The Yellowstone Chamber Players will present their third concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, in Losekamp Hall on the campus of Rocky Mountain College.
Wood, strings, wind and brass will blend timbres to take listeners on a warm romantic musical tour around Europe. The tour begins in Germany with Lee Hancock on piano and Sheri Rolf on clarinet, performing Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata Op. 120 No. 2 for Clarinet and Piano.” This masterpiece is among Brahms’ final works, and is exemplary of the lush textures and emotion so characteristic of this composer.
Then the program will travel north to England with “Romanza for Horn and Strings” by Arthur Butterworth. The British composer found inspiration for much of his work in the rugged beauty of Scandanavia, and many of his works evoke visions of that unspoiled natural landscape.
The concert will move on to Russia for Alexander Glazunov’s “Idyll for Horn and String Quartet.” Like Butterworth, Glazunov took much of his inspiration from nature, as is evident in the in the pastoral scenes which he paints in the Idyll.
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Both of the works will feature John Dutton on horn, Laura Dalbey and Lindsey Selway on violin, Amy Letson on viola, and Mary McCullough on cello, with the lyric voice of the horn at the forefront.
The tour will conclude in Czechoslovakia with Leoš Janáček’s “Concertino,” a virtuosic but playful work featuring lots of catchy themes. While “Concertino” includes all of the instrumentalists on the program, it is a showcase for piano, according to a news release from the Yellowstone Chamber Players.
Admission to the concert costs $15 at the door for adults.
For more information call Sheri Rolf at 256-7777.