Three woodwind musicians from the acclaimed United States Air Force Band of the West will present a guest recital at Baylor University on Sunday, January 20, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The performers are Senior Airman Elizabeth Robinson, flute, Staff Sergeant Michele Von Haugg, clarinet, and Airman First Class Burton Fowler, bassoon.
SrA Robinson has been a member of the USAF Band of the West since September 2016, SSgt Von Haugg joined the ensemble in November 2017, and A1C Fowler became a member in April 2017.
Their program will open with “Habanera,” the third of seven movements in Aires tropicales by Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera. Composed in 1994, the set was originally scored for wind quintet.
Next, the trio will play the Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon by German composer Werner Josten. This three-movement chamber work dates from 1940.
Gaspard Kummer (whose first name is sometimes spelled Kaspar) was a German composer from the early nineteenth century. He wrote his three-movement Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon in 1827.
Closing the program will be Chipmunks, a work from 1941 by American composer Lamar Stringfield, a North Carolinian who, four years earlier, had written the music for Paul Green’s play, The Lost Colony.
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.