Woodwind and Brass Students Present Chamber Music Concert


University of Mary woodwind and brass students have been sharing their love of music all semester, and are gearing up for a performance at the University of Mary. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, in R. M. Heskett Hall, and features a woodwind septet, saxophone quartet, flute/oboe quartet, and trombone quartet.

The music was collectively chosen by the students and their directors, Dr. Michelle Kiec and Anthony Williams, music professors at America's Leadership University. Students in the ensembles range from freshmen to seniors.

New faculty member Williams says, "The 8th position trombone quartet is very excited about this performance. Our program includes Czechoslovakian music ranging from national hymns to carols, as well as folk music, which is a rare gem within the trombone ensemble repertoire. The students are very excited to share the unique sound and blend of four trombones with the audience."

The concert also features two new arrangements by Kiec, "La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin" by Claude Debussy and "Fairy Tale No. 1" by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Works by Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Johann Pachelbel, Caesar Giovannini, and Georges Bizet round out the program.

These chamber groups participated in the recent U-Mary Music Tour, which featured large and small ensembles performing at over 20 venues in North Dakota and Minnesota. This home concert allows chamber music students to share their talents with local audiences.