3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

“This program is guaranteed to be the most innovative and creative performances that will totally inspire you and promises to be the most fascinating musical program to date”. “This is a jazz style program that classical musicians will thoroughly enjoy and everyone else will truly love”, Said Joann Freeburg, Founder of the Music Foundation of WNC.

Christopher Tavernier wrote, “what’s interesting with this program, despite being very different styles of music, all of the pieces are very rhythmically driven and stylized. Within that though you have very different genres of course with the latinesque melodies of the Marquez and the D’Rivera and the bombastic brassy textures of the Gershwin and the intricate layering of Bernstein. It’s very difficult to provide the range of those extremities with just a piano and clarinet but that’s what makes this program challenging for us and engaging for the audience”.

Our inspiration was to have a program centered around surveying a variety of music of the 20th century with a strong focus on the Americas with a very wide diversity, from the very popular to the unheard of. We wanted to put together something playful and delightful for what will probably be a first concert for many in a while, and it doesn’t get much better than a mix of Latin and Jazz and a little in-between.

The finale of the festival is the 2nd Suite of the late French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling. This fifty-minute, eight-segment jazz excursion is written for a quartet of flute, piano, string bass, and drums.

Music Festival Program Highlights
PROGRAM – “The Americas”
South American Music (Latin Style) – Clarinet & Piano
Arturo Márquez: “Zarabandeo”
Paquito D’Rivera: “The Cape Cod Files”
Astor Piazzolla: “Libertango”

North American Music (Jazzy Style) – Clarinet & Piano
Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story
“Jet Song” & “Something’s Coming”
Leonard Bernstein: “Clarinet Sonata”
George Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”

PROGRAM – “La France en Amérique”
With a Modern Swing of Elegant Jazz – (Elegant Jazz) – Flute, Piano, Double Bass & Drums
Claude Bolling: “Suite No. 2 for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio”

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

The Music Foundation of WNC presents the 3rd Annual Music Festival
Hosted by the: Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

Presenting – A Parisian Tango on Broadway
“The Americas” & “La France en Amérique”

Location: THOMAS AUDITORIUM at the Blue Ridge Community College
Address: 180 West Campus Drive ▪ Flat Rock, ▪ NC. 28731
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – Please Arrive (1 Hour Early for Seating)
Cost: Concert is Free & Open to the Public – Support the Opening of the Musical Arts

88 Keys and A Reed

New sounds for a New World – “The Chamber Project”
Matthew Hanna, Clarinet & Christopher Tavernier, Piano

“88 Keys and a Reed” – for Clarinet & Piano will take you on a wonderful journey from the South American Music, (Latin Style) by Márquez, D’Rivera and Astor Piazzolla, the Tango (Libertango), up to the North American Music (Jazzy Style) presenting Leonard Bernstein’s, West Side Story to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Then we will bring “La France en Amérique” – Claude Bolling’s “Suite No. 2 for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio”
The Mountain Chamber Quartet

The Bolling Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio No. 2 – With a Modern Swing of Elegant French Jazz
Rita Hayes, Flute ▪ Christopher Tavernier, Piano ▪ Keith Freeburg, Double Bass ▪ Byron Hedgepeth, Drums

A Jazzy French Delight that is a “crossover” composition by the jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling. The composition, originally written in 1973, is a suite of seven movements, written for classical flute, jazz piano, string bass, and drums.

This suite was recorded in 1975 by Claude Bolling, classical flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal, bassist Max Hédiguer, and drummer Marcel Sabiani, and originally released as an LP album by CBS Masterworks Records and Columbia Masterworks. In the U.S., the album was nominated in 1975 for a “Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.”