ROME — Alliance Classical Players kicks off its summer 2018 season, with its first concert titled “Old Wine in New Bottles” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St.
The program includes Roaring Fork, for wind quintet by Eric Ewazen. This three-movement work depicts the scenery in and around the Roaring Fork River Valley in Colorado. Two larger chamber wind works are also included in the program: Charles Gounod’s Petite Symphonie and Gordon Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles. The Gounod selection is a lively and tuneful work that has become a staple of the chamber wind literature, and the Jacob is a collection of four old English folk songs, re-worked for a large chamber wind group into four short movements to delight audiences.
Musicians performing in the concert are: Cornelia Brewster and Beth Evans, flute; Janelle Bookhout and Kathryn Dimmel, oboes; Kristin Kelly and Colleen O’Neil, clarinets; Sue Daves and Judy Marchione, bassoons; Ed Marshilok, contrabassoon; Claire McKenney and Elizabeth Hahn, French horns; and Jack Chesebro III and Bert Bookhout, trumpets.
The program is conducted by Jason Curley.
A complimentary reception follows the concert, featuring light snacks and wines hand-picked by the musicians.
General admission tickets are $8 and available for purchase at the door. Students, seniors and RACC members are admitted free.
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