Natalie demonstrates the fine art of turning a straw into an oboe. Try it at home!

(South Bend, Indiana) My amazing clarinet teacher Jason Gresl collaborated with some of his woodwind-playing friends to present the final Muses Workshop of the season Sunday at the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, with a program fittingly titled: WOODWORKS!  Jennet Ingle was featured on oboe, Rebecca Hovan on flute, Deanna Emmons on alto sax, Elizabeth Waldburger on clarinet (both A and Bb), Steve Ingle on bassoon, and, of course, Jason Gresl on Bb and bass clarinet.  Oh, and we the audience were pressed into service, attempting as we did to turn some cleverly fashioned soda straws into oboes and partially filled bottles of water into flutes.  You had to have been there to appreciate it, and I do hope you will join us in 2018 for the next season of The Muses Workshop when Jason Gresl and friends present another series of chamber music that steps out of the ordinary.  And for those who demand instant gratification, please visit Jason’s site at: http://www.claricello.com/muse.html.


Clarinets rock! Jason Gresl (left) and Elisabeth Waldburger perform Sonata for 2 clarinets by Francis Poulenc.

Chamber music that steps out of the ordinary.

Jennet Ingle (left) on oboe and Deanna Emmons on alto sax.

Steve Ingle gives voice to the bassoon.


About charleymckelvy

Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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