Courtroom Concert Program Details
November 13, 2014, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
David Franzel, saxophone • Jerrod Wendland, piano
David Maslanka (b.1943) – Concerto for Saxophone Mvt. I – Song: “Fire in the Earth”
Barry Cockcroft (b.1972) – Rock Me
Shulamit Maneev, piano
C.P.E. Bach – Andante con tenerezza
Frédéric Chopin – Fantasie – Impromtu Op. 66
Franz Schubert – Impromtu in E flat major, Op. 90.
George Gershwin – ” Someone to watch over me” (trans. Maneev)
David Franzel grew up attending Eugene Rousseau’s Saxophone Workshops in Shell Lake, WI. This is what opened the door to music for him. Since, he has won multiple competitions, played lead roles in top university bands at St. Olaf and the University of Minnesota, and maintained a private lessons studio. He has studied with Kurt Claussen, Greg Keel, and with the internationally recognized Eugene Rousseau. Currently, he is finishing his Bachelor of Music at the University of Minnesota and is working to establish himself in the Minneapolis area as an upcoming virtuosic saxophonist in both classical and jazz idioms.
Minneapolis pianist Jerrod Wendland is a performer, educator and collaborator, equally at home in classical or popular styles, in art song or opera, in the concert hall or the classroom. All of his activities are united by his conviction that every person has a unique artistic voice, that every performance is an improvisation, and that music is not a museum piece, but a living art.
Jewish Soviet born American pianist, Shulamit Irina Maneev, was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. She started her music education at the Special School for gifted children at age six. She continued her studies at the famed Leningrad conservatory in Russia, graduating with honors and earning her MA in piano performance and pedagogy. After immigrating to Israel, Ms. Maneev actively performed throughout the country. She was a yearly participant of Festival Jerusalem, finalist of the First Israeli Modern Music Competition, and made several recordings on Israeli radio “Kol Israel.” She was among twenty hand picked pianists from the former Soviet Union, selected for the special course at the Jerusalem Music Center, under the sponsorship of Isaac Stern and Israeli government. Since moving to Minneapolis, Shulamit has become a fixture of the Twin Cities music scene. She produced a concert series co-presented by The Schubert Club. She was the recipient of a grant from The Howard B. Brin Endowment for the Jewish Arts, and was a featured performer in “Music de Camera” – a series of videotaped performances produced by Baby Blue Arts for the public TV channel. Shulamit made several recordings for MPR. The highlight of Ms. Maneev’s work was a concert “Music of Paul Schoenfield” at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center, which she produced and performed together with violinist Michal Sobieski and cellist Laura Sewell. Shulamit collaborated with principal trumpet from the Minnesota Orchestra, Manny Laureano, in performing concerts for the International Trumpet Guild in Minneapolis (2013), and at the St. Paul JCC (2012 ).