Composers and music lovers to connect in Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame

| 28 Sep 2017 | 06:21

— The Party of Four Flute Quartet is premiering Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame at the Albert Wisner Public Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Fifteen one-minute works, which were written for specific performers or ensembles, aims to connect audiences with living composers.
This approach "allows many composers to gain exposure in a short time span," said Damjan Rakonjac in Artificialistt. "But there is also an esthetic benefit. Since the pieces are performed in quick succession and each has a character of its own, the audience is treated to a kaleidoscope of styles, in turn textural and tonal, avant-garde and neo-romantic." 
The quartet will also perform "Satin Doll by Duke Ellington, arranged by James Christensen; "Pennywhistle Jig" by Henry Mancini, srranged by Stefanie Proulx; Sonata No. 1 for Flute Quartet, W.A. Mozart, arranged by Wayne Fritchie; and selections from the Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers, arranged by Bill Holcombe and Kris Dorsey.
The Party of Four flute quartet was initially developed in 2014 out of the fledgling Maybrook Wind Ensemble as a need for a fuller concert, but has since evolved into its own group, frequently performing around the Hudson Valley. Coached by Lish Lindsey and Kevin Scott, the quartet has performed for the Warwick Valley Farmers Market, the Warwick Humane Society, Monroe Woodbury Rotary club, and Elant of Newburgh, as well as at all Maybrook Wind Ensemble performances.