Woodwind Chamber Concert Sunday at Gustavus

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by

Four woodwind chamber ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus will be in concert Sunday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. The ensembles, The Gustavus Saxophone Quartet, Fyra, The Gustavus Flute Choir and The Gustie Winds will present this joint concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

The Saxophone Quartet will open Sunday’s performance with Debussy’s La Fille au Cheveaux de Lin (The Girl With the Flaxen Hair) and the first movement of Pierre Dubois’ Quator. John Engebretson is the quartet’s faculty coach.

Next up on the program is the clarinet trio, Fyra. The trio will perform the Sonata in D Major by George F. Handel and Benedetto Carulli’s Trio. Fyra is coached by Karrin Meffert-Nelson.

The High Five Quintet follows with Barthe’s Passacaille, Persichetti’s Pastorale and the fourth movement of Edvard Moritz’s Quintet, Op. 41. The quintet is coached by Ann Pesavento.

The Gustie Winds, coached by Karrin Meffert-Nelson, continues with The Earle of Oxford’s Marche by William Byrd, the Bohemian Suite by J. Bradac and Bagatelle by Clare Grundman.

Sunday’s woodwind chamber concert concludes with The Gustavus Flute Choir and coach James DeVoll. The flute choir will present a Jennifer Higdon arrangement of Amazing Grace, followed by three works by Catherine McMichael, A Gaelic Offering, A Cecile Teagamhach and A Reel.

The spring Woodwind Chamber Concert is free and open to the public. The performance begins at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall.


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