ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Department of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring the Ohio-based flute quartet PANdemonium4 on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts, 401 College Ave.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The program will feature contemporary pieces by composers from across the U.S. as well as France and will include an arrangement of Enter Sandman from the heavy metal band Metallica.
The quartet of teacher-performer professionals represents a diverse group of universities through their teaching (Capital University, Marietta College, Ohio University, Otterbein University, West Virginia University), along with a substantial listing of symphonies and chamber ensembles from their performances around the state and beyond (Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Central Ohio Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Westerville Symphony, Mansfield Symphony, Austin (Texas) Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Hawaii and Honolulu symphonies, West Virginia Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Famous Jazz Orchestra, Breckenridge Music Festival Chamber Orchestra and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble).
Kimberlee Goodman, Lindsey Goodman, Lisa Jelle and Alison Brown Sincoff share a mutual passion for promoting all things flute in central Ohio and impacting the global future of chamber music collaborations within the setting of the quartet. They formed PANdemonium4 in 2016, and have performed at two National Flute Association Annual Conventions and in seven different states. They released their first studio recording, Bolling & Beyond: Lisa Jelle, Jazz-Inspired Flute. Mark Flugge Remembered.
For their Ashland concert, they will be joined by percussionist Liz Procopio and bassist Jeremey Poparad, who are also teaching-performer professionals while teaching in their discipline at Ashland University. They will assist PANdemonium on Mark Flugge's Jazz Fantasy for Flute Quartet with optional bass and percussion in three movements (Ahmad, The Letter, Samba Fantasy).
Other pieces in the program include Daniel Dorff's Musetta Steps Out, which is based on "Musetta's Waltz" from Puccini's La Bohème, Eugene Bozza's Jour d'été à la montagne, Cynthia Folio's Four 'Scapes (Cityscape, Seascape, Landscape, Escape), Linda Kernohan's My Compass Still to Guide Me, and Nicole Chamberlin's arrangement of Metallica's Enter Sandman.
Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###