WHAT’S COOL ABOUT THIS EVENING:
The wind ensemble will be conducted by SFCM alum Brad Hogarth ‘12.
Comprised of woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments, the wind ensemble performs classics and new music alike.
While wind ensembles are popular in the U.S., ranging from half-time marching shows to the prestigious military bands, this concert marks the first time in several years SFCM has incorporated this instrumentation into the curriculum.
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
I. Sinfonia (Lento – Allegro moderato)
II. Tema con variazioni (Andantino)
Anna Meredith (b. 1978)
Jonathan Bailey Holland
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
arr. Anne Dich for nonet
Serenade for Wind Instruments
I. Moderato quasi marcia
II.Tempo di minuet
III. Andante con moto. Allegro molto
IV. Allegro molto
MEET BRAD HOGARTH
Brad Hogarth is a conductor, trumpeter, and educator based in the Bay Area. He is the Assistant Professor of Conducting at San Francisco State University, the music director and conductor of both the Contra Costa Wind Symphony and the Art Haus Collective, and maintains a busy performance schedule as a trumpeter.
In August 2017, Brad conducted the Art Haus Collective’s ballet production of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Burning Man in 2017. An estimated 10,000 people were in attendance and photos from the event were featured in USA Today, Business Insider, as well as the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery as a part of the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit. www.arthausonplaya.com Brad has also recently guest conducted a few of Grammy-winning composer Mason Bates’ Mercury Soul projects, the San Francisco Civic Symphony, the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, the ECHO Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Wind Ensemble, the Oakland Municipal Band, and regularly conducts various professions, educational, and community events all over the Bay Area. Brad regularly performs on trumpet with many of the Bay Area’s finest ensembles, including the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet Orchestras. During the 2017-18 season, Brad played in the San Francisco Symphony’s recording of Ives’ Symphony No. 4, the San Francisco Ballet’s recording of Lowell Liebermann’s Frankenstein, and toured with the Indianapolis Symphony to the Kennedy Center as a part of the SHIFT Festival. Most recently he performed as guest principal trumpet in the Louisville Orchestra.
Other Bay Area ensembles Brad regularly performs with include the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Bay Brass, Opera San Jose, Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, California Symphony, Modesto Symphony, Monterey Symphony Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Marin Symphony, and Symphony Napa Valley.
Brad completed a double major in trumpet performance and music education at the Eastman School of Music and also spent a semester in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. He graduated with his masters in trumpet performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2012. His principal trumpet teachers have been Mark Inouye and James Thompson. His primary conducting teachers have been Mark Davis Scatterday and Brad Lubman.
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