Quintet performs ‘moving message’

Samantha Freeland

On Feb. 15 in Webster Hall the Pro Musica concert series presented an ensemble performance featuring La Fenice Quintet.

The ensemble consisted of the piano, oboe, viola, violin and piano. Many Missouri Southern music majors and other majors attended this demonstration.

“I loved the performance, it was great,” said Carrie Davis, freshmen vocal music major. “It was moving and very exciting.”

Some songs of that were presented in this concert were “Quartet in D minor” by Mozart, “American Painters” by Harbison and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach.

“My favorite song that they played was the finale, American Painters,” Davis said. “This one by far was the most dramatic one.”

Davis said she also liked the way the musician moved with the music. She said they really get into the music.

Pro Musica was established in 1981. This organization brings a series of concerts to the people of Joplin. It also provides outreach for the purpose of musical education to the University also.

“I really enjoy going to these events,” Davis said. “I am glad that somebody thought to bring these types of concerts so music majors and everybody can attend and listen to them.”

La Fenice Quintet consists of five members, Catherine Cho, violin; Maria Lambros, viola; Peggy Pearson, oboe; Marcy Rosen, cello; and Diane Walsh, piano. After playing at Missouri Southern, later that night they played at First Baptist Church, 7th and Pearl Streets in Joplin.

Other upcoming musical events at Southern are a symphonic orchestra concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Taylor Auditorium, a symphonic band “pops” concert at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in Taylor Auditorim and Pro Musica’s Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, at 7 p.m. March 15 at at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church in Joplin.