Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host the Woodwind Chamber Ensembles in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The clarinet and saxophone ensemble will begin the concert by performing Steve Knight’s arrangement of “Mock Morris” by Percy Grainger, Dwight Gustafson’s arrangement of “Amazing Grace,” Elizabeth Drury’s arrangement of “St. Paul’s Suite” by Gustav Holst and Megan Massey’s arrangement of “Keep Breathing” by Ingrid Michaelson. Massey is a senior instrumental music education major at Ouachita.
The concert will continue with the double reed quartet. They will perform “Romance for Oboe Duo” by William Parker, “Trio Pathetique in D Minor” by Mikhail Glinka, “Rage Over a Lost Penny” by Ludwig van Beethoven and William Schmidt and “Echo Sonata” by Antonio Lotti.
The saxophone trio and clarinet ensemble will conclude the concert with “Trio Concertino” by Walter Hartley and Alexis Ciesla’s arrangement of “Itmar Freilach,” a traditional Klezmar theme.
Members of the clarinet and saxophone ensemble include: Zach Barber, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Mansfield, Texas; Hannah Bowen, a junior choral music education major from Lewisville, Texas; Chris Hogan, a junior instrumental music education major from Bartlesville, Okla.; Scott Kemp, a freshman instrumental music education major from Jessieville, Ark.; Allison King, a senior instrumental music education major from Fort Worth, Texas; Megan Massey, a senior instrumental music education major from Weatherford, Texas; Elizabeth Neel, a freshman instrumental music education major from Arkadelphia, Ark.; Brent Nessler, a senior instrumental music education major from Rowlett, Texas; Suzanna Rieves, a sophomore Christian studies/Christian missions major from DeWitt, Ark.; Crista Riggs, a senior chemistry and biology major from Edmond, Okla.; Chelsea Villanueva, ajunior instrumental music education major from Bentonville, Ark.; Sara Walker, a junior Christian studies/Christian missions major from Mt. Pleasant, Texas; and Lauren West, a music major from Hot Springs, Ark.
Members of the double reed quartet include: Tori Clifton, a freshman kinesiology and leisure studies major from Henderson, Texas, on oboe; William Lawson, a junior Biblical languages and Spanish major from Bryant, Ark., on oboe and English horn; Wes Savage, a freshman musical theatre major from Rudy, Ark., on bassoon; and Megan Massey on bassoon. Kristen La Madrid, OBU staff accompanist, also will perform on the piano with the double reed quartet.
The saxophone trio includes Zach Barber on alto saxophone, Scott Kemp on baritone saxophone and Brent Nessler on tenor saxophone. This portion of the concert will also feature OBU staff accompanist Susan Monroe on the piano.
Dr. Caroline Taylor, professor of music, serves as director of the Woodwind Chamber Ensembles. For more information, contact Taylor at (870) 245-5139 or TaylorC@obu.edu.
By Taylor Tomlinson