This season is slightly scaled back: we have only three concerts this winter/spring. But at each event you can expect the same open, friendly, engaging atmosphere you have come to expect from MFM, as well as the same high quality performances, and the mix of beloved older repertoire with exciting new works by today’s composers.
January 15, 2016, 12:00pm
Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
1045 W Washington St, South Bend, IN 46601
Join oboist Jennet Ingle and clarinetist Jason Gresl in an all-ages event featuring myths, animal fables, and musings on modern technology. Works by Britten, Dorati, Gresl, Sanders, Debussy, Loudová, and MORE. Free of charge.
February 7, 2016, 2:00pm
St Margaret’s House
117 N. Lafayette Blvd. South Bend, Indiana 46601
The Magic of Community
The musicians at this event are familiar faces for MFM fans: Jameson Cooper, violin, Rachel Goff, viola, Brook Bennett, cello, and Jennet Ingle, oboe.
Since the beginning of time, people have come together because both music and life are more magical in a community. We will present music of Britten, Dohnanyi, Mozart, Halvorsen, and Ludwig in this concert for St Margaret’s House.
Pay What You Like. This concert will partner with St Margaret’s House, and all proceeds from the event will be given to that great organization.
April 10, 2016, 4:00pm
Church of the Savior
1855 N. Hickory Road, South Bend, Indiana 46635
The Christopher Rouse Oboe Concerto was composed in 2004 and is a genial, interesting, fun piece. Like any complex work of serious music, though, it can frighten and intimidate a potential listener. “You mean I have to listen to 20 minutes of non-tonal solo oboe with a percussion-heavy orchestral accompaniment? Really?”
In her characteristically friendly, articulate manner, oboist Jennet Ingle explains and explores the piece, featuring along the way performances of more familiar works by Bozza, John Williams, and others. This hour of music will leave you inspired and ready to dare another new music concert in the future.
Pay What You Like. Proceeds will be given to the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, at whose May 7 concert the Rouse Concerto will be performed with full orchestra!