Wildflower Quintet by Jenni Brandon Performed by The Kalliope Reed Quintet In Concert — Reed Quintets All Across the Americas

The Kalliope Reed Quintet’s concert Reed Quintets All Across the Americas is a live, online performance on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM EDT.  The concert is from Arlington, MA. The concert is live streamed thru Group Muse. Reserve tickets are $3.00 and $10+ at the event.

Join Kalliope for their final concerts featuring a journey across the Americas!  

  • Mathieu Lussier, Laurentian Bolero (2021) 7’
  • Becky Turro, Thaw (2018) 10’
  • Selections from Jenni Brandon’s Wildflower Quintet (2021) 5’
  • Intermission
  • Arturo Marquez, Danzon no. 6 (2001, arr. for reeds by Natalie Zemba 2021) 5’
  • Miguel del Aguila, Transoceanica, (quintet arr. premiered by Kalliope 2020) 8’
  • World Premiere: Daniel Cueto, Cinco Momentos Peruanos (2021) 8’

The five movements of The Wildflower Quintet for Reed Quintet (Oboe/English horn, Clarinet, Soprano/Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon) are based on the imagery from several poems from the book The Wildflower by Bette Woolsey Castro, a friend of Lady Bird Johnson who founded the Lady Bird’s Wildflower Research Center in Austin, Texas.

The Wildflower Quintet is a re-imagining of Jenni’s work The Wildflower Trio (oboe, bassoon, piano)  commissioned by the College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas at Austin to honor the life and environmental work of Lady Bird Johnson.

In this newly re-imagined version for Reed Quintet that was commissioned, recorded, and premiered by the Kalliope Quintet, the colors of the quintet add additional voices to the many wildflowers in Texas and across the United States. These instruments help to paint a broad picture of colors, shapes, and majesty of the flowers, and continue to honor the legacy and work of Mrs. Johnson.

I. Wildflowers
II. Wild Rose and Butterfly
III. The Hummingbird
IV. Indian Paintbrush
V. Summer Garden

The Wildflower Quinet will be available for shipment and download by August 15, 2021 at the following link The Wildflower Quintet for Reed Quintet (jennibrandon.com). If you ordered a PDF copy, you’ll receive your PDF copies by August 15, 2021. If you ordered hard copies of the score – these will be shipped by August 15, 2021.