Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Apr 4 2018
Fenglíre-a Reed Instrument Concert



Central Standard Time



Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

Fenglírë, a trio comprising an oboe, clarinet and bassoon will perform at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Allen Public Library.   On reed instruments, the trio will perform Milhaud's Pastorale, Francaix's Divertissement, French folk songs and more. 

Formerly a graduate teaching assistant at the niversity of North Texas, oboist Ashley Rollins has been a featured English horn soloist on the North Texas Wind Symphony's premiere recording of Ryan George's The Wild Goose, and was invited to perform the Marcello Oboe Concerto with the Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute. 

Clarinetist Jason Baker holds a clarinet position with New Life Symphony and the Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble.  Playing clarinet in the Marine Corps, Jason has been a graduate teaching assistant at UT Arlington, conducted local musical theater shows, and produced his own CDs. His latest endeavors have been in collaborating in chamber groups.

A freelance bassoonist and chamber musician, Ryan Morris performed for the Greater Princeton Steinway Society in New Jersey in January 2018.   Ryan spent two summers as a quintet/sextet fellow in the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, performing with the Force Five woodwind quintet of the Air Force Reserve, and alongside the Grammy Nominated Imani Winds. 

Fenglírë is derived from the words Feng (reed) and lírë (song) from Tolkein's ancient Elvish language, Quenya.

Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the concert is free.   The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.