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Performance in Tokyo, Japan

Allégresse is excited to announce our upcoming performance in Tokyo, Japan at the International Double Reed Society Conference at the National Olympic Memorial Youth Center on August 15 at 2 PM. We’ll perform the world premiere of Weapons of Miss Destruction by Anne Marie Guzzo, a three-movement work for flute, oboe, bassoon and piano. Also on the program, we’ll perform the Asian premiers of Cuando me acuerdo de ti by Vinicio Meza for flute, oboe, bassoon and piano and Cathedral Grove for solo oboe by KU composition professor Forrest Pierce.

Isabel Jeremias, bassoon professor at the Universidad de Costa Rica will perform with us. She’ll also travel to Lawrence to record the works by Guzzo and Meza before we all leave for the conference.

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Residency in Costa Rica

Allégresse was in residency at the University of Costa Rica from March 15-19. The trio members taught intensive master classes for university students each day and ended the week with a recital at the Sala Maria Clara Cullell at the Escuela de Artes Musicales, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Joined by KU alumnus Isabel Jeremias who is the professor of bassoon at the UCR, “Allégresse Plus One” performed world premieres of three new works. Allégresse commissioned the work Live Wire by Anne Guzzo and Cuando me acuerdo de ti by Vinicio Meza for flute, oboe, bassoon and piano to commemorate the nearly 60-year partnership between the University of Kansas and the Universidad de Costa Rica. Cathedral Grove for solo oboe by KU composition professor Forrest Pierce received its world premiere. Other works on the program were by Horst Löhse, Elaine Fine and Miguel del Aguila.

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