Barbara Hong

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From Duck and Bird in Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, to the Migrating Swans in Rautavaara's Cantus Arcticus, the Arcadia Winds will celebrate wildlife in music on Friday at 7:30 pm in the Richmond Auditorium of the Ladies Library. Flutist Bobbi Coleman, pianist Barbara Hong, and Ladies Library Association president Marge Kars joined Cara Lieurance to preview the program.


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In a free concert on Friday at 7:30 pm at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo, the Arcadia Winds will perform Malcolm Arnold's clever and funny work, Three Shanties For Wind Quintet, Op 4. The program also includes the Arioso Trio, performing music of Handel, Beethoven's Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 11, and two of Georg Philip Telemann's Fantasies for Flute, played by flutist Bobbi Coleman. Coleman, pianist Barbara Hong, oboist Wendy Mazer, and Paula Jamison of the Ladies Library Association preview the concert with Cara Lieurance.


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Established as a quintet, the Arcadia Winds will expand to 17 players to perform the Serenade No. 2 in A by Johannes Brahms on Friday night at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo. Horn player Ron Chase, pianist Barbara Hong, and Ladies Library Association member Paula Jamison talk about the concert and the historic building which houses the Arcadia Winds series.


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The Arcadia Winds, joined by pianist Barbara Hong, will present a free concert at 7:30 pm at the Ladies Library Building tonight. The concert begins with an early Romance for clarinet and piano by Richard Strauss, followed by the Sextet for Piano and Winds by British composer Arnold Jacobs, who composed it in memoriam to the horn player Aubrey Brain. The final piece is the Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op posth by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Although it was an early work, it remained unpublished due to the composer's disappointment at not winning a competition with it as a student. Horn player Ron Chase, Barbara Hong, and Paula Jamison of the Ladies Library Association join Cara Lieurance to talk about the works on the program. 

 


The Arcadia Winds are a group of accomplished amateur musicians who like to challenge themselves with great works. On the opening of their fourth season at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo, the pieces are by Johannes Brahms, Darius Milhaud, and Emile Bernard. Cara Lieurance spoke with musicians Ron Chase and Barbara Hong, and Ladies Library Association representative Paula Jamison, for a preview of the concert.