Faculty Recital Piano, Flute & Oboe

Professor Emeritus Philip Adamson, pianistPianist, Dr. Philip Adamson
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 14:30

Sunday, January 26, 2:30pm

French Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Liesel Deppe, flute

Faith Scholfield, oboe

Philip Adamson, piano

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. E.

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This programme includes two better-known works of the twentieth century French repertoire and two compositions which ought to be heard more frequently. One of these, it must be confessed, is not French in origin, but it is assuredly French in style and temperament.


Sonate pour hautbois et piano    Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
    Aria: Grave
    Final: Assez allant
Sonatine pour flûte et piano    Pierre Sancan  (1916-2008)
    Andante espressivo
Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
    Allegro con brio
    Andante semplice
    Allegro giocoso
Fantaisie concertante pour flûte et hautbois     Jules Demersseman  (1833-1866)
Dr. Liesel Deppe is the UWindsor flute instructor and plays with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and several othersLiesel Deppe, flute
Liesel Deppe was born in South Africa and received her undergraduate degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. A scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service enabled her to further her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany, where she obtained a Meisterklassendiplom. She spent one year with Alexa Still at the University of Colorado in Boulder, before moving to Canada where she obtained her M.Mus. degree from the University of Western Ontario. Liesel Deppe obtained the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in November 2011 from the University of Toronto where she studied with Leslie Newman. She has played with various ensembles and orchestras in South Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. In the USA she was a member of the Central City Opera Company and the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, while also playing as a substitute with the Colorado Springs Orchestra. In 2002 and 2003 she was a member of the National Academy Orchestra, with whom she also performed as a soloist. During the 2006-2007 season she was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, which enabled her to study with various flutists in the United Kingdom and Europe. Liesel is a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and London Symphonia. She plays with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as a substitute musician and has on occasion played with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra as well.  She has been teaching at the University of Windsor since 2015 while also managing bookkeeping and ticketing for London Symphonia.
Faith Scholfield is Director of Operations and Artistic Administration / Second Oboe & English Horn, Windsor Symphony OrchestraFaith Scholfield, oboe
Director of Operations and Artistic Administration / Second Oboe & English Horn, Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Faith Scholfield balances two occasionally conflicting roles at the Windsor Symphony Orchestra – union musician and Director of Operations. Faith plays Second Oboe/English horn with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (since 2004) and is also currently the WSO’s Director of Operations and Artistic Administration (since January 2018).  Previously, Faith was the WSO’s Education & Outreach Manager (2011-2018) and was engaged as Interim Director of Operations in recognition of her skills during the WSO’s 2013-2014 season.  In addition, Faith has previously worked as the Education Coordinator at the Chamber Music Society of Detroit (2016-2018), and Workshop Coordinator for the AVANTI Summer Music Fest (2013-2017), a summer camp created and run by Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra while teaching and performing regularly throughout Southwestern Michigan and Southeastern Ontario. An active CFM member, Faith recently stepped down as Secretary of the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians (OCSM), a position she held by election from August 2013 to August 2018.
A student of Nancy Ambrose King, Faith earned a Master of Music Performance Degree in Oboe from the University of Michigan. She acquired her Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance as well as Performance Certificate in Oboe from the Eastman School of Music, a student of Richard Killmer.
Pianist Dr. Philip Adamson has taught piano at UWindsor for many yearsPhilip Adamson, piano
Recitalist, recording artist, collaborative musician, orchestral musician, répétiteur, vocal soloist: Philip Adamson’s professional performing experience has been varied and wide-ranging. Born in Victoria, B.C., he earned degrees from the University of British Columbia and Indiana University, studying with Boris Roubakine, Marion Hall, and Kendall Taylor.
Philip Adamson’s solo recitals frequently explore less familiar areas of the repertoire, and he has given first North American performances of several works from the twentieth century British and French piano repertoire. He has performed across Canada and in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, and has been heard frequently on CBC radio. An album of piano music by the French composer André Jolivet is available on the Centaur label; reviews have commented on his “formidable technical prowess” and “powerful performance.” A second recording project features the music of Frank Bridge, Arnold Bax, and Humphrey Searle.
Dr. Adamson is a professor emeritus and current instructor of piano, piano pedagogy and literature at the University of Windsor, where he has taught for many years.





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