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Wind Rose Trio premieres work by Charles Stolte

Wind Rose Trio premieres work by Charles Stolte

May 13, 2014

Award-winning WindRose Trio closes its 9th season with a World Premiere of Meta-tation by Edmonton composer/saxophonist Charles Stolte. Dr. Stolte’s compostions have been featured on tours through Germany and Poland, and at the World Saxophone Congresses in Montreal and Minnesota.

The trio is excited to perform a rarely played gem by Alexandre Tansman for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Viola, and Cello. WindRose will be joined by Western Canadian Music Award nominee Chenoa Anderson, ESO principal cellist Colin Ryan, ESO violist Rhonda Henshaw, and Edmonton favourite Russell Whitehead. Also on the program is a charming duet for trumpet and bassoon by Tad Russo, a musical setting of The Wind in the Willows by John Frith, and a trio for oboe, viola, and cello by Maurice Saylor.

Over the past nine years WindRose Trio has self-produced recitals featuring the most demanding music in the repertoire. Their concert repertoire includes works by Martinu, Canteloube, Francaix, and Villa-Lobos. Their playing has inspired many local composers to write new works for the trio. They have performed works Joseph Lai, Roger Deegan, and John McPherson and premiered works by Alissa Cheung, Thom Golub, and Charles Stolte in our 2012/13 season and works by Nova Pon, and Christian Venter in our 2013/14 season.

The trio's CD Path of Contact was recorded in 2008 with support from the AFA and received a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Classical Recording. It features music by Villa-Lobos, Peter Schikele, Violet Archer, and Roger Deegan and continues to receive radio air-play.

Past performance highlights include the Roger Deegan Tribute Concert (2006), Music at Convocation Hall (2008), Arts on the Ave Bloomin' Garden Show (2008), Kaleido Fest (2008, 2010), and Deep Freeze Fest (2009), Music with the Moravians (2009), and the Tonus Vivus 25th Anniversary Gala (2010), the St Albert Chamber Music Series (2011), and the University of Alberta Faculty Recital Series (2011).

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