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Unless otherwise specified, all music copyright © and (P) 2010 John Sawoski, published by Million Oaks Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Any use, transmission, broadcast, synchronization, or reproduction without owner consent is prohibited. All web content copyright ©2006 John Sawoski, PO Box 7060, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (310) 590-6000. All rights reserved.

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Updated: July 06, 2013 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Riverside Phil, Flute Recitals, Capistrano Valley Symphony, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, Spotlight Awards, Sam Arlen & The Three Crooners, Academy Awards,and More

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
April 5 & 6 - Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts
April 9 - Flute/Piano Recital with Peter Sheridan and Sheridon Stokes at UCLA Popper Theater
April 10 - Flute/Piano Recital with Peter Sheridan at St. Paul The Apostle Church
April 26 - Spotlight Awards (Kim Richmond, Musical Director), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center
May 10 - Capistrano Valley Symphony
Various Dates - My Fair Lady and A Chorus Line, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles Music Center
Various Dates - A Chorus Line, Orange County Performing Arts Center

News Update:

John Sawoski Musical Directs for Academy Award Cinematography Nominees Event
First look at Quantum Leap Pianos
The Wonderful Wizard of Song with Sam Arlen and The Three Crooners

Riverside Municipal AuditoriumJohn Sawoski will play keyboards with the Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about the concert, please see: http://www.pe.com/lifestyles/stories/PE_Fea_Daily_D_rivphil02.30b23e5.html#
 

American Ideal!
Gala Season Finale
Angel Blue, Soprano

Saturday, April 5, 2008
8 p.m. Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Angel Blue, 2006 Miss Southwest California, sings selections from Broadway and Grand Opera. (“devastatingly moving” - LA Times)Plus hits by John Williams and George Gershwin.

  • John Williams:
    - March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
    - Star Wars Suite

  • George Gershwin :
    - Porgy and Bess Suite

Sponsored by: Donna Knox

Pops style “Promenade” concert. *Optional Gala Upgrade includes table seating with wine and hors d’ouvres. Seating begins at 6:30.

“The audience virtually exploded in response.”
(The Press- Enterprise)

For tickets, call 1-877-PHIL-TIX

 Portions of this concert will also be performed Sunday, April 6th at 3 pm in a "Family Concert" at Riverside Municipal Auditorium.

Popper Theate, UCLA Music Dept.UCLA Recital John Sawoski will play piano with flutists Peter Sheridan and Sheridon Stokes in recital Wednesday, April 9th 7:30PM, Jan Popper Theater, UCLA Music Department. Click here for directions.

Peter Sheridan, Alto, Bass, and Contrabass Flutes                                 
Sheridon Stokes, Flutes
John Sawoski, Piano
PROGRAM
“Four Etudes” for Low Flutes Arranged by Peter Sheridan  (From Melodic Studies by Hilary Taggart, Demerssemann, and Kohler)
Bruce Lawrence: Elegy (Contrabass Flute and Piano)                                                               
Gary Schocker: Four Duets for C Flute and Bass Flute*(2007)                                               
Alex Shapiro: “Below” for Contrabass Flute and Electronics*(2008)                                  
Vinny Golia: “There is a difference between apples and men”*  (Contrabass Flute and Vibraphone)
Mike Mower: Night in Greenwich (Bass Flute)                                                                    
Sheridon Stokes: Duos for Alto and Contrabass Flute* (2008)                                                
Gary Schocker: Small Sonata for a Large Flute* (Bass Flute and Piano)(2008)
* New works commissioned by Peter Sheridan

St. Paul the Apostle ChurchRecital at St. Paul's  - John Sawoski will perform in:

“FLUTE COLORS”
A Flute Recital featuring the Low Flutes
Peter Sheridan, Low Flutes  (Alto, Bass, Contrabass)
John Sawoski, Piano

THURSDAY APRIL 10TH @7:30 PM

St. Paul the Apostle Church
10750 Ohio Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Admission: $10 at the door

Program:
Theme and Variations Frederic Chopin (arrangement of 2nd variation by John Sawoski*)
Madrigal (Alto Flute) Phillipe Gaubert
Breath (Solo Contrabass Flute) Daniel Kessner
Small Sonata for a Large Flute*(2007) Gary Schocker
“Below” for Contrabass Flute and Electronics* (2008) Alex Shapiro
Sonatine (Movement I) William Mathias
Irish in the Lowlands* (2008) Sheridon Stokes
Fantasie, Op. 79 Gabriel Faure
 * New works commissioned by Peter Sheridan

                 

