American Dream

American Dream Program
Samuel Barber: Summer Music

Elliott Carter: Esprit rude/esprit doux for Flute and Clarinet

David Sanford: Tatu, for Wind Quintet

— Intermission —

Irving Fine: Partita, for Wind Quintet

John Harbison: Quintet for Winds

Valerie Coleman: Umoja

Program Overview
Zéphyros Winds celebrates the “American Dream” with a program highlighting the diverse compositional styles of the 20th and 21st centuries. Samuel Barber’s lush and expressive Summer Music sets the tone for the program while Irving Fine’s Partita provides a neo-classical counterpart to the avant-garde duo of Elliott Carter. Closing out each half are works by contemporary composers that borrow from and pay homage to jazz, America’s premier art form.

Grim and Gythfeldt were the fabulous soloists in Elliott Carter’s very cool “Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux” …the duo were virtuosic and in complete control of the give and take gestures and especially of capturing the piece’s humor.” — The Daily Gazette