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Acclaimed wind trio performs in Casper today

Trebuchet Wind Trio is seen in a publicity photo. The group from the University of South Alabama is comprised of Drs. Andra Bohnet (flutes), Kip Franklin (clarinets) and Rebecca Mindock (double reeds). They perform an eclectic recital of music for woodwind trio in various combinations in a concert in Casper on Sunday, Nov. 4. (Courtesy)

The Casper Chamber Music Society has organized a performance by the acclaimed Trebuchet Wind Trio.

The concert takes place today at 2:00 at the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church on 4600 South Poplar Street.

One of the featured players in the trio is longtime oboist with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Rebecca Mindock, who recently took a university job in Alabama.

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“A cool fact about her is that she has been the principal oboist of the Wyoming Symphony for about 10 years and continues to commute and play principal here in Casper even after she took the job as professor of double reeds at the University of S. Alabama,” said Christine Hutchings artistic director of the Casper Chamber Music Society. “Such a commitment to our musical community. We are thrilled that she is bringing her Alabama colleagues here!”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

A full press bio and recital information follows below:

Trebuchet, the faculty woodwind trio from the University of South Alabama comprised of Drs. Andra Bohnet (flutes), Kip Franklin (clarinets) and Rebecca Mindock (double reeds), will perform an eclectic recital of music for woodwind trio in various combinations. The concert will feature works both traditional and modern, including transcriptions created by the trio of music by Bach, Borodin, and Bartok as well as a work commissioned by and written for the trio by contemporary composer Philip Wharton, and will allow for a vast array of tone colors and musical styles in a delightfully compact program.

Group Bio:

Trebuchet, the resident faculty woodwind trio from the University of South Alabama, is comprised of Drs. Andra Bohnet (flutes), Rebecca Mindock (double reeds), and Kip Franklin (clarinets). The ensemble strives to broaden the range of music for wind trio by commissioning new works, arranging existing repertoire, and capitalizing on their comfort with doubling within their instrument families to open up more possibilities and create more variety of tone color. They have recently released a CD titled “Perpetuum Mobile,” with contents stretching back from recent commissions to Renaissance consort music. Recent performances include a recital at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Ostend, Belgium as well as master classes and concerts at universities and chamber music venues across the United States. More information about the ensemble and their upcoming performances can be found at www.trebuchetwindtrio.com.

Individual Bios:

Dr. Andra Bohnet is Professor of Music at the University of South Alabama where she teaches flute, music history/literature and chamber music. She is the principal flutist with Mobile Symphony Orchestra where she has been a featured soloist on several occasions. The Trebuchet Wind Trio (www.trebuchetwindtrio.com), released their debut CD Perpetuum Mobile in 2016. She also plays Irish flute, whistle and Celtic harp in a variety of settings including Mithril (www.mithril.us), a high-energy Celtic/world music band which has released seven CDs, and Liminal (www.liminalduo.org), a new flute and percussion duo, which crosses the threshold between ancient and modern musical idioms with a bit of technology added into the mix.

Her solo CD, Clinton on Clinton, rediscovered the music of John Clinton (1809-1864), an Irish flutist, composer and flute maker who was a major figure in 19th century flute design. She has also recorded and toured in the U.S. and Japan with her ensemble for flute and strings, the Silverwood Quartet. Andra performs and records on flutes of all shapes and sizes (classical, traditional simple system, baroque and a variety of ethnic instruments), as well as Celtic harp. She has performed and presented at several National Flute Association Conventions, the Canadian Flute Convention, British Flute Society, World Flute Societies and Boxwood Canada. In addition to fluting, Andra is a master martial artist, yogi, avid snow skier, techno-geek, and alternatively wishes she was a hobbit or a Jedi knight!

