Coast Guard Band Chamber Players Perform at Noank Baptist Church
The program is called Upstairs, Downstairs, and is designed to feature the beautiful acoustics and the fine church organ that grace this classic New England sanctuary that is the focal point of the borough of Noank, CT.
Upstairs in the organ loft, the Chamber Players perform two works that come from the world of liturgical music: the Concerto for Oboe in F Major, RV 455, by Antonio Vivaldi, and the Variations for Oboe and Organ by Daniel Pinkham.
These pieces alternate with music downstairs in the sanctuary, where the Chamber Players present a set of wonderfully contrasting works: the Aria for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Eugene Bozza, the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, op. 2, by Kevin Murphy, and Shtetl Tanzen (Town Dances) for E flat clarinet, B flat clarinet, and bass clarinet by California composer Michael Kibbe.
The Chamber Players presented several concerts in the Noank Baptist Church during the recent renovations of their principal venue, Leamy Concert Hall at the Coast Guard Academy. They are once again grateful to the staff and congregation of the Church for sharing this very special space with the community for chamber music.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The Noank Baptist Church is accessible to the handicapped. For more information on the Coast Guard Band, visit www.uscg.mil/band or call the Concert Information Line at (860) 701-6826.