This Saturday, the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble will present a chamber ensemble concert. Conducted by Robert Levi, the performance will mark the third of the 2001-2002 year.Guest conducting for the show are several renowned conductors, who are also included on Lawrence’s list of faculty.
Howard Niblock, professor of music (oboe) here at Lawrence, has been a member of the faculty since1981. He has performed widely across Europe and has done numerous chamber music performances throughout the United States. Also guest conducting is Professor Steven Jordheim (saxophone), who joined the faculty in 1981 as well. Jordheim has performed around the world and recently taught saxophone at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in China.
The ensemble also had the assistance of a guest coach. Associate Professor of Music Ernestine Whitman (flute) has been with the university since 1978. Whitman has performed frequently with many chamber and classical orchestras. She is currently performing as principle flute with the Pamiro Opera Company.
Including works by Strauss, Riegger, Krommer, Polenc, Roberts, and others, the program also features a special saxophone ensemble piece. Works such as Riegger’s “Nonet for Brass” and Wilder’s “Elegy for the Whale” will also be presented. As a final touch to the performance, percussion student Michael Pfaff will be student conducting during the show.