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Festival Series 3 — Barber and Wagner

  • Gesa Power House Theatre 111 North 6th Avenue Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

WWCMF presents a program of stunning variety for our third Festival Series performance of the June 2019 season. The cast includes piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, trumpet and trombone. These amazing artists perform with such outstanding ensembles as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (NY), Cleveland Orchestra (OH), Boston Modern Orchestra Project (MA) and the Seattle Symphony during the year. In June, we have them all to ourselves in Walla Walla.

With all these virtuoso musicians, there’s something for everyone. The Webern Concerto for Nine Instruments will challenge your sense of sonic order, Barber’s Summer Music for woodwind quintet will breeze through the Power House Theater like the summer wind and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll will evoke an ancient forest replete with woodland critters. Spanning influences from serial music to American post-tonal harmony to jazz to unabashed romanticism, this program has it all. Join us for a concert sure to change your perception of what chamber music can be.

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Summer Music, Op. 31 (1955) for woodwind quintet

Anton Webern (1883-1945)

Concerto for Nine Instruments, Op. 24 (1934)

I. Etwas lebhaft

II. Sehr langsam

III. Sehr rasch

Dobrinka Tabakova (b. 1980)

Suite in Jazz Style (2009) for piano and viola





Pierre Gabaye (1930-2000)

Récréation (1958) for trumpet, trombone, horn and piano

I. Allegretto

II. Largo

III. Presto

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Siegfried Idyll (1869)

Artists: Sarah Brady, flute; Rodger Burnett, horn; Timothy Christie, viola; Billy Ray Hunter, trumpet; Martin King, horn; Norbert Lewandowski, cello; Christina McGann, violin; Angelique Poteat, clarinet; Paul Rafanelli, bassoon; Maria Sampen, violin; Kevin Schempf, clarinet; Stephen Schermer, double bass; Weston Sprott, trombone; Anna Stoytcheva, piano; and Dan Williams, oboe.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

General admission $20, family $45, student/youth $10

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