BILL DOUGLAS' greatest accolades have come from the field of classical performance.
After earning his BS in music, he headed to Yale, where he earned a master's degree in both performance and composition. There he met clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, who remains a collaborator to this day, with whom Douglas has toured and recorded as both pianist and bassoonist.
Jackson is a celebrated clarinetist who as principal of the Colorado Symphony has worked with many of the world's most recognized conductors and chamber musicians. Jackson enjoys a reputation centered not only in orchestra repertoire but also on an active roster of solo and chamber music performances.
He served as principal clarinetist of the Pittsburgh Symphony for two seasons. In addition, Jackson has performed as principal clarinetist with the Minnesota and Aspen chamber orchestras. Jackson is artistic director of the music from the Summit Chamber Music Festival that presents concerts during the summer in Summit County, Colo.
Jackson has performed and recorded in Japan. He continues to perform as a guest artist with Ida Kavafian at the Bravo! Colorado Music Festival and Angel Fire Festival, and has performed with Chamber Music Northwest, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Sedona.
He teaches at the University of Colorado and is artistic director of the Denver Pro Musica. Jackson has been performing as a member of the faculty at the Aspen Music School for the past 17 years.
Ty Burhoe was born in Worcester, Mass., and raised in Chicago. From age 6, Burhoe 's training in the arts was supported by his father, a performing classical musician.
Burhoe brings to the concert a unique perspective as a classically trained musician whose extensive studies will offer a most important perspective for the afternoon concert.
His studies included wind and string instruments, as well as sculpting and painting. Burhoe moved to the mountains of Montana at age 18, abandoning all practice of the arts and worked as a wildlife biologist for the next several years. In the wilderness areas of northwestern Montana, he began an apprenticeship with a Native American Cree Elder. The experiences and ceremonies born from that time continue to be a transforming force in his life.
In his early 20s Burhoe moved to the mountains of Boulder, Colo., as a single father to raise his son and complete a degree in counseling and martial arts. In 1990, he was inspired back into the world of the arts and became a disciple of the great drumming virtuoso of India, Ustad Zakir Hussain. Burhoe has worked with artists from all over the world as both a musician and producer. His passion for the classical music of North India inspires him to weave music of different traditions together. Burhoe is known for his unusual and creative collaborations, along with his explorations in finding new musical settings for the tabla drums.