On Tuesday, April 28, an eager audience filled Presser Hall’s Maclean Auditorium nearly to capacity for the SpARC 2015 Chamber Music Ensemble Concert.
The Strings Ensemble (Karina Leung, violin; Anner Harris, violin; Sorena Campbell, cello) opened the program with a performance of Carazo’s Adagio in D Minor, followed by six Selections from 15 Petite Trios by Vanhall.
Briana Robinson (violin) and Courtney Anderson (cello) next took the stage to perform Arioso from Cantata 156 by J.S. Bach, followed by an Allegro by Loeillet. The duo next performed Traumerei from Kinderszenen (Op. 15, #7) by Schumann before concluding with Lynne Latham’s arrangement of Villoldo’s El Chocio.
The Woodwind Ensemble (Rachel Shower and Olivia Shull, flute; Jacquelyn Zbranak, alto flute; Taisha Likes, bass flute) presented Dittersdorf’s Fuga from Notturno.
Avanti Lemons (clarinet) and Carmen Jones (horn) performed Duo Para Flauto y Corno by Llamazares.
The concert’s final segment featured piano duets. Leandra Massei and Erin Balding began with Clementi’s Duettino in G Major.
Wanyuan Wang and David D’Ambrosio performed Little Plain Jane, Empress of the Chinese Nodding-Dolls from Ravel’s “Mother Goose” Suite.
Zheng Liang and Ruoyuan Shen offered Allegro Assai from Clementi’s Sonata in C Major.
The concert concluded with Megan Do and Jiawen Wang’s performance of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance in A Major (Op. 46, No 5).
The strings ensemble is directed by Dr. Qiao Chen Solomon. The woodwind ensembles is coached by Prof. Jeana Mellili and Prof. David D’Ambrosio. Piano Duets are also directed by Prof. D’Ambrosio.