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August 30, 2013

Pro Musica announces upcoming season

JOPLIN, Mo. — Math teachers will take issue about the following formula: 3 x 3 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 33. But the math works for Pro Musica's managing director Bonnie Yetter, who has booked three trios and three ensembles for the group's 33rd season.

One of those ensembles will be a first: The group will host the saxophone-exclusive Amstel Quartet.

"I have never heard a live sax quartet, so I'm excited," Yetter said.

The season, announced last week, also includes a symphony orchestra, an annual Pops concert and a jazz concert.

The schedule includes the following:

  • Strata Trio, Sept. 19. The trio comprises an instrumentation not commonly found, Yetter said -- piano, clarinet and violinist/violist.
  • It will perform a program that includes William Bolcom, Schumann and Bartok.
  • Linden String Quartet, Oct. 24. The quartet, like many other Pro Musica artists, will also work with Joplin students during its visit.
  • Amstel Quartet, Nov. 14. The saxophone quartet is from the Netherlands.
  • New York Polyphony, Dec. 5. The vocal quartet will perform a number of Christmas songs from around the world.
  • Chantham Baroque, Feb. 6. The ensemble performs with the baroque instruments violin, viola da gamba and theorbo.
  • Haifa Symphony, March 2. Founded in Israel, the orchestra tours around the world. It will perform a program that includes Mozart and Dvorak.
  • Horzowski Trio, March 27. Featuring violin, cello and piano, each musician has played in Joplin with other ensembles.
  • A Dave Brubeck Tribute, May 2. The concert will feature music of the great jazz pianist.
  • Joplin Pops, June 27. The featured performers are TBA.
  • Details: 417-625-1822.

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