Woodwind Chamber Ensembles on Stage Sunday Posted on November 18th, 2014 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce the annual combined concert by the woodwind chamber ensembles on Sunday, November 23 at 3:30 p.m. Sunday’s concert will include 7 ensembles ranging from the flute choir to saxophone quartets and quintets to a chamber wind ensemble of 10 students. The performance is free and open to the public and will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall.

Director James DeVoll and the Gustavus Flute Choir will open the concert with works by Debussy and Dvorak, followed by the Fiati Winds and Ann Pesavento, coach, to present 3 works by Mozart, Gordon Jacob and Eugene Bozza. The Little Quartet on the Prairie, coached by Rena Kraut, will continue with works by Felix Mendelssohn and Edvard Grieg (In the Hall of the Mountain King), before the Saxophone Quartet, coached by John Engebretson, will take the stage to perform Debussy’s Girl With the Flaxen Hair and 2 works by Gioachino Rossini and Alberto Guidobaldi.

As the concert continues, Karrin Meffert-Nelson, coach, and Fyra with come to the Björling Recital Hall stage to present 2 works by Yvonne Desportes and Anthony Donato. They will be followed by the Jherd de Funf, coached by John Engebertson, and perform works for saxophone quintet by William Levi, Jack End and the David Thomas transcription of J. S. Bach’s Air on the G String. The concert will conclude with the Gustavus Chamber Winds, conducted by Heidi Johanna Miller, performing Contrafacta Hungarica by Ferenc Farkas and the Divertissement pour Instruments à Vent by Emile Bernard.

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


One Comment

  1. Ann Hamman says:

    My daughter plays Clarinet, a Freshman at St. Peter High School. We would like to know about upcoming Concerts, and we will keep checking your website.