» Faculty Recital: Jonathon Gewirtz
Faculty Recital: Jonathon Gewirtz
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00pm
Jonathon Gewirtz will present a saxophone recital including Fantasia by Hector Villa-Lobos, Six studies in English Folk Song by Ralph Vaughan William, Sonata by Paul Hindemith, as well as pieces by Louis Vierne, Janine Rueff, Pierre Lantier and Jules Demersseman.
Jonathon currently serves on the music faculties of Lansing Community College, Olivet College, and Hillsdale College where he teaches a variety of classes including private lessons, jazz band, music appreciation, music theory, ear training, and blues, jazz, and rock history. An active performer, he has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil in various styles including classical, jazz, funk, R&B, blues, and pop. He is a member of Layers: LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet and The Hillcats: Hillsdale College Faculty Jazz Quintet. Jonathon has also performed with the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band, the Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Lansing Symphony Big Band.? Jonathon currently performs regularly at venues and music festivals throughout Michigan with the R&B band Summer of Sol, the salsa band Orquesta Ritmo, the blues band Kathleen and the Bridge Street Band, and the funk/jazz quintet Elektrophobia.
Accompanying Jonathon on piano is Stephanie Gewirtz, an accompanist in the Greater Lansing area. She has accompanied the choral programs in the Okemos and East Lansing Schools and served as staff accompanist at Lansing Community College. She has been music director for numerous community and professional theatre productions. She also accompanies many voice and instrumental recitals. Stephanie currently is the choir accompanist at Plymouth Congregational Church. She is also the music coordinator for One Community MSU Campus ministry. She accompanies for the Williamston School Choirs and the Men of Orpheus, a community mens chorus.