June 22, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—AmherstCollege’s Buckley Chamber Players will present Summer Songs, a concert of rarely heard music for soprano, flute, clarinet and piano on Saturday, July 10, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Clockwise from top left: Alison Hale, David Schneider,
Junko Watanabe and Alissa Leiser.

The concert includes arias with flute obbligato by J.S. Bach, Albert Roussel’s hauntingly beautiful early-20th-century setting of Pierre de Ronsard’s Renaissance poetry for soprano and flute and Grodon Jacob’s Three Songs on madrigal texts for soprano and clarinet. The concert will also feature a piano sonata by J. S. Bach’s son Johann Christian Bach, Debussy’s Syrinx for unaccompanied flute and a trio for flute, clarinet and piano by Ravel’s contemporary Maurice Emmanuel. Performers include AmherstCollege music professor David Schneider on clarinet and instructors Junko Watanabe, lyric soprano; Alison Hale, flute; and Alissa Leiser, piano.