On Saturday, April 30th at 7:30pm, the Stumptown Winds will play a recital at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center in Astoria. The ensemble is made up of five of the top players in the Northwest, all of which regularly perform with Portlandâ€™s Columbia Symphony. The instrumentation of the quintet employs flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn.
The recital will include a variety of music, ranging from two Tangos by Astor Piazzolla, Malcolm Arnoldâ€™s version of â€œThree Sea Shantiesâ€, to Rossiniâ€™s â€œBarber of Sevilleâ€.
The first of two featured works on the program is the â€œAires Tropicalesâ€ by Cuban-born Paquito Dâ€™Rivera. Throughout the work, intricate melodies are woven together over seven short movements, each influenced by Latin, Jazz, and Afro-Cuban rhythms.
The other featured piece is Paul Taffanelâ€™s â€œWoodwind Quintet.â€ Composed in the late nineteenth century, the work is rooted in the French romantic style of the time. Beautiful melodies are written throughout the piece for each instrument over the carefully blended texture created by the composer.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Bach & Rock or at the door 1/2 hour before the show for $10.00.