'Telemann to Berners on Period Instruments' 

The faculty at UIndy had an interesting concept for this program: music on period instruments, no matter the period of composition. Jacklyn Chan and Richard Ratliff began the evening on the fortepiano, an earlier version of the piano. Franz Schubert's Rondo in D Major was a fine way to begin the evening, although there were times when runs in the lower range of the instrument were difficult to hear, and muddy. Tamara Thweatt wielded her baroque flute well for George Philipp Telemann's Fantasy in D Major, and I found her ideas on phrasing and creating lines to be very exciting. The baroque flute and two modern flutes were featured for UIndy faculty John Berners' Moonrays on Marin, the highlight of the evening for me. This piece went from tranquil to near madness, with modern flautists Anne Reynolds and Jodi Sowers creating all sorts of odd sounds (sometimes more than one note at a time) and stomping their feet madly, while Thweatt did similar stuff on her instrument. It was refreshing and challenging to the ears: two things I often crave in concerts, and often find in performances at UIndy.

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