Classical Duo Jeffreys and Timofeev Perform Contemporary Works, Feb. 28
February 24, 2017
Contact: Public Affairs
Thanks to generous funding from the Peggy and Yale Gordon Charitable Trust, the University of Baltimore live performance series Spotlight UB will present renowned flutist Rebecca Jeffreys and world-class pianist/composer Alexander Timofeev in a concert featuring contemporary compositions for flute and piano on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wright Theater inUB's Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
Jeffreys, an active flute teacher at her Pepperell, Mass. studio and an adjunct professor of flute at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., is a founding director and member of the nationally recognized Woodbridge Flute Choir, with whom she has given concerto performances at the Kennedy Center and the White House. Under Jeffreys' direction, the Woodbridge Flute Choir commissioned several original works for the flute choir, and produced two collections. Her solo career has included a concerto performance in a private audience with Pope John Paul II in Rome, and guest concerto performances with various orchestras and wind ensembles. Other concerts have included ensemble performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection, and other prestigious East Coast locations. Her debut album, Tonescapes, continues to receive positive attention nationally and internationally.
Timofeev, who holds a doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park, has appeared as a piano soloist with Iasi Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio-Television Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia, National Philharmonic of Moldova, the National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova, the Eastman School of Music Orchestra, and the Rowan University Orchestra. He placed third in the 2007 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition in Toronto and received first prizes at the Nis Piano Competition in Serbia and the Margaret Buthman Piano Competition in Atlanta, boith in 2006. Timofeev debuted as a composer at age 19 performing his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 1 (2003) with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Moldova. His works have been performed at the Philomusica Festival, Darclee Voice Competition and Festival, Novye Imena, Northern Lights Festival, and elsewhere. His compositions have been broadcast on WQXR in New York and presented in live performance on Romanian television. In 2008 Timofeev founded the International Society of Pianists and Composers, a non-profit organization that promotes contemporary music written for piano.
Jeffreys and Timofeev also will conduct music residencies with Prof. Jeffrey Hoover’s classes on Monday, Feb. 27. Their concert is free to students.
Tickets for this event are available at www.etix.com and in the lobby one hour prior to the performance. Admission is $10 for general audiences, $5 for UB faculty and staff, and free to students.
Reduced rate parking is available on event nights at the UB Maryland Avenue Garage, located on Maryland Avenue between Biddle and Chase streets, or the Fitzgerald Garage on Oliver Street; a voucher will be provided at the box office, and the UB shuttle is available to transport patrons between the venue and the garage.
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