LAWRENCE- The University of Kansas School of Music is proud to present the final concert of the Faculty Virtuosi Series, a new program highlighting the talents of music faculty artists, on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at 7:30 pm, Swarthout Recital Hall. The program includes two masterpieces of wind chamber music. The first is Beethoven's Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 103 >and will feature KU faculty artists and doctoral students, including Margaret Marco and Lindsey Knox (oboe), Stephanie Zelnick and Robert Walzel (clarinet), Paul Stevens and David Bushouse (horn), and Eric Stomberg and Leigh Miller (bassoon). A 22-year old Beethoven composed this work in 1782 with a specific set of highly talented musicians in mind. As such, he was able to incorporate more technical flair into the composition than was normally expected of such pieces (these works often served as background or dinner music).
Also on the program is Mozart's Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 452 for Piano and Winds performed by Margaret Marco (oboe), Stephanie Zelnick (clarinet), Paul Stevens (horn), Eric Stomberg (bassoon) and Delores Stevens. The work, completed in 1784, displays Mozart's singular adeptness for soaring, expressive wind writing. Special guest Mrs. Stevens will be performing the virtuosic piano part in celebration of her 60th anniversary of her graduation from the University of Kansas, where she earned her bachelor degree in piano performance.
For more information about these events, please contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. MUSIC.KU.EDU.