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Past Seasons Archive > 2010 Concert Season > Concert 3

Concert 3
Sunday, September 26, 2010 • 4:00 P.M.

We Be Jammin'

Four members of CLASSICAL JAM, an ensemble featuring five of New York's finest classical musicians, join Dr. Mallett in a program ranging from renaissance suites and classical masterpieces to contemporary improvisation with dance.

Big Rapids High School Auditorium, Big Rapids, MIarrow Map

This concert is made possible through the generous support of
Ferris State University

Arts Midwest

This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, General Mills Foundation, and Land O’Lakes Foundation.

Guest Artist Appearing with Edward Mallett:

CLASSICAL JAM (CJ), a vibrant ensemble of flute, percussion, violin, viola and cello, brings five of the most highly demanded soloists and chamber musicians together (four of the five are appearing in this Tuba Bach concert). CJ is best known for its engaging and lively presentations for today's contemporary audiences, thought provoking concert themes, and wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance dance music, traditional classical works, CJ's very own arrangements from Gershwin to Piazzolla, to original compositions.

Classical Jam

CJ was recently selected by Concert Artists Guild to receive the Cary Trust Fund for Contemporary Music Projects, in commissioning composer Randall Woolf for a new work for the ensemble. A grant from the Puffin Foundation LTD. was awarded to Classical Jam in collaboration with filmmaker Kasia Witek in producing "Classical Jam- A Documentary." Classical Jam concerts range from subscription concert series, concerto appearances with orchestras, to in-school concerts, bringing the highest caliber of music to diverse audiences.

CJ Members have appeared with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and Musicians From Marlboro, and have performed internationally in venues throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East.

Recent Classical Jam performances include Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, NY, Quad Cities Arts, IL, Art Center At Killingworth, CT, and Hudson Opera, NY. Future performances will take CJ to York College Performing Arts Series, NY, EMMA Concert Association, Fl, and Strathmore, MD. arrow Website


Marco GranadosMarco Granados, Flute
Grammy-nominated performer, Marco Granados, a native of Venezuela, has received worldwide acclaim for his diverse flute repertoire, dynamic sense of rhythm and exhilarating style. Since his 1991 New York debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, his performance highlights have included concerts at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, The 92 Street Y, the1999 British Flute Society International Convention in Manchester, the closing ceremonies concert for the National Flute Association in Columbus, Ohio in 2000, and his successful London recital debut at Wigmore Hall in October, 2000.
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Jennifer ChoiJennifer Choi, Violin
The New York Times has described her as a player with, "brilliance and command," and the Seattle Weekly applauded her performance with the words "intense, spectacularly virtuosic play." As a soloist, she has performed with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, the Oberlin Virtuoso Strings, among others and has been recently engaged to perform with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has performed in venues worldwide such as the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Mozartsalle in Vienna, and the RAINational Radio in Rome. In 2000, she was ‘Winner’ of the Artist International Award, leading to a debut recital in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Choi is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. A veteran Teaching Artist under the auspices of the New York Philharmonic and the 92nd St. Y, Jennifer offers the richness of classical music to over 300 inner city school children every year. arrow Website

Justin HinesJustin Hines, Percussion
Percussionist, composer and educator Justin Hines has been active in the NYC music scene since 1996. As a classical musician, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Mexican American Symphony, The Aspen Chamber Music Festival, as well as Tony Award winning B'way productions. As an educator, he has collaborated with the St. Louis Symphony, the New World Symphony, the 92nd St. Y, and the Lincoln Center Institute. His compositions have been performed and heard in film, television, and at many of NY's premiere cabaret clubs, including the Duplex, the Triad Theater, Baldoria, and Danny's Skylight Cabaret. Currently Justin freelances as a percussionist / drummer and is on the Teaching Artist Faculty of the New York Philharmonic.

Wendy LawWendy Law, Cello
Cellist Wendy Law has appeared as soloist with renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Russian Philharmonic, and Juilliard Orchestra. Ms. Law has performed throughout North America, appearing in such venues as General Assembly at the United Nations, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the J.F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., and Jordan Hall, Boston. An active chamber musician, she has collaborated with the Borromeo String Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma and Pamela Frank among others. A proponent of the interdisciplinary arts, Ms. Law collaborates with artists from other genres. Past collaborations of note include performances of the Bach Cello Suites with the Juilliard Dance Ensemble choreographed by Igal Perry, VisionIntoArt, and performances in the thematic interdisciplinary series "Voyage To The Exotics" (a series created and founded by Ms. Law in 2002). In addition to her active performance schedule, Ms. Law is a Teaching Artist at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. arrow Website