The Music for Miles season continues on Sunday, October 11, with the Black Squirrel Wind Quintet from Kent State; the university’s School of Music sidewalks have for decades hosted the famous black squirrels, and the school is so proud of that distinction that its Wind Faculty took the name for their new ensemble. The Black Squirrel Winds Quintet is made up of members of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music: Danna Sundet (oboe), Kent Larmee (horn), Diane McCloskey (flute), along with avid soloist Amitai Vardi (clarinet) and Akron Symphony member Mark DeMio (bassoon).
The Black Squirrel Wind Quintet’s first set will include: Trois Pieces Bre’ves by Jacques Ibert, Six Russian Folk Dances by Anatoly Liadov and Quintet in Bb Major by Franz Danzi. During a thirty minute intermission, there will be treats and an activity for the children. After intermission, the quintet will play La Cheminée du Roi René (The Fireplace of King René), a seven movement suite composed by Frenchman Darius Milhaud in 1939. Finally, they will end the concert by performing Roaring Fork, a challenging, 20 minute piece evocative of the Roaring Fork River in Colorado. This piece consisting of three movements, was composed by Cleveland native Eric Ewazen for the Borealis Wind Quintet in 1993.
Music for Miles Concert Series is a FREE chamber music program provided by Waterloo Arts through generous grants from the Cleveland Federation of Musicians, Waterloo Arts Friends Committee and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.