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CCJO Presents: A Tribute to Flugge and Price
Thursday, April 28 @ 8pm | The Redmoor

The music lives on as we celebrate the lives of two incredible Ohio composers/arrangers: Mark Flugge and Joseph Price. Columbus pianist Mark Flugge passed away in 2014 and Cincinnati’s own Joseph Price passed away in 2011. Mark’s wife, flutist Lisa Jelle, will be joining the CCJO performing pieces commissioned specifically for this performance as well as on pieces Mark wrote with her in mind. Come celebrate their musical legacies with a night of big band jazz.

The Ryle High School Jazz Ensemble led by Matt Chandler will open at 7:30pm. Ryle High School is part of the 4th largest school district in Kentucky with four high schools, five middle schools and 15 elementary schools. Situated in Union, KY, the Ryle High School band program under the direction of Robert Elliot consists of marching band, concert band, wind symphony, two athletic bands and jazz ensemble. Mr. Matt Chandler, a CCM graduate in saxophone is and has been the director of the jazz ensemble for several years. In addition to performing at their home school they have attended numerous festivals throughout Kentucky, always receiving top ratings and honors.

Mark Flugge formerly served on the faculties of Eastman School of Music and Capital University. As a soloist, he performed with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Columbus Symphony and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Founder of the Chamber Jazz Series at the Columbus Music Hall in 2006, Flugge continued to program, produce, and perform this series at the Columbus Museum of Art up to his passing in 2014.

More information available at http://www.markflugge.com.

A supremely talented musician and world-class arranger, Joe Price was the composer for The Ohio Bicentennial Celebration World Premiere on October 10, 2003 during which he was recognized by both Erich Kunzel and the first lady of Ohio, Hope Taft. His arranging credits are numerous and include pieces he personally prepared for artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Isaac Stern, Harry Connick Jr.,  James Galway, Take 6, and Doc Severinsen, to name just a few. Not only has Joe’s work been performed in venues such as Cincinnati’s Music Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall, he has also been credited in countless Cincinnati Pops Orchestra programs as well as Pops recordings on the Telarc International label.

Lisa Jelle is a Flute Artist/Educator based in Columbus, Ohio. Her premiere solo CD, “Waltz into Madness was released in 2012; it features new pieces and arrangements for chamber groups and solo flute, piccolo and alto flute, in jazz-inspired, traditional and contemporary genres. In June 2015 Lisa released a new double CD set, “Mark Flugge Remembered: Jazz Originals and Standards,” which also features her playing on flute and piccolo. She may be heard as well on the Capstone release “Resonant Edges,” performing Paul Osterfield’s Jagged Edges on piccolo, with pianist Diane Frazer.

Dr. Jelle’s enthusiasm for both the creation of new music and outstanding chamber ensemble collaboration is reflected in her work with the Inspirare Duo (with Clarinetist Gail Lehto Zugger), the QuintEssential Winds (with Gail, oboist Steve Secan, hornist Kimberly McCann, and bassoonist Betsy Sturdevant), and the Flying Colors Duo (with her late husband, jazz pianist/composer Mark Flugge). She has performed with other Woodwind Quintets in Hawaii (The Spring Winds), Texas (Wild Basin Winds), Colorado (founding flutist of the Quandary Quintet, Breckenridge Music Festival) and Indiana (Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet).

Jelle won national auditions for and was a member of the Honolulu Symphony, the Fort Wayne (IN) Philharmonic and the Austin Symphony.  She is currently Principal Flute of the Ashland Symphony (OH) and the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, an Associate Musician with the Columbus Symphony, and frequently performs with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Hawaii Symphony. Lisa has also appeared with the Alabama Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Charleston Symphony and the Maui Symphony. She was a member of  the Breckenridge (CO) Music Festival Chamber Orchestra from 1989 through her retirement from the Festival in 2010.

In 2012-2013 Lisa recently headed up a consortium of professional flutists to commission and premiere Silver Fantasy for Solo Flute and Symphonic Winds by Dr. Paul Osterfield; she performed the co-premiere with Capital University’s Symphonic Winds. Other concerto soloist appearances include Bach’s Suite in B Minor and multiple perfomances each of Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 2, 4 and 5; Vivaldi’s Il Cardellino, Spring from “The Four Seasons” (on piccolo), and Piccolo Concerto in C Major RV 444; Cimarosa’s Concerto for Two Flutes; Robert W. Smith’s Gemeinhardt Suite and CPE Bach’s Concerto in D Minor.

Jelle has performed in recitals and given masterclasses all over Ohio, as well as Texas, Colorado, Indiana, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii, Alabama, New Mexico, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma and North Carolina. Lisa is an active member of the National Flute Association, and has given solo performances at the Annual Conventions in Alberquerque, New Mexico (2008) and Charlotte, North Carolina (2011). She has served as a judge for competitions in the NFA and the Central Ohio Flute Association.

Lisa is currently Professor of Flute at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music in Columbus Ohio, where she teaches Applied Flute; Flute Literature; Woodwind Methods; Music Pedagogy; Introduction to Music through the Lives and Music of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms; conducts the Flute Choir; and coaches Flute Quartet and Woodwind Quintets. Previous full-time teaching experience includes a one-year interim position as Flute Professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, and two years of K-12 band, choir, and general music in Akron, Colorado. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Music in Education/Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley), a Master of Music in Flute Performance at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate in Flute Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Jelle’s performances won prizes twice each at the University of Northern Colorado (Convocation Competition) and in Austin (the Austin Flute Club Young Artist Competition). Her teachers include Maralyn Prestia, Karl (Fritz) Kraber, Anne Diener Zenter,  Walfrid Kujala, and Leone Buyse.

For more information on Lisa, visit her website: www.lisajelle.com.