November 10, 2011

Performance features woodwind chamber groups

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Never mind that the music was written for saxophone.  Play it with your clarinet.  And the music that says for clarinet?  That’s right, get your sax.

The School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale presents a concert of woodwind chamber groups beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.

The concert includes several small ensembles of students and School of Music faculty presenting music from a variety of composers, including Bach, Haydn and Mozart, and others more contemporary, including Jacques Petit and Himie Voxman.

However, the concert isn’t just standard fare.  To keep things interesting, the clarinet quartet tackled a piece written for saxophone.  Not to be outdone, the saxophone quartet raided the repertoire of works written for clarinet.

The performance is free and open to the public.