August 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Romances & Serenades

“A Soirée and a Pop-Up Wind Quintet…”

By Tom Maguire

Culture Vulture

Tom Maguire is a musician, arts supporter and a guy who travels the Southwest in a 13’ Scamp trailer, because he couldn’t figure out how the tent poles went together.

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Romances & Serenades

Now in its 25 Season, Serenata of Santa Fe continues its tradition of musical soirées in lovely homes and other intimate settings. On Wednesday August 22nd the location will be the home of Sue and Charles Mize, with a program ranging from Bach to the music of film composer John Williams, accompanied by elegant appetizers and fine wine.

The program opens with the Cantabile from the Sonata in G for violin and harpsichord by J.S. Bach followed by an enormous range of material: Sonata No. 5 in F# Minor by Manuel Blasco de Nebra for harpsichord; Oblivion for oboe and harpsichord by Astor Piazzolla; the Franz Liszt Romance Oubliee for cello and piano; Sergei Rachmaninov’s Romance, op. 6 for Violin and Piano and a Gabriel Faure trio: the Trio in d Minor, Allegro Vivace for violin, cello and piano. Also on the program are more contemporary works, including Serenade in F Minor for Oboe, Horn and Piano by Robert Kahn and Nightflight for Violin, Cello and Piano by Kenji Bunch. The afore-mentioned The Chairman's Waltz for violin and piano by John Williams is a work from Williams’ film score for “Memoirs of a Geisha.”
 
The artists performing for this very special concert are: Pamela Epple, oboe; Scott Temple, horn; L.P. How, violin; Sally Guenther, cello; Debra Ayers, piano and Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord. The concert starts at 4:00 p.m. with doors opening at 3:30.
 
Also on tap for Santa Fe audiences is a free Serenata of Santa Fe “Pop-Up Wind Quintet" concert on Friday August 31st. There are two opportunities to hear this half-hour concert: at 12:30 at The Museum Hill Café and at 5:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe Railyard under the water tank. Actually there will be a third performance at 3:00 p.m., but, as of now, that location is still TBA (to be announced). Check Serenata’s website for more details.

Works on this concert are from composers Jacques Ibert, Maurice Ravel, Franz Joseph Haydn and Elliott Carter, with artists Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute; Pamela Epple, oboe; Michael Tosi, clarinet; Scott Temple, horn and Toni Lipton, bassoon.

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