“Pipes Plus,” music for organ, voice, violin and clarinet, is set for the Newton Mid Kanas Symphony Orchestra Summer Music at 3 p.m. June 8 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd.This second season for the renamed chamber music concert (former Harvey Festival) showcases the recently installed organ and new sanctuary at the church.
“Pipes Plus,” music for organ, voice, violin and clarinet, is set for the Newton Mid Kanas Symphony Orchestra Summer Music at 3 p.m. June 8 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd.This second season for the renamed chamber music concert (former Harvey Festival) showcases the recently installed organ and new sanctuary at the church. Music from the Baroque Era through the 20th Century will be presented by Anna M. Jeter, organ; Matthew Schloneger, tenor; Rebecca Schloneger, violin; and James Jones, clarinet. A clarinet quartet with Jones, Jill Gatz, Danielle Woolery and Henry Stark rounds out the program of works by Guilmant, Milhaud, Fauré, Gounod, Debussy, Offenbach, and the “Toccatta” by Widor for organ.Anna Jeter is organist at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita and adjunct professor of organ at Friends University. She has about 30 organ students through Friends and privately. She serves as organist/harpsichordist for the Wichita Symphony and also accompanies the Wichita Community Children’s Choir on the organ in their concerts. Jeter is married to Tom Jeter, and they have three children and five grandchildren.An active tenor soloist, Matthew Schloneger has performed with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Operafestival di Roma, Wichita Grand Opera, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Opera Kansas, Whitewater Opera, Sorg Opera, Opera for the Young, Opera Theatre of Lucca, Cincinnati Opera, the Messiah Festival of Music and Art in Lindsborg and the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra. He performs frequently with The Sunflower Trio, a vocal chamber music trio which includes his wife, violinist Rebecca Schloneger, and Kenneth Rodgers. The trio is listed on the Kansas Arts Commission and Mid-America Arts Alliance Touring Rosters. He holds an master of music degree in voice from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a bachelor of arts from Goshen College in Music and Sociology, an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Hesston College and a certificate in French language from the Sorbonne in Paris.Rebecca Schloneger is a member of the first violin section of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, is principal second violinist with the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra and a member of The Sunflower Trio. She has performed with the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet Orchestra and Northern Kentucky Symphony. She earned a bachelor of music degree at St. Olaf College and master of music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, serving as graduate assistant to Eigi Hashimoto. Having begun Suzuki violin studies at age 2, Schloneger now teaches Suzuki Violin at the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts. She also has taught at Bethany College in Lindsborg. She lives in North Newton with husband Matthew and children Jonah, 5 and Lily, 1.Clarinetist James Jones, retired principal clarinetist with the Wichita Symphony and professor emeritus of clarinet at Wichita State University, is a founder and music director of the NMKSO Summer Music programs. He has appeared as soloist with the WSO, Rogue Valley symphony in Oregon, the Western Nebraska Chamber Players in Scotts Bluff and the North Carolina Mozart Festival and was guest principal clarinetist in the San Diego Symphony in 1985. Jones is a founding member of Wichita State’s Wiedemann Trio performing in Carnegie Recital Halls in New York City, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and throughout Europe and Central America with the Lierance Woodwind Quintet. His recording “French Recital Favorites for Clarinet and Piano” with Karen Baumann Schlabaugh was released in 2005. The 3 p.m. concert is followed by a dessert reception hosted by the Board of Directors of the Newton Mid Kansas Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: all seats $15/$12.50 advance available at Ten Thousand Villages in Newton. For information, call 283-0814 or in Wichita (316) 218-0367.