Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts 9/19/2018

Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm 
On Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 at 12:10-12:40 pm:

The Calico Winds will perform Ladder Variations by well-known Los Angeles composer and educator George Heussenstamm and premier a quintet written for them by noted film composer John Scott:


Ladder Variations——George Heussenstamm

Wind Quintet--John Scott
1. Lento-Allegro Vivace
2. Moderately slow
3. Allegretto
4. Presto


Eileen Holt – flute
Ted Sugata – oboe
Kathryn Nevin – clarinet
Theresa Treuenfels – bassoon
Rachel Berry - horn
(photo courtesy of Gary Silk)


The Glendale Noon Concerts series now takes place
in the Sanctuary at
610 E. California Ave (at Isabel St)
Glendale, CA 91206
However due to renovation in the Sanctuary 
this concert will take place in the Chapel 
(entrance on Isabel St).

(NO SOLICITATIONS, PLEASE: Glendale Noon Concerts
is not accepting artists to the program.)
Call 818-244-7241 (office)
or email
General info & parking:
UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm; 
programs subject to change)  

At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK


With style and grace, Calico Winds is taking wind music to the forefront of the chamber music world by artfully reinventing the conventional wind quintet.
They chose the name “Calico” to reflect the many colors and textures offered by the instruments of their ensemble. The group blends top-notch playing, great music and an appealing atmosphere, their repertoire incorporating a wide variety of classical music. “They cross all the style lines and get away with it.” (Los Angeles Times).
Calico Winds have delighted audiences across the country, touring to more than half the fifty states, including numerous cities throughout their home state of California. They are currently ensemble-in-residence at Glendale Noon Concerts. Said of their program, “The artists played in perfect balance with each other, each contributing lovely tone quality and flawless intonation. An unusually fine and beautiful program…played with rock-solid competence and interpretive flair. It was a fantastic evening of music.” (The Times Herald, Olean, NY)
In 2009 Calico Winds were concerto soloists with Frank Fetta conducting the Culver City Symphony, premiering Sinfonia Concertante for wind quintet and orchestra, a work they commissioned from Los Angeles composer Damian Montano. The ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall both as part of the “Classical Connections” Young Performers Career Advancement program sponsored by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and in recital with pianist Vivian Liu in a performance of Ludwig Thuille’s Romantic Sextet.
In 1998 Calico Winds released their first CD, All in One [Bach, Nielsen, E. Carter, L. Schifrin, Zappa] to critical acclaim. Their second CD, released on Albany Records (2004), Vintage America: A Musical Meritage, features a diverse collection of original and arranged works reflecting the music and life of early Americans. In this recording “Calico Winds bring refreshing lightness to music that is too often bellowed…the quintet’s suave phrasing, lively articulation and rhythmic buoyancy are a delight throughout.” (Gramophone)
Calico Winds has held residencies at La Sierra University, the Idyllwild Arts Academy and with the Claremont Youth Symphony Music Retreat in California as well as at the Birch Creek Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin. They have been the featured ensemble for the Coleman Chamber Music Association’s Meet the Musicians concerts. As winners of the 1998 National Flute Association (NFA) Chamber Music Competition the ensemble was featured in recital at the NFA convention in Phoenix, Arizona. They have received a grant from the City of Pasadena for The Weekend Muse Inter-Generational Concerts, a series they self-produced in Los Angeles and Pasadena.
The members of Calico Winds think of themselves as a team whose sum is greater than its parts. Despite their resisting the publishing of individual bios, presenters and audience members continue to be interested in each person on stage. To satisfy this curiosity, they have developed “Calico Stats” (vital statistics of each member) which you can view on their website
Here is some information about them as individuals:
Between the five of them they have earned one Bachelor of Arts, four Bachelors of Music, four Masters of Music and one (almost two) Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Their combined musical travels have brought them from Europe to Israel to Mexico and all over North America. They are all active free-lance players in Los Angeles, together having a diverse array of musical experiences from ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony and Los Angeles Opera, to working with performers like Yanni, Michael Crawford, Cheap Trick, Elton John and Andrea Bocelli. All of them teach.
Eileen is a professional vocalist, Theresa is a gourmet cook, Kay and Rachel run the business of Calico Winds. Ted is a parent to Lewis, born in December, 2011. Kay and Theresa are each parents of dogs. They all enjoy hiking, a good cup of coffee, and fine food and spirits, such as their signature cocktail, Calico Tea, their “special” recipe for Calico Coffee, and their Calico Wings flambé, all recipes found on

