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|(Left to Right) Catherine Melton, Moore, alto flute; Rachael Bessert, Midwest City; Erin Burton, Oklahoma City; Debbie Allen, Ada; Eric Gibson, Wynnewood, bass flute; Lauren Webb; Juliana Overmier, flute ensemble conductor.|
|(Bottom Row, left to right) Dr. Lauren Cox, director of the clarinet ensemble; Savannah Wood, Elmore City; Rebekah Lal, Eufaula; Lindsay LeBeau, Mustang; Naomi Long, McAlester. (Second Row, left to right) Ashley Schingle, Dallas, Texas; Alaura Lackey, Purcell; Holli Cook, Stroud; Caitlin Braden, Cleveland; Christian Campbell, Checotah. (Third Row left to right): Blake Low, Ada; Jessi Dockrey, Mustang; Raven Shirley, Tuttle; Kayla Franco, Owasso. (Top Row, left to right): Eric Gibson, Kingston; Henry Barnes, Seminole; Nathan Steinman, Moore; Andrea Dartez, Moore.|
EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY FLUTE, CLARINET, BRASS ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT ON TUESDAY, NOV. 13
The East Central University Flute, Clarinet and Brass Ensembles will perform a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.
The Instrumental Ensembles Concert is free and open to the public.
The Flute Ensemble, directed by Juliana Overmier, will perform using several members of the flute family, including the piccolo along with the soprano, alto and bass flutes.
The repertoire for the program is Mozart’s Alleluia from Exultate, Jubilate; Ernesto Lecuona’s Malaguena; and the first movement of Joseph Boismortier’s Concerto #2, op.15.
Playing the soprano flutes will be Debbie Allen, of Ada; Rachel Bessert, Midwest City; and Erin Burton, Oklahoma City. Catherine Melton, of Moore, will be playing the alto flute, and Eric Gibson, Wynnewood, will be on the bass flute.
The Clarinet Ensemble, directed by Dr. Lauren Cox, will feature 18 members who represent many majors throughout the university.
The clarinet group will perform In Modo Religioso by Alexander Glazunov. It’s a hymn-like composition using the rich sounds of a large clarinet ensemble with a very expressive effect. The second work is adapted from the tangos of Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, called Tango and Chant d’amour. The ensemble will end with a fast, Latin-American influenced composition called !Viva! by Michael Kibbe, a challenging work with complicated rhythms and tempo changes.
The 18 clarinetists include: Hank Barnes, of Seminole; Caitlin Braden, of Cleveland; Christian Campbell, Checotah; Holli Cook, Stroud; Andrea Dartez, Moore; Jessi Dockrey, contrabass clarinet, Mustang; Kayla Franco, Owasso; Eric Gibson, Wynnewood; Aluara Lackey, Purcell; Rebekal Lal, Eufaula; Lindsay LeBeau, Mustang; Naomi Long, McAlester; Blake Loy, bass clarinet, Ada; Ashley Schingle, Dallas, Texas; Raven Shirley, Tuttle; Nathan Steinman, bass clarinet, Moore; Rick Street, Moore; and Savannah Wood, Elmore City.
The Brass Ensemble is under the direction of Paul Nesper.
The musical works include: Rondeau by Jean-Joseph Mouret, six pieces from Funff-stimmigte blasende music by Johann Pezel Fantasia and from Antique Suite for Antiphonal Brass Choir by Michael Horvit.
Tuba players include Justin Anderson, Elmore City; Kierick Parrish, Duncan; John Stone, Seminole; and Alex Workman, Comanche. Trombone players are: Kanon Kuch, Ada; Zach Martin, Bethel Acres; and Cayla Odom, Purcell; The horn players are Andrew Reeves, Wetumka, and Kyle Wilkes, Purcell.
Trumpet players include Melody Dunn, Sulphur; Kayla Keith, Ada; Jake Kinard, Maysville; William Lampkin, Beggs; Elaine Lancaster, Eufaula; Stephen McCleskey, Ardmore; and Amelia Stevens, Ada. Euphonium players include Krysta Cassell, Bristow; Christian Cody, Tecumseh; Justin Cody, Tecumseh; Joseph Franco, Purcell; Erica Nelson, Ada; and Edward Sallee, Byng.
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