Thursday, March 21, 2013

Heukeshoven to present lecture-recital Sunday

Dr. Janet Heukeshoven will present a Harmoniemusik lecture-recital on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. in the Figliulo Recital Hall.

The music is Heukeshoven’s modern performance edition of Rossini’s Italiana in Algeria for wind instruments, originally arranged for harmonie ensemble by Wenzel Sedlak  (1776-1851). The Harmoniemusik genre was extremely popular in Europe between 1770 and 1830, but fell into obscurity with the rise of the larger military-style wind band.

Presented in a lecture-recital format based on past research and recent sabbatical work, Heukeshoven will provide historical context and insight into this delightful music for winds. The overture and selected movements from the 12-movement arrangement will be performed by an ensemble that includes pairs of oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns and a double bass.  Performers include adjunct music faculty, music students and community musicians. This performance is free and open to the public.