Richard and Peter John Stoltzman
Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) and Peter John Stoltzman (piano), father and son, have delighted audiences in the US from Washington State to Washington DC and throughout Italy and Japan. The Stoltzmans have been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPRs Performance Today and Weekend Edition shows as well as on the Voice of America network.
Richard and Peter John Stoltzman will perform a concert of American works by artists such as Bernstein, Copland, Carter, Gershwin, Ellington, Brubeck, Monk, and Porter.
All proceeds from this concert will go toward the First Unitarian Society of Denver capital project fund. The planned renovation will preserve and enhance our building, which was recently designated as a Denver City Landmark. This important maintenance and update work will allow us to better serve our community and expand our social justice work.
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Online ticket sales will be available through 10 am on February 26th.
Day of show ticket prices:
$45 General seating
$55 VIP seating
$10 Youth seating
Our box office will open at 1 pm on Sunday, February 26th. Doors will open at 1:30 pm.
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Free parking is available in the parking lot on Lafayette St. just south of Colfax. Please do not park in the spots that face Lafayette St; all other spots are available for concert attendees (even spots that are marked "reserved").
Parking is also available on neighborhood streets and on Colfax at metered spots (free on Sundays).
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About Richard Stoltzman
Richard Stoltzman's virtuosity, musicianship and sheer personal magnetism have made him one of today's most sought-after concert artists. As soloist with over a hundred orchestras, a captivating recitalist, an innovative jazz artist, and a prolific recording artist, this two-time Grammy Award winner has defied categorization, dazzling critics and audiences alike throughout many musical genres. Stoltzman's unique way with the clarinet has earned him an international reputation as he has opened up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted.
He gave the first clarinet recitals at both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and became the first wind player to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. He has performed or recorded with such jazz and pop greats as Gary Burton, the Canadian Brass, Chick Corea, Judy Collins, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Keith Jarrett, the Kings Singers, Mike Manieri, George Shearing, Wayne Shorter, Mel Tormé, Spyro Gyra founder Jeremy Wall and Kazumi Watanabe. His commitment to new music has resulted in numerous premieres, including acclaimed clarinet works written for him by Steve Reich, Toru Takemitsu, Stephen Hartke, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Yehudi Wyner. As a ten-year participant in the Marlboro Music Festival, Stoltzman gained extensive chamber music experience, and subsequently became a founding member of the noted ensemble TASHI, which made its debut in 1973.
Richard Stoltzman's discography numbers well over seventy recordings. His most recent release is "Resolve" released on the PARMA label in 2014 featuring works of Hindemith. He has won Grammy Awards for his recordings of the Brahms Sonatas with Richard Goode, and Trios of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. In addition to his appearance in Michael Lawrences acclaimed documentary film, Bach & friends, he was featured in the International EMMY Award-winning series "Concerto!" with Dudley Moore and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Richard Stoltzman resides in Massachusetts and is a passionate Boston Red Sox baseball fan. He is also a Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef.
"He is an artist of indescribable genius... Stoltzman is the preeminent soloist on the clarinet today. He is a musician of flawless taste, one with few rivals anywhere on any instrument." ~ The Washington Post
About Peter John Stoltzman
In the summer of 2012, Peter was hired to be the head of the piano program at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is now the Co-Director of the new CU Denver LYNX Music Industry Program for 14-18 year-olds. Recent highlights include touring Japan and recording with drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Eddie Gomez and marimba virtuoso Mika Yoshida. Peter has two releases on Blue Canoe Records - with the jazz quintet, The New Five (2009), and the Ron Westray/Thomas Heflin project (2010). Peter has independently released a 3-CD package of all original music (a finalist for the 2005 Independent Music Awards), a solo piano CD and a CD of piano and clarinet repertoire with his father, Richard Stoltzman. His first trio record, Walk the Path, was released in 2009 to rave reviews in Austin. Peters trio released Live at Casa Karen on Bus Biscuit Records in 2013.
Peter has performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and venues around the globe, with luminaries such as Bob Moses, Yosvanny Terry, Julian Lage, and Tia Fuller. Peter and his father, have been featured on WNYC, Sirius Satellite Radio, NPR, and CBS Sunday Morning. Peters piano playing and arrangements also are featured on his fathers BMG Japan releases, Bach Fantasies and Variations and Lamento, and published in the Richard Stoltzman Songbook (Carl Fischer, 2002).
As a teacher, Peter has been a regular on the faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop since 1997. In 2011, Peter became the SJW Faculty Director. He has developed after-school programs to teach music fundamentals and improvisation to children, and led Young Audiences programs with his world music group, Samadhi. In 2009, Peter led the music component of Austin's Leadership Enrichment through the Arts Program. Peter has given jazz masterclasses around the country and on tour in Italy and Japan.
A student of Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Banacos and Bob Brookmeyer (and many others), Peter graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Berklee College of Music in 1999. After Berklee, Peter lived in New York City, where he recorded and performed with an eclectic variety of artists including drummer Deantoni Parks and Kudu, rapper Jah Dan and Noble Society, guitarist John Shannon and Waking Vision, American Music Award-winning funk band The Bomb Squad, and singer Javier Colon. In 2004, Peter earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Composition with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance, along with a Concentration in Music in Education from New England Conservatory. In 2010, Peter won first prize in the Philips Jazz Piano Competition. Peter took a full-time teaching position at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011-2012 before moving to Denver. He lives in Denver with his wife, Gray, and their two young sons. Peter completed his DMA in Music and Human Learning from the University of Texas in May, 2014.
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