The SUNY Fredonia School of Music starts the fall semester with a lineup of three free guest artist and faculty recitals. For a complete list of upcoming events or to learn more, visit www.fredonia.edu/music or call 673-3151.
A guest artist recital featuring tubists Dennis Nulty and Raymond Stewart will be held Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall.
Detroit Symphony principal tubist and upstate New York native Nulty, will perform a recital with faculty member Stewart. Nulty will give a master earlier that day at 3:30 p.m. in Mason Hall 1075. Both events are free and open to the public.
Detroit Symphony’s Dennis Nulty and noted soprano Holly Bewlay are featured guest artists in performances at Fredonia.
Nulty was appointed principal tuba of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2009 by Music Director Leonard Slatkin while completing graduate studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Prior to his studies at the New England Conservatory, he completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music earning a performers certificate, one of only a handful of tuba players to do so. After completing his bachelor's degree he joined the New World Symphony, where he was a fellow for three years, in Miami. He has studied with Don Harry of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Mike Roylance of the Boston Symphony as well as with Chester Schmitz and Harry Shapiro both formerly of the Boston Symphony.
An active freelance musician, he has performed extensively with the Orchestras of Western New York and the Boston area, including the Boston Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic and the Syracuse Symphony. A varied performer, he has had played with many brass quintets, marching bands, jazz ensembles and period instrument ensembles including the New Sousa Band conducted by Keith Brion, with which he toured Florida. Nulty has been active in the Boston area recording a CD/DVD with Chris Botti and the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has also performed frequently at historic Fenway Park, including opening ceremonies for game one of the 2007 World Series.
A free faculty recital featuring Erin Ellis on cello is set for Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall.
Therte will also be a Guest Artist Recital featuring soprano Holly Bewlay and pianist Emily Boyce on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall.
Bewlay has performed numerous solo engagements with opera companies, orchestras, universities, and arts organizations including Including the Mercury Opera, Opera Rochester, Eastman Opera Theatre, Tulsa Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and many others.
Born in Pusan, South Korea, Bewlay holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music. She is currently on the faculty at Buffalo State.
Bewlay's operatic roles include Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Juliette in Romeo and Juliette, Venere and Amor in Orfeo, Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, Giannetta in L'Elisir D'Amore, and Sophie in Werther. She has also premiered new works, appearing in Ray Picken's opera An Affair of State in a main state role as Bianca, and has performed benefit concerts for the Friends of Autistic People in Connecticut and the victims of the September 11 tragedy.
She has been a soloist in oratorios/concert works such as Bach Magnificat, Mozart's Solemn Vespers, Brahm's Requiem, Mozart's C Minor Mass, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Vivaldi's Gloria, Haydn's Creation, Pergolesi's Magnificat, Saint Saens' La Nuit, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate, Gounod's Messe Solennelle, and four times in Handel's Messiah with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra.
Boyce has appeared as soloist, collaborator, duo-pianist, and lecturer throughout the United States and China. As a staunch advocate for the creation and performance of new music, Emily has collaborated with composers from throughout North America and Europe. These commissions have lead to the world premieres of more than a dozen solo and chamber works written for and dedicated to her. Aside from maintaining a regular performance schedule, Emily has presented lecture recitals on the piano music of Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Karol Szymanowski. Other areas of current research include the keyboard music of Father Antonio Soler, group and private piano pedagogy, and choral and instrumental score reading.
Originally from Dallas, she holds the doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School, a master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor's degrees in piano performance and music education from the University of North Texas. While at Eastman, she served as both the studio assistant to Professor Thomas Schumacher of the piano faculty and as a class piano teaching assistant.