Thursday, April 9, 2009

Solo Recorder Recital at St. Alban's Episcopal Church

Make plans now to attend Music Forum El Paso’s presentation of a solo recorder recital by Dale Taylor with special assistance by Sam Rhodes at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday April 18 right here in the neighborhood at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1810 Elm Street (the SE corner of Elm and Wheeling). Admission is free and open to the public.

Music from over 900 years will be performed on a variety of recorders and modern bassoon. Included will be an arrangement of the Bach Suite #3 for solo Cello in C major, works by Albinoni, Bassano, Quantz, Telemann, Ziani and van Eyck, contemporary works by Amico Dolci and Dale Taylor, anonymous cantigas from the court of Afonso el sabio and a late medieval estampie from the court of Milan. For students of the recorder, Mr. Taylor will perform the last number of the concert on a school-grade plastic instrument.

Dale Taylor recently moved to El Paso. He studied with Bernard Krainis, Philip Levin and Arnold Grayson, and has performed all across the country on recorders and other early winds. He built fine hand-made copies of museum instruments with Levin Historical Instruments (some of which he will use in this concert) in New York and is in demand as a repairman, workshop clinician and private teacher.

Dale Taylor will be interviewed on Monica Gomez’s State of the Arts, KTEP FM, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday April 11.

Samuel Rhodes is the principal bassoonist in the El Paso Symphony and El Paso Opera. He will assist Mr. Taylor in a work for recorder and bassoon written by Mr. Taylor and based upon the rhythmic games found in Renaissance, medieval and Balkan folk music.

Enjoy recorder music by Teleman - Concerto Recorder & Transverse Flute:

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