Professors Danilo Lozano and David Muller Present Wind Ef Fusions —CD Kickoff Concert in the Shannon Center

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Professors Danilo Lozano and David Muller will present a recital of music for flute and bassoon drawn from their CD, Wind Ef Fusions, on Sunday, November 8 at 4 p.m. in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90608. Tickets $10 general admission; For additional information, directions, or to purchase tickets, please call (562) 907-4203, or visit online, www.shannoncenter.org.

The CD was recorded at the Shannon Center and will be released on Crystal Records. CDs will be available for purchase at the concert for $15. All artist proceeds from ticket sales and CD purchases will be used to help support the cost of private music instruction for Whittier College students.

ARTISTS

Danilo Lozano
Danilo Lozano, flute soloist, musical director, record producer, and educator performs both innovative and accessible music by Latin American, African American, Latin Jazz, and Cuban composers as well as rarely heard pieces of the classical and contemporary repertoire. As founding member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra he recorded on all Hollywood Bowl releases and is a featured soloist in many Grammy nominated Latin Jazz and Cuban charanga recordings. He is a featured soloist on legendary Cuban bassist Israel Lopez Cachao and the Cineson All Stars double Grammy award winning CD release entitled Ahora Si (Univision/Cineson). Lozano has also been involved in Narada Productions' critically acclaimed Cuba LA project as musical director and flutist, and as musical director of Edward James Olmos' PBS Special Americanos; the latter having earned an Imagen Award in 2000. Most recently, Danilo serves as both musical director and flute soloist with Jose Rizo's prestigious Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars. Lozano also serves as musical director and flautist with Andy Garcia's Cineson All Stars. He has also performed and recorded with such international musical greats as Linda Ronstadt, Paquito D'Rivera, Celia Cruz, James Newton, and many other artists and ensembles. He is currently a professor of ethnomusicology and flute artist-in-residence at Whittier College.

David J. Muller 
David J. Muller was principal bassoonist with the Mexico City Philharmonic. With that orchestra, he was a featured soloist, made 25 recordings, completed tours of Asia, Europe and North America, and played in the world’s most famous concert halls. Since returning to the United States in 1983, Mr. Muller has continued his active performing career. He performs regularly with all major Southern California orchestras, opera companies and ballet companies. From 1987 to 2003, Muller was the bassoonist with the critically acclaimed Westwood Wind Quintet and completed numerous tours with that ensemble. He recently completed a Flute/Bassoon duo recording with faculty colleague Danilo Lozano. This CD as well as those made with Westwood are available through Crystal Records. 

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