BMC Community Concert Series – February
First Mondays Concert Series
February 5, 2018 at 12:30pm
Porter Center at Brevard College
Aubrey Foard, tuba
David Gilliland, piano
SHOSTAKOVICH Adagio from The Limpid Steam
MARCELLO Cello Sonata No. 5
SMITH Teutonic Tales
Aubrey Foard is the Governor James G Martin Principal Tubist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Artist Faculty at the Brevard Music Center. He also performs as Principal Tubist with the Santa Barbara Symphony in California, Principal Tubist of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Oregon, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Mr. Foard previously held principal tuba positions in the West Virginia, Canton, Youngstown, and Albany Symphonies. He has performed as a guest musician with several orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, and as Acting Principal Tubist with the San Diego Symphony.
Mr. Foard's solo performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio's "Performance Today," and on WQXR New York, KUHF Houston, and KDB Santa Barbara. As a soloist, he has performed with the West Virginia Symphony, the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West Orchestra, and on multiple occasions with the Charlotte Symphony. He is a past multiple prizewinner of the Minnesota Orchestra's WAMSO solo competition. An avid proponent of new music for the tuba, Mr. Foard has commissioned a Tuba Concerto by American composer Mark Petering; the solo part is available for free download on IMSLP.
Mr. Foard's students at UCLA have achieved numerous accomplishments, including winning fellowships to music festivals, performing with professional orchestras, performing on major motion picture soundtracks, and winning concerto competitions. As a brass faculty member, he coaches the UCLA Brass Ensemble, oversees the UCLA Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, and presents recitals with the UCLA Faculty Brass Quintet. He has presented master classes and recitals worldwide, most recently at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi.
Mr. Foard is a graduate of The Colburn School's Conservatory of Music, Rice University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers include Norman Pearson, Fritz Kaenzig, Mark Lawrence, David Kirk, and Alan Baer.
A highly regarded collaborative pianist, David Gilliland frequently performs with a diverse array of soloists and chamber ensembles. He has accompanied both the Sphinx and William C. Byrd Competitions, and been a convention pianist for the National Flute Association in 2014 and 2017. Commercial recordings of his include the complete wind compositions of Henri Dutilleux, and the low brass works of Robert Denham.
David joined the Davidson College Music Department as Artist Associate of Accompanying in 2014. In addition to accompanying the Davidson Chorale and Chorale Arts Society, he has been a faculty sponsor for two Davidson Research Initiative grant recipients, preparing students to study, perform and record the respective song cycles Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann and Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland. Since moving to North Carolina, he has performed with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and Charlotte Symphony, and given masterclasses at Governor’s School West.
Previously, he was a Wind Departmental staff pianist for the University of Michigan for nine years, and was concurrently the pianist for the Michigan Men’s Glee Club from 2010 to 2015, prominently featured on their tours to Cuba, China and throughout the United States. He has also served as the Director of Accompanying at Albion College, and was the Collaborative Piano Coordinator for the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. David holds graduate degrees in accompanying from the Eastman School of Music (M.M.) and the University of Minnesota (D.M.A.); his primary teachers include Jean Barr, Margo Garrett and Karl Paulnack.
Outside of music, David enjoys white water rafting, cooking and spending time with his wife, Beth, and daughter, Morgan.