FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 16, 2007
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, 615-898-2493
Concert Will Feature World Premiere by Local Composer Osterfield
(MURFREESBORO)—The Stones River Chamber Players (SRCP), an ensemble in residence at MTSU, will perform the second of its annual three-concert series at MTSU at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Hinton Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
The title of the program, "Two, Four, Six, Eight," describes how the program will unfold to the audience," said Todd Waldecker, MTSU professor of clarinet and co-director for the group.
Waldecker explained that the first piece will be a duo and the second will be a quartet, with the third a sextet and the fourth an octet.
The duo for cello and piano will feature Beethoven's Sonata in g minor, Op. 5, No. 2. Next the quartet will present Maxine Warshauer's Time to Blossom for soprano, flute, cello and piano.
Waldecker said that the next piece for six players will be a world premiere by Paul Osterfield, professor of composition at MTSU. The piece is titled Divertimento for winds, piano, and double bass.
The concert will close with Stravinsky's 1923 Octet for Winds, which will be conducted by Reed Thomas, MTSU director of bands,
SRCP players participating in this program will include MTSU faculty members Don Aliquo, saxophone; Michael Arndt, trumpet; Sandra Arndt, piano; Deanna Hahn-Little, flute; Caleb Harris, piano; David Hobbs, trumpet; Christine Isley-Farmer, soprano; David Loucky, trombone; Maya Stone, bassoon; Xiao-Fa Zhang, cello; and Waldecker, clarinet, with Thomas conducting. The group will be assisted by Tim Pearson, double bass, as well as MTSU graduate students Courtney Mosley, trombone, and Meghan Ryan, bassoon.
The Jan. 29 concert is free and open to the public.
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