Jerome Naulais’ Flash is a musical gem for brass trio, featuring quick runs and sweeping melodies combined with special effects to add colour and excitement.
Eugene Bozza’s Shepherds of Provence is a showpiece for the oboe and English horn taking listeners to the French countryside with pastoral scenes, a night under the stars and a village dance.
Ravel’s String Quartet in F is an early work often considered his first masterpiece. This passionate and beautiful quartet demonstrates Ravel’s brilliant juxtaposition of formality and sensuality, and his incredible use of tone color.
Sam Hughes, trumpet; Janelle Wiebe, horn; Erik Hongisto, trombone
Bozza: Shepherds of Provence, Op. 43
Colleen Kennedy, oboe; Gwen Buttemer, english horn
Ravel: Quartet in F
Kathlyn Stevens & Stéphanie Caplette, violins; Patrick Horn, viola; and Daniel Parker, cello