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Top BYU student instrumentalists feature in concerts Nov. 18-21

Brigham Young University’s School of Music will host four free concerts featuring trombone, woodwinds, strings and brass, Tuesday through Friday, Nov. 18-21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center.

Tuesday night, the Trombone Ensemble, composed of BYU trombone majors, will perform a broad range of music, from a jazz standard “Body and Soul” to a version of the hymn “All creatures of Our God and King” to an upbeat and rhythmic original composition called “Hex Files.”

The Trombone Choir program will also feature “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” by Johannes Brahms, “Kyrie” by Anton Bruckner and “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl.

The BYU Woodwind Honors Quintet will present a recital Wednesday night. The quintet features flutist Annie Elmer, oboist Rebecca Tittelfitz, clarinetist Daniel Bailey, bassoonist Katie Smith and French horn player Kenji Hood. The program will include Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet by Gyorgy Ligeti and “Aires Tropicales” by Taquito D’Rivera.

The Thursday night concert will feature the String Honors Quartet. The quartet will perform Janacek’s second string quartet, “Intimate Letters,” and Beethoven’s String Quartet, op. 9, “Serioso.”

Friday night, the BYU Honors Brass Quintet will perform contemporary works to light, popular brass quintet pieces. Coached by Will Kimball, the brass chamber ensemble will present “Scherzo” by John Cheetham, “Mosaics” by Anthony Plog, “Tango” by Isaac Albeniz and “That’s a Plenty” by Lew Pollack.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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