       George Heussenstamm  received all of his musical training in the Southern California area. Winner of numerous national and international composition competitions, he is a member of ASCAP, is an honorary member of the international music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, and is a former member of the American Society of University Composers (now called SCI) and the International Society for Contemporary Music. He was a member of NACUSA (National Association of Composers, USA), in which he served as Vice- President for many years. In 1976 and 1981 he was the recipient of Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Eight of his compositions were recorded on LP and six of these have been committed to CD. From 1971 to 1984 he was Manager of the Coleman Chamber Music Association, the oldest continuing chamber music series in the country.
        Since 1976 Heussenstamm taught at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Los Angeles, Ambassador College, and steadily for 17 years at California State University, Northridge, prior to his retirement in June, 2000.
        Composer of more than 85 published works, he is the author of the book, 
The Norton Manual of Music Notation released by W.W. Norton and Co. in March, 1987, and still a mainstay in the literature about the notation of music, making Heussenstamm one of the leading authorities in this field. He has also written a two-volume textbook on tonal harmony,Handbook of Harmony, which was the required harmony textbook at CSUN for several years. It has now been published in two volumes by Hal Leonard Corp. under the title, Hal Leonard Theory and Harmony and is available at book stores everywhere. His Handbook of Tonal Counterpoint, as yet unfinished, is written in a style geared for maximum comprehension by college-level students.
         Composing in a wide spectrum of media, George Heussenstamm's compositions have been performed with regularity both here and abroad. He is perhaps best known for his large-scale compositions for saxophone and brass ensembles.
        Among his non-academic activities are fishing, pocket billiards, going to concerts, and Scrabble. He was for 17 years the director of a Scrabble club in Glendale, California, and was chosen as Director of the Year in 1991 by the National Scrabble Association. He is an avid follower of national and international affairs, his primary source being BBC World Service over XM satellite radio. Married in 1957, his wife, Mary (1930-2005), was a locally well-known watercolor portraitist. Her book, Watercolor Portraits Painted on the Streets of Los Angeles, has been widely acclaimed.

After being very active in the 60s pop scene, John Scott has developed into a respected film music composer, now living in London and Hollywood. During his early career he acted as staff arranger with the Ted Heath band, playing saxophone, clarinet, harp and flute; for many years he was regarded as one of England’s foremost jazz flautists. ‘Johnny’ Scott (as he was then known) also played in the Woody Herman orchestra, and arranged for Bert Ambrose. He claimed to have learned much from Henry Mancini, when playing for him on flute and saxophone in London sessions for films including Charade and Arabesque. For a while he worked closely with John Barry in The John Barry Seven, and played on Barry’s scores for Beat Girl (1959) and The Whisperers (1967), as well as on several early James Bond movies. In the record studios Scott accompanied Cilla Black, Tom Jones, Matt Monro, the Hollies, Shirley Bassey, Elkie Brooks, Gerry And The Pacemakers, P.J. Proby, Edward Woodward, the Mike Sammes Singers, Freddie And The Dreamers, Spike Milligan and Charlie Drake. In the mid-60s he formed his own jazz combo - the Johnny Scott Quintet - playing flute with Duncan Lamont on saxophone, Barry Morgan on drums, David Snell on harp and Arthur Watts on bass. His growing interest in composition led him to offer his work to mood music publishers for their recorded music libraries, for the use of radio, film and television companies. Scott’s music was published by Keith Prowse, Peer International and Boosey & Hawkes. His score for a 1965 promotional film Shellarama brought offers for his first feature film, A Study In Terror (1965), which he wrote as ‘Patrick John Scott’. He was persuaded to change it to ‘Johnny’, but as his film work grew he decided that ‘John’ seemed more suitable. His next assignments included Doctor In Clover (1966), Rocket To The Moon (1966) and The Long Duel (1967). In 1971 an operation on his lower jaw forced him to give up playing, since when he has concentrated on composition. Major film scores followed: Jerusalem File (1971), Antony And Cleopatra (1972), England Made Me (1973), Penny Gold (1973), The Final Countdown (1980), Greystoke (1984), The Shooting Party (1984), King Kong Lives (1986), Deadly Pursuit (US title Shoot To Kill) (1987), Man On Fire (1987), The Deceivers (1988), Winter People (1989), Black Rainbow (1990). His work onInseminoid (1980) received the 1981 award for Best Musical Score at the International Festival of Horror and Science Fiction films in Madrid, Spain. Television credits include themes for Thames Report (ITV), Tonight (BBC), Midweek (BBC), Nationwide (BBC) and episodes for The World About Us (BBC), The Queen’s Garden (1985) and Survival (Anglia Television). Recent work has included numerous Jacques Cousteau specials such as Clipperton - The Island Time Forgot (1981), The Warm Blooded Sea (1983), The Amazon (1983) and the Cousteau 75th Birthday tribute (1985). His television work has been rewarded with two Emmys - Wild Dogs Of Africa (a 1972 documentary) and Little Vic (a 1978 mini-series). After years of making recordings with many record companies, Scott has established his own label JOS Records to promote his own scores.

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