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BCMS Opening Concert

September 24, 3:00pm 


Hotel Leo Crystal Ballroom

Join us for our opening concert where we’ll share the elegant works by the French organist and composer, Fernande Decruck, who could improvise symphonies on the organ and 19th century British composer, Samuel Coleridge Taylor who was a pioneer of incorporating African folk music into the classical tradition as Brahms had done with Hungarian folk music. The centerpiece of the concert will be soprano Heather Dudenbostel, singing popular works by 1950s composer, Vernon Duke and Franz Schubert’s glorious work for soprano, clarinet and piano, “Shepherd on a Rock”. 

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Fernande Decruck (1896 – 1954)

Cappriccio & Pavane

Jennifer Weeks, oboe Erika Block, clarinet Pat Nelson, bassoon

(~8 minutes)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

The Shepherd on the Rock D. 965

Heather Dudenbostel, soprano Erika Block, clarinet BJ Block, piano

(~10 minutes)

Vernon Duke (1903 – 1969)

“Autumn in New York” 

“I Have Grown to Love New York” 

“Sailing at Midnight” 

“In This Life”

Heather Dudenbostel, soprano

BJ Block, piano

(~12 minutes)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 – 1912)

Nonet in F minor Op. 2

Jennifer Weeks, oboe Erika Block, clarinet Michelle Rockwood, horn Pat Nelson, bassoon, Carolyn Canfield, violin Eric Kean, viola Coral Marchant, cello Spencer Hoveskeland double bass, and Kay Zavislak, piano

(~25 minutes)