URI Chamber Ensembles offer Fall Concert, Nov. 21

KINGSTON, R.I. –November 9, 2010 –The University of Rhode Island Chamber Ensembles’ fall concert will present a variety of music that ranges from classic Mozart and Beethoven to The Secret Language of Snow by Kirk Vogel and Mississippi Rag by William Krell. The concert will be held at 7 pm on Nov. 21 in the URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, and admission is free.

Among those performing will be the URI Woodwind Quintet (Allison Parramore, flute; Ali D’Amato, oboe; Michelle Cefaretti, clarinet; guest performer Susan Wood, bassoon; Ethan Cafferky, horn), performing the Partita by Irving Fine; and the Clarinet Choir (Michelle Cefaretti, Brandon Winrich, Megan Vallee, Emily Coppola, Anne Veeger, Emilie Bard, Kylie Woodmansee, Dan Shields, Jaime Brosof), playing a new work by composer Francine Trester, who teaches at the Berklee School of Music. Both groups are coached by Kelli O’Connor.

A trio (Kevin Koehler, Violin, Teresa Procopio, Oboe, Tom Pritchard, Viola) coached by Ann Danis, will perform Mozart’s Serenade #2 in C Major; the URI Flute Ensemble, coached by Jessica Carrera, consists of one large group of eight, who will perform The Secret Language of Snow by Kirk Vogel, plus a quartet who will play Jour d’ete a la Montagne by Eugene Bozza, and a second quartet, who will play Mississippi Rag by William Krell, arranged for flute quartet by Arthur Frackenpohl.

The URI Oboe Band, coached by Jane Murray, will play two trios and one duo: Beethoven Trio in C Op 87 (Ben Negrete and Drew O’Connors, oboe; Theresa Procopio, English horn); Shepherds of Provence by Eugene Bozza (Khrystalin Hall, oboe; Elizabeth Escalera, English horn); and two movements from Pergolesi Suite arranged by Jean Oelrich (Gianna Hayes and Shaina Winrich, oboe; Drew O’Connors, English horn).

The twelve-member Trombone Choir, coached by Brian Cardany & Gabe Langfur, will perform Trois Chansons by Claude Debussy, arr. Michael Levin, and the Guitar Ensemble will perform works by Morley, Purcell, Bach, and Telemann.

Concerts seats are available on a first-come basis. The URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall is handicap-accessible, and parking is available in the lot behind the building, off Bills Road.

For more information, contact the URI Department of Music at 874-2431 or check the department website at: www.uri.edu/artsci/mus.