WVIA PR – WVIA-FM invites the public to a “Simply Grand Concert” featuring the ensemble Mod2 on May 22.
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PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA’s next Simply Grand Concert features the ensemble “mod2” in a program of music for oboe and piano. This varied program will include music from the classical through the modern eras, pieces written expressly for the oboe as well as transcriptions of songs to reveal the lyric nature of this indispensable double reed instrument. Among the featured composers are: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Robert Schumann, Paul Hindemith and Gaetano Donizetti.
The live concert will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is free, but limited. To make reservations call 570-655-2808 or reserve seats online at http://www.wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations/.
The performers for this concert are one segment of a versatile performance group called “mod6” which consists of the traditional woodwind sextet instrumentation of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano. The New York City based mod6 plays standard literature written for this instrumentation as well as new works and arrangements tailored for the group such as Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
Carol Ann Aicher (piano) is a native of Bucks County Pennsylvania and currently teaches graduate pedagogy at the Manhattan School of Music. Her reputation as a performance coach has expanded her piano teaching studio to a diverse Performance Techniques studio, preparing all instruments for performance, competitions and auditions.
Kevin Chavez (oboes) is a graduate in English Horn performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Currently, Kevin performs with the woodwind group “mod6” and in collaboration with Dr. Carol Ann Aicher is working on a performance/workshop series on the collaborative process and is co-host for the weekly podcast “Greenroom Conversations: The Process Unplugged”.
The WVIA “Simply Grand Concert Series” showcases the talent of regional classical musicians. Since the series began in 1990, dozens of regional musicians have been featured. The concerts are recorded for broadcast on WVIA-FM before a live audience in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at WVIA Public Media Studios.