Entertaining Artists 1-3pm 3pm Concert Program
Teresa James and Jerry Peterson
Teresa James, master of vocals and keyboard, has performed live with such legendary artists as Levon Helm, Delbert McClinton, Eric Burdon, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Big Al Anderson, Kirk Whalum, and many others. Her voice is featured on albums by Randy Newman, Eric Burdon, Tommy Castro, Bill Medley, and Walter Trout, and she has also sung for television and movie soundtracks. Her band, Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps, is an eclectic mix of Los Angeles based musicians who have worked with a wide range of artists including Jimmy Reed, Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes, Was Not Was, Johnny Nash and many, many others.
Jerry Peterson plays alto, tenor and baritone saxophone and was a charter member of Billy Vera & The Beaters, and played with Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps. Prior engagements included playing with Kim Carnes and Tanya Tucker, DFX 2, The Motels, Marty Balin, Sally Kellerman, Michael Bolton, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Jerry is a master of improvisation and also engineers recordings for top record labels in his spare time.
A Horse A Spoon A Bucket
A Horse A Spoon A Bucket is a magical baby-centric band for the often simplified younger audience. The songs take inspiration from ’50s rock ‘n’ roll and ’80s new wave, finding whimsical and surreal ways to get even the grownup babies dancing. The band has completed three self-produced albums. A fourth will be arriving in the fall that combines the carnivalesque with the long-forgotten radio drama.
Past Performances: California Institute of the Arts, The Roy O. Disney Concert Hall, California Institute of the Abnormal Arts, Railroad Cafe, The Big Space, Spotlight Arts Center
John Sanchez — guitar, vocals
Hannah Dexter — bass, vocals
Henry Webster — violin
Austin Kowalczyk — guitar, trumpet
Aidan Gould — drums
“I have been involved in magic since 1965. I have performed it, watched it and studied it. The interest and excitement has always been there for me.”
His credits include: Member of International Brotherhood of Magicians
Member of Society of American Magicians
First illusion built in 1977
Began serious building for other magicians in 1992
Create props sold internationally through major distributors
Create products in wood, metal, plastics, paint, fabrics, and technology
Abstract expressionist painter and furniture builder
“I have developed a network of more than 65 working magicians. Not only have I built props for them, but we rely on each other for creative ideas, feedback, counseling, and support.” —www.magicmaniacs.com
Concert of Young Artists 3:00-4:30pm Program
Sarah Yin, violin
Sarah Yin, 17, from Cerritos, has been playing violin since she was five years old and is currently a student of Peter Marsh. Along with the “Clap and Tap” Chamber Orchestra and Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra, Sarah has performed at venues such as Disney Hall, KHS Music Hall in Taiwan, and Mozarteum in Austria. She is also the recipient of several awards, including first place of the Satori Strings Contest, first place of the ASTA competition, and first place of the Southwest Bach Festival.
In her free time, when she is not playing the violin, Sarah likes to read, write, and listen to a wide range of music. She wishes to double major in music and perhaps something else in the future.
Matthew Yee, violin
Beginning violin lessons with Donna Marsh at age 3, Matthew Yee now age 12, continues studies with Peter Marsh. Matthew has distinguished himself by winning first prizes at several competitions in Southern California, performing Bach’s Preludio from the E Major Partita, the Gigue from the d minor Partita, Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro, Sarasate’s Introduction and Tarantella, Wieniawski’s Schzerzo – Tarantelle, the Beethoven Concerto 1st movement (Kreisler Cadenza) and now, the Brahms Concerto 1st movement (Joachim Cadenza).
Matthew is the concertmaster of PYLUSD Honors Orchestra. He is a sixth grader in Golden Elementary School, Placentia. He loves swimming, plays soccer, basketball, video games and enjoys reading.
Many prominent musicians in Southern California have been extremely positive about Matthew Yee’s extraordinary talent for the violin and music, and were he caught into an enduring interest in continuing his growth into the future, he may prove to be one of the outstanding violinists of his generation. Now he is committed, creating an ever-emerging expressive life coming from his violin.
