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BPC Woodwind Quintet gives fall recital
| Brewton-Parker College’s Woodwind Quintet gave a fall recital Nov.14 in Gilder Recital Hall on the Mount Vernon campus. Performing from left are Elizabeth Nichols, Andrea Gaston, Matthew Pittman, Dr. Armenio Suzano and Jamie Sexton. (Photo by Hayley Boisseau)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Woodwind Quintet serenaded the audience at their fall recital in Gilder Recital Hall with the soothing, and sometimes provoking strains of composers Haydn, Villa-Lobos, Beethoven and others.
The quintet includes students Elizabeth Nichols on flute, Andrea Gaston on oboe, Jamie Sexton on clarinet, Matthew Pittman on saxophone and BPC Associate Professor of Music and Director of Musical Ensembles, Dr. Armenio Suzano, on the bass clarinet.
The highly-attended program in Gilder Recital Hall on the Mount Vernon campus featured the following pieces directed by Dr. Suzano: “Quintette pour Instruments à Vent, Allegro con moto” by Paul Taffanel, “Duet in Eb Major, Allegro resoluto” by Hyacinthe Klosé, “Passacaille” by Adrien Barthe, “Le Cygne” by Camille Saint-Saëns, “Presto” by Franz J. Haydn, “Dueto para Clarineta e Flauta” by Heitor Villa-Lobos and the final pieces, the “Adagio”, “Allegro” and “Rondo” of the “Quintet for Woodwinds in Eb Major Op. 71” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The Division of Music at Brewton-Parker invites the community to the forthcoming performances on the Mount Vernon campus.
The Brewton-Parker Community Wind Ensemble, which includes members of the Woodwind Quintet, will be in concert Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gilder Recital Hall. The ensemble is also composed of members of the BPC faculty and community.
A student recital featuring the individual performances of 15 students will be held Friday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in the Gilder Recital Hall.
Seasonal specials include A Festival of Lessons and Carols Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. in Saliba Chapel and the Baron Singers Christmas Celebration Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. also in Saliba.
All events are free and the public is encouraged to attend.