Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform Desi, by Michael Daugherty, Good Soldier Schweik Suite, by Robert Kurka, and Silver Halo, by Joseph Schwanter.
Desi (1991) – Michael Daugherty (b. 1954)
Lewis Norfleet, conductor
Concertino for Piano Solo, Winds, Percussion and Harp (1959) – Kamilló Lendvay (b. 1928)
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Allegro furioso
Pei-Jung Huang, piano
Jiannan Cheng, conductor
Bruckner Etude – Enrique Crespo (b. 1941)
Silver Halo (2007) – Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943)
II. capriccioso e animato
III. piccante e percussive
Joyce Lee, Elizabeth Jolly, Mona Sangesland, Sabrina Bounds, flutes
Unquiet Spirits (2012) – John Mackey (b. 1973)
Melissa Winstanley, Leif Gustafson, Brendon McGovern, Sidney Hauser, saxophones
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Pei-Jung Huang is currently working on her Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance with Dr. Robin McCabe at the University of Washington. She earned a Bachelor and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from National Taipei University of Education in Taiwan. In addition to being a soloist, she has participated in chamber music and as an active collaborative accompanist.
Lewis Norfleet is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental conducting at the University of Washington, studying with Timothy Salzman. Prior to coming to UW, Mr. Norfleet taught at the secondary and collegiate levels for 17 years. Recently, he served as Director of Bands at Union High School (WA), a position he held since the school opened in 2007.
From 2007 to 2013 he also served as co-conductor of the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony, performing numerous concerts each year, including an appearance at the Western International Band Clinic in 2009. Prior to teaching at Union, his high school programs in Oregon and Washington were recognized as Oregon State Concert Band Champions (2005), three-time Northwest Marching Band Circuit Champions (2003, 2005, 2006), and were twice named a Grammy Signature School (2004, 2005).
Before teaching in the public schools, Mr. Norfleet was the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands at Oregon State University (1996-2002). While at OSU the bands performed at the Fiesta Bowl, Oahu Bowl, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. He is an alumnus of the University of Oregon where he graduated with honors was was named the Outstanding Graduate Student in Music Education in 1997.
Jiannan Cheng is from Chengdu, China and is in her second year at the University of Washington School of Music, where she is enrolled in the MM program in instrumental conducting. She received her Bachelor’s degree in choral conducting from the China Conservatory of Music (Beijing) in July of 2012.
During her undergraduate study, Jiannan studied choral conducting with Prof. Lingfen Wu and instrumental conducting with Dr. Youqing Yang. She also served as conductor of the College of Computer and Information Choir at Renming University of China, Beijing; the No. 5 Middle and High School Choir; and the Beijing Children’s Palace Choir.
Additionally, she founded the College of Civil Engineering Choir at Tsinghua University in May of 2010. Jiannan started her musical training when she was quite young and, in additional to singing, plays piano, violin and flute.