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UW-Eau Claire Summer Sounds Series to Feature Sonora Reed Trio

RELEASED: June 18, 2008

Sonora Reed Trio
Left to right: Christa N. Garvey, Richard Fletcher, Kristine Fletcher

EAU CLAIRE — The Sonora Reed Trio will present the first performance of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Summer Sounds concert series at 2 p.m. June 29 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Sonora Reed Trio, a UW-Eau Claire faculty ensemble formed in 2004, will perform Italian baroque composer Pietro Praradisi's "Sonata No. 6"; a "Terzett" by classical composer Franz Hoffmeister; an arrangement of World War I tunes titled "Doughboy Songs" by Michael Cunningham, UW-Eau Claire emeritus professor of music; selections from the "Divertissment" by Erwin Schulhoff; and several South American folk tunes and tangos arranged by Kristine Fletcher.

Sonora Reed Trio members include Christa Garvey (oboe), Richard Fletcher (clarinet), and Kristine Fletcher (bassoon). The ensemble's goal is to showcase the expressive instrumentation of the reed trio and perform fine compositions by leading 20th and 21st century composers. Sonora also is engaged in educational outreach through performances and master classes that educate and inspire budding musicians. Recent performances include the 2005 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities; the 2007 Delta State University Woodwind Day in Cleveland, Miss.; Cable-Hayward Area Arts Council Park Theatre Performance Series; Eau Claires First Fridays Series; Ashland Chamber Music Series; and the Sonora Trio Video Recording Project on Chippewa Valley Community Television.

Summer Sounds, presented by UW-Eau Claire's department of music and theatre arts, is a series of seven solo and chamber music recitals featuring weekly Sunday afternoon performances of music for winds, voice, guitar and piano. The series provides an opportunity for Eau Claire audiences to hear quality classical music in the summertime and to interact with musicians from the faculty and community. The atmosphere is casual and informal.

The second Summer Sounds concert will feature the Wisconsin Wind Quintet at 2 p.m. July 6.

Summer Sounds concerts are free and open to all.

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