Baylor University School of Music Presents Windscape for Performance and Master Classes

Sept. 30, 2011
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Baylor University's School of Music will welcome woodwind quintet Windscape to the Baylor campus on Sunday, Oct. 2, and Monday, Oct. 3, as a part of the Lyceum Series and Distinguished Artist Series.

Formed in 1994, Windscape is an innovative "unquintet" with programs and accompanying presentations that take listeners on a musical and historical world tour. Members of the group are: flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, oboist Randall Ellis, clarinetist Alan R. Kay, bassoonist Frank Morelli and hornist David Jolley.

Lyceum Series

The group will begin the 2011-2012 Lyceum Series with master classes from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor campus. The classes are free and open to the public.

The locations of classes, according to instrument, are:

• Flutes, Daniel Sternberg Hall (Room 118)

• Oboes, Recital Hall II

• Clarinets, Meadows Recital Hall

• Bassoons, Euell Porter Hall (Room 114)

• Horns, Jones Concert Hall

The a href="" target="_new""> Lyceum Series , founded in 1976, is a year-long series of lectures, classes and recitals hosted by the School of Music to share professional knowledge and skills from internationally acclaimed artists and teachers with students.

Other Lyceum Series guests this semester include:

• Sandra Dackow, conductor and string music educator, Monday, Oct. 10, and Tuesday, Oct. 11.

• Martin Katz, collaborative pianist, Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11.

• Jeffrey Nytch, composer, Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Distinguished Artist Series

Windscape will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor campus. The event is a part of the Distinguished Artist Series, the Baylor School of Music's premier guest artist event.

The group will open with "Six Bagatelles" by Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti, followed by "Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2" by German composer Paul Hindemith. They will continue the program with Kay's arrangement of Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera's "Danzas Argentinas" and conclude with Jolley's arrangement of Antonin Dvorak's "String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51."

Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission. For ticket information, call the School of Music box office at (254) 710-3571, or purchase tickets online.

The Glennis McCrary Music Building is at 110 Baylor Ave.

For more information, call the School of Music at (254) 710-2571, or click here.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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