Tuesday, March 2, 2010

'Quelque Chose' Trio Plays William Grant Still's 'Suite for Violin and Piano' Mar. 7 in Port Clinton, OH

[“Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still”; Denver Oldham, piano; Koch 3 7084 2H1 (1991)]

We asked our friend Greg Kostraba what music of William Grant Still would be played by the trio Quelque Chose. He replied: “Hi Bill, It's the Suite for Violin and Piano, to close out the first half, no less! Cheers!!--Greg”

03/01/10 03:06 PM
The Musical Arts Series at Firelands presents Quelque Chose at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Firelands Presbyterian Church, East Harbor Road, Port Clinton. Quelque Chose, a trio of piano, violin and horn, will perform selections by Johannes Brahms, Johann Friedrich Nisle and William Grant Still. Pianist Greg Kostraba, well-known former Classical Music host of WGTE-FM, leads the trio.”

“Joining Kostraba are Rico McNeela on violin and Robert Garcia on horn. McNeela, director of orchestral studies at the University of Toledo, studied at the Cleveland Institute and the University of Michigan.” “Garcia has performed extensively throughout the Midwest and was a semi-finalist in the the American Horn Competition and a finalist in the CCM concerto competition. A native of El Paso, Texas, Garcia holds a master of horn performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. [William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, where a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma is found.]

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