Overlooked Horn Music from the Czech Republic, Finland, and Lithuania (Jonathan Snyder, UCSB Alumnus)

Event Date: 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Jonathan Snyder
Dr. Jonathan Snyder will present a talk, titled "Overlooked Horn Music from the Czech Republic, Finland, and Lithuania," on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6-8 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The talk will focus on the "Concerto for Horn and Orchestra" by Balys Dvarionas. Snyder received a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance from UC Santa Barbara, where he studied with Dr. Steven Gross.

About the Artist

Jonathan Snyder is a freelance horn player in Las Vegas who earned his doctorate (DMA) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, under the direction of Professor Bill Bernatis. He completed his Master of Music in Horn Performance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying with Dr. Steven Gross. At California Lutheran University, Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts in Music in both Horn Performance and Music Composition. He has performed with the Tournament of Roses Honor Band (2000), Topanga Symphony, Santa Barbara Master Chorale, Santa Maria Philharmonic, Colburn Wind Ensemble, Gold Coast Wind Ensemble, Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, Desert Winds, for the Rubicon Theater’s production of West Side Story, and for various university ensembles. He has performed internationally at Hornclass in Prague and has toured with the Kirkkonummi Chamber Orchestra of Finland. Currently, he performs with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Southern Nevada Symphony, Nevada Chamber Orchestra, and was a founding member of the Red Rock Wind Quintet.
As a composer, Jonathan was a recipient of the 2012-2013 Sherrill C. Corwin Metropolitan Theater Award for his revised edition of “The Last Hope” for orchestra. He continues to actively compose arrangements for the High Desert Horns, the UNLV Horn Studio, and for the Red Rock Wind Quintet. His arrangements for horn ensembles have also been performed in the Czech Republic and throughout the United States.
Jonathan Snyder