The Frostburg State University Faculty Artist Series presents “I Venti Semplice” on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
As artistic director and a founding member of “I Venti Semplice,” Dr. Mark Gallagher, clarinet and music instructor at FSU, has created a group dedicated to the promotion and performance of wind chamber music. This flexible ensemble performs music ranging from solo to large ensemble works. Performances consist of standard works from the literature, new music as well as several transcriptions.
Based in Washington, D.C., “I Venti Semplice’s” concert venues encompass concert halls to historic churches throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and New England. In 2002 the group completed a highly acclaimed tour of New England and in 2004 completed a tour of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.
Recent projects include a series of wind trios by the 18th century Bohemian composers, Wenth, Tribensee and Wranitzky. All of these trios have been arranged to accommodate any combination of instruments including flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, basset horn and bassoon. The ensemble is presently involved in a recording project to bring these delightful pieces to the public.
Kristen Bacchiocchi-Stewart will be playing flute, Suzanne Geoffrey will be playing obo and English horn, and Mark Gallagher will be playing clarinet.
For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
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