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INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES CONCERT SET THURSDAY AT ECU
The East Central University Flute, Clarinet and Brass Ensembles will perform on the Instrumental Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [OCT. 28] in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center's Ataloa Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Flute Ensemble, directed by Juliana Overmier, will perform using many members of the flute family, including the soprano, alto and bass flutes.
"The addition of the larger flutes to the choir expands the range and depth of the music, while still maintaining the beautiful blended timbres that only flutes can create," Overmier said.
The repertoire for the program is J.S. Bach's "Air" and Alexander Tcherepnin's "Trio, opus 59."
The East Central University Flute Ensemble will be one of three groups performing in the Instrumental Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [OCT. 28] in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The Clarinet Ensemble and the Brass Ensemble also will perform in the free concert in the Ataloa Theatre. Members of the Flute Ensemble are (front row, from left) Maria Fuego, Kristen Auten, Jami Turner, Whitney Beck, Erin Burton, Rachael Bessert, Lessa Estrada-Ojeda and (back row) Ashley Branscum, Sarra Blok, Starlet Etheridge, Debbie Allen, Megan Garvin, Rebekah Unruh, Jamie Stinnett and director Juliana Overmier.
The Clarinet Ensemble, directed by Michael Whitmore, will perform "Swipesy Cakewalk" by Scott Joplin, "Sarabande and Allegro" from G.F. Handel's "Concerto Grosse No. 3," "Divertimento No. 1" by Joseph Haydn and "Slavonic Dance No. 4, Op. 46, no. 8" by Antonin Dvorak.
Frank Zugelder will direct the Brass Ensemble in "Sonata" from "Die Bänkelsängerlieder;" "Canzona per sonare No. 2" by Giovanni Gabrieli; "Perthshire Majesty" by Samuel R. Hazo, arranged by ECU student Derek Akers; the traditional spiritual "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot;" and "Variants: A Mighty Fortress" by Elliot Del Borgo.
Flutists include Debbie Allen of Ada; Kristen Auten, Maria Fuego and Rebekah Unruh, all of Ardmore; Whitney Beck, Lindsay; Rachael Bessert, Midwest City; Sarra Blok, alto flute, Glencoe; Ashley Branscum, bass flute, Checotah; Erin Burton, Oklahoma City; Lessa Estrada-Ojeda, Jamie Stinnett and Jami Turner, all, all of Seminole; Starlet Etheridge, Tishomingo; and Megan Garvin, Holdenville.
Members of the Clarinet Ensemble are Nathan Sheeley and Kayla Franco, Owasso; Brittany Bynog, Coalgate; Christian Campbell, Checotah; Andre Dartez and Christine Henderson, Oklahoma City; Eric Gibson, Wynnewood; Chelsea Johnson, Seminole; Lindsay LeBeau, Mustang; Christopher Miller and Kourtni Moore, Tishomingo; Amria Norman, Dewar; Samantha Tyler, McAlester; Matthew Roland, Shawnee; Nathan Steinman, Moore; and Janne' Klassen, Pauls Valley.
The Brass Ensemble includes trumpets Gabriel Gonzales, Purcell; Jake Kinard, Maysville; Christina Kushnick, Spiro; Stephen McCleskey, Ardmore; Michael Mireles, Oklahoma City; Derek Walker, Oklahoma City; and French horns Derek Akers, Sulphur; Tyler Bell, Purcell; Carson Brewer, Oklahoma City; Vanessa Jimenez, Ardmore; and Andrew Reeves, Wetumka.
Trombonists in the Brass Ensemble are Morgan Gosey, Holdenville; Tory Grose, Cushing; and Rayel Schinnerer, Blanchard. On euphonium are Krysta Cassell, Bristow; Justin Cody and Tommy Long, Tecumseh; and Christian Miller, Tishomingo. Tuba players are Justin Anderson, Elmore City; Anthony Dickerson, Davis; Cody Rowe, Oklahoma City; and John Stone, Seminole.
The percussion section includes Dr. Benjamin Finley, Kelsey Creed, Ada; Jesse Milam, Ada; and Adam Mount, Beggs.
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