Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present its fall Chamber Winds Concert on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall, located in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The concert will be free and open to the public.
“The Chamber Winds program is an opportunity for our Wind Ensemble students to study and perform chamber music – music for smaller instrumentation than the full Wind Ensemble,” said Dr. Craig Hamilton, Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music and director of the ensemble. “The audience will enjoy a varied concert of timbre combinations and styles.
“Our literature for the concert spans from the 16th century to the 21st century,” Hamilton added.
The evening’s program will include “Bells” by Ian McDougall, “Little Symphony for Winds” by Franz Schubert and arranged by Verne Reynolds, “Susato Suite” by Tylman Susato and arranged by John Iveson, “Premier Quatuor, Op. 53” by Jean Baptiste Singelée and “An American Tapestry” by Daniel Kallman.
“One of the biggest reasons I enjoy playing in the Chamber Winds Concert is because everyone is usually one to a part, which means that everyone is a soloist,” said Ashlynne Turner, a senior instrumental music education major from Burleson, Texas, on clarinet. “I believe that everyone would benefit from going to this concert because it’s an opportunity to hear the individual players more clearly than you would in a big band setting.”
“Chamber music is a different beast than what you hear at a large ensemble concert,” said Abby Morse, a senior English major from Georgetown, Texas, on bassoon. “It’s a great opportunity to discover what each instrument offers and get a taste for a kind of music you may not have had the opportunity to just rest and enjoy before the show.”
For more information, contact Dr. Craig Hamilton at email@example.com or (870) 245-5137.
By Ashly Stracener
October 7, 2019