Flute Choir and Saxophone Quartet Concert

The McDaniel College Department of Music will present a concert by its Flute Choir and its McDaniel G4 Saxophone Quartet on Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.  The performances, directed by Linda Kirkpatrick and David Duree, respectively, will take place in McDaniel Lounge.

The Flute Choir, formerly a class, is now a performing ensemble.  “The McDaniel College Flute Choir ‘Club’ is still the same group,” Kirkpatrick notes.  “It’s just not a class anymore.  I keep it going because so many people want to play in it!” 

The Flute Choir consists of McDaniel alumni Esther Jones and Deborah Seidel, Carroll Community College students Emily Chaffer and Christine Gary, and community musicians Edward Granlund, Anthony Napolitano, Beth Ream, and Mary Stojak.

Of the performance, Kirkpatrick says, “We are performing one original flute choir composition by local composer Jonathan Cohen—actually his first ever composition, ‘Helen’s Backyard.’  It’s a celebration of life told through a backyard day, presented in five movements: Dawn Processional, Bird Dance, Cat Pause, Squirrels and Evening Chorale.”  The group will also perform arrangements of familiar classical works including “Funeral March of a Marionette” by Gounod and “Tambourin” by Gossec.

The McDaniel G4 Saxophone Quartet plans a varied program, including music for the holidays as well as traditional saxophone fare.

Members are McDaniel College students Ethan Brown, Colin Tucker, and Kyle McAllister.  Joining the group for this concert are Patrick Rippeon a McDaniel College community music student who attends Francis Scott Key High School.

The saxophone quartet, recently honored with an appearance at the 40th Annual International Saxophone Symposium held at George Mason University, will present a broad cross section of styles from Vivaldi to Lennie Niehaus compositions and arrangements.  “While the saxophone is a new instrument compared to flute, oboe, and bassoon, it has been constantly expanding its sphere of appreciation,” notes Duree. 

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 410-857-2599.

Thursday, November 14 at 7:00pm

McDaniel Lounge, 7p

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