March 8, 2017
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Metamusic to Perform at WTAMU
CANYON, Texas—The School of Music at West Texas A&M University will host the chamber music ensemble, Metamusic, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Recital Hall.
The group—Marilyn Reynolds, violin, Daniel Gordon, saxophone, and pianist Rose Chancler—offers their audiences an eclectic offering of classical music through a combination of lyrical and jazz-infused sounds. Their repertoire includes commissioned pieces as well as little-known works that often feature guest performers. The concert program for their WTAMU appearance will open with a piece by Marc Eychenne titled Cantilene et Danse. Brian Dykstra’s work, Two Rags and an Interlude, follows. Other titles for the evening include Dance Suite by Walter S. Hartley, Jephthah by Carl Anton Wirth and Come Down Heavy! by Evan K. Chambers.
Reynolds teaches violin, viola and bluegrass fiddle at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh while also keeping busy with a private teaching studio. She has performed, recorded and toured for many years as a longtime member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City and played for several Broadway musicals, including Into the Woods, Les Miserables and Chicago. Reynolds is a graduate of the Oberlin conservatory of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music of Brussels, Belgium.
Gordon is a professor of music at SUNY at Plattsburgh and teaches saxophone, Symphonic Band and other courses. Since 2005, he has taught at the Suomen Työväen Musiikkiliitto Summer Festival in Finland. Gordon founded and performs with the Frontier Saxophone Quartet and directs a professional group he also founded called Adirondack Wind Ensemble. He is the author of numerous articles as well as a book titled Sax on the Streets: Confessions of an American Street Musician in Europe.
Chancler, who grew up in Amarillo, frequently performs and records as a soloist and collaborative artist in venues around the world. She is a member of Ricochet Duo with marimba virtuoso Jane Boxall, and they have performed a variety of programs across the United States. Chancler has teamed up with world-stage double bassist Volkan Orhon in two highly acclaimed CD releases on the Centaur label. She also keeps busy as the artistic director of the dynamic series Piano by Nature in Elizabethtown, N.Y. Chancler has taught at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Baylor University, the University of Iowa and at SUNY Plattsburgh. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her master's and doctoral degrees in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Denise Parr-Scanlin at 806-651-2852.