BOONE—What better way to spend an afternoon with friends and music than with Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music?
An Oct. 25 recital in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall features bassoonist Jon Beebe with flutist Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, oboist Alicia Chapman, violinist Nancy Bargerstock, violist Eric Koontz, cellist Kenneth Lurie and pianist Junie Cho.
The performance begins at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Billed as “An Afternoon of Bassoon with Friends,” the recital begins with Antonio Vivaldi’s “Chamber Concerto in G minor, RV 103,” followed by François Devienne’s “Quartet in C Major, Op. 73, No. 1.” Vivaldi, an Italina Baroque composer, wrote more than 500 concertos. “Concerto in G minor” was his only work composed solely for wind instruments. Devienne was a noted bassoonist and flutist in late 17th-century France. He composed nearly 300 works, primarily for wind instruments.
The program next moves to a more contemporary composition – “Duo Sephardim” by Philippe Hersant. A French composer, Hersant wrote his duo composition for bassoon and viola in 1993.
Francis Poulenc’s “Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon” ends the recital. Poulenc was also a French composer who favored the woodwinds. His “Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano” composed in 1926 is considered a repertory classic.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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