The combined efforts of 7 woodwind ensembles, featuring more than 30 Gustavus student-musicians, will open a busy recital and concert weekend at Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday, May 2. The Woodwind Chamber Ensembles’ Spring Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This performance by all things woodwind is free and open to the public.
Friday’s woodwind concert will feature works by composers from the 17th through the 21st century. It opens with the Fiati Trio performing works by Malcome Arnold and Franz Josef Haydn, followed by the Little Quartet on the Prairie (clarinet) presenting 2 movements of Georges Bizet’s Carmen Suite. The concert continues with the Herd De Fier (saxophone quartet) and Mielenz-Voxman’s Scherzo and David Bennett’s Saxophone Symphonette, before continuing with the Fyra (clarinet quartet) performing Fugue by Paul Schulz and 3 movements of Astor Piazzolla’s 9 Tangos for Clarinet Quartet.
The saxophone quartet Something, Anything will follow with Three Excerpts from Our Town by Aaron Copland. It will be followed by the Gustavus Chamber Winds and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Rondino and Mozart’s Serenade No. 12. Friday’s woodwind chamber concert will conclude with the Gustavus Flute Choir’s presentation of the first movement of Joseph Boismortier’s Concerto for Five Flutes in B minor and 2 movements from Celtic Suite by Michael Coolen.
Friday’s Gustavus Woodwind Chamber Ensembles’ Spring Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. This performance will be presented free and open to the public.