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Peggy Dees and Friends

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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Clarinetist Peggy Dees is joined by Peter Mack (piano), Rowena Hammill (cello), and Anne Cady (violin) in a concert featuring works by Brahms and contemporary composer David Maslanka.

Photo courtesy of Peggy Dees


Brahms – Clarinet Trio, Op. 114

Maslanka – Eternal Garden

Maslanka – Trio No. 1 (1971, revised 2012)* *(premiere of the revised edition)

Peggy Dees-Moseley has taught at universities across the United States. At the age of 21 she won a position as clarinetist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC. She currently teaches at Cornish College of the Arts. Teaching and learning styles are of particular interest to Dees-Moseley, and her articles on university instruction appear in The Clarinet, the journal of the International Clarinet Association. In addition to teaching and performing, she enjoys commissioning new music. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, she holds a Master of Music degree from West Virginia University and a Doctorate of Music in Clarinet Performance from Florida State University. Her teachers include Frank Kowalsky, Richard MacDowell, John Weigland, Robert Marcellus, and Russell Dagon.

Pianist Peter Mack was born in Ireland, where he received his early training from Frank Heneghan at the Dublin College of Music. He subsequently studied at Trinity College, Dublin; at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, with Bela Siki; and at the University of Washington, where he earned his doctorate in piano performance. Mack has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Australia and the former Soviet Union. He is the winner of the New Orleans, Young Keyboard Artists, and Pacific International Piano Competitions. His prize for winning the Sherman-Clay competition included a Steinway grand piano. Mack is well known for his extensive repertoire, having performed twenty-five concertos with orchestras. He is currently Professor of Piano at Cornish College of the Arts. He is equally in demand as a performer, clinician, convention artist, and teacher, and his pupils are frequent winners of local, national, and international competitions.

A native of Australia, Rowena Hammill came to the United States to study with Raya Garbousova at Northern Illinois University, and then was assistant to Janos Starker at Indiana University while studying for her master’s degree. While at IU she won the concerto competition and was awarded the Performer’s Certificate. For the next four years she served as Professor of Cello at the University of Northern Iowa before moving to Los Angeles in 1989 to take up the same position at California State University, Northridge. In 1990 she joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble with which she performed for ten years, eventually as Associate Principal. She was concurrently the Associate Principal Cello of Los Angeles Opera, a position she still holds. In 2008, she moved with her family to Vashon Island in Puget Sound and is now actively performing in the Pacific Northwest, dividing her time between Los Angeles and Seattle. She has toured with I Solisti Veneti, appeared as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Iowa, and won prizes in the Washington International Competition, the Minnesota Young Artist Competition, and the Carmel Music Competition. She has performed at many summer music festivals, including the Bach Aria Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the New Hampshire Music Festival. Hammill has recorded for the Erato, Dorian, and Centaur labels and has also played on hundreds of film and television soundtracks. She is a member of the Odeon Quartet and Trio Pardalote.

Anne Cady is a tenured member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra as well as the Northwest Sinfonietta and recently retired from the Yakima Symphony after 24 years as Concertmaster. Her performance experience includes playing many shows at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, backing up singers such as Natalie Cole, Dianna Ross, and performing on the acclaimed television show Northern Exposure. Cady holds a Bachelor of Arts, Music, from the University of Washington. As an interesting historical note, Calvin Brainerd Cady, Cornish’s director for 25 years, was Anne’s grandfather’s uncle. Anne is happy to be back at Cornish, having last played here at age thirteen with a summer scholarship.


PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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