featuring Trevor Stewart, clarinet
A Concert of new american classics
Join us for the world premiere of Old Cowtown Suite! Inspired by Wichita's own Old Cowtown Museum, film composer George S. Clinton wrote this work after a visit to one of ICT's most unique attractions in 2019. Wichita natives and visitors alike will be sure to enjoy this brand new work, which connects the listener to the rich history of the city. Symphony regulars will have already had a taste of this work, as one movement of the suite, Prairie Reminiscence, was performed in a reduced-capacity concert on October 24, 2021. Though not many patrons were allowed to attend in person, the recording of Prairie Reminiscence was turned in to a short film (which can be viewed below) featuring the DeVore Farm at Cowtown.
Also featured on the program are works by two other American composers: Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto will feature WSO clarinetist Trevor Stewart. Quinn Mason's 2021 work Petite Symphonie is an energetic piece inspired by Darius Milhaud's 4th chamber symphony, written exactly 100 years previous, in 1921.
Be sure to wear your jeans and cowboy boots for a rip-roaring good time! We're even planning a few pre-concert surprises, so plan to arrive early!
QUINN MASON Petite Symphonie de Chambre Contemporaine (après Milhaud)
AARON COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
GEORGE S. CLINTON Old Cowtown Suite (world premiere)
Concert length is approximately one hour, and will be presented without intermission.
At the Wichita Symphony, we are excited to be BETTER TOGETHER, ONCE AGAIN! We're glad to welcome you back into the Concert Hall, and are doing everything we can to do so as safely as possible. As such the Wichita Symphony is requiring that all concertgoers, regardless of age or vaccination status, wear a mask at all times when indoors at Century II. Masks (fabric, or disposible - plastic face shields are not acceptable) must be worn over the noes and mouth.
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About Clarinetist Trevor Stewart
Trevor Stewart serves as principal clarinetist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, with whom he was featured as a soloist in 2013. He has performed with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Missouri Symphony, the Fort Smith Symphony, the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and the Interlochen Philharmonic.
As a member of the UMKC Graduate Fellowship Quintet, Trevor was a national finalist in the 2015 MTNA Young Artist Chamber Competition in Las Vegas, NV. The same year, the quintet was chosen as the winner of the St. Louis Artist Presentation Society competition. Stewart was the winner of the Arkansas state round of the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition, and served as principal clarinetist of the Arkansas All-State and Intercollegiate Bands for five years.