Brazos Ensemble Play Music for Flute, Viola, and Harp on Aug. 21

Aug. 20, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2012) - The Brazos Ensemble, a faculty chamber music group from Baylor University, will present a recital on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Members of the Brazos Ensemble are Francesca Arnone, assistant professor of flute; Kathryn Steely, professor of viola; and Louis Woodson adjunct professor of harp.

The program will open with From "The Song of Amergin," a 1995 work by the Welsh composer Hilary Tann, who lives in upstate New York and teaches at Union College in Schenectady. Commissioned by the Criccieth Festival and premiered in Pwllheli, North Wales, "From the Song of Amergin" was inspired by an ancient Celtic poem, "Song of Amergin."

Next, the Brazos Ensemble will play "Between Earth and Sea," a piece by English composer and violist Sally Beamish. Commissioned by the Nash Ensemble, "Between Earth and Sea" premiered in London on March 5, 1997.

Scott McAllister, a Baylor professor, wrote "Tea for Three" as a return to chamber music after completing two very large projects.

"My idea was to write a work that emulates conversation, fellowship, and companionship to celebrate the coming together of colleagues and friends," McAllister said.

Concluding the program will be a four-movement chamber work from 1947 by German composer Harald Genzmer. He wrote his "Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp" while on the faculty of the Musikhochschule in Freiburg. This piece closes with a theme and variations movement, based upon the German folk tune "Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelein."

This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991. Glennis McCrary Music Building is located at 110 Baylor Ave, Waco.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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