RIC Wind Ensemble concert 'Transported' set for Dec. 3

“Music’s ability to transport the listener to other times, places and frames of mind is universal and is one of its most precious gifts.”
– Robert Franzblau, conductor of the RIC Wind Ensemble


Jessica Rose Cambio '04
The RIC Wind Ensemble’s concert on Friday, Dec. 3, “Transported” will use music from the late 16th century to the modern day to convey the changing landscape of wind-band music. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Roberts Hall Auditorium.

The concert will feature guest soprano Jessica Rose Cambio, a 2004 RIC grad who will sing “Heart of the Morn” by Herbert Owen Reed.

“The song is taken from an American 20th century opera,” said Robert Franzblau, conductor of the RIC Wind Ensemble. “It is a simple, yet beautiful and elegant song. I know Jessica will be captivating as our soloist.”

Cambio went on to earn a Master of Music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. She has since performed all over the world, from Los Angeles to Italy to Russia, and spent a year as resident artist at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Cambio is a frequent winner of international vocal competitions.


Robert Franzblau
The concert will open with the RIC chamber winds playing “Nocturno, Op. 24” by Felix Mendelssohn, who composed the piece during his teens in 1824. The rest of the Wind Ensemble will then join the performance playing Giovanni Gabrieli’s “Canzona Primi Toni,” written in 1597, and Catherine Salfelder’s “Cathedrals,” written in 2007.

After Cambio’s performance, the program will conclude with John Corigliano’s “Gazebo Dances,” written in 1974, and Alfred Reed’s “Russian Christmas Music,” written in 1994.

Tickets for Transported are $10 with discounts for seniors and non-RIC students; free for RIC faculty, alumni, students and staff. For your convenience, tickets can be purchased as follows: in advance via Visa or MasterCard by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; or in the lobby of the appropriate performance venue, which will open for sales two hours prior to performance start time.


RIC Wind Ensemble