ISU Music Department Presents
ISU Baroque Festival 2009
Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, October 25th
Saturday, October 31 - Sunday, November 1
George C. Adams made his debut as Music Director and Conductor of the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra with the 1999-2000 season. He very much enjoys living in Idaho Falls and is quite enthusiastic about the orchestra and its future.
Dr. Adams came to Idaho Falls from a position as Music Director/Conductor of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra of Natchitoches, Louisiana. He also served as Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Northwestern State University. During his tenure in Natchitoches, the orchestra developed into an ensemble that achieved regional recognition for its performances. Orchestra concerts were broadcast on NPR-affiliated radio stations in a four-state region, on an equal basis with three professional orchestras. The Orchestral Studies Program grew from a total of five string student to over forty during his eight years at NSU.
Prior to his time in Louisiana, Dr. Adams served as Associate Conductor of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and Acting Music Director of the Brazos Sinfonietta, both in Bryan College Station, Texas. For two years he conducted all performances of the Brazos Sinfonietta, the chamber orchestra of the B. V. S. O. In addition, Dr. Adams has appeared as a guest conductor with orchestras in Alaska, Texas, and Wyoming, as well as with regional honor orchestras in Texas and Louisiana.
In addition to his study and work as a conductor, Dr. Adams has had a significant career as an orchestral musician. As a bassoonist, he was privileged to study with legendary Frederick Moritz, principal bassoonist of the Berlin and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras. His orchestral experience includes performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, Beverly Hills Symphony, and Houston Ballet Orchestras. He is adjunct instructor of bassoon at BYU-Idaho and Idaho State University and performs in faculty ensembles at BYU-Idaho.
Brian Attebery is the Instructor in Cello at Idaho State University when he is not serving as Professor of English at the same institution. He has been principal cellist in the Idaho State Civic Symphony for many years. Before that he was assistant principal in the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra. As a student of Virginia Cockrum at The College of Idaho he was a regional winner in the Music Teachers’ National Association collegiate competition. He subsequently studied with Ron Feldman of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Robert Hladky of the University of Oregon. He has performed as a soloist with the College of Idaho Community Symphony and in numerous chamber ensembles, including the Artemisia Trio.
Susan Doering, violinist, has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East as a soloist, recitalist, orchestral, and chamber musician. Her many television and public radio broadcasts include featured performances on NPR's "Performance Today" and satellite broadcasts from China. Her numerous CD recordings on various labels include works by contemporary composers Stephen Danker and Tarik O'Regan and chamber music by Ernest Bloch.
She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan and her Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland. Her principal teachers include Alice Schoenfeld, Camilla Wicks, and the Guarneri Quartet. A former tenured Associate Professor of Violin, she taught at Southwest Missouri State University from 1988 to 1997, as a Faculty Associate of Music Education at Arizona State University from 1997 to 2000, and at California State University, Fresno from 2001 to 2004.
Dr. Doering had been teaching violin and viola at Fresno Pacific University since 2001. She is also a board certified music therapist and maintains a private violin/viola studio and Music Therapy practice in Central California.
James Drake is a retired Professor of Music at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and also taught at the Claremont Graduate University, Department of Music in California. He has concertized world-wide, playing in such places as Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris; St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral, London; the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York; the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.; the restored Baroque Church (italics) Frauenkirche, Dresden; and many others. Dr. Drake has given numerous European broadcasts. His recording of the organ works by eminent French-Belgian, Guy Weitz, received world-wide acclaim. Dr. Drake is a member of the National Board (Educational Resource Committee) of the American Guild of Organists.
Soprano Dr. Diana Livingston Friedley has appeared as a guest soloist with numerous organizations including: Idaho Falls Symphony; Fresno Philharmonic; Nebraska Choral Arts Society; St. Cecilia Chorus and Chamber Orchestra of New York; Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra; and the Bremen Camerata Instrumentale in Germany. As a guest artist she has performed at Merkin Hall in N. Y.; at the Fifth Contemporary Clarinet Festival at Michigan State University; on the Orpheus Concert Series in Fresno, California; and at the Taiwanese American 9/11 Benefit Concert in Chicago. With ISU's Trio Lyrique Diana performed for the McCall Concert Series and at the 2005 Inaugural Concert for the Jensen Grand Concert Hall.