Dr. Kip Franklin currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of South Alabama where he teaches clarinet, music theory, and conducts the USA Clarinet Ensemble. Dr. Franklin has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the United States and abroad. As a member of the USA Faculty Wind Trio, he released the album Perpetuum Mobile in 2016. An advocate of new music, Dr. Franklin was a part of the consortium for David Maslanka’s Eternal Garden: Four Songs for Clarinet and Piano (2009) and his Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble (2014), and has co-commissioned significant works from other composers including David Biedenbender and Philip Wharton. He was a featured performer at the 2017 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest Convention in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, he has performed and presented at the ICA events in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Columbus, Ohio; and Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Franklin’s research interests are centered on commissioning and recording new pieces in the clarinet canon. His debut solo CD, Crossroads: Twenty-First Century Music for Clarinet, was released in October 2018. Prior to USA, Dr. Franklin served on the faculty of Saginaw Valley State University.

In addition to performing and teaching, Dr. Franklin keeps an active schedule as a clinician and adjudicator. As a guest clinician he has presented master classes at numerous high schools and universities across the country, and was an adjudicator for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. He regularly writes articles for The Clarinet, Buzzreed Blog, and is an audio reviewer for the ICA. His international experience includes studies at the Centro Studi Carlo della Giacoma (Italy), the Vianden Music Festival (Luxembourg), and the Institut Français des Alps (France).

Dr. Franklin is a member of the International Clarinet Association, The College Music Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda. His clarinet teachers include Theodore Oien, Caroline Hartig, Kennen White, and Guy Yehuda. Dr. Franklin also studied music theory and composition with Gordon Sly, José-Luis Maurtua, and David Gillingham.

Dr. Rebecca Mindock is the Associate Professor of Double Reeds at the University of South Alabama. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Oboe Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado-Boulder, from which she also has a Master of Music degree. She earned bachelors degrees in Music and English Literature from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Dr. Mindock has previously served on the faculties of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Dr. Mindock is currently principal oboist of the Gulf Coast Symphony and the Wyoming Symphony, and plays English horn and oboe with the Mobile Symphony, section oboe with the Pensacola Symphony, and has played contrabassoon with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. She has previously held chairs with the Victoria Symphony in Texas and the Longmont Symphony in Colorado, and has also performed with the Meridian Symphony, the Corpus Christi Ballet Orchestra, the Kingsville Symphony Orchestra, the Boulder Bach Festival, the Denver Philharmonic, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Western Nebraska Chamber Players, Colorado MahlerFest, and the Colorado Symphony. During the summer, Dr. Mindock has served as the double reed faculty for the junior student programs at the Rocky Ridge Music Center outside of Estes Park, Colorado. She recently performed in Tokyo, Japan at the 2015 International Double Reed Society conference, as a featured concerto soloist at the 2016 Cusco Music Festival “Armando Guevara Ochoa” in Peru, and as a member of the Trebuchet Wind Trio in a recital at the 2018 International Clarinet Association conference in Ostend, Belgium. She has appeared as a guest artist and clinician at high schools and universities throughout the United States. Recordings featuring Dr. Mindock are available on both Flying Frog Music and Centaur Records, including her CD of music for oboe, bassoon and piano as a member of the Three Wood Trio and Trebuchet’s debut CD, Perpetuum Mobile. Her primary teachers include Peter Cooper, James Brody, Sherie Aguirre, and Nancy Brown.

Promotional photos attached separately

Trebuchet Nov 2018 Recital Program:

Aubade (1906) Paul de Wailly (1854-1933)

Trio Sonata in D Minor, BWV 1036 (1731) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Vivace

Sonatina for flute (piccolo, penny whistle), oboe (English horn), Philip Wharton (b. 1969)
and clarinet (bass clarinet) (2015)
I. Scamper
II. Lullaby
III. Trifle

INTERMISSION

Trio in G Minor (1855) Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Transcribed by Rebecca Mindock

Trio No. 1 – Style Ancien, op. 30 (1910) Charles Huguenin (1870-1939)
I. Marcietta
II. Sicilienne
III. Menuet
IV. Petite Gavotte

Romanian Folk Dances (1915) Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
I. Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance) arranged by Trebuchet Wind Trio
II. Brâul (Sash Dance)
III. Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot)
IV. Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum)
V. Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka)
VI. Aprózó / Mărunțel (Fast Dance)

Traditional Irish/Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738)
Seisiún Arranged by Andra Bohnet
Star of the County Down/An Chois Tinn/Shebeg & Shemore/Drowsie Maggie