September 17, 2007
Webster University Faculty Chamber Ensemble Concert
The Webster University Faculty Chamber Ensemble presents a concert of chamber music for clarinet, violin and piano. Works performed include: Igor Stravinsky's 'Suite Italienne" and the Suite from "L'Histoire Du Soldat" Aram Khatchaturian's Trio for clarinet, violin, piano.
Chamber ensemble members include:
Jeanine York-Garesche, clarinet; Paul Huppert, violin and Vera Parkin, piano.
Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 4 p.m.
Community Music School of Webster University Concert Hall 535 Garden Ave.
$5 per person, $3 for seniors, and free to all students with ID
Jeanine York-Garesche (clarinet) holds a bachelors’ degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received her Masters’ of Music performance degree from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. Ms. Garesche has played professionally with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera, the Gateway Festival Orchestra, the Webster University Symphony, the Ballet Orchestra of St. Louis, the Illinois Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Quintessence-St. Louis Woodwind Quintet and Synchronia. She has served on the staff of the Tidewater Music Festival in Maryland, and served as clarinetist in residence for the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music festival.
Currently, Ms. Garesche is a replacement player with the St. Louis Symphony, a founding member of the equinox Chamber Players, and a faculty member at the St. Louis Conservatory, Webster University, the Community Music School of Webster University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Paul Huppert, while a student at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, was a recipient of the Emil Hermann award in violin, and received a full scholarship to that institution. While studying in Cincinnati, he appeared as guest Concertmaster and soloist with the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, as well as being appointed Associate Concertmaster of the West Virginia Symphony. During this time he was also a section violin substitute with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Since then, Mr. Huppert has been appointed as Concertmaster of the Savannah Symphony, Associate Concertmaster of the Charlotte Symphony and Acting Concertmaster of Charlotte Symphony. He has served as a section violin with the Grant Park, Chautauqua and Peninsula Festival Orchestras.
Currently, Mr. Huppert is an extra with the Baltimore Symphony, a private violin instructor and coordinates string chamber music at Webster University, where he also collaborates with the Webster University Symphony. Paul Huppert has appeared as Concertmaster with the St. Louis Chamber Orchestra as well as the Fox Theater Orchestra. He also performs with the Union Avenue Opera and the “Bach at the Seminary” concert series. In 2006, Mr. Huppert launched the Spectrum Music Series, which promotes chamber music performance in various locations in the St. Louis area. His CD, “Reflections of Time,” is available at www.noteworthyonline.net.
Vera Parkin is widely known as a collaborative pianist. She has been a keyboardist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra since 1986 and is a frequent participant in the orchestra’s Community Partnerships Outreach Concerts. She was formerly a member of the New Music Ensemble, Synchronia and a regular performer on the SLSO’s Discovery Series. Ms. Parker’s most frequent duo partner is Mexican violinist, Manuel Ramos of the St. Louis Symphony. They have performed in Washington D.C., Mexico, Kansas City and many local venues together. Ms. Parker collaborates with many other SLSO members as well, and participated in two recordings with SLSO artists this season. She toured through Austria, Germany, Italy and The Czech Republic. As a pedagogue, Ms. Parker is involved with many levels of music education. She was the founding director of the Preparatory Program for Gifted students at the Community Music School of Webster University, and continues as the program’s Artistic Director. She is involved in Suzuki string education, having served as an accompanist for John Kendall, the first American to bring the Suzuki method to America. In her private teaching, she works with young children though college level. Additionally, Ms. Parker serves as an adjunct faculty and staff accompanist at Webster University and the University of Missouri-STL. During the summer months, she is the director of student life and a teaching artist at the Innsbrook Institute and Music Festival.