Wake Forest music department announces April concert calendar

By Pam Barrett
March 21, 2006

Wake Forest University's Department of Music will present six concerts in April. All concerts will be held in Brendle Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

April 6: "An Evening of Chamber Music for Piano and Strings"; 8 p.m.

The Wake Forest University Department of Music will present a concert featuring rarely heard works by American composers George Whitefield Chadwick and Daniel Gregory Mason. Performers will include pianist Peter Kairoff and violinist Jacqui Carrasco from the Wake Forest music department faculty and violist Ulrich Eisenauer and cellist Zvi Plesser from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

April 12: "Italian Music of the Late Renaissance" by the Collegium Musicum; 8 p.m.

The Wake Forest Collegium Musicum will present a concert featuring Italian music from the 16th and 17th centuries. The concert will feature both the Collegium Musicum Instrumentalists and the Vocal Ensemble. The instrumentalists, who perform on reproductions of Renaissance instruments such as recorders, viola de gambas, sackbuts and cornetto, will present works by Orlando di Lasso, Orfeo Vecchi, Giovanni Gabrieli and others. The vocalists will sing works by Govanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Adriano Banchieri and Jacob Arcadelt. The two groups will combine to present Gabrieli's "Plaudite omnis terra."

April 18: University Jazz Ensemble Concert; 8 p.m.

The Wake Forest University Jazz Ensemble will present a concert featuring a variety of jazz standards, including "Route 66," "Jet Set," "Bright Eyes" and "Michael Brecker Waltz." Jazz arrangements of popular songs will also be performed.

April 20: Spring Choral and University Orchestra Concert; 8 p.m.

The choral ensembles and orchestra at Wake Forest will present a combined concert celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. The Collegium Vocal Ensemble will present two short sacred works by Mozart with the Chamber Orchestra. The University Orchestra will perform "Mozart Escapes the Museum," a unique work written by Greensboro composer Russel Peck that features a creative, playful scoring of several Mozart piano sonata movements. The Wake Forest Concert Choir will sing with the Wake Forest Chorale and the University Orchestra to close the concert with Mozart's "Requiem." Guest soloists will be Teresa Radomski, Lee Morgan, Richard Heard and Jason McKinney.

April 22: Student Chamber Music Concert; 8 p.m.

Wake Forest's Student Chamber Music Concert will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at their spring concert with music from Darius Milhaud and string quartet arrangements of the jazz standards "Take Five" and "Black Orpheus." The concert will also feature an early piano trio by Beethoven and a woodwind arrangement of Dvorak's "American Quartet."

April 23: University Wind Ensemble Concert; 3 p.m.

The Wake Forest University Wind Ensemble will perform a spring concert featuring a combination of traditional and contemporary music for the modern concert band. Among the selections will be "Joy" by Joseph Curiale, "Shenendoah" arranged by Frank Ticheli and "Chorale Prelude: Be Thou My Vision" arranged by Jack Stamp.

For information about any of these concerts, call (336) 758-5364.