Photo: Scott Richardson, AZ Phil principal clarinetist, Prescott resident and retired member of the Air Force Academy Band leads the Sonoran Winds Quintet
Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil), Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, presents the Sonoran Winds Quintet, Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m. in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Organized by AZ Phil principal clarinetist Scott Richardson (Prescott), the Quintet also includes AZ Phil musicians Jeannette Moore (flute, Flagstaff), Dr. Laura Arganbright (oboe, Los Angeles), Jill Marderness (bassoon, Scottsdale), and Rose French (French horn, Phoenix). The Quintet will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, and from the Romantic and Classical eras, including jazz inspired lighthearted pieces.
“Both Jeannette Moore and Dr. Laura Arganbright had prominent roles in Arizona Philharmonic’s opening concert for the season, Brandenburg and Beyond, October 31. Jeannette Moore’s agile flute playing was a brilliant anchor in Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Dr. Laura Arganbright received a standing ovation for her performance of the Marcello’s Oboe Concert in D minor,” commented Henry Flurry, AZ Phil Executive Director. All of the musicians in the quintet have performance experience in prominent orchestras and bands across both Arizona and the wider United States. Scott Richardson, a veteran and retired member of the Air Force Academy Band, is a prominent musician in the north central Arizona region. Jill Marderness is second bassoon in the Arizona Opera and is artist-in-residence with Michigan’s Bay View Music Festival. Rose French is director of the Mill Ave Chamber Players and has performed in five continents.
The concert is designed to quickly move between different sound combinations and music styles. The program includes eight duets, trios, and quintets that demonstrate the grace, agility, and wide variety of colors possible within this ensemble. Those not familiar with woodwind quintet repertoire may be introduced to Classical music composers new to them. All of the music is highly enjoyable, and some of it will be quite humorous.
Tickets start at $32 when purchased as part of a season, $10 for youth, $15 for K-12 educators with ID. Tickets are available at AZPhil.org, and through the Art 4 All™ ticket assistance program.
Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil) is celebrating its fourth season in Prescott in 2021-2022 as Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, presenting large and small concerts that engage and inspire listeners. Based in Prescott and performing also in Surprise, AZ Phil draws musicians from across Arizona and is committed to offering transformative music, while nurturing community participation and supporting the needs and growth of the Prescott area performing art scene. AZ Phil was recognized with the Excellence in Arts and Culture award by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce for 2021, and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Ticket information, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities can be found at AZPhil.org or on Facebook.