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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen
Website: http://jonathanhultingcohen.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:40 AM
Presentation Venue: Choir Hall
Presentation Title: Admiral Launch Duo: 21st Century Commissions for Harp and Saxophone
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophonist, has performed worldwide, including at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Colburn’s Thayer Hall, and in ten performances at SaxOpen across Strasbourg, France, in 2015 as a soloist and with his vaudeville saxophone sextet, The Moanin’ Frogs. He also played concertos alongside principal players of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and performed under John Adams and David Robertson.

With harpist Jennifer R. Ellis in the Admiral Launch Duo, Jonathan commissioned eight pieces for saxophone and harp. The duo’s highlights include performing at Northwestern University and two residencies at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. He also led an interdisciplinary performance project combining dance, music, visual art, and performance technology, which culminated in a film premiered at the 17th World Saxophone Congress.

Jonathan is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He studied with Donald Sinta at University of Michigan. He is a Conn-Selmer Artist and uses Selmer (Paris) saxophones.

Ensemble Bio:

The Admiral Launch Duo explores new sounds for harp and saxophone through improvisation and direct collaboration with composers. Since their 2013 Fresh Inc. Festival debut, the pair has premiered pieces by Dylan Arthur Baker, Christine Hedden, Matthew Browne, and Diana Sussman. They have also performed at the inaugural Northwestern University New Music Conference, Humanities Education and Research Association 2015 Conference, University of Michigan Social Justice Art Festival, and Northbrook Parisian Salon Concerts. Admiral Launch held two residencies at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, where they recently prepared new works by Stephen Rush, Patrick O’Malley, and Natalie Moller for tour at Schenectady County Community College, UMass Amherst, The Hartt School, Michigan State University, and the Kalamazoo Piano Company.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Jennifer R. Ellis harp Committed to pushing the boundaries of harp performance, Jennifer R. Ellis (D.M.A. University of Mic . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Thaumaturgy Patrick O'Malley 5
Starshine and Moonfall Natalie Moller 3
Whirlwind Stephen J. Rush 8