Trio Unites for Avant-Garde Chamber Music Concert
Autumn D. F. Hopkins, The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV)
WANT TO GO "Music Among Friends" WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday WHERE: Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E. TICKETS: Adults $10, students $3 INFO: 304-344-5389 or www.charlestonchambermusic.org
Lindsey Goodman, principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, will join with WVSO principal timpanist Scott Christian and Anne Waltner for a special FestivALL concert Monday. They will perform the late Morton Feldman's "Crippled Symmetry" in "Music Among Friends," presented by the Charleston Chamber Music Society.
"This is actually only the fourth time we've played together," Goodman said. "It started as sort of a pickup group because there was a specific piece we wanted to play.
"We enjoyed the experience of playing together so much that this season we kept seeking out opportunities to play together. Now we're at the point where this needs to be not just a sometimes thing, this needs to be an actual group. So starting with next season, we're going to make a go of an actual trio."
Their choice of music, Feldman's "Crippled Symmetry," offers an avant-garde approach to composition. Each instrument has a written part, but the entrances into the performance are at the discretion of the artist. This ensures that no two performances are ever exactly alike.
Goodman said, "There is a score, but it is in no way synchronized. The only directions Feldman gives are that everyone start together and that everyone play in the same tempo. …