The Baylor Winds, Baylor University’s quintet of woodwind faculty, will present a matinée recital on Thursday, September 13, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. These five faculty artists will be joined by four of their students in a performance of French composer Charles Gounod’s Petite Symphonie.
Members of the Baylor Winds are Assistant Professor of Flute Charlotte Daniel, Assistant Professor of Oboe Euridice Álvarez, Assistant Professor of Clarinet Jun Qian, Assistant Professor of Bassoon Ann Shoemaker, and Professor of Horn Jeffrey Powers. The students who will participate are Zully Casallas (oboe), Kathryn Cederborg (clarinet), Haley Blanchard (bassoon), and Lizbeth Barrera (horn).
Gounod wrote his Petite Symphonie in 1885, for flutist/impresario Paul Taffanel and his Societé de Musique de Chambre pour Instruments à Vent (Chamber Music Society for Wind Instruments), which premiered it in Paris on April 30 of that year.
This four-movement work calls for the standard Mozart serenade instrumentation of two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, and two horns, but Gounod also saw fit to include a single flute part to showcase Taffanel’s artistry.
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.