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 Portland’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 Arnold’s version of “Three Sea Shanties”, to Rossini’s “Barber of Seville”.
The first of two featured works on the program is the “Aires Tropicales” by Cuban-born Paquito D’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 Taffanel’s “Woodwind Quintet.” 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.