Rountree Ensemble to present concert of 20th century masterworks on Oct. 17

October 8, 2012

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Rountree Ensemble, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s chamber music ensemble-in-residence, will perform the first concert of its 2012-13 season on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. Tickets, which are $10 for general admission and $4 for students and seniors, can be purchased through the University Box Office at (608) 342-1298 or tickets.uwplatt.edu.

The program for this concert will feature two major works for wind quintet: Kleine Kammermusik by Paul Hindemith and Wind Quintet by Carl Nielsen. John Marco, UW-Platteville Rountree Ensemble artistic director and clarinetist, said, “In this concert, we will offer major works from the same year: 1922. Yet, the two pieces are very different. The Hindemith has a driving machine-like energy, while the Nielsen has a good humor that has both an unlikely blend of grace and Scandinavian ruggedness.”

Also on the program will be the Canzonetta for oboe and piano by the American composer Samuel Barber, Sonata for clarinet and piano by the French composer Francis Poulenc and “Three Songs” by the British composer Gordon Jacob. Dr. Susan Savage Day, UW-Platteville assistant professor of music, will be the soprano for the Jacob songs.

“It’s a truly international program,” said Marco. “The concert will have music by American, French, British, German and Danish composers. The program is modern, yet quite accessible, with plenty of variety.”

For more information, contact Marco at (608) 342-1012 or marcoj@uwplatt.edu.

Contact and written by: John Marco, lecturer, UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts, (608) 342-1012, marcoj@uwplatt.edu

Formatted by: Barbara Weinbrenner, communications specialist, UW-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, weinbreb@uwplatt.edu

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