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Updated: July 06, 2013
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|For Immediate Release - The Starter Wife, Chopin Scherzo Download, Pageant of the Masters, Emmy Awards, Capistrano Valley Symphony, A Chorus Line, Pasadena Pops, and More|
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
- July-August - Pageant of the Masters
- September 12 - Kodak Image Awards for Emmy Nominees
- September 21 - Capistrano Valley Symphony
- August 2008 - Scoring Session for USA Network's "The Starter Wife"
- July 2008 - Free Download - Complete Chopin Scherzo as played by John Sawoski
- May-July - A Chorus Line, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles Music Center
- May 25 - John Sawoski Plays Keyboards With The Pasadena Pops in Free "Music Under the Stars" Concert
- May 10 - Capistrano Valley Symphony
- April 26 - Spotlight Awards (Kim Richmond, Musical Director), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center
- April 19 - My Fair Lady, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles Music Center
- April 10 - Flute/Piano Recital with Peter Sheridan at St. Paul The Apostle Church
- April 9 - Flute/Piano Recital with Peter Sheridan and Sheridon Stokes at UCLA Popper Theater
- April 5 & 6 - Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts
- John Sawoski Musical Directs for Academy Award Cinematography Nominees Event
- First look at Quantum Leap Pianos
|July-August 2008 - Pageant of the Masters|
John Sawoski is playing first keyboard with the orchestra in all performances of the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, CA. For more information about the Pageant of the Masters, please click http://www.PageantOfTheMasters.com
Pictured here is a glimpse of John Sawoski's keyboard rig as used on Pageant of the Masters: Keyboard Wizard software by Paul Nahay, triggering EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos and Orchestra, music orchestrated and composed by Richard Henn, and Roland RD-700GX Stage Piano.
|September 12, 2008 - Kodak Image Awards for Emmy Nominees|
John Sawoski, Carl Rigoli, and Richard Maloof will play John Sawoski's trio arrangements for Eastman Kodak's Image Awards, a private event and ceremony honoring the 2008 Emmy nominees in cinematography.
NEWS UPDATE - August 2008
|May-July 2008 - John Sawoski Plays Keyboards in the pit orchestra for A Chorus Line at the Ahmanson Theatre |
From May through July of 2008, John Sawoski served as substitute keyboardist on the Los Angeles run of A Chorus Line, playing Keyboard II and Keyboard III.
"A Chorus Line," the classic musical about a crew of aspiring dancers hoping for their big break, returned to Broadway last year, making its way to Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre May 21 through July 6. The winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, it is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever made.
Pictured above are members of the 2008 "A Chorus Line" orchestra at the Ahmanson – Woodwinds: Jeff Driskell, Rusty Higgins, Glen Berger, Bob Carr. Trumpets: Chris Eble, Don Clarke, Marissa Benedict. Trombones: Bob Payne (contractor), Wendell Kelly, Craig Ware (bass trombone). Rhythm: Cliff Hulling, percussion; Alan Steinberger (not in photo), keyboard 3; Ken Wild, bass; John Sawoski, key sub. "A Chorus Line" Road Musicians: John C. O'Neill, conductor; Faith Seetoo, key 2 (associate conductor); Danny Percefull, keyboard 1; Rick Donato, drums.
|May 25 - John Sawoski Plays Keyboards With The Pasadena Pops in Free "Music Under the Stars" Concert|
The Pasadena POPS Presented A Free 'Music Under the Stars,' Sunday, May 25
Family Festival, Concert Attracts Thousands to Pasadena City Hall
The Pasadena POPS, under the direction of Maestra Rachael Worby, presented its annual kick off to summer, "Music Under the Stars," a free community concert event on Sunday, May 25, at Pasadena City Hall.
Sponsored by Parsons Corporation, Target, Bank of America and the City of Pasadena, "Music Under the Stars" began at 5:30 p.m. with a family festival featuring face painting, stilt walkers, a youth jazz band and more fun. Attendees set up lawn chairs or blankets, brought their own picnics or enjoyed offerings from Pasadena's top restaurants at the festival Food Court.
The free community concert, beginning at 7:30, featured young singers and musicians from the Pasadena area and special guest, soprano Shana Blake Hill.
This year's event during Memorial Day Weekend featured a musical salute to America's armed forces, as well as patriotic favorites such as America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Stars and Stripes Forever.
Man's exploration of space was celebrated by a tribute to that day's landing of The Phoenix exploration spacecraft on Mars. Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was guest speaker at the tribute which included John Williams' Star Wars Theme.
Pasadena City Hall is located at the corner of Holly Street and Garfield Avenue, Pasadena.
For more information about "The Orchestras of Pasadena," please read: http://www.pasadenanow.com/_News/publish/article_2448.html
Capistrano Valley Symphony John Sawoski played keyboards in evening concerts Saturday, May 10, 2008 and Sunday, June 22, 2008, with the Capistrano Valley Symphony . John Sawoski will also perform in the September 21 concert with the orchestra this season.
|John Sawoski Played Keyboards in the pit orchestra at the Ahmanson Theatre for 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.”|
Recital at St. Paul's - John Sawoski performed 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
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
UCLA Recital John Sawoski played piano with flutists Peter Sheridan and Sheridon Stokes in recital Wednesday, April 9th 7:30PM
, Jan Popper Theater, UCLA Music Department.
- Peter Sheridan, Alto, Bass, and Contrabass Flutes
- Sheridon Stokes, Flutes
- John Sawoski, Piano
- “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
John Sawoski played keyboards with the Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, 2008.
- For more information about the concert, please see: http://www.pe.com/lifestyles/stories/PE_Fea_Daily_D_rivphil02.30b23e5.html#
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.
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)
| ||Portions of this concert were also performed Sunday, April 6th at 3 pm in a "Family Concert" at Riverside Municipal Auditorium.|
|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:
Other demos available at http://www.soundsonline.com/Quantum-Leap-Pianos-pr-EW-171.html
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