Baylor Winds in Faculty Concert

February 15, 2019
The Baylor Winds will present a concert on Wednesday, February 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. Members of this woodwind quintet are Assistant Professor of Flute Charlotte Daniel, Assistant Professor of Oboe Euridice Álvarez, Assistant Professor of Clarinet Jun Qian, Associate Professor of Bassoon Ann Shoemaker, and Professor of Horn Jeffrey Powers.
Opening the program will be Trois pièces brèves by French composer Jacques Ibert. Composed in 1930, the quintet music is based on incidental music that Ibert wrote earlier that same year for a five-act comedy called Le stratagème des roués, based on an English play by George Farquhar. Apparently, the theater had little space or money, so Ibert scored the music for woodwind quintet instead of a larger ensemble.
Next, the Baylor Winds will play American composer Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, Op. 31. The work was premiered at the Detroit Institute of Arts by first-desk players of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Summer Music is Barber’s only chamber composition for wind instruments.
The program will close with Czech composer Jiří Pauer’s three-movement Wind Quintet. Pauer was head of the Czech Philharmonic and taught composition at the Prague Music Academy. In 1980, he was named director of the National Theater, a post from which he was dismissed, amidst political controversy, nine years later. His Wind Quintet dates from 1960.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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