Houghton College’s Greatbatch School of Music to present Small-Hall Music #16: Music Opportunities Day Showcase on Friday, November 9, 2012, at 7:30 pm in Wesley Chapel. Featuring many different groups, the program promises some of our most sparkling, instrumental music-making for the semester. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please visit http://www.houghton.edu/music/ensembles/instrumental/chamber-ensemble/
The concert will feature two solo spotlights, two small chamber ensembles, and two large chamber ensembles, including Harmonie en Bois, the Camerata Chamber Orchestra and the WindSwept Double Wind Quintet. Throughout the year, various faculty members collaborate on chamber music programming with smaller ensembles. The faculty includes Donna Lorenzo, director of strings; Paul DeBoer, professor of brass instruments and director of the Houghton Brass Ensemble; Ernest Lascell, instructor of clarinet and woodwinds, and other studio teachers.
The Chamber Wind Ensemble is a group of selected players from Symphonic Winds that performs repertoire that has been written for a smaller ensemble. Similarly, the Camerata Chamber Orchestra is a smaller group of string, wind, and percussion players selected from within Houghton’s Philharmonia Orchestra. Both the Chamber Wind Ensemble and the Camerata Chamber Orchestra are coached and conducted by Dr. Brian Casey, conductor of the Symphonic Winds and the Philharmonia.