St. Philip’s Friends of Music will present the Ivory Wind Trio at 2 p.m. Sunday in the church.
Deena Reedy and Ji Sun Lee have performed together throughout southern Arizona for nearly a decade, eventually forming the ensemble of Ivory Wind. In 2011, they recorded their first CD together as the Ivory Wind Duo.
In addition to performing classical masterworks, Reedy and Lee enjoy featuring selections from a variety of genres, from contemporary pieces to folk tunes. Although flute/piccolo and piano are the primary instruments in Ivory Wind, this ensemble has regularly included other instruments, including organ, guitar and bass. Exploring new instrument combinations is a continual source of inspiration.
In addition to flute/piccolo and piano, this concert will feature French horn, with Victor Valenzuela.
The performance will include works by American composer Eric Ewazen, French composer Charles Koechlin and a humorous, rousing and (almost) patriotic composition called Scars and Scrapes Forever! by Ken Laufer.
The suggested concert admission is $20 per person.
St. Philip’s is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar parking structure on the east side. The Friends of Music phone number is 222-7277.
About the performers
Flutist Deena Reedy, DMA, has performed in recitals in Austria, Canada and throughout the U.S. Reedy has also performed with the Farmington Area Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony and Tucson Pops Orchestra. She works as a teaching artist in the Opening Minds through the Arts program in the Tucson Unified School District, teaches flute, and is the program coordinator at the Tucson Music and Dance Academy.
Organist and pianist Ji Sun Lee, DMA, is an international artist having performed concerts in South Korea, the U.S., Brazil, Italy and Germany.
Lee has been a featured guest artist at the New American Piano Series, Arizona State University and in Brazil, where she premiered William Bolcom’s Twelve New Etudes for Piano at the Villa Lobos Institute in Rio de Janeiro and Conservatory of Music in Vitoria.
Lee serves as music director at Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior in Green Valley.
Victor Valenzuela is third horn with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He is also instructor of brass at Pima Community College. Valenzuela holds degrees from New Mexico State University and Northwestern University. He has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Phoenix Symphony, El Paso Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony and Arizona Opera.