October 11th Meeting

Patricia Zuber presents L'après midi d’un faune by C.Debussy arranged for marimba and flute by Gregory Zuber

Flutist Patricia Zuber has performed with many major orchestras in the New York area. She has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Lincoln Center, performing with them at Carnegie Hall, on live high-definition broadcasts to theaters across the globe, on tour in Japan, and in the Grammy Award winning DVD’s of the Met’s Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner and Dr. Atomic by John Adams. She has also performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, American Composers Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, and the Westchester Philharmonic. She has performed on Broadway in The King and I, Beauty and the Beast, Candide, Swan Lake, Jekyll and Hyde, Ragtime, and La Bohème. She is piccoloist with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, with which she has appeared as a concerto soloist. Ms. Zuber is an avid recitalist, performing solo recitals as well as chamber music. She performs regularly in Duo Zuber with her husband, percussionist Gregory Zuber. Together they have commissioned over twenty works for flute and marimba, greatly expanding the repertoire of this combination of instruments. She has taught at the Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East at Bennington College, Vermont, and at the Verbier Music Festival in Verbier, Switzerland. She currently teaches at the Elisabeth Morrow School. She performs in the summer with the Santa Fe Opera. She is a current board member and past president of the New York Flute Club.

Mathew Krejci lectures and demonstrates on this year’s All State Band audition piece, Mozart’s Concerto in G Major

Mathew Krejci has been with the Conservatory of Music since 1988. He holds the BME and the MM from Indiana University. His major teachers include James Pellerite and Maurice Sharp (Cleveland Institute of Music). Prior to his association with Pacific, Mr. Krejci taught at the University of Evansville(Indiana) and Morehead State University in Kentucky.

Mr. Krejci is presently principal flute with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, and was formerly with the Sacramento Symphony. He has performed with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, at the Slovaks Living Abroad Festival in the Slovak Republic, and as a soloist in Prague, Czech Republic.

Since 2003, he has been a member of the Wild Basin Winds, a woodwind quintet based in Austin, Texas. In the last few years, he has performed in Prague, Bratislava, Abruzzo and Viterbo, Italy, Beijing, Shanghai and Panama.

At the Conservatory, Mr. Krejci teaches flute, coaches chamber music, teaches flute and clarinet techniques class, directs the flute choir, and performs with the Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet. He is a member of the National Flute Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He released a recording on Klavier Records of the music of Claude Bolling.

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