Ensembles to Present Evening of Eclectic Chamber Music

Four ensembles to perform on Sunday evening (April 19) at The College of Wooster

15 April, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — A quartet of ensembles from The College of Wooster will present "An Evening of Chamber Music from Around the World" on Sunday, April 19, in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.). The performance, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Percussion Ensemble will open the concert with Christopher Rouse's "Ogun Badagris" and conclude the evening with traditional music from Uganda ("The Calf Has Broken Free") and Ghana ("Gahu") as well as Eugene Novotney's "Cross" and George Frock's "Three Asiatic Dances."

Also performing will be the Wooster Woodwind Quintet, which will present Carter Pann's "Quintet for a Day: Six Snapshots of Day-to-Day Life Apology" and Paul Hindemith's "Kleine Kammermusik," Op. 24, No. 2.

In addition, the Tremolos Flute Choir will present four Japanese folksongs ("Kuroda Bushi," "The Girl of Shonai," Soran Bushi," and "Kusatsu Bushi") arranged by Robert L. Cathey, and five traditional Irish folksongs ("Londonderry Air," "The Rakes of Mallow," "The Last Rose of Summer," "The Lark in the Morning," and "The Star of County Down") arranged by Phyllis Avidan Louke. The flute choir will also present Michael Coolen's "Caderas."

The Wooster Brass Ensemble will then take the stage with M. Gardner's arrangement of Orlando DiLasso's classic "Echo-Song," and Ed. R. King's arrangement of Johann Pachelbel's "Two Magnificats."

The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Thomas Roblee, consists of Joseph Caffrey, Christopher Fried, Andrew Johnson, Christopher Menolasino, Peter Roach, Mitchell Ryan, Christopher Scimecca, Rose Sliter, Bridget Slone, Joseph Smith and Nicklaus Wilcher. The Woodwind Quintet, which is directed by Denise Rotavera-Krain, features Madeline Boreman (flute), Alexandra Piepenbrink (oboe), Bobby Berg (clarinet), Steven Hecking (horn), and R.C. Worrell (bassoon). The Tremolos Flute Choir, also conducted by Rotavera-Krain, includes Louise Hamel, Kelly Steurer, Ashley Wagner, Paige Wallace, Elise Waltzer, and Nicole West. The Wooster Brass Ensemble, under the direction of C. David Lueschen, is composed of Nathan Gimble, Josh Houtz, and Monica Mutnansky on trumpet; Elliott Valentine, Thomas Matlak, and Marjorie Zeager on trombone; and Katie Greenslade on euphonium.

Additional information about the concert is available by phone (330-263-2419) or e-mail.