Diana Friedley has also performed numerous operatic roles and worked with opera companies in New York including: Opera Orchestra of New York, Bronx Opera Company, American Chamber Opera Company, and The Liederkranz Foundation. She completed degrees at Westminster Choir College, Indiana University and Rutgers University. Dr. Livingston Friedley is currently an Associate Professor in the Music Department at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.
Tenor Geoffrey Friedley performs regularly throughout Idaho and beyond as a recital and oratorio soloist. Recent performances include tenor solos in Bach's St. John Passion with Daniel Stern and the Boise Baroque Orchestra, a Rossini aria with Chung Park and the Idaho State Civic Symphony, Puccini's Messa di Gloria with Scott Anderson and the Camerata Singers at ISU, and the title role in Handel's Joshua with Boise Baroque.
Other oratorio appearances include Handel's Messiah with George Adams and the Idaho Falls Symphony, Respighi's Laud to the Nativity with the Idaho Falls Symphony, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the Camerata Singers, Mozart's Requiem with the Fresno Philharmonic, and Bach's Magnificat in D with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra. Recent recital performances include excerpts from Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch with soprano Diana Livingston Friedley and pianist Mark Neiwirth and Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin with Dr. Kori Bond. Mr. Friedley portrays a raucous but loveable First Crapshooter on the Newport Classics CD of Lukas Foss' The Jumping Frog (1997).
Mr. Friedley is an Assistant Lecturer in Music at ISU, where he also serves as Musical Director of the Summer Youth Opera Program and Founder and Coordinator of the ISU Baroque Festival. Previously, he served as Lecturer in Voice at California State University, Fresno. He earned Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, a Master of Arts degree in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, and a Master of Music degree in Voice from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Oboist Susan Hughes’ vocation for the last 24 years has revolved around music and in particular, oboe performance and teaching. Susan is celebrating her 30th season playing in the Idaho State Civic Symphony and has held the principal oboe chair since 1990. She also performs regularly with the Idaho Falls Symphony and has been a soloist with Idaho State University Wind Ensemble. Her chamber experience includes performances with the Teton Chamber Orchestra, the Snake River Chamber Orchestra, and The Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Susan has also played in orchestras supporting many popular artists such as Kurt Bestor and Chris Botti. She is currently instructor of oboe at Idaho State University and has maintained a presence in the state as a studio teacher and clinician. Her private students have been successful in state and regional festivals, honor groups and competitions. Several of her students are pursuing advanced training in preparation for careers in performance and education. In addition to her musical activities, Susan is an instructor with ELS Pocatello, an intensive English Language program for international students affiliated with Idaho State.
Professor Kathleen A. Lane joined the Idaho State University voice faculty in 1993, after teaching voice for five years at the Yale University School of Drama. Since arriving in Idaho, Professor Lane has appeared in recitals, opera and musical theater. Her recent regional operatic roles include Ma Moss in Aaron Copland's The Tender Land, Mother in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel and Marcellina in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. As a recitalist, Prof. Lane has promoted the great song-cycles, including Dominick Argento's From the Diary of Virginia Woolf; and the Mahler cycles, Kindertotenlieder and Rückert-Lieder.
In addition to her performing, Professor Lane is the general director of Opera ISU and founder and conductor of the ISU Women's Choir. She has offered clinics and master classes throughout the Northwest, and has frequently adjudicated at venues including the district Metropolitan Opera Auditions. The mezzo-soprano was recruited into the Yale University Opera Program, where she earned her Master of Music degree in 1988, along with the Yale School of Music Alumni Prize.
