In Transit: Mischa Zupko
Sonate: Fernande Decruck
Sonata in A Major: Caesar Franck
Robert Young won a 2017 GRAMMY Award for his performance with the PRISM Quartet on the album “Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century”. Robert has collaborated and performed with many celebrated artists and ensembles throughout his career. Highlights include performances with the PRISM Quartet, The Crossing, Chris Potter, Ravi Coltrane, Uri Caine and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. As an active soloist, Young has been acclaimed for his “effortless expression and a facile technique” and his “true mastery of his instrument” (The Saxophonist Magazine). Dr. Young has appeared in residence as a guest at several institutions across the United States; including The University of North Texas, University of Michigan, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Pennsylvania State University. Most recently, in the summer of 2018 Robert was invited as a featured concerto soloist in Zagreb, Croatia at the XVIII World Saxophone Congress. Robert serves as the Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Prior to his appointment at UNCSA, he has held teaching professorships at the Crane School of Music (SUNY-Potsdam) and Wichita State University.
Pianist Molly Orlando is recognized as a soloist, collaborator, and teacher throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Praised by the Washington Post for her ‘great style’ and performances that are ‘searching’ and ‘edgy’, Molly is equally at home in traditional and brand-new repertoire. An advocate for new music, Molly has premiered numerous works, including a performance as the soloist in the world premiere of Daniel Felsenfeld’s piano concerto The Curse of Sophistication, and has premiered works by Timothy Dusenbury, John Elmquist, Matt Curlee, and Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis.