The wind faculty from the University of South Carolina and East Carolina University join forces for a program of works for double wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon). Featured will be dapplegray, a new piece by USC composition professor David K. Garner based on the folk lullaby All the Pretty Horses, for double quintet and electronic playback, along with Swiss Romantic composer Joachim Raff’s engaging Sinfonietta and Argentinian tango king Astor Piazzolla’s high-energy Libertango. Garner will attend the concert and talk about his piece.
Christine Gustafson and Jennifer Parker-Harley, flutes
Bo Newsome and Rebecca Nagel, oboes
Douglas Monroe and Joseph Eller, clarinets
Mary Burroughs and JD Shaw, French horns
Christopher Ulffers and Michael Harley, bassoons
"The idea for this performance, combining the wind faculties of both ECU and USC, came about in the best of ways: through a friendship. Jennifer (USC flute professor and my wife) and I got to know ECU clarinetist Doug Monroe, a wonderful guy and player, when we were all teaching at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan a couple of summers ago. The proximity of our schools, of course, made us think about joining forces for a concert. This program also represents a great opportunity for all of us to explore a repertoire that one rarely has a chance to perform because of the unusual size and composition of the ensemble – 10 players is really quite a large bunch for a non-conducted chamber ensemble. We are all really looking forward to this opportunity to collaborate!"
- Michael Harley, Assistant Professor of Bassoon, University of South Carolina