Englewinds presents a virtuosic program, with Rimsky Korsakoff’s Flight of the Bumblebee, Chopin’s The Bees (with jazz arrangement by the ensemble’s star pianist, Tomoko Ohno) a new composition by Ms. Davol: Etude in d minor: The Bee, and Englewinds’ newest commission; a world premiere by Pamela Sklar: Waggle Dance. (Bees perform a “waggle dance” to share information about the direction and distance to patches of flowers yielding nectar and pollen, to water sources, or to new nest-site locations with other members of thecolony.) Other bee-related music by Sunbin Kim, Elise Carter, Guillaume Balay, Scott Joplin, Edward McDowell and Englewinds 2015 Young Composer: Christian Humcke.
Pamela Sklar's bee commission was sponsored by the Teaneck Creek Conservancy.
Ray Arons, local beekeeper, will speak with audience.