Saturday, March 23, 2013

WSU Bassoon Day: Saturday March 30 featuring Enid Trio

Stephanie Patterson, Bassoon
 Saturday March 30 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Duerksen Fine Arts Center
Megan Karls, Violin

All Bassoonists / Bassoon students are welcome to bring their instruments to play in the mass bassoon band at 1:30. Music is HERE. Please divide up parts 1,2,3 on your own.
Megan Gray, Viola

The Enid Trio is an adventurous new chamber ensemble with a unique instrumentation and a bold approach to music from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Formed originally at the University of Iowa, their members come from across the United States: bassoonist Stephanie Patterson (California), violinist Megan Karls (Wisconsin) and violist Megan Gray (Virginia). They play an active role in the changing music scene, performing re-imagined versions of standard works, commissioning new pieces, and working with musicians across all genres. In addition to their performing engagements, they present educational programs that emphasize communication, movement, and creative music exploration.
The members of the Enid Trio have commissioned over 25 new works, including Recordarás, written for them by Lewis Nielson. As solo artists, they have performed nationally from Virginia to Wisconsin, Kansas to California and Alaska. Their members have attended the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Bang on a Can Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the National Orchestra Institute, among others. They currently perform professionally with orchestras across Iowa, Wisconsin, and Montana.