The University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts is excited to open its music season with And There a Rose, a Great Wind. This weekend the woodwind concert will be performed at the U of C by some of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s own talented Calgary-based musicians:
Christopher Sales (principal bassoonist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra),
Erin Fung (principal clarinettist of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra),
Sara Hahn (principal flutist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra),
Jean Landa (principal oboist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra),
Laurie Matiation (third horn of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra),
and Rolf Bertsch (pianist; conductor and artistic director of the Calgary Civic Symphony).
The musicians will be presenting the premiere of Sales’ arrangement of the Brahms F minor Piano Quintet and Strings, transcribed for woodwind quintet in lieu of string quartet.
Christopher Sales enthusiastically describes this as some of his favourite works. “I feel privileged to have a chance to play such a brilliant piece by Brahms, who never wrote a chamber work for a full wind complement.”
In addition to the Brahms, they will also perform a Rossini quartet, a woodwind quintet by Ana Sokolovic (translated as ‘Drinking Songs’), and the Walter Piston Woodwind Trio, a Dada-esque representation of the world that sat between the two world wars, and the strangely beautiful feeling that it evokes.
The concert will take place at the Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall on September 17th at 8:00 PM.