Sunday, April 3, 2011

Evening Of Chamber Music Offered In Cookeville

The public is invited to join members of the Cumberland Quintet for an evening of chamber music, featuring a variety of musical styles and instrumentation. The concert, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, and will be held at Tennessee Tech University in Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The selections will include the "London Trios," which were written by Franz Joseph Haydn while he was visiting England. He composed them as a gift for a visit with some of his London patrons, Lord Abingdon and Sir Walter Aston, who were both amateur flutists.

While the original version is written for two flutes and cello, members of the Cumberland Quintet will perform a version for flute, oboe and bassoon. This trio from the Classical Period is followed by a 20th Century woodwind quartet by Czech composer, Leoš Janáček, a piece for flute, oboe, bassoon and piano by Baroque composer, Georg Philipp Telemann, a duet for flute and horn by American composer, Jan Bach, and an arrangement of Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody for woodwind quartet.