Classical music by The Cleveland Duo and James Umble Sept. 25
Friends of Music will begin its 2011-12 season with a concert by The Cleveland Duo and James Umble at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Calvary Assembly of God, 518 Fir St., Brookings.Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and free for students 17 and younger. Tickets are available at Wrights Custom Framing and Art Supplies and at the door.The Duo consists of Stephen Warner on violin and Carolyn Gadiel Warner on piano. Umble is a classical saxophonist. They have been together since the 1993-94 season and have performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico in major chamber music venues, festival sites, universities and conservatories of music, temples, in special informative presentations for school children, and over the airwaves of both National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The three have also performed and lectured at national and international conferences including the annual Chamber Music America Conference in New York City, the World Saxophone Congress in both Montreal and in Minneapolis, and the NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.Their repertoire contains several new works as well as those of Bach, Handel, Ravel, Piazzolla, Bartok, John Adams, Leonard Bernstein and Erik Satie.Their collaborative album, titled “Dejeuner sur l’Herbe” on the Dana Label was the recipient of a 1993 Grammy nomination citation in five categories, including best chamber music disc. At the Brookings concert, the musicians plan to perform Bach’s “Concerto for Violin and Oboe,” which was adapted for violin, soprano saxophone and keyboard; Shostakovich’s “Three Short Pieces for Two Violins and Piano; Mussorgksy’s “The Old Castle from ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ ” for violin, piano and alto and soprano saxophones; as well as works by Ernest Bloch, Erik Satie, Brian Dykstra and Vittorio Monti.