“an ensemble of first-rate musicians, technically superb, generously expressive,
and obviously enjoying themselves.” Dallas Morning News
Chamber Music Concerts presents the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble with Caroline Palmer, piano, on Friday, April 14th at 7:30pm at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall. The program includes Francis Poulenc’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon, FP 43; Heinrich Molbe’s Air Arabe for oboe, horn, and piano, Op. 77; Mikhail Glinka’s Trio Pathétique in D Minor, for clarinet, bassoon, and piano; Erwin Schulhoff’s Divertissement for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon; and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quintet in E-flat Major for piano and winds, K. 452.
Tickets are $36-$45, with discounts for full-time students and Oregon Trail Card holders. To purchase tickets and see program details, visit ChamberMusicConcerts.org.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 and is currently led by Music Director Joshua Bell. In 1967, the Academy Chamber Ensemble was formed to perform the larger scale chamber music repertoire with players who customarily worked together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. Drawn from the principal players of the orchestra, the Chamber Ensemble’s touring commitments are extensive and include regular tours of Europe and North America, whilst recording contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs. The Chamber Ensemble now performs in multiple configurations, including the Academy Wind Ensemble, which performs programs featuring the quintets of Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms, among other works.
The Singapore-born English pianist, Caroline Palmer, studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Edith Vogel and later continued her studies with Peter Wallfisch and Hans Keller. She won several prizes and also was a finalist in the Busoni Competition in Italy. Since then Palmer has established a reputation as a chamber musician and soloist and has performed in the USA and throughout Europe.