Szervanszky: Woodwind Quintet No. 1
Penelope Clarke, flute; Colleen Kennedy, oboe; Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Kristy Tucker, bassoon; Janelle Wiebe, horn
Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 4
Stéphanie Caplette and Lindsey Herle, violins; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; and Daniel Parker, cello
Discover with us, two exciting musical gems from Central Europe. This is music rooted in a rich folk heritage balanced with a contemporary feel and restless creativity. Szervanszky’s Woodwind Quintet is an exuberant and impressive work using folk-inspired melodies and harmonies to evoke a rustic musical landscape. Bacewicz’s award-winning String Quartet No. 4 is her most popular. It is a piece of gracefully expressive music at times melodious and folksy, and at other times vigorous and dance-like, ending with a rousing upbeat finale.