Music at The Russell House: Lucience

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM

As part of the "Music at The Russell House" series at Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts, WESU Middletown 88.1FM will broadcast a virtual concert by the chamber ensemble Lucience. Each program will be available to stream from WESU's show archives for two weeks following the broadcast.

Stream this episode from the WESU archives here.

Lucience, a word suggesting clarity, translucence, and shine, is a chamber ensemble dedicated to sparkling and radiant performances. Two dramatic double reed instruments, the oboe and bassoon, join with a piano for lively and committed music making. Lucience musicians, Wesleyan Oboe Instructor Libby Van Cleve, bassoonist Rebecca Noreen, and pianist Patrice Newman, met and continue to perform together as faculty members at Connecticut College. Their personal and musical friendship leads them to many collaborations as Lucience, a trio committed to vibrant and engaging live performances.

The trio will perform the following program with conversations in between pieces:

Madeleine Dring - Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, Drammatico, Allegro moderato e deciso
Conlon Nancarrow - Trio #2 for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
William Grant Still - Bayou Home for Oboe and Piano
Andre Previn - Sonata for Bassoon and Piano 2, Slow Waltz tempo
Jeffrey Perry - Overture in the Anatid Style for 2 Oboes, English horn and 2 Bassoons
Frances Poulenc - Trio pour Hautbois, Basson et Piano, II. Andante
Jack Vees - Lines of Desire for English Horn, Bass Clarinet and Bassoon
Madeline Dring - Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano Allegro con brio

The virtual concert on WESU will be followed at 5pm by a Zoom reception and After Party with the Composers with the ensemble, Jack Vees, and Jeffrey Perry discussing the performances, answering questions, and hearing comments.