The Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony will host its annual chamber music concert at 3 p.m. June 9 at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. Chamber music by Beethoven highlights the program, with musicians Zachary Hague, of Newton; James Jones, of Wichita; Danielle Woolery, of Denton, Texas; and NMKSO wind players.
Beethoven’s “Sextet in E-flat Major” and Carl Maria von Weber’s “Adagio and Rondo” will be played by a wind sextet. The musicians include Jones and Jill Gatz, clarinet; Hague and Angela Hull, bassoon; and Donna Woolery and Melissa Le Blanc, French horn.
Hague will be featured on the Wilson Osborne unaccompanied “Rhapsody for Bassoon” and is joined by Danielle Woolery on a Beethoven Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon. They are joined by Jones for Peter Schickele’s “Dances for Three,” a contemporary piece composed in the vein of the Mozart and Beethoven divertimenti.
Zachary Hague, instructor of bassoon at Wichita State University and adjunct instructor of bassoon at Bethel College, serves as second bassoonist with the Wichita Symphony. He performs locally in the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet, Bethany Oratorio Orchestra, Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra and the Wichita Grand Opera. He has performed internationally in Japan and China, recorded for the Summit Records label and has performed on televised broadcasts by Louisiana Public Broadcasting on PBS.
Danielle Woolery is assistant professor of music at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She has performed at the International Clarinet Association Clarinet-Fest, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference, the University of Oklahoma Annual Clarinet Symposium, Festival Miami and the Florida Flute Association’s Annual State Convention. Woolery is a member of the Miami Clarinet Quartet and the Ardente Duo, whose album “Hep Cats” was recently released on the Emeritus label.
James Jones is emeritus clarinet professor of Wichita State University, retired as Wichita Symphony Orchestra principal clarinetist, and founder of the Wichita Clarinet Society. His recording of “French Recital Favorites,” with Karen Schlabaugh, was released in 2005. Jones is co-founder and music director for the NMKSO summer chamber music series.
The NMKSO board of directors will host a dessert reception after the concert. Tickets for adults are $15 at the door or $13 advance, and $7 at the door or $6 in advance for students. Tickets are available at Faith and Life Bookstore or online at nmkso.org. For information, call 316-772-3265 or visit www.nmkso.org.