Concert by Student Chamber Ensembles To Feature Contemporary As Well As Classical Music
The Allegheny College student chamber ensembles will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 in Ford Chapel. The program will include classical as well as contemporary pieces.
Student musicians in the chamber ensembles are also members of the college’s Wind Symphony and Civic Symphony, which is a requirement for chamber music participation.
The Allegheny trumpet ensemble will perform Johann Pachelbel’s Chromatic Fugue and the Can-Can from Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld.” Ensemble players are Sam Albanesi, Elliot Hamilton, William Hawkins and Daniel Honeycutt, as well as Jay Hanes, who is on the faculty at Edinboro University.
The third movement from Franz Anton Rosetti’s Quintet in E flat Major will be performed by Caitie McMekin, flute; Audra Lemmon, oboe; Melanie Smith, clarinet; Lizzie Sords, horn; and Professor Julie Hepler, bassoon.
The Allegheny Flute Ensemble will perform “Sursum Corda” by Max Rairigh and “The Rose Cottage” from “A Gaelic Offering” by Catherine McMichael. Ensemble players are Shelby Hernan, Lizzy Jurich, Laura Smathers and Brigit Stack. Professor Bronwell Bond will conduct.
Three pieces from “Ancient Hungarian Dances” by Ferenc Farkas will be performed by Kelly Williams, flute; Allyson Weiner, oboe; Annie Minner, clarinet; Scott Kirk, bassoon; and Kevin Treacy, horn.
David Marlatt’s “Windscape” will be performed by Daniel Honeycutt and Sam Albanesi, trumpet; Kiah Boudreau, horn; Tommy Alvarez, trombone; and Christopher Nardi, tuba.
The Allegheny Saxophone Ensemble will perform three pieces: “La Cumparsita Tango” by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez; “Sailor’s Hornpipe” by Henry Cowell; and “Turkey in the Straw,” a traditional tune arranged by D. Marlatt. Ensemble members are Brandon Staley and Kate Leary, alto 1; Katy Click and Melissa Mattwig, alto 2; Melissa Ruszczyk, tenor; and Daniel Kerschner, baritone.
Faculty coaches are Bronwell Bond, Jennifer Dearden and Julie Hepler.