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Monday Night Music presents Trio d’Anches

McDaniel College’s Monday Night Music series will present Trio d’Anches (Reed Trio), featuring David Duree, clarinet, Mindy Niles, oboe, and Robert Sirois, bassoon, on Monday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place in McDaniel Lounge.

Duree says, “The trio will perform music composed in the early 20th century. The music will display a wide range of musical styles that is exciting and thoughtful to the listener and challenging to the performers.”

“Following World War II, composers were discovering new voicing for reed instruments that recognized the emerging newcomer, the clarinet, as a new element of the reed family.  Voicing of the trio, the soprano voice of the oboe, the alto voice of the clarinet and the bass voice bassoon, displayed many new tonal colors and our program will showcase that.”

Music will include selections from composers Darius Milhaud, Gordon Jacob, Bohuslav Martinu, and Eugène Bozza.

David Duree studied at the Jordan Conservatory, the University of Maryland, and the Catholic University of America.  For ten years, he was principal chair saxophone of the U.S. Naval Academy Band and for twenty-two years, principal chair clarinetist (and founding member) of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Duree is an adjunct lecturer in music at Hood College, Carroll Community College and McDaniel College, where he teaches clarinet and saxophone and conducts the clarinet and saxophone ensembles.  He performs with the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Hood Chamber Players, Mistral Woodwind Quintet, and the Dumale Trio.

Mindy Niles received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She has been a member of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Woodwind Quintet.  Mrs. Niles is the Executive Director of the Encore Music program and is the Founder/Director of the Encore Academy.  She has served as an adjudicator for the Maryland All-State Bands and Solo & Ensemble Festivals and performs frequently as a freelance oboist.  Mrs. Niles is a member of the Mistral Woodwind Quintet and is adjunct faculty at McDaniel College and Carroll Community College.

Robert Sirois received his Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance and his Master of Education from the Peabody Institute, where he studied bassoon with Phillip Kolker and instrumental conducting with Dr. Harlan Parker.  Mr. Sirois continues to focus his career in the field of education, having recently completed a Masters in School Administration at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (Columbia, MD).  He is currently teaching general music and chorus throughout the Howard County Public School System.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.