The West Virginia University Chamber players, an ensemble of WVU’s outstanding faculty performers conducted by Mitchell Arnold, will perform a concert featuring the music of Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at the Creative Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The concert begins at 5 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A) and is free and open to the public.

The program consists of Igor Stravinsky’s “Histoire du Soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale) Suite, Benjamin Britten’s exuberantly youthful “Sinfonietta” for 10 players, and closes with the vibrant “Capriccio Espagnol” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in an arrangement for 10 players.


Igor Stravinsky – Suite from “Histoire du Soldat”

Benjamin Britten – “Sinfonietta”

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – “Capriccio Espagnol”

“It is a great pleasure to make music with such fine musicians as my colleagues from WVU,” said Arnold, WVU director of Orchestral Activities. “They bring great nuance, virtuosity and feeling to all the wonderful twists and turns in this exciting program. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to bring these musical jewels to our Morgantown audience.”

The WVU Chamber Players, a WVU faculty ensemble, consists of some of the finest musicians in the state. This concert marks the beginning of the ensemble’s second season. Last year WVU Chamber Players performed in Pittsburgh and Morgantown. This season also includes performances in Charleston and Wheeling.

The ensemble consists of the following musicians from the WVU School of Music:

Nina Assimakopoulos and Alyssa Schwartz, flutists; Cynthia Babin Anderson, oboist; John Weigand, clarinetist; Lynn Hileman, bassoonist; Virginia Thompson and Jennifer Presar, hornists; John Winkler, on trumpet/cornet; H. Keith Jackson, trombonist; Mikylah Myers McTeer and Diego Gabete, violinists; Andrea Houde, on viola; William Skidmore, on violoncello; Andrew Kohn, on double bass; James Miltenberger, pianist; George Willis, percussionist; and Mitchell Arnold, conductor.

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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