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Calico Winds: Woodwind Quintets/Jeremy Gilien Quintet premiere/Edendale Up Close Concerts

Calico Winds: Woodwind Quintets/Jeremy Gilien Quintet premiere/Edendale Up Close ConcertsSaturday May 4th 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. PT
We are excited to present Calico Winds for our next Edendale Up Close Concert.

Eileen Holt (flute)
Catherine Del Russo (oboe)
Kathryn Nevin (clarinet)
Theresa Treuenfels (bassoon)
and Rachel Berry (horn)
will perform
the joyful single movement Wind Quintet by Manny Mendelson,
followed by Robert Muczynski’s edgy and animated Quintet for Winds.

The program will culminate with a world premiere performance
of Jeremy Gilien’s Woodwind Quintet
its three movements are descriptively entitled Melodica, Meditation and Merrymaking.:
Playing around with a melodica (a small keyboard played by blowing air through a mouthpiece) provided the initial inspiration for this piece, although for years I had wanted to write something for this versatile combination of instruments which is so capable of producing the most kaleidoscopic colors.
The first movement, Melodica, begins with a jaunty theme in B flat major leading to a pastoral passage in the Dorian mode. The rustic mood continues into F and D major, spinning off into a central section which includes some Baroque procedures, including fugue, canon, and even a French Overture. The original theme reprises, and unfolds freely with syncopated rhythms, and virtuosic filigree in the flute and clarinet. The movement ends with further manipulation of the theme and a short coda.
The second movement, Meditation, set in slow 6/8 time, maintains a serene mood throughout, employing occasional mild dissonance with chromatic harmonies. It serves as an extended interlude to the more extroverted outer movements.
In the finale, Merrymaking, dance-like rhythms abound in an exuberant, modified rondo form beginning in 7/8 time, but then frequently changing meters.
My goal was to write a piece which would hold immediate appeal for a general audience, while remaining enjoyable yet challenging for musicians. I hope I have accomplished that!

Join us for this musical celebration of Spring!

The Edendale library address is 2011 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

but enter from the Alvarado St. side through the library parking lot.

Email for more information.

Presenter / Producer: Edendale Branch Library LAPL

Listed Categories
Music > Recitals - Instrumental
Music > Chamber Music
Music > Contemporary Classical / New Music

Event Phone: 213-207-3000

Edendale Branch Library (LAPL)
2011 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90026

LA - Central / Downtown

Performance Dates: 5/4/2024
Saturday, 05/04/2024

Performance Times
Noon to 1:00pm PT

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