Kasckow, Pezzone to Perform for Glendale Noon Concerts

Bryan Pezzone and Ruth Kasckow

On Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 12:10 p.m., the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts program will be streamed. Flutist Ruth Kasckow and pianist Bryan Pezzone will perform works by Aaron Copland and Astor Piazzolla on a Facebook stream and YouTube. Pieces include Aaron Copland’s “Duo for Flute and Piano” (1971) and “Histoire du Tango” by Astor Piazzolla.

Flutist Ruth Kasckow, an engaging performer and innovative music educator in the Los Angeles area, enjoys playing solo recitals as well as chamber music with her group the Avanti Ensemble focusing on music for flute, violin and viola. Kasckow has performed in several orchestras including Burbank Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, LCPC Orchestra and Orquesta Mexicana de la juventud, as well as numerous chamber music ensembles. As a music educator Kasckow currently maintains a thriving flute studio in La Cañada and, as a licensed body mapping educator, teaches musicians how to play in a healthy way to improve performance and avoid injury. Her publications include “The Flute Duet Practice Books” and “Chinese Folk Song Suite for Flute Quartet” and her two CDs “French Impressions for Flute” and “German Expressions for Flute.” Kasckow holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. www.flutemuse.com

Bryan Pezzone maintains an active freelance performing and recording career and has been based in the Los Angeles area since 1987. He is known for playing in all genres, equally comfortable in the classical repertoire (including contemporary music and premieres) as well as in pop/jazz and improvisation. Pezzone has spent his entire life, from 18 months of age, at the piano, which he calls “home.”

He plays solo piano as well as performing in collaborations of all kinds. Pezzone was the principal pianist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra from its inception in 1991 through 1999. From 1987 to 2000, he was the chair and founder of the multi-focused keyboard program at the California Institute of the Arts. He has recorded on innumerable motion picture and television soundtracks. Beginning in the fall term 2017, Pezzone was asked to join the faculty of the Los Angeles College of Music as a multi-stylistic specialist. He holds a degree from the Eastman School of Music and afterwards spent a year at the Banff Centre in Canada to focus on his own stylistic interplay, philosophies and originality.

More information about the program and artists, and the link to the stream, can be found at http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com. For more information, email glendalesda@gmail.com.