Double Bass Faculty Recital at Gustavus

Posted on October 1st, 2004 by

Better known as a String Bass or Bass Fiddle, the Double Bass or Contrabass is perhaps an unusual instrument for a solo recital. Although a great deal of music is written for bass solo, many of the compositions combine the bass with other instruments. For this faculty recital, Ms. Brown will collaborate with David Fienen, harpsichord, Jim Bartsch, viola and Kay Sahlin, flute and piccolo.

Ms. Brown’s program includes Bach’s SONATA NO. 3 FOR VIOLA DA GAMBA AND CEMBALO, Bologna’s THREE MADRIGALS FOR PICCOLO/ALTO FLUTE AND CONTRABASS, Fredrickson’s MUSIC FOR THE DOUBLE BASS ALONE and Erwin Schulhoff’s CONCERTINO FOR FLUTE, VIOLA AND CONTRABASS.

In addition to teaching Double Bass at Gustavus, Connie Brown is a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra and the Rochester Orchestra and has performed in the Minnesota Valley Sommarfest. She also teaches at Carleton College in Northfield. David Fienen is professor of music at Gustavus and Organist/Cantor of Christ Chapel. Jim Bartsch lives in Northfield and serves as Education Director for the Minnesota Orchestra and conducts the Minnesota Youth Symphonies. Kay Sahlin is a member of the Minneapolis Pops and Rochester Orchestras and teaches at St. Olaf College.

Sunday’s recital is free and open to the public.

 

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