06. November 2009 · Comments Off on It’s Tonight · Categories: Ramble

Yep … the recital is tonight … and so now it’s “hurry up and wait”. Obviously I pick up the oboe a bit; I’ll check out the reeds, play the more difficult licks, and just get myself comfortable on what I have ahead of me. I won’t play a tremendous amount … I just don’t want to overdo things, and I always worry that I’ll do something horrendous to my reeds! Silly, I’m sure.

Oh! I can’t forget, too, that I have to talk! Ack! Musicians aren’t necessarily talkers, and we’ll see how this goes. Each of us talks about one of the works, and I am introducing the Ferenc Farkas Antique Hungarian Dances.

Complete program:

Danza de Mediodia Arturo Marquez (b. 1950)
Woodwind Quintet

Régi Magyar Táncok (Antique Hungarian Dances) Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000)
Woodwind Quintet
I. Intrada
II. Lassù (Slow Dance)
III. Lapockàs (Shoulder Blade Dance)
IV. Chorea
V. Ugròs (Leaping Dance)

Windhover Hilary Tann (b. 1947)
Solo Flute: Greer Ellison, flute

Valses (from 16 Valsas para Fagote) Francisco Mignone (1897-1986)
Solo Bassoon: Erin Irvine, bassoon
I. A Boa Pascoa para Voce, Devos! (Happy Easter to You, Devos!)
II. Pattapiada (Pattapiada – Homage to the flutist Pattápio Silva)
III. Aquelo Modinha que o Villa nao Escreveu (The Modinha that Villa Didn’t Write)

Roaring Fork Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)
Woodwind Quintet
I. Whitewater Rapids (Maroon Creek)
II. Columbines (Snowmass Lake)
III. At The Summit (Buckskin Pass)

The more we played the works, the happier I became with the pieces we chose. I think it’s an appealing program, and I think the audience will like it.

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