August 25-September 4, 2013 – Oregon Arts Orchestra performs in Italy

Oregon Arts Orchestra
Portland, Oregon
Cindy H. Petty, Conductor

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Chiesa Sant’ Andrea della Valle
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
00186 Rome, Italy

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tettuccio Baths Pavilion
Viale Verdi 71

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Loggia dei Cavalieri in the Piazza dei Signorino
Via Martiri della Libertà

To Be Selected From:
Rossini | La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie):  Overture
Cimarosa | Concerto for 2 Flutes in G Major
Vivaldi | L’ estate, G minor, RV 315 (Summer)
Vivaldi | L’ inverno, RV 297, F minor (Winter)
Hanson | Symphony no. 2, op. 30 (Romantic)


About the Artists…

The Oregon Arts Orchestra is comprised of the finest community professional musicians from the states
of Oregon, Washington, Utah and Montana on the Northwestern Coast of the United States. Members have been specially selected by Conductor Cindy H. Petty as musical ambassadors to travel worldwide sharing their music and to represent many orchestras of the region including the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Newport Symphony, The Portland Jewish Community Orchestra, Marylhurst Symphony, Willamette Falls Symphony, Oregon Sinfonietta, Oregon Coast Chamber Players, the Oregon Mozart Players and the Salem Chamber Orchestra, The Northwest Civic Orchestra of Montana, Chandler Symphony Orchestra and the Utah Wind Ensemble. The members are a diversified group of professionals who by day serve as physicians, teachers, architects, administrators, computer technicians and software engineers, accountants, attorneys, postal workers, business executives, stock brokers, bankers, mothers, fathers and students. In the afternoon and evenings they come together to share the passion of their hearts – music. This is a unique group of Americans brought together through the musical heritage of their ancestors with a desire to play fine works for themselves and for their communities. This is their second European concert tour having previously performed to sold out crowds in Dvorak Hall (Czech Republic), Haydnshall, and in various churches throughout Salzburg and Vienna. It is with honor that we perform as an orchestra throughout the United States and abroad representing the strength that music brings to all generations of time as we sit side by side as friends, youth, siblings, parents and grandparents of our communities performing great music and blending the generations of time, ethnicity, history and country honoring and keeping our heritage and connections alive through music.

Cindy H. Petty is a conductor and teacher recognized for her “outstanding precision, musical vision, warm motivation, engaging stage presence and a unique ability to connect with musicians and audiences of all ages”. As a professional conductor, violinist and dedicated music educator in the public and private school systems for over 20 years, Ms. Petty honed her skills through study with Kurt Masur, Riccardo Chailly and Maren Alsop after completing degrees in both education and conducting from the University of Utah. As a Conductor, Cindy currently serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Oregon Arts Orchestra (OR), Principal Guest Conductor and Concertmaster for the Sapporo Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan), Conductor Emeritus of the Jewish Community Orchestra (OR), and as a Conductor on the Chandler Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series (AZ). As a violinist, she currently performs with the Newport Symphony (OR) and Music Nova (AZ). In addition, Cindy produces concerts and festivals worldwide for Music Celebrations International (AZ) including festivals in Rome, Salzburg, Paris and Washington D.C. Ms. Petty is sought after as a clinician and adjudicator for State and National Music Festivals, All-State Orchestras and Youth Honor Orchestras nationwide. In 2007, she was knighted by the Royal Rosarians of Oregon, under the banner of the rose “Artistry” for her extensive contributions to the community through music.

Previously Ms. Petty has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic Conservatory Orchestra; Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra; Oregon Pro Arte Youth Chamber Orchestra; Pro Arte Conservatory Strings; Granite, Jordan and Lincoln Youth Symphonies; the Portland Ensign Choir and Orchestra and the Portland Adventist String Orchestra. She has been honored to be the guest conductor for the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, Newport Symphony, 15 All-States Orchestras, 20 Regional Honor Orchestras, and multiple other orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe with performances in Kitara (Japan), Dvorak Hall (Prague), Haydnshall (Austria), The Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Walt Disney Concert Hall (CA), and Orchestra Hall in Chicago among others.

Ms. Petty firmly believes that music is essential to and complements every other area of our lives. It is cognitive, physical, expressive, goal oriented, aesthetic, exciting and rewarding. Music must be accessible to everyone to truly touch lives. Music is an aural sport, a lifelong skill which ensures the human element of life! It is work and recreation at the same time. It requires a high level of commitment and dedication to excellence. As stated by Ms. Petty, “Music is not just my profession… is my passion!”

University of Utah Wind Ensemble Performs at Rose Schnitzer Manor in Portland, Oregon

University of Utah Wind Ensemble
Scott Hagen, director

Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00 PM
Rose Schnitzer Manor
Zidell Hall
6140 SW Boundary St.
Portland, OR 97221 (map)



Ticheli | Blue Shades
Grainger | Molly on the Shore
Sparke | Fiesta
Sparke | Concerto for Tuba
Yagisawa | Machu Picchu – City in the Sky
Giroux | One Life Beautiful
Maslanka | Symphony No. 4

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For more information:
(800) 395-2036


About the artists…

The 60-member University of Utah Wind Ensemble gives the school’s most accomplished wind and percussion players, both graduate and undergraduate, the opportunity to perform the finest wind literature; exploring both traditional compositions and cutting edge newly-composed works at the forefront of the repertoire. Performing three concerts each semester, the group frequently welcomes guest conductors and artists, creating a challenging learning environment as they feature such renowned artists as Adam Frey, euphonium; Jeff Nelson, French horn, of Canadian Brass; Mark Inouye, principal trumpeter of the San Francisco Symphony; and Gene Pokorny, principal tubist of the Chicago Symphony.

The Wind Ensemble has performed by invitation at many conferences, most recently in 2010 at the Utah Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association Conferences. In 2013, the Wind Ensemble will travel to Oregon and California to perform outreach concerts for area high schools, as part of its biennial tour. Twice a year, the ensemble collaborates on concerts with area high schools, offering our students the opportunity to mentor younger musicians.

Scott Hagen, Director

Scott Hagen has established himself as one of Utah’s most sought after music educators and clinicians bringing with him to his position nearly 30 years experience. He serves as the Director of Bands at The University of Utah School of Music teaching both undergraduate and graduate conducting, as well as conducting the University of Utah Wind Ensemble. Under his direction the University of Utah Wind Ensemble and other performing groups have performed at the National MENC Conference, Western Region College Band Director’s Conference as well as performing internationally in Japan and Europe.

Hagen maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician for many local high schools as well as numerous ensembles throughout the United States. Performances under the direction of Hagen have won the praise of notable musicians such as Tony DiLorenzo, Jeff Nelson, Adam Frey, Mark Inouye, David Maslanka and Gene Pokorny. His ensembles are known for their unique timbre, blending each individual instrument to create a warm and rich sonority. When programming repertoire, Hagen brings a fresh approach to works from the past, and continues to strive in exploring works of the present.

Hagen holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota as well as a Master’s degree in music education from the University of Minnesota.  In 1995 the Associated Students of the University of Utah named him “Teacher of the Year.”  He was the conductor of the official Utah Olympic Spirit Band for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and for the 2003-2004 school year Professor Hagen was the recipient of the Student’s Choice Teaching Award in the College of Fine Arts. Hagen was recently named Music Director and Conductor of The Utah Wind Symphony a newly established professional wind ensemble in Salt Lake City, Utah. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Utah Music Educators Association, and is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma Music Sorority.