Date & Time
Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
(entrance on E. 25th Street)
New York, New York
Harold Jones Tribute
including performance by Hubert Laws, flute
Sonata in E Minor, Op.1, No.1b
Mindy Kaufman, flute
Soyeon Kim, piano
Flower Duet from Lakmé
Paraphrase on La Sonnambula, Op. 4
Linda Chesis and Pamela Vliek Martchev,
Soyeon Kim, piano
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Lil’ Lite O’ Mine/Sparklin’
Margaret Lancaster, flute
William Foster McDaniel, piano
Selections to be announced from the stage
Hubert Laws, flute
David Budway, piano
Chris Smith, bass
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Léo Delibes (1836–1891)
Franz Doppler (1821–1883)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
arr. William Foster McDaniel (b. 1940)
arr. Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004)
arr. Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Program subject to change.
A reception will follow the concert.
This concert is made possible in part by Wm. S. Haynes and Weissman Music.
Admission: Free to NYFC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+) at the door.
Harold Jones (1934-2015) was president of The New York Flute Club from 1976 to 1979. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, he performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the New York Sinfonietta, American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Phiharmonia, National Orchestral Association, Municipal Concerts Orchestra, and Symphony of the New World. He appeared at the Yachats Music Festival in Oregon and the Manhattan School of Music International Summer Youth Festival in Taiwan. Mr. Jones was on the faculty of the Westchester Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Manhattanville College, and Brooklyn College.
Jones recorded the Vivaldi flute concerti for the Library of Recorded Masterpieces. In 1993 Harold Jones formed the Antara Ensemble to bring classical music to the Harlem community. Its repertoire included works by American, African American, European, and Third World composers, as well as spirituals in classical arrangements.
Internationally renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres, moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland, Amsterdam, Japan, Detroit and with the Stanford String Quartet. He has given annual performances at Carnegie Hall, and has performed sold out performances in the Hollywood Bowl with fellow flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and was a member of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestras. In addition, he has appeared at the Montreux, Playboy, and Kool Jazz festivals; he performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Hollywood Bowl in 1982 and with the Detroit Symphony in 1994. His recordings have won three Grammy nominations.
Mr. Laws has been involved in unique projects such as collaborations with Quincy Jones, Bob James, and Claude Bolling for Neil Simon's comedy California Suite, a collaboration with Earl Klugh and Pat Williams on the music for How to Beat the High Cost of Living: and film scores for The Wiz, Color Purple, A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich, and Spot Marks the X.
Session work also remains a staple of Laws' schedule, and includes collaborations and recordings with such artists as Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Freddie Hubbard, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Sergio Mendes, Bob James, Carly Simon, Clark Terry, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Received National Endowment Jazz Masters Award in 2011.
Born in Houston, Laws' musical education came from various sources. During his early teens, Hubert was exposed to jazz by high school band director. He arranged to study privately with Clement Barone who Mr. Laws considers had a profound effect on his development. From there he traveled to Los Angeles with the Jazz Crusaders where he won a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Laws completed his studies and obtained his degree at the Juilliard under tutelage of the renowned flutist Julius Baker.
Recording session work became a staple of Hubert's schedule and included Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, James Moody, Sergio Mendes, Bob James, Carly Simon, George Benson, Clark Terry, and J.J. Johnson.