CRAIG JESSOP, BACH MASS IN B MINOR, INFORMANCE
Dr. Craig Jessop is Professor of Music and the founding Dean for the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. These appointments follow Dr. Jessop’s distinguished tenure as music director of the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Head of the Department of Music at Utah State. He is the founder and Music Director of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra and has served as the music director of the Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival sponsored by the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall. Prior to his appointment with the Tabernacle Choir, Dr. Jessop was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force music programs, where he served as director of the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington, D.C. (1980-1987); as commander and conductor of the Band of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein, Germany (1987-1991); and as commander and conductor of the Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band (1991-1995).
Today's performance will be an introduction to Bach's famous, Mass in B Minor to be performed on August 2, 2016
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
BETTY HAMMOND & RELATIVE VOICES
A group of “family” singers, all related to one another, will perform a varied program of solos and duets, featuring songs from Broadway, the big bands, opera, and folk. The performers are Michael Bailey, Natalie Bailey Burningham, Susan Haderlie, Betty Hammond, and Elli Price, accompanied by Merrilee Broadbent. They are all accomplished vocalists, with multiple degrees and years of teaching experience. A delightful and accomplished group!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
JOHN KNUDSEN, ROCK STRING QUARTET
Rock String Quartet consists of John Knudson, violin; Candice Kempton, 2nd violin: Jamye Dunn on viola and Rachel Johnston.
John received his BA in violin performance from Utah State in 1996 and a MA in violin performance from George Mason University in 2001 in Virginia. He spent close to 20 years performing in our nations Capitol in and out of the White House, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, congress and corporate events. He has performed for the last 3 presidents. He has also performed with groups such as, Lee Greenwood, Alabama, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, Trans Siberian Orchestra, and Alex Sharp from Celtic Women. Now back in Logan he runs JKStringz, teaches at USU and Mountain West Strings.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
KARLA AXTELL & KERI HALE ( organ, piano and vocal)
Karla Axtell, a native of San Diego, has lived in Cache Valley for almost 40 years. She began piano lessons at age 8 and years later she completed her Bachelors of Music with piano emphasis from Utah State University in 2008. She currently is rehearsal accompanist for the American Festival Chorus under the direction of Craig Jessop. Karla is married to Bruce Axtell with six daughters, two sons, and 18 grandchildren. Keri Hale, the youngest, is performing today with Karla. She has produced 2 CD’s featuring LDS hymns for piano and orchestra arranged by Jay Richards. For more information visit her website karlaaxtell.com.
Keri is a 2016 graduate of Westminster College in Salt Lake City majoring in Art Administration with a minor in music. Keri is married to Alex Hale and is currently working for the Real Soccer Foundation. Their program will consist of organ selections by Karla and vocal solo works by Keri Hale, accompanied by her mother.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016
FRY STREET QUARTET
FRY STREET QUARTET
Fry Street Quartet
This remarkable quartet - hailed as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the New York Times - is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Since securing the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, with "profound understanding...depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness"..Deseret News. Members include: Robert Waters, violin; Rebecca McFaul, violin; Bradley Ottesen, viola; and Ann Francis Bayless, cello.
The Fry Street Quartet is pleased to hold the Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell Endowed String Quartet Residency at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. A must see performance!
THE CONCERT AND LECTURE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY CACHE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AN INTERFAITH AND CIVIC ORGANIZATION, AND IS ALSO SPONSORED IN PART BY THE RAPZ TAX. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ALLOWS FREE USE OF THE HISTORIC LOGAN TABERNACLE, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT.