If You Like Flutes and Woodwinds…..

Posted on April 28th, 2010 by

Sunday, May 2, is a special day for the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College and for anyone who likes the sounds of woodwinds, especially flutes. The department has four concerts and recitals scheduled throughout the day. All will be presented in Bjorling Recital Hall and all are free and open to the public.

The afternoon schedule opens with a senior recital by senior flutist Laura Mahowald. Laura is a native of Northfield, Minn., and will begin her recital at 1:30 p.m. She is accompanied by Beth Winterfeldt and studies flute with Emily Sapa. Her program includes works by Bach, Libby Larsen, Georges Hue and Otar Gordeli. With composer and flutist Matt Miles, Laura will present Franz Doppler’s Andante and Rondo for Two Flutes and as a solo, Laura will premiere Miles’ Valse Romantique, op. 1.

At 3:30, a Woodwind Chamber Concert including the Quintivium Winds, the KCL Flute Trio, the Quartetones, the Gustavus Flute Choir and the Kalmar Quintet will be presented. Compositions for woodwind from the 18th – 21st Centuries will be performed.

The afternoon of woodwinds continues at 5:30 p.m. with a senior recital by flutist Samantha Maranell. A major in English, Samantha is a 2006 graduate of Waseca High School and is accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt. Her program includes works by Claude Debussy, Frank Martin, Jennifer Higdon and concludes with Franz Doppler’s Hungarian Pastorale Fantasie.

Sunday’s final recital begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be presented by senior flutist and composer Elizabeth Winslow of Denver, Colo. Her recital, accompanied by Beth Winterfeldt, includes performances of works by Fukushima, Pärt, Persichetti and Dring, as well as two of her own compositions. Elizabeth opens the recital with her woodwind quintet composition titled Pretentious Brass Fanfare to be Played by Unpretentious (Wood)Winds and continues with ‘cello soloist Ashley Haugen performing Winslow’s A Daughter’s Lament.

A full day of woodwinds at Gustavus is free and open to the public. Receptions will follow the senior recitals.


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