Woodwind Ensembles to Perform Sunday

Posted on November 20th, 2013 by

Six woodwind ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus will join efforts to present an end of the semester Woodwind Chamber Concert on Sunday, November 24 in Björling Recital Hall. Sunday’s concert begins at 3:30 p.m. and includes performances by the Gustavus Flute Choir, Chamber Winds, Quartet Rooma, Fyra, Little Quartet on the Prairie and the Four Saxos Quartet. The Woodwind Chamber Concert is free and open to the public.

Sunday’s performance will open with the Gustavus Flute Choir, coached by James DeVoll, presenting Dawn Carol by Margaret Lowe and La Garde Montante from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen. They will be followed by the Gustavus Chamber Winds performing Mozart’s Serenade No. 12. They are coached by Karrin Meffert-Nelson. The Quartet Roomba, coached by Ann Pesavento, will continue the concert with Conversation Piece by Marcel Frank and the final movement of Hayden’s Quartet, Op. 9, No. 3.

Fyra, a clarinet quartet coached by Karrin Meffert-Nelson, will then come to the Björling stage to present two works, Ariang, a traditional work arranged by Matt Dehnel and edited for the quartet by one of its members, Laura Johnson ’16, and two movements of Alfred Uhl’s Divertimento. The program will continue with the Little Quartet on the Prairie and coach Rene Kraut performing Bradac’s Bohemian Suite, Gordon Jacob’s Scherzetto and Gopak, and concluding with Georges Bizet’s Habanera. The final ensemble on the program is the Four Saxos Quartet performing Shepherd’s Hey by Percy Grainger and Grave et Presto by Jean Rivier. Four Saxos is coached by John Engebretson.

Sunday’s Woodwind Chamber Concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.



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