John Sawoski performing with the Capistrano Valley SymphonyCapistrano Valley Symphony John Sawoski will play keyboards in an evening concert Saturday, May 10, 2008 with the Capistrano Valley Symphony . David Matthies, Conductor. For tickets and other information, call (949) 240-8584 or see the Capistrano Valley Symphony web site at http://www.capovalleysymphony.com/ .The Capistrano Valley Symphony orchestra features classic symphony sounds, show tunes, and popular music from the 40's to the present day in the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano courtyard. John Sawoski will also perform in several other concerts with the orchestra this season:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday, Aug 24, 2008

Sunday, Sept 21, 2008

 
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music CenterApril 26 (Saturday) - Spotlight Awards

For his second year in a row, John Sawoski will play keyboards, along with keyboardists John Beasley and Giovanna Imbesi, as Kim Richmond music directs The 20th Annual Spotlight Awards April 26, 2008 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center; 7 PM. John Lithgow will be host. Click here for more information. Program will be televised on KCET. Also in the band: bassist Joel Hamilton, drummer Ralph Razze, and guitarist Tom Hynes.

 
Various Dates- John Sawoski Plays Keyboards in the pit orchestra at the Ahmanson Theatre For tickets, please see http://www.centertheatregroup.org/


My Fair Lady
Saturday April 19, 2008
This glorious new production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady was hailed by the Daily Mail (London) as “The revival against which all others will be measured.” My Fair Lady boasts some of musical theatre’s most memorable songs, including “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain” and “Get Me to the Church on Time.”
A Chorus Line
Saturday, May 24: evening performance
Sunday, May 25: evening performance
Friday, May 30: evening performance
Saturday, May 31: matinee and evening performances
Saturday, June 14: evening performance
Wednesday thru Sunday, June 18-22: evening performances
Other dates TBA - see http://www.LAPianist.com for updates
In an empty theater, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime: the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed – to have the chance to dance.
Various Dates- John Sawoski Plays Keyboards in the pit orchestra at the Orange County Performing Arts Center For tickets, please see http://www.ocpac.org/home/Events/EventList.aspx?propertyType=EventCategory&propertyName=Broadway&NavID=85
A Chorus Line
8/19/2008 - 8/31/2008

In an empty theater, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime: the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed – to have the chance to dance.
 

NEWS UPDATE - April 2008
John Sawoski Musical Directs for Academy Award Cinematography Nominees Event

Saturday February 23, 2008 -  John Sawoski supervised, arranged, played, and conducted the music for the Kodak Cinematography Awards Ceremonies (private event for cinematographers nominated for Academy Awards, featuring musical excerpts from the nominated films/TV shows).

Quantum Leap Pianos - First Look - Click here for complete article by Albert Potts.
"EastWest/Quantum Leap debuted their new gigantic virtual piano, which was three years in the making. The pianist that recorded the samples to this library, John Sawoski, is someone I work with here in LA, so I’ve been hearing about this library for quite some time now. As one might expect from a piano lib featuring 270 gigs of samples, it took quite a while to get this product to market. However, the attention to detail has clearly paid off, as the piano feels very natural to play, and the velocity switching is ultra smooth. The realism extends all the way to the very highest and lowest notes on the keyboard, something evident even on the noisy NAMM showroom floor."


Listen to John Sawoski play the Quantum Leap Pianos:
John SawoskiScherzo (Chopin)
 Other demos available at http://www.soundsonline.com/Quantum-Leap-Pianos-pr-EW-171.html

The Wonderful Wizard of Song
with Sam Arlen and The Three Crooners

John Sawoski played keyboards Feb. 1st, 3rd, & 6th, 2008, with the national tour of The Wonderful Wizard of Song, and played piano and conducted the show Feb. 14. The show is a tribute to Wizard of Oz Composer Harold Arlen, co-written by American Idol’s Nigel Wright, and featuring  Sam Arlen,, George Bugatti's Three Crooners, legendary blues artist Barbara Morrison, and a special pre-recorded performance by Tony Bennett, videotaped exclusively for this tour. The Los Angeles area band, contracted by Chris Tedesco, also included drummer Bob Leatherbarrow, string keyboardist Rocky Davis, percussionist Marie Matson, bassist Jim De Julio, guitarist Grant Geissman, and pianist/arranger/musical director Steve Rawlins.

For more info, click: http://www.prwebdirect.com/releases/2007/4/prweb517543.htm or http://www.thewonderfulwizardofsong.com/

Venues included:
Feb. 1 Malibu, CA - Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University
Feb. 3 Glendora, CA - Haugh Performing Arts Center
Feb. 6 Thousand Oaks, CA - a target="_blank" href="http://www.toaks.org/theatre/tickets/events/event3.asp?eventID=2/6/2008"> Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Feb. 14 Marietta, GA - Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
 
 
 
 

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