A Utah based wind quintet comprised of Utah Symphony musicians will offer a pleasant and melodic concert this Thursday evening at the Ladies Literary Club Building as an introduction to the world of modern classical music. Those new to the modern classical scene will get a taste of minimalistic, post-romantic, impressionistic and other sound blends of the modern age, while veterans will appreciate the wide range of talent presented.  The concert is being curated by the Salty Cricket Composer Collective, an organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of living, Utah-based composers.


Pieces include Waterscape by Ester Megargel, a movement work suggesting liquid refreshment, Velocity of Change by Margot Glassett Murdoch, which addresses the complexity of technological advances in our world, and Zinnia's Dream by John Newman, who composed the piece with his clarinetist daughter in mind. Also being played are Falling Rainbows by M.Ryan Taylor, a conceptual piece developed from the idea of an object shimmering while descending through light and Georges Trio by Nicolet Singleton, a set written to pay homage to French composer George Auric. Finally, the quintet will feature Orangutan by Josie Twining, who intended the instrumental to "resemble the pure joy of expression."

The quintet features Utah Symphony's Principal Flute Mercedes Smith, Principal Clarinet Tad Calcara, Assistant Principal Oboe James Hall, Principal Bassoon Lori Wike, and Horn Llewelyn Humphreys. 



The concert begins July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ladies Literary Club located at 850 E. South Temple. Half price admission on tickets purchased before the end of day Wednesday July 10.

For tickets click here, or call 801-652-0737. Tickets also available for purchase at the door.

Image courtesy of composer George Crumb.