Euridice Alvarez in Faculty Oboe Recital

November 11, 2019
Euridice Álvarez, Baylor University’s Assistant Professor of Oboe, will present a faculty recital on Wednesday, November 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. She will be joined on the program by three other members of the Baylor music faculty: Associate Professor of Piano Kae Hosoda-Ayer, Associate Professor of Bassoon Ann Shoemaker, and Professor of Viola Kathryn Steely. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Álvarez serves as principal oboist of the Waco Symphony Orchestra, and she also performs with the Baylor Woodwind Quintet.
The recital will open with Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 22, by German composer Clara Wieck Schumann, a child prodigy who became one of the most renowned concert pianists of the nineteenth century, the wife of renowned composer Robert Schumann, and a very fine composer in her own right. The were originally scored for violin and piano.
Next on the program, Dr. Alvarez, Dr. Steely, and Dr. Hosoda-Ayer will play the Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano by German-American composer Charles Martin Loeffler. These pieces are instrumental arrangements of songs from 1898 on texts by French Symbolist poet Maurice Rollinat. The poems/songs are entitled “The Pond” and “The Bagpipe.”
French composer Jean Françaix’s four-movement Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano was commissioned by the International Double Reed Society for their twenty-fourth Festival in 1994. Françaix’s trio evokes the popular sounds of a young modernism in the early twentieth century: syncopated urban rhythms, musical theater, and the exuberance and occasional plaintive nostalgia of contemporary society.
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.
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