November 12, 2017

Guest Oboe Recital - David Cyzak, oboe and Andrea Molina, piano
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: Guest Oboe Recital featuring
David Cyzak, Oboe
Andrea Molina, Piano

Sonata in A Minor for Oboe and Piano - Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
I. Siciliana
II. Spirituoso
III. Andante amabile
IV. Vivace

Three Romances for Oboe and Piano - Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
I. Nicht schnell
II. Einfach, innig
III. Nicht schnell

Night - Florence B. Price (1887-1953)/Words by Louise C. Wallace

Chanson Triste (from the Song Cycle “In Parting”) - Maurice McCall (1943-2017)

I Loved You - Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941)/Words by Alexander Pushkin/Translation by Zola Essman

Siciliana for Oboe and Piano - Alec Templeton (1909-1963)


Dr. David Cyzak (*see-zak) is the Affiliate Instructor of Oboe at Bradley University, Second Oboist in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and Solo English Hornist/ Second Oboist in the Heartland Festival Orchestra. He is a member of the AFM Local 301 Orchestra Committee and served on the 2017/2018 contract negotiation committee which recently negotiated a new three-year contract with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. As an active orchestral player, Dr. Cyzak has performed extensively with Orchestras throughout Illinois including the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Festival Orchestra, Peoria Bach Festival Orchestra, and Sinfonia da Camera. His playing can be heard on the Naxos and Nimbus Records music labels.

His orchestral, concerto, and recital performances have taken him across the country from Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall to the intimate setting of Mark Twain’s drawing room in West Hartford, Connecticut. Recent and upcoming master class and recital appearances include visits to DePaul University, University of Iowa, and Penn State University. Always investigating and sharing the tradition of classical music his activities have focused on working with living composers to perform and premiere their works while seeking to illuminate classical music’s broad spectrum of expressive possibilities for any audience.

Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Dr. Cyzak received his Doctorate from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying with John Dee. His doctoral research explores the advanced vocal and instrumental techniques of Vinko Globokar's Oboe/ English Horn works. He received a Master of Music Degree and Artist Diploma from The Hartt School under the tutelage of Humbert Lucarelli and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied with James Caldwell, Robert Walters, and Alex Klein.

Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Dr. Cyzak received his Doctorate from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying with John Dee. His doctoral research explores the advanced vocal and instrumental techniques of Vinko Globokar's Oboe/ English Horn works. He received a Master of Music Degree and Artist Diploma from The Hartt School under the tutelage of Humbert Lucarelli and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied with James Caldwell, Robert Walters, and Alex Klein.

As a pianist and collaborative artist, Andrea Molina has been an official accompanist for the International Double Reed Society’s convention, the NATS Intern Workshop, and the Nashville Symphony Chorus and has served as the principal pianist for the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Quad Cities, the Peoria Ballet, and the Peoria Symphony where she has appeared as guest soloist. She has been a guest lecturer at the MENC international conference in Costa Rica and has given master classes and recitals throughout Europe and North and Central America. Currently, Andrea is the principal pianist for the Heartland Festival Orchestra and the organist for the University United Methodist Church in Peoria. Also, she is the owner and master teacher of Molina Piano Studio. She performs in the Centaur label release String Chamber Music of Rebecca Clarke; the New World release Our Beauties Are Not Our Own, the music of Paul Paccione; and Expressions with saxophonist Keith Zimmerman.

As a conductor and music director, Andrea Molina has led opera productions and outreach/educational initiatives for Opera New England (a division of Boston Lyric Opera) and Opera Illinois. She served as the conductor and musical director for the Muddy River Opera Company's production of Madama Butterfly which featured internationally acclaimed dramatic soprano Michèle Crider and as the Chorusmaster for the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre production which was broadcast on Iowa Public Television. Andrea has served on the faculties of the Schlern Music Festival and the Orfeo Music Festival, both in the Italian Alps, where she conducted the festival orchestras and taught collaborative playing. Andrea has enjoyed music directing two summers at Corn Stock Theatre and returns to the same venue to direct the production of The Bridges of Madison County summer 2018.





Related Web Site: David Cyzak, oboe
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

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