Katherine Marsh and Brendan White to Perform Piccolo Program

On Feb. 21 from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m., the Glendale Noon Concerts will feature flutist Katherine Marsh and pianist Brendan White performing an all-piccolo program of works by Gary Schocker, Georg Philipp Telemann, Herman Beeftink and Béla Bartók.

The piccolo recital will be at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. in Glendale.

Works include Gary Schocker’s “Diary of a Songbird,” Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Sonata in F Major,” Herman Beeftink’s “Fireflies” and Béla Bartók’s “Romanian Folk Dances.”

Katherine Marsh

Flutist Katherine Marsh is an active professional musician and teacher. She is currently the solo piccolo player of the Santa Barbara Symphony, principal flute of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Grand Opera and Master Choral, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, as well as other symphony and chamber ensembles throughout Southern California.

Originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, she received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California. This past November, Marsh premiered James Domine’s “Flute Concerto” with the San Fernando Valley Symphony. Her piccolo and flute playing can be heard in many Star Wars video games performing with the Skywalker Orchestra. In addition to orchestral work, Marsh is a member of the California Music Teacher’s Association and is a coach for Junior Chamber Music. She recently served as a board member for the Arts High Foundation.


Born in Jackson, Tennessee, and now based in Los Angeles, pianist Brendan White appears frequently in solo recitals and chamber ensembles and as a soloist with orchestra. As soloist, White has performed with Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), Vicente Chamber Orchestra, Symphony of the Verdugos, and Jackson Symphony Orchestra, among others.

As a recording artist, White was featured on Danaë Vlasse’s Grammy Award-winning album Mythologies. White’s collaborations in Southern California have included the Mühlfeld Trio, which won the prestigious Beverly Hills Auditions, the Speakeasy Society, and Eighteen Squared. He is an original member of the Sunset ChamberFest in Los Angeles. White’s repertoire spans many centuries and genres and he has worked with well-known composers such as Thomas Adès, Stephen Cohn, Donald Crockett and Danaë Vlasse.

White is also a composer of original music. Local recital appearances include: Piano Spheres Emerging Artist Series, Soundwaves in Santa Monica and Silicon Beach CO Recital Series, among others. He attended the Eastman School of Music and the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.

For information on upcoming GNC events, visit http://glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com.