William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com
Recordings, sheet music and books of William Grant Still are available atwww.WilliamGrantStill.com
, which is operated by the composer's daughter Judith Anne Still
Source: Thomas Joyce for Trinity Episcopal Church
William Wood will be joined by Bridget Hough and Trey Farrell to present an eclectic musical journey (with the bassoon as the main protagonist) through New York, the Bayou, Brazil, southeastern Spain, southwestern France, Paris, London, Rome and Beverly Hills.
Nine composers with varying styles and influences (including jazz, tango, French & American popular song, Italian cinema and minimalism) are paired in a delightful one hour program showcasing musical sounds of the last ninety years, designed to enhance all the senses.
The program features works for bassoon, oboe and piano from 1926–2014 by Jacques Ibert, Henri Sauguet, Craig Phillips, Nino Rota, Alec Wilder, William Grant Still, Astor Piazzolla, Gordon Jacob and Francis Poulenc.
William Wood has been a fixture in the Greater Southern California freelance world since 1984. He is currently a member of the New West Symphony, the Riverside Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale Sinfonia Orchestra.
Wood maintains a large studio of middle school and high school students in the Ventura School District.
A native of Minnesota, he studied privately with Benjamin Kamins and Charles Ullery and earned a bachelor's of music at St. Olaf College and later studied under Michael O'Donovan and Norman Herzberg at the University of Southern California.
Wood resides in Santa Barbara, California with his husband, the Rev. Mark Asman, and their lovely doggy, Amelie.
Pianist Bridget Hough is becoming known as a versatile, sensitive and dynamic artist. Embracing a multi-faceted career, she is engaged regularly for solo, chamber and vocal, as well as instrumental, collaborative projects.
Her playing has been described as “beautiful, lyricism always taking precedence over virtuosity, her impressive tranquility never faltering,” by Gerald Carpenter.
Bridget was awarded her doctor of musical arts in keyboard from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2013, where she also received a master of music in keyboard, and a bachelor's in music, summa cum laude.
Trey Farrell, oboist, received his bachelor's from Pennsylvania State University and his master's from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.