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Angelo State to host 'The Mesquite Trio' concert

'The Mesquite Trio' is a faculty ensemble group.
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Musicians take a lunch break, leaving their flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon for later rehearsal.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Mesquite Trio will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Angelo State University Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

The trio is a performance group made up entirely of ASU music faculty members - Dr. Timothy Bonenfant on clarinets, Dr. Constance Kelley on flutes and Dr. Janelle Ott on bassoons.

The concert will take place in the EFA Building's Eldon Black Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. 

The concert will include:

  • "Impromptu" by Libby Larsen
  • "Cane River Fantasy" by Joe Alexander
  • "Cuban Suite" by Laurel Zucker
  • "Trialogando" by Nilo Velarde
  • "Three Pieces" by John Heins
  • "Ma Fin est Mon Commencement, est Mon Commencement" by Jennifer Jolley
  • "Nina's Lullaby" by Marc Mellits

The mission of the trio is to promote chamber music and support new compositions. 

Bonenfant has performed with symphony orchestras in Nevada and Texas and has accompanied such notable performers as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Randy Newman, Dudley Moore, the Village People and the Moody Blues.

Kelley is the director of the San Angelo Community Band and the founder and conductor of the Concho Valley Community Flute Choir.

Ott has performed with symphony orchestras throughout Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas and Louisiana.

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