Since capturing top prizes at the International Harpsichord Competitions in Bruges and Paris, in both solo harpsichord and basso continuo performance, Charlotte Mattax Moersch has performed at major venues in the United States and Europe, including New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Royal Albert Hall, Salzburg's Mozarteum, and Oxford's historic Sheldonian Theatre, among others. As a guest artist, she has been heard at international music festivals, including the Festival of the Associazione Musicale Romana, Tage alter musik Regensburg, the Saratoga Festival, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, and the Bethlehem Bach Festival. As a chamber musician, she has performed with New York's Grande Bande as well as San Francisco's American Baroque, and has toured Europe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has collaborated with such artists as the late Arleen Auger, Julianne Baird, Laurence Dreyfus, baroque dancer Catherine Turocy, and Eliot Fisk. The recipient of several important awards and prizes, she was honored with a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Woolley Scholarship for study in Paris. Her solo recordings include toccatas and partitas of J.S. Bach (Koch International Classics) and the harpsichord sonatas of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (Centaur). Current recording projects include the harpsichord suites of Charles Noblet and Pierre Février for Centaur, and a recording of Bach and Vivaldi for Analekta. She has also recorded for Dorian Recordings, Newport Classic, and Amon Ra Records. A specialist in 17th -century French music, she is the author of the book, Accompaniment on Theorbo and Harpsichord: Denis Delair's Traité of 1690, published by Indiana University Press.
Chung Park is quickly establishing himself amongst the finest of the next generation of American conductors. Eminent composer Steve Reich described his conducting as "revelatory" and called him "a young conductor to keep an ear and eye on". Critic Lawrence Johnson of the Miami Herald hailed his recent performance of Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale as "masterfully directed" and his conducting of Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun as "lucid and refined".
Mr. Park currently serves as Music Director of the Idaho State Civic Symphony in Pocatello, Idaho and Assistant Professor of Upper Strings at Idaho State University. He is also Music Director and Conductor of Project Copernicus, a large chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music by living composers that has received wide critical acclaim. Visit his website
Dr. Erika Schulte holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Ohio State University. As an assistant professor of music at Idaho State University she serves as Coordinator of Music Education and is principal second violin of the Idaho State Civic Symphony. She is also plays first violin in the Idaho Falls Symphony.
As an undergraduate she received the Outstanding String Player of the Year Award and won scholarships to the International Congress of Strings and to the Interlochen Chamber Music Camp. She has studied violin with Michael Davis, William Steck, Ricardo Cyncynates, and Robert Gerle.
Her violin performance experience has included the Baltimore Symphony (first-call sub), Delaware Symphony, Maryland Symphony, and many other professional ensembles. She was a founding member of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.
Kraig Scott, professor of organ, harpsichord, and music history at Walla Walla University, also serves as adjunct professor of organ at Whitman College and director of music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walla Walla. Scott holds an M.Mus. from the University of Oregon, and an M.A. (musicology) and D.M.A. (organ) from the Eastman School of Music where he also received the coveted Performer's Certificate and the Jerald C. Graue Fellowship for outstanding work in musicological research.
Scott has performed throughout North America as well as in South Korea, Germany, Holland, and Scotland. A frequent collaborator with Spokane's Allegro Baroque and Beyond, he has also appeared with Un Trio Barocco and in numerous chamber concerts with baroque flautist Janet See.
Cellist Dieter Wulfhorst has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Australia as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. This season's concert engagements include chamber music concerts in Europe and the United States in addition to solo appearances including Beethoven's Triple Concerto. The American Record Guide reviewed one of his commercial recordings: "model of playing...This belongs with the very best." He is on the music faculty at Fresno Pacific University. Among Dr. Wulfhorst's teachers are the Guarneri Quartet, David Soyer, Evelyn Elsing, and Friedrich-Jürgen Sellheim.
For further information on his recordings, concerts, and other activities visit his web site.
Dr. Molly York is currently the Flute Instructor at Idaho State University and Principal Flute in the Idaho State Civic Symphony. She holds a Doctorate of Music Arts Degree and a Master of Music Degree from Texas Tech University where she studied with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Grand Valley State University.
Dr. York's research and pedagogical articles are frequently published in Flute Talk. As a specialist in hand position techniques, Dr. York published an article, "The Petite Player: Hand Position Adjustments for the Small Player" and has been a clinician, teaching her techniques at Texas Tech University's annual "Flute Festival." Dr. York has worked as a private flute instructor in which she was able to sustain a growing studio that served Lubbock, Texas and West Michigan area schools.
The ISU Chamber Orchestra, founded in 2008 by conductor Chung Park, is devoted to performing chamber and orchestral repertory from the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.