsend, clarinet, is a soloist, educator, and woodwind repair technician. He was the principal clarinetist of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale for 32 years, and is a founding member of the Rochester Chamber Music Society, which began in 2003. His concerto performances include works of Mozart, Weber, Spohr, Bruch, Krommer, Molter, Hindemith, and Copland. His quintet performances include works by Mozart, Brahms, Reger, Reicha, and Hindemith. He has earned degrees from Indiana University, Michigan State University, and the University of Arizona, and has also studied chamber music at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. His primary teachers include John Denman, Rudolf Jettel, Keith Stein, Elsa Ludwig-Verdehr, and Lawrence Maxey. After serving three years as a clarinetist and recitalist with the U.S. Army Band at West Point, New York, he subsequently taught at the college level for 13 years before turning to woodwind repair and restoration, a second career he pursued for 34 years. He is now retired and recognized as a master of restoration and repair that served musicians internationally. Also, he has continued to maintain his teaching with selected students and resides in Rochester with his wife, Jane.