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US Navy Woodwind Quintet
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.


This will be a free concert performed by the US Navy Woodwind Quintet.


Pasacaille                                                                 Adrien Barthe

American Folk Suite                                                Kazimierz Machala

Promenade                                                              George Gershwin

5 Miniatures                                                            William Grant Still 

Le Tombeau de Couperin                                        Maurice Ravel

     IV. Rigaudon

Irish Air                                                                    Traditional

Suite Belle-Époque in Süd-America                       Julio Medaglia

  1.  El Porsche Negro
  2. Valsa Paulista

Rolling Thunder March                                          Henry Fillmore


Tico-Tico no Fubá                                                  Zequinha de Abreu

Overture to Candide                                            Leonard Bernstein

Antiche Danze Ungheresi, V.  Saltarello              Ferenc Farkas



Flute - Musician Second Class Mark Huskey

Musician Second Class Mark Huskey is originally from Winchester, Tennessee. MU2 Huskey attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and was enrolled in the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory Division and was a member the Boston Youth Symphony. After leaving Boston, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where he completed a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Flute Performance with a minor in Music Theory, graduating with honors in 2013. He later went to the Manhattan School of Music for a Master of Music degree, and finally earned a Professional Performance Certificate from the Lynn Conservatory, during which time he was selected to be an associate member for Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s 2015-2016 season. He has appeared with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, California Chamber Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, New World Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, New Mexico Philharmonic, and Fort Worth Symphony. MU2 Huskey’s primary flute teachers include Robert Gifford (Former U.S. Navy Band), Judy Grant, Doriot Anthony Dwyer (Former Boston Symphony Principal), Joshua Smith (Principal, Cleveland Orchestra), and Jeffrey Khaner (Principal, Philadelphia Orchestra). In addition to his formal studies with the teachers listed above, he has performed in masterclasses with Elizabeth Rowe, Mathieu Dufour, Robert Langevin, Philip Dikeman, Denis Bluteau, Mary Kay Fink, Linda Chesis, Bonita Boyd, Denis Bouriakov, Jim Walker, Geralyn Coticone, Linda Toote, Gary Schocker, and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Mark has also been fortunate enough to have played under many great conductors including Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi, Giancarlo Guerrero, Asher Fisch, Yves Abel, Leonard Slatkin, Kent Nagano, JoAnn Falletta, Michael Tilson Thomas, Guillermo Figueroa, Herbert Blomstedt, Pinchas Steinberg, James Feddeck, and Sasha Mäkilä. In his free time, Mark enjoys running, roasting coffee, and spending time with his wife and two children. 


Oboe - Musician Second Class Glencora Davies

Originally from Allendale New Jersey, MU2 Glencora Davies enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2012.  She has been stationed in Norfolk, San Diego, and Italy.  She attended Mannes College of Music, Temple University, and Indiana University-Bloomington where she was a student of Elaine Douvas, Jonathan Blumenfeld, and Linda Strommen.  She also attended the Aspen Music Festival and School where she was a student of Richard Woodhams and John Mack.


Clarinet - Musician Third Class Mary Fortino

Mary joined the Navy music program in November 2019 shortly after completing a M.M. in clarinet performance at the University of Michigan. During her time in Michigan, she recorded with the University Symphony Band and can be heard as the solo clarinetist on William Bolcom’s Trombone Concerto on the album, Bolcom and Friends, featuring, Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. She has collaborated with groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Bang on a Can, and the JACK Quartet as well as joining the Ann Arbor base all women chamber ensemble, Girlnoise. In her free time, Mary enjoys making pour over coffee, hiking and camping. 


French Horn - Chief Musician Anthony Smouse

Chief Musician (SW) Anthony C Smouse was born in Durango, CO on July 10th, 1980. He
joined the United States Navy in November of 2002.  After attending Musician A School in
Virginia Beach, Chief Smouse reported to his first duty station, Navy Band Great Lakes.  In
2007, Chief Smouse reported to Navy Band Mid-South in Millington, TN.  SEVENTH Fleet Band
was Chief Smouse's first sea duty tour embarked on USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) home-ported in
Yokosuka, Japan.  During this time, he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS).
After nearly four years in Japan, he was selected to attend the Unit Leader Course at the Naval
School of Music in Little Creek, VA, with follow on orders to Navy Band Southwest in San
Diego, California.  After just one year onboard, Chief Smouse was then sent to Commander
Naval Forces Europe Band in Naples, Italy.  Returning to the School of Music, Chief Smouse
graduated from the Senior Musician Course in May of 2019 and is currently a member of U.S.
Fleet Forces Band. Chief Smouse's personal awards include Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (7 awards) Good Conduct Award (6 awards) and the Humanitarian Service Medal.


Bassoon - Musician Third Class Banri Hoshi

Born and raised in San Diego, Banri Hoshi started studying the bassoon at age 14. Hoshi studied at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (B.M. 2011, M.M. 2013), Conservatorium van Amsterdam (M.M. 2015), and University of Denver Lamont School of Music (Performance Certificate 2018).

During his time in the Netherlands, Hoshi was a member of Intercontinental Ensemble, a professional Amsterdam-based chamber ensemble established in 2012. As an active chamber and orchestral musician, Hoshi has performed in Mexico, South Korea, Colombia, Belgium, Sweden, and other European countries in addition to the Netherlands. Hoshi won a position with the US Navy Fleet Bands in 2018, and currently serves as the bassoonist for the US Fleet Forces Band in Norfolk, Virginia. He is currently working on a new bassoon method book with Martin Kuuskmann, based on Kuuskmann's pedagogy.

His main teachers include bassoon virtuoso Martin Kuuskmann, Ronald Karten (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Jos de Lange (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Kathleen McLean, and Michael McCraw (historical bassoon). Hoshi has also received instruction from Bram van Sambeek, Simon van Holen, Charles Ullery, William Ludwig, and participated in master classes by Ole Kristian Dahl, Frank Morelli, Dag Jensen, David McGill, and Kristin Wolfe Jensen.

Banri Hoshi is a Moosmann artist and plays on a Moosmann 222 CL. 

He currently resides in Virginia Beach with his wife Remi, and two rescue dogs, Edmund and Sally.