WORLD MUSIC AWARD NIGHT
Above all an evergreen performance by
DALLAS SMITH & SUSAN MAZER
Their combined sound is symphonic and rich in musical expression and sonority. Dallas is a pioneer in the performance and development of the electronic wind synthesizer, having naturally expanded his interest to the newer technologies that allowed him to move around all musical genres with unprecedented creativity and expertise. As a classical harpist, Susan performed with the Detroit Symphony, the English Royal Ballet, and under the batons of Sexton Ehling, Paul Paray, Robert Shaw, and other great conductors. In an effort to set a new standard for excellence and artistry as a harpist in the contemporary instrumental jazz and pop music genres, she ventured into technological realm of amplification.
WORLD MUSIC AWARD NIGHT
Saturday Dec 10th @ 5.30 pm
401 W 2nd St, Reno NV 89509
"SRIJAN" Music Excellance Award" to
Laura and the orchestra commissioned and recorded the first-ever orchestral arrangement of the Nevada state song to celebrate Nevada's sesquicentennial. n addition to concerts with the Reno Philharmonic, Ms. Jackson guest conducts nationally and internationally. In May 2013 she became the first-ever American to lead the Algerian National Orchestra; other recent engagements include L’Orchestre de Bretagne in France and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, she recorded Michael Daugherty’s Time Cycle on Naxos with the Bournemouth Symphony in partnership with Marin Alsop. In North America, she has performed with the symphonies of Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Berkeley, Detroit, Phoenix, San Antonio, Toledo, Toronto, Windsor, and Winnipeg, among others.
"Award of Excellence"
Todd Green began studying guitar at the age of ten. He has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition and arrangement at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Mass. At the same time he was studying privately with Mick Goodrich, jazz guitar legend at New England Conservatory of Music, Pat Metheny, Grammy Award winning guitarist and George Benson, international recording star. After spending five years in Boston, he moved to New York City where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured with bands throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Martina Young is a dance artist - performer and dance maker - Somatics and 30 year Pilates educator and independent scholar in Comparative Mythology. She is a multi year Fellow with the National Endowment for the Arts and recipient of Nevada's highest arts honor, The Governors Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts. An avid collaborator with all media artists worldwide, most especially improvisation artist, Martina's SWAN performance installations were presented in Italy's 2014 & 2015 International Exhibit of Contemporary Art.
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