Last week, students performed Anton Reicha's "Wind Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 88, no. 2" in an unlikely location -- the Bell Tower in Clothier Hall. The performance acted as a rehearsal for their concert at the Lang Music Hall.
"It's really good to play through the music in a less formal setting to know what we need to work on for the concert, and gain experience performing the music straight through," says Chloe Stevens '13, a double major in mathematics and computer science from Buena Vista, Colo. The Bell Tower was selected for its ideal acoustics and proximity to passersby who might stop and listen to the music.
The group is discussing the possibility of another outdoor performance on campus over Commencement Weekend, depending on members' availability. In addition to Stevens on oboe, the members of the quintent are (clockwise from the top):
- Jeewon Kim '13, a political science major from Fort Collins, Colo.
- Andi Merritt '13, a math major from Charlottesville, Va.
- Hannah Gotwals '13, a special major in linguistics and languages from Suffield, Conn.
- Zoe Cina-Sklar '13, an honors political science major from Eugene, Ore.