56th Annual Concerto Concert
April 26, 2014 | 8:15p | FREE | Hole Memorial Auditorium
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Professor Dean Anderson and the La Sierra University Orchestra will be performing the following pieces for the 56th Annual Concerto Concert:
FLUTE CONCERTO NO.7 in E-Minor | François Devienne | 1759-1803
Jason Anthony, flute
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 in D-Minor | Sergei Rachmaninoff | 1873-1943
I. Allegro ma non tanto
II. Intermezzo (adagio)
III. Finale (alla breve)
Jonathan Mamora, piano
Dean Anderson, conductor
DEAN ANDERSON is currently completing his second season as the Music Director for the Dana Point Symphony. Additionally, he holds a faculty position at Fullerton College as music director for the Fullerton College Symphony, where he also teaches violin and viola. He is frequently engaged as an orchestra clinician and has worked with youth ensembles from across the United States.
He has been invited to guest conduct on numerous occasions and has led the Grumo Festival Orchestra (Grumo, Italy), Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Siam Sinfonietta (Bankgok, Thailand),Yakima Chamber Orchestra, Cerritos College Orchestra, and the Orange County Youth Symphony. In 2011, he was invited to guest conduct the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony in Vietnam and was the first American ever to conduct the orchestra professionally in Ho Chi Minh City.
His past positions as music director include the Orange County Symphony, the Columbia Civic Orchestra, the Missouri Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Stephens College orchestra.
As a collaborative artist, he has participated in projects with the Chance Theater, Nouveau Chamber Ballet, the Anaheim Ballet, and conducted the recording session at Capitol Records of music by Kostas Christides and Minos Matsas for the full-length documentary on the life and work of Stan Lee entitled With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010).
Mr. Anderson studied violin and conducting at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he studied with John McLeod and Edward Dolbashian respectively. He has also participated in conducting master classes with such prominent teachers as Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Marin Alsop, Mihail Agafita, Don Thulean, Neal Stulberg and Lawrence Golan. Recently, he has been appointed the Director of Orchestral Studies at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA.
Jonathan Mamora, piano
Jonathan Mamora, 18 years of age, is a freshman Piano Performance/Pre-Medicine major at La Sierra University. He has been studying piano for the last 14 years and is currently studying with Dr. Elvin Rodríguez. His former piano teachers include Helen LaiPang, Dr. Lily Diehl, and Kevin Fitzgerald.
He has competed in many competitions and won many awards, including 2nd prize at the IIYM International Piano Competition, 1st prize in the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC) Solo Competition, South Section, Platinum Prize in the Glendale Piano Competition, and 1st prize in the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Piano Competition. He has been a prizewinner in the International Russian Music Piano Competition, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, the Edith Knox Performance Competition, and the Bronislaw Kaper Awards Competition. He has also competed in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and the Oberlin International Piano Competition. In 2012, he was accepted into the prestigious Young Artist Guild given by the Music Teachers’ Association of California. He was the 1st place winner of La Sierra University’s 2013 Promising Young Artist Competition, and he recently won the La Sierra University Concerto Competition. He has worked with many world-renowned and local teachers and musicians, including Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Sara Davis Buechner, Stewart Gordon, Daniel Pollack, James Bonn, Bernadene Blaha, and Santiago Rodriguez.
Jonathan has traveled around the nation and performed in many different places, including the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis during the 58th General Conference Session of the SDA Church. He has previously performed with the La Sierra University Orchestra on several occasions, playing the first movement of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, the first movement of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, and the last movement of the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3. At school, he is a member of the La Sierra University Wind Ensemble as a percussionist, and the La Sierra University Chamber Singers, Chorale, and a cappella group UNITED as a bass. He is also active in various student chamber groups, as well as praise and worship teams on campus. He is also a member of the Honors Program at La Sierra University. He often performs as an accompanist for vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles and choirs.
Jason Anthony, flute
Jason Anthony was born in 1991 in Bangkok, Thailand. He was introduced to piano and music theory at an early age, but his real interest in music was sparked in 2004, when he began classical guitar lessons with Ajarn Somwang Woraprasprue. Following the Trinity Guildhall’s syllabus, Jason passed the music examinations with distinction, and in two consecutive years was ranked 2nd and then 1st in the nation. He completed the entire program in 2010.
After graduating from NIVA International School in Thailand, Jason began his undergraduate studies at La Sierra University. Presently, he is a graduating senior pursuing a double major in Business Management and Music with a ?ute emphasis. During his college years, Jason has grown tremendously as a ?utist under the ?ne tutelage of Dr. Martin Glicklich. In the summer of 2012, Jason had the privilege to perform at Disney Concert Hall with the La Sierra University Orchestra. He had received coaching in a master class led by world-renowned ?utist, Jim Walker. Currently, he is performing with the La Sierra University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra as principal ?utist.
Jason has a passion for teaching and has been giving private and group lessons for classical guitar, ?ute, and music theory since 2008. Today, he teaches as a member of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts hosted by La Sierra University. Apart from teaching, Jason is also working as a creative assistant for the Department of Music as well as a freelance musician for various events. He will be giving his senior recital on the 3rd of June, 2014 at 5pm. Upon his graduation, he is looking forward to continuing teaching and working with AVPA before undertaking graduate studies in the near future.