Windscape to Perform at Morrison Artists Series

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
EXAMINER.COM -- On the other side of town the Morrison Artists Series of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University will present the second concert in its 2014 – 2015 season. The performers will be the members of the Windscape wind quintet, artist-in-residence at the Manhattan School of Music. They will present a program of original compositions and arrangements featuring French and American composers. It will begin with three transcriptions, prepared by horn player David Jolley, of solo piano compositions by Claude Debussy. These will be followed by arrangements by Adam Lesnick and Frank Morelli of Maurice Ravel’s orchestral song “La flute enchantée” (from his Shéhérazade cycle) and the four-hand piano suite Ma mère l’oye. The second half of the program will feature “Windsongs,” three short virtuosic movements for wind quintet by Richard Festinger, SFSU professor and artistic director of the Morrison Artists Series.