Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES--Eastern New Mexico University associate professor of music Tracy Carr will perform her faculty oboe recital at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Portales.
Carr will perform “Reverie” and “Menuet” by Claude Debussy, “Sonata for Oboe and Piano” by Henri Dutilleux, “Trio Sonata” for violin, oboe and piano by Johann Quantz and “Obsession for Oboe and Piano” by Makoto Shinohara.
Carr selected the pieces for a reason. “I am looking for literature that might not be as well known to the audience,” she says. “The Dutilleux and Shinohara are quite modern, contemporary pieces and Shinohara is more wild mood music with a lot of technical passages for the oboe and very exciting, percussive chords in the piano.”
Carr looks forward to seeing how the audience will react to the different styles of the pieces in the night’s repertoire. “I think the audience will enjoy Debussy and Quantz because they are very relaxing and crowd-pleasing. Most people think of the oboe as a very calm, melancholy, soulful type instrument, which it is. The Dutilleux and the Shinohara pieces show that the oboe can also be aggressive, assertive, technical and virtuoustic.”
Eileen MacNaughton, a violinist, performed with Carr last year and the two will carry on the partnership for this year’s recital. “It was so much fun, we decided to collaborate again,” says Carr. Accompanying Carr and MacNaughton is Kayla Paulk, accompanist and vocal coach at ENMU.
The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377.