April 7, 2018| 7:30 PM
Horacio Nuguid, piano
David Townsend, clarinet
Stephen Pelkey, cello
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) - Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48 for Clarinet and Piano
I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: allegro
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)- Sonata for Cello and Piano
I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
II. Sérénade: Modérément animé
III. Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)- Trio in A minor, Op. 114
III. Andantino grazioso
Sponsor: Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC)
Enjoy the wonderful combination of clarinet, cello and piano in this program featuring works by Weber, Debussy and Brahms.
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 concert 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.
Cellist Stephen Pelkey was most recently the artistic director of Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras (SEMYO), where he was also conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra. He has already performed in several venues throughout the Rochester area. Dr. Pelkey is a member of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and has worked with Maestro Lance on outreach concerts with the students in the Rochester Public and surrounding area schools. He has many years of teaching experience in public schools, from third grade through the university level. He recently retired from the North Kansas City School District where he taught for 13 years, and before that taught in Houston, Texas area schools. Dr. Pelkey earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University (Illinois), his masters at Yale University and his doctorate at the University of Texas in Houston. All three degrees were in cello performance.