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Wingra Wind Quintet

November 5 @ 3:00 pm

- Free

Timothy Hagen, flute; Aaron Hill, oboe; Alicia Lee, clarinet; Joanna Schulz, horn; Marc Vallon, bassoon.

Concert Poster

Program

Richard Strauss: Klavierstück, op.3 (arr. Marc Vallon)

Theodor Blumer: Wind Quintet

Intermission

Lalo Schifrin: La Nouvelle Orléans

Elliott Carter: 8 Etudes and Fantasy for woodwind quartet

Luciano Berio: Opus Number Zoo

 

About the Music:

“The program is composed of works that aren’t often played by wind chamber groups. The Theodor Blumer Quintet is an incredibly large-scale piece, as if Strauss or Mahler had written a wind quintet. After we chose it, Marc arranged the brief Strauss piano piece to precede it… a perfect little aperitif. The second half contains three modern works, all very approachable. The Schifrin—by the same Lalo Schifrin of Mission Impossible score fame—is a musical portrait of New Orleans, beginning with the city’s famous (or perhaps infamous) dark mystique and culminating in an explosion of jazz. Elliott Carter’s quartet is really a showpiece for woodwinds, demonstrating just about every color and effect the instruments can produce together. Finally, Berio’s “Opus Number Zoo” capitalizes on the composer’s flair for the dramatic, as each member of the group is called upon to narrate music that evokes children’s tales. Much like the tales of the Brothers Grimm, these stories don’t reside in the world of “happily ever after”—perfect for a Halloween-weekend concert.” – Timothy Hagen, flute

Details

Date:
November 5
Time:
3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Mills Concert Hall
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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