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Wildflower Trio, by Jenni Brandon Performed at the Beijing Station: Winter Love Song – Romantic Classical Music

January 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Wildflower Trio, by Jenni Brandon was performed at the Beijing Station: Winter Love Song – Romantic Classical Music Concert on January 22, 2021 at 7:30 PM in the  Zhongshan Music Hall, Beijing. The musicians for this concert were:

Cello: Zhang Yunxuan

Piano: Zhao Yang

Double reed: Liu Rui

Harp: Sun Shimeng

The program for the performance is:

Camille Saint-San (1835-1921): Swan

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Fantastic Song

Aster Piazzola (1921-1992): Cafe 1930 Forgotten Free Tango

Jenny Brandon (1977-): Wildflower Trio

  1. Wildflowers
  2. Wild Rose and Butterfly
  3. The Hummingbird
  4. Indian Paintbrush
  5. Summer Garden

John Williams (1932-): Schindler’s list

Henrich Morbe (1835-1915): The Musit of the Shepherd

Thurman Ray Raymond (1930-2008) Sarah Chandler adaptation: Jazz Waves

  1. Bruce and cruise ship
  2. The sands of the Caribbean
  3. “Under the Stars”
  4. Squeaky samba
  5. Clouds in the eyes
  6. Walk around

The Wildflower Trio, for oboe, bassoon, and piano, was commissioned in 2004 by the College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas at Austin to honor and celebrate the life and environmental work of Lady Bird Johnson. The inspiration for the piece came from a poetry book written by one of Mrs. Johnson’s friends, Bette Woolsey Castro. Her book, The Wildflower, was inspired by the opening of Lady Bird’s Wildflower Research Center in Austin, Texas, and contains a collection of poems about wildflowers and nature

The five movements of The Wildflower Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano (oboe, bassoon, piano sheet music) are based on the imagery from several of these poems. The beautiful combination of the oboe, bassoon, and piano lend themselves to creating distinct colors and sounds that represent the wildflowers, hummingbirds, and summer afternoons in quiet gardens.

  1. Wildflowers

2. Wild Rose and Butterfly

3. The Hummingbird

4. Indian Paintbrush

5. Summer Garden

I had the honor and privilege of composing this piece for two fine musicians to premiere. Rebecca Henderson-oboe, and Kristin Wolfe Jensen-bassoon, have performed this piece around the world with a variety of pianists, including at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Melbourne, Australia in June 2004 as well as for Mrs. Johnson at her Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

 

Wildflower Trio is available for purchase at https://jennibrando.com.