Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Britt Hochhausler
Trio Encantada, a three-piece music ensemble featuring faculty from Eastern New Mexico University, was chosen to perform at the annual International Double Reed Society Conference (IDRS) this summer.
Formed in 1972, the IDRS is a prestigious international professional organization for oboists and bassoonists. Currently, the organization represents 5,200 members in 27 countries. According to Dr. Tracy Carr, assistant professor of music history and double reeds at ENMU, members of the society include professional musicians, international soloists, students, amateurs, instrument dealers and supply companies. The conference alternates locations between the U.S. and abroad.
Trio Encantada is an ensemble featuring voice, oboe and piano. The members are Dr. Carr, oboist, Dr. Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas, lyric soprano, and Dr. Mark Dal Porto, pianist and composer. They have performed together at venues in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming and Rhode Island.
Trio Encantada performs music ranging from Baroque cantatas to 21st century compositions. For the recital they will perform Dr. Dal Porto's "Three Nocturnes for Oboe, Voice, and Piano."
"A majority of the works performed and premiered at the Conference are newly-composed additions to the double-reed repertoire and we hope that Dr. Dal Porto's Nocturnes become standard literature," Dr. Carr said.
The Trio was chosen to perform by responding to the call for proposals, which required a summary of the planned piece and member biographies. The conference will be at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro on June 17-June 21, with the Trio Encantada performing on Thursday, June 19. "We are very excited and honored to represent Eastern at this Conference," Dr. Carr said.
For more information, call Dr. Carr at 505.562.2681.