On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature student chamber groups from the Merit School of Music in anticipation of Performathon, the school’s annual fundraiser that takes place February 24 and February 25. The fundraiser helps ensure that the Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory stays tuition-free for music students.
The first ensemble we’ll feature is the KGT Woodwind Trio. The trio recently won the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in the Junior Wind Division. In addition, KGT received Third Prize at the first M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition at the University of Michigan.
Their members include flutist Maddy Deanne (Evergreen Park High School), clarinetist Amer Hasan (Carl Sandburg High School), and bassoonist Quincey Trojanowski (Montini Catholic High School).
Trio, Jean Francaix
Divertissement, Erwin Schuloff
Trio, Paul Patterson
The second ensemble we’ll feature is the Bone Rangers. This trombone quartet has been a part of the Merit School of Music for nearly 15 years, with rotating members. The Bone Rangers have appeared at numerous Chicago-area venues, including the Grant Park Music Festival.
Their members include Omar Tlatelpa-Nieto (Thornton Fractional South High School), Jonah Blake (Whitney Young Magnet High School), Karl Kirkpatrick (Mundelein High School), and Michael Turner (Jones College Prep High School).
Concert Piece for Four Trombones, Fisher Tull
Secret Love Songs, Gary Carpenter
“I can see myself in you…”
Achieved is the Glorious Work from The Creation, Joseph Haydn