Heidi Hoffman, April 21
7:30 PM

A night of music, featuring

Heidi Hoffman, cello
Robert Auler, piano

Heidi Hoffman, cellist, made her debut as soloist with the Seattle Symphony (USA) at the age of 17. She went on to study at the Eastman School of Music, SUNY Stony Brook, and as a fellowship student at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she played under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. She has performed in North and South America, Europe and Japan with such diverse groups as the American Symphony, Jupiter Symphony, Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, Pacific Northwest Ballet, the new music group Ensemble X, as well as with the rock bands Paige and Plant, and Heart. Ms. Hoffman is presently a member of Symphoria in New York, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, and has served on the faculties of Ithaca College, Wells College, and Cornell University. She has recorded for the Albany and Fleur de Son labels, and her teachers have included Alan Harris, Timothy Eddy, and Julius Levine.

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Jesús Castro, May 31
7:30 PM

A night of music, featuring

Jesús Castro, flute
Robert Auler, piano

Colombian flutist Jesús Castro is an international performer with participation in countries such as Peru, Ecuador, and the United States of America. Castro is winner of several competitions such as Fifth Place and Laureated flutist in the 2009 Colombian National Flute Competition in Bogota, Colombia, The University of Southern Mississippi 2010-2011 Band Soloists Competition, 2011-2012, USM William T. Gower Orchestra Soloists Competition, and Second place in the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind State Division Competition. Selected as Graduate Musician of the years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 and Most Valuable Wind Player 2012-2013 by the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. He was selected as one of the 25 qualifying participants to attend to the 2013 National Flute Association International Young Artist Competition. Winner of Honorary Mention at the Louisiana Flute Festival 2014. Jesús was a winner of the award “Becas Para Colombianos en Procesos de Formación Artística y Cultural en el Exterior” given by the Colombian National Department of Culture in 2015.

Jesús Castro holds an undergraduate degree from the Conservatory of Tolima, a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance and Pedagogy degree from the same institution.

Castro currently holds the position of Flute Professor at the Conservatorio Adolfo Mejia in the Institución Universitaria Bellas Artes y Ciencias de Bolivar, Principal Flutist at the Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Director of the Centro de Investigaciones Musicales del Conservatorio Adolfo Mejía (Conservatory Adolfo Mejía’s Musical Research Center ), and Research and Humanities Coordinator.

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Past LaVeck Artists

 

SPRING 2017 Season

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Fall 2016 Season

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Spring 2016 Season

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Fall 2015 Season

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Spring 2015 Season

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Fall 2014 Season

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