Chamber Concert

This week the Marine Chamber Ensembles will perform music for classical lovers and rock and roll fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at Marine Barracks Annex located at 7th and K Streets, SE, in Washington, D.C. The concert is free and tickets are not required. Coordinated by saxophonist Master Sergeant Audrey Cupples, the concert will begin with a clarinet trio by Jacques Bouffil and include Paul Hindemith’s Plöner Musiktag, 1932: “Morgenmusik,” Bohuslav Martinu’s La revue de cuisine, and Silvestre Revueltas’ Homage to Federico García Lorca (1935). “My goal was to program a lot of different types of music-totally different than anything we normally do,” Cupples said. “The program will end with a composition by Bill Chase titled ‘Bochawa.’ It highlights the trumpet with a rock and roll feel and includes an electric euphonium. People will be singing their way out!” The concert will also include Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Sexteto místico, influenced by traditional Brazilian street music, and the première performance of Léo Delibes’ Flower Duet from Lakmé, arranged by Charles Gallagher. The saxophone duet is very special to Cupples; it was arranged for her several years ago by Gallagher, her arranging teacher and mentor.

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