Ian Zook

Photo courtesy of Ian Zook

Ian Zook, horn | Amy Robertson, piano
Susan Fritts, horn

September 10, 2012 Monday @ 8 p.m. Recital Hall


JMU faculty member Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He will perform with JMU alumna Amy Robertson and UVA faculty member Susan Fritts for an exciting evening that features the music of W.A. Mozart, Jean-Michel Damase, Jean Francaix and Franz Joseph Haydn.

Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He joined the faculty of James Madison University in 2009 and performs frequently with the Madison Brass. As a soloist he has performed with numerous ensembles including the JMU Brass Band at the Kennedy Center, the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Baroque Consort, and most recently the Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville in performances of Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Zook’s orchestral experience is extensive and has included positions with the Princeton and Haddonfield Symphony Orchestras, as well as performances as a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Harrisburg, Richmond, Delaware and Vermont Symphonies. Zook holds a B.M. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and an M.M. from the University of Michigan.

Amy Robertson holds a B.A. in Piano Performance with an emphasis in Accompanying and Coaching, and a Master in Piano Performance from James Madison University. She has been a featured soloist with the Prince William Symphony Orchestra and a finalist in the Hilton Head Island International Competition. Robertson was recently an accompanist at the North America Brass Band Association annual conference. She has been piano accompanist of the Shenandoah Valley Choral Society since 1996. She is a freelance accompanist and teaches privately.

Susan Fritts is currently the Principal horn of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and teaches horn at the University of Virginia. She has taught instrumental music in Australia and freelanced with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Elizebethan Trust Melbourne Opera Orchestra and the Australian Symphony Orchestra. She later lived in Germany, performing with Landestheater Detmold, Staatstheater Kassel, Cologne Opera, Philharmonia Hungarica and the Bayreth Wagner Festival Orchestra. In the United States, she has taught at universities and held symphonic positions in Montana, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Washington D.C. Fritts earned her B.A. degree at St. Olaf College and her M.M. in Horn Performance at Northwestern University.

Ticket prices: $8–$10. Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: Advance tickets — $5 discount tickets in person at the Forbes Center Box Office only with ID. Student tickets are not available online. One ticket per ID. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.

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