The Department of Music presents the Faculty Chamber Ensemble, featuring new faculty member Kristin Jurkscheit on French horn, with clarinetist E. Michael Richards, violinist Airi Yoshioka, violist Maria Lambros and cellist Gita Ladd. Their program will feature Dohnanyi's Sextet and Mozart's Horn Quartet.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available in early fall 2011.
Kristin Jurkscheit joins the UMBC faculty with a wealth of orchestral, solo and chamber music experience. Ms. Jurkscheit has been the Third/Associate Principal Horn of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Denver for 18 years. During that time, she performed as soloist in the Horn Concerto No. 2, K. 417 by Mozart, the Concerto No. 3, K. 447 by Mozart and Schumann's Konzertstück for Four Horns, Op 86. Ms Jurkscheit is also the Principal Horn of the Cabrillo Music Festival in Santa Cruz. In August 2011 she performed the world premiere of the Horn Concerto written for her and the Cabrillo Music Festival by Chiayu Hsu. Ms Jurkscheit is a regular substitute with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and performed in a recent BSO recording of Dvorak's Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 and Scherzo Capriccioso). She has also performed with the Washington Symphonic Brass and the National Philharmonic. Ms Jurkscheit performed at the International Horn Symposium in 2007, taught at the Barry Tuckwell Institute in 2006 and has given master classes at various colleges in Colorado. Ms Jurkscheit studied with Julie Landsman, Froydis Ree Wekre, Richard Sebring and Charles Kavaloski. She was twice a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and attended the New England Conservatory of Music. Students who have studied with Ms. Jurkscheit and have recently won international auditions include the Associate Principal Horn of the Amazon Philharmonic (Brazil) and the Second Horn of the Macao Symphony Orchestra (China). Her students have attended the Yale School of Music Graduate School, Tanglewood, Interlochen, the Academy of the West, Round Top Music Festival and the Kendall Betts Horn Camp.