Quintets, Sextets & Queen: Classical and Rock? A disagreeable pairing - or is it?

Queen publicity shot from 1976. File photo.

On Tuesday, April 5, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents its final regular season concert, a whirlwind of Winds, in Quintets, Sextets & Queen, at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The Winds of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present Anton Reicha’s Wind Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 88, No. 2 (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn); Leoš Janáček’s Mládi (Youth) for Wind Sextet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon and horn); and Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet (piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn).

The evening will end with a delightful blend of classical and rock in Carl Rath’s arrangement of classic tunes from the iconic British rock band, Queen, in Queen Fantasy for Wind Quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn).

Brightmusic musicians appearing will be Parthena Owens (flute), Lisa Harvey-Reed (oboe), Chad Burrow (clarinet), Daniel Gilbert (clarinet), Carl Rath (bassoon), Kate Pritchett (horn) and Samuel Magrill (piano).

The concert will be at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 5, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson). Individual concert admission is $20 per ticket. Students and active-duty military personnel are admitted free with ID. More information about this concert is available on Brightmusic’s website at www.brightmusic.org.

Musicians for Quintets, Sextets and Queen:

Parthena Owens, Flute - Associate Instructor of Flute at Oklahoma City University; flutist with the OKC and Norman Philharmonic Orchestras.

Lisa Harvey-Reed, Oboe - Instructor of Oboe at Oklahoma City University; Principal Oboist of the OKC, Lawton and Norman Philharmonic Orchestras.

Chad Burrow, Clarinet - Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Michigan; former Principal Clarinetist with the OKC Philharmonic.

Daniel Gilbert, Clarinet - Associate Professor of Clarinet, University of Michigan; former Second Clarinet in the Cleveland Orchestra.

Carl Rath, Bassoon - Emeritus Professor of Bassoon at the University of Oklahoma; currently Professor of Bassoon at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Dr. Kate Pritchett, Horn - Associate Professor of Horn at Oklahoma City University; Principal Hornist, OKC and Lawton Philharmonic Orchestras.

Dr. Samuel Magrill, Piano - Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at UCO, where he has taught music theory and composition since 1988. He is the composer of over 100 compositions for solo piano, chamber ensemble and various other instruments and has received numerous composition awards.


The Gayly- 3/30/2016 @ 10:21 AM CDT