FSU's Department of Music to Present Woodwind Studio Recital

May 8, 2017

Frostburg State University's Department of Music will present the Woodwind Studio in an evening of flute and saxophone music on Monday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU's Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.The program for Dr. Brent Weber's saxophone studio includes "Lou Cabridan" ("The Bumblebee") from "Tableaux de Provence" ("Pictures of Provence") by Paula Maurice, performed by Eric Foreman, who will be accompanied by pianist Joseph Yungen. The "Tableaux" is a series of musical pictures from the Provence area in the southeast corner of France. In "Lou Cabridan," the bee takes a moment to rest on the flowers, then, watching his chance, flees his narrow valley. The contrasting movements of this work are full of animation and charm. This piece is considered one of Maurice's finest.Foreman and Weber will also perform "Invention Nos. 1 and 2," which Bach wrote as musical exercises for his students. Heather Wiesst and Weber will present Beethoven's "Minuet and Trio," a common form in classical music composition and one that Beethoven used extensively.The program for Stephanie Ray's flute studio includes Ian Clarke's "Sunday Morning" performed by Shefali Shah. Jenna Stevey will perform movement 1 and Alexandra Hill movement 2 of Benjamin Godard's "Suite de trios morceaux," which evokes the lost world of salon music. Madison Sibley will perform movements 2 and 3 from Jules Mouquet's best-known work, "La Flute de Pan," and Hill and Shah will perform Franz Doppler's "Andante et Rondo," a flashy showpiece for two flutes in which the long melody of the andante sweeps and soars in dramatic fashion and the rondo has the cheek and drive of a Hungarian gypsy dance.For more information, contact the Department of Music at 301-687-4109.FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.