Francesca Yao is 13 years old who is from the city of Arcadia, California. She been taking lessons from her current teacher, Donna Marsh, for about four years, when she really found a passion for music. Francesca is currently in the Dana Middle School orchestra, but since she is going into high school next year, she is excited about trying out for the high school orchestra, in hope of receiving a spot in the top orchestra. She is also the recipient of a number of awards, including two timing second place prizes in the Bach Festival. Francesca has just recently passed level seven in Satori CM testing, and will surely be working hard to pass level eight when the time comes. When Francesca is not playing violin, in her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, playing the piano, volleyball, and tennis. In the future, she hopes to use her violin skills to help achieve her desire of getting into an excellent university, while at the same time, have a fun hobby to keep for the rest of her life.
Charlotte Han, 13, of Temple City, has been playing the piano since she was 6 years old and is currently at Level 8. Charlotte started playing the violin in 4th grade, and is currently studying with Donna Marsh. She is the concert mistress in Dana Middle School’s Orchestra 3, and dreams to be concert mistress in Arcadia High School’s orchestra. In her free time, she loves singing & listening to all sorts of music, crafting, and hanging out with her best friends. Her motto: Live, Laugh, Love, Music. “Music is my boyfriend♪.” ♥Char
Alvin is 9 years old, from Temple City. He started violin lessons with Donna Marsh and has been studying with Peter Marsh for 1 year. He has studied the violin for 3 1/2 years and the piano for 2 1/2 years, and has just passed the Level 7 examination for piano. He loves music, art, and reading. He would like to be a professional musician in the future.
Lily Wu has been interested in classical music since her childhood; her father a violinist and teacher, she virtually grew up in a music studio. Lily studied with her father for 11 years and now studies with Peter Marsh. She also enjoys the visual arts and practices painting and sketching still-life.
Akina Motoyama, born in Nagasaki, Japan, first started to play the piano at the age of 4 with her mother. Following studies with Yukiko Kawaguchi, she went on to study at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo with Makiko Yamasaki. She has worked with a number of esteemed teachers including Aldo Ciccolini, Daniel Shapiro, Etuko Tasaki, Haruko Ueda, John Perry, Klaus Hellwig, Kou Iwasaki, Nina Lelchuk, Peter Takacs, and Shigeo Neriki.
Ms. Motoyama has won many prizes and fellowships in Japan and the United States. She has been invited to appear at numerous festivals, including: Montecito Summer Music Festival in USA, Nagasaki Music Festival in Japan, and the Musica Riva Festival in Italy. Most recently she was a guest artist at the Rencontres Franco-Américaines de Musique de Chambre festival in Missillac, France performing solo and chamber music. She was also invited to perform in China as a Music Ambassador from Sasebo, Japan.
Recent concerto appearances include performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Sasebo Civic Orchestra and Mendelssohn’sPiano Concerto No.1 with the Polish Krakow National Chamber Orchestra.
Akina is also an experienced chamber musician in Japan with such distinguished artists as Heiichiro Oyama and Rintaro Kaneko, and in France and the United States with Peter Marsh, and the“CAY Trio.”
Akina is currently continuing her studies under scholarship with Kevin Fitz-Gerald in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California’s Flora L. Thornton School of Music.
Manuel Lima is a performer-composer who develops musical performances with live video. He began his musical studies at the age of six, with the flute and piano. Originally from Brazil, he has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music composition. He has developed several collaborations with Video, Cinema, Theater, Multimedia installations and Dance as a composer and pianist. He is the winner of several grants awarded by the Secretary of Culture of São Paulo State, and an on Vitae Foundation Grant.
He is currently studying at CalArts in the doctoral Performer/Composer program on a Fulbright Scholarship, sponsored by the Brazilian government. He is mainly interested in developing a very personal and simple form of playing the piano as well as integrating video and electronics with his performances.
Christopher Pape, piano
Christopher is a very young pianist residing with his family in Acton, CA.
The Cultivating Creative Minds Youth Band features high school students from around the Santa Clarita Valley. The group has the mission to promote the importance of creativity through music for young people. The students get opportunities to improvise, compose, and to design and organize their own performances. The ensemble includes drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, trumpet, alto saxophone and tenor saxophone. From Santa Clarita:
Steven Griggs — tenor saxophone, 12th grade (West Ranch High School)
Hannah Vaverka — alto saxophone, 12th grade (Canyon High School)
Ryan Buchanan — trumpet, 9th grade (Canyon High School)
Aidan Durkin — piano, 10th grade (Valencia High School)
Cory Cranston — guitar, 12th grade (Valencia High School)
Josh Martin — drums, 10th grade (Saugus High School)
Brian Thorsen — bass, 12th grade (West Ranch High School)