The Greencastle Summer Music Festival continues Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church with a performance by DePauw School of Music faculty members Anne Reynolds (flute), Randy Salman (clarinet) and Leonid Sirotkin (oboe). There is no admission charged but donations will be accepted.
The program features music by a diverse set of 20th and 21st century composers, including Britain's Sir Malcolm Arnold (who wrote in a tonal, melodic style), the avant-garde Frenchman Edgard Varése, Russian Rodion Shchedrin and arrangements of classic tunes by George Gershwin.
"The theme this summer is for the musicians to play pieces they love and tell the audience why they love them. Last week we ended up with a program featuring classical and folk music. This week is more centered in the contemporary classical tradition, and should make a fascinating contrast," Edberg says.
The festival will continue on June 15 with a concert of Russian works for violin and piano performed by Duo Amabile (violinist Matvey Lapin and his wife, pianist Katya Kramer). Clarinetist Gareth Guest will perform on June 22, and young New York-based pianist John Kamfanos will perform classical music, improvisations and some Michael Jackson on June 29.
Salman is Principal Clarinetist with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and currently serves as University Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at DePauw University.
Reynolds studied flute with William Kincaid and performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra while still in high school. She is on the faculty of DePauw University where she is a member of the DePauw Woodwind Ensemble.
Sirotkin is Assistant Professor of Oboe at DePauw University and oboist with Fort Wayne Philharmonic.