Le Nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture
Divertimento for 3 Clarinets and Bass Clarinet Alfred Uhl I. Allegro
II. Andante sostenuto, molto espressivo
III. Allegro con brio
Trois Divertissements pour 4 Clarinettes en Sib Henri Tomasi
I. Poursuites Giocoso
II. Mascarade (Petites Gitanes)
Three Preludes George Gershwin/arr.Dobrinescu
I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
II. Andante con moto e poco rubato
III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Quartet No. 1 Sean Osborne
As fast as possible
Music from The Threepenny Opera for Four Clarinets Kurt Weill/arr. Rae
I. Overture and Ballad of Mack the Knife
Maestoso – Blues Tempo
II. Peachum’s Morning Hymn
III. The Cannon Song
Foxtrot – Tempo
IV. Polly’s Lied
Andante con moto
V. Ballad of Immoral Earnings
VI. Ballad of Good Living
Il Barbiere di Siviglia Gioachino Rossini
Largo al factotum
About the Musicians
PAM DIAZ is the Applied Clarinet Instructor, Clarinet Choir Coach, and member of the Faculty Woodwind Quintet at Colorado State University-Pueblo. She holds the position of principal clarinet in the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra and the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony. An active chamber musician, she has performed on numerous recitals and concerts in the Front Range region, and is a founding member of the Underground Clarinet Quartet. A native of Michigan, Pam graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she was principal clarinetist. She performed Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie with orchestra as a winner of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Competition. Pam recently gave a masterclass at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China, and performed recitals there and in other venues in Chengdu, China. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University, and her Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, which awarded her a full-tuition fellowship. She also performed in the Grand Teton Orchestral Seminar in Wyoming. Pam's principal teachers have included Burt Hara, Fred Ormand, Russell Dagon, Clark Brody, Robert Marcellus and Frank Kowalsky.
HEIKE GAZETTI has lived in Colorado Springs for the last nineteen years, ever since joining the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in October 1998. She currently performs as clarinetist with the Concert Band, Marching Band, and Rampart Winds. After completing basic military training, she was assigned to The USAF Band of the Rockies, also known as the USAF Academy Band. During her time in the Academy Band, Sergeant Gazetti has performed with the Concert Band, Solar Winds, Academy Winds, and Solaris. In 2009 she deployed with Mirage to Southwest Asia in support of US troops and coalition forces. Currently Sergeant Gazetti enjoys performing Community Relations and Educational Outreach programs with Rampart Winds.
Sergeant Gazetti began musical studies with Louisville Orchestra Clarinetist, Dallas Tidwell, and went on to study clarinet with Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima, Ronald DeKant, David Shifrin, Bil Jackson, and most recently, Sergei Vassiliev. She is a regular member of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, and has also played with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Fort Colllins Symphony, and Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra.
A native of Atlanta, JAY NORMAN has lived in Colorado Springs for thirty-six years and been with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs for eighteen years, where he is currently principal clarinet. Additionally, he is beginning his ninth year as co-principal clarinet with the Pueblo Symphony and his sixth year with the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony in Colorado Springs. He has performed with the clarinet quartet Underground Clarinet, the Ute Pass Chamber Players, the American Music Society, the Bennington Chamber Music Conference in Bennington, Vermont, and various other groups in Colorado Springs. He is also a founding member of the Scirocco Woodwind Trio, a Colorado Springs performing group. Jay has a studio at Graner Music, where he teaches about a dozen students. His current teacher is Sergei Vassiliev, Principal Clarinet with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
DARYLL STEVENS has been Clarinet Instructor at Colorado College since 1980. An active chamber and solo musician, she has performed with the Colorado Springs Symphony, the Colorado Opera Festival, the Opera Theater of the Rockies, the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and Soundscapes. Ms. Stevens received the M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her teachers have included Gary Gray, Mitchell Lurie, and Franklin Sabin. Following completion of the Masters in Library Science, she continues to explore her interest in music as Music Librarian of the College’s Seay Library of Music. Ms. Stevens maintains an active private studio.