Joshua Weinberg is a flutist/harpist/composer located in the Twin Cities area. As a performer, Joshua has been engaged in many new music projects, premiering his own compositions as well as fellow composers' works for a wide range of audiences from the Fitzgerald Theater to underground punk basement shows in Downtown Minneapolis. In Spring 2015, Joshua won 1st Prize in the Woodwind/Brass Collegiate/Graduate Division of the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, after which he was invited to perform Toru Takemitsu's enigmatic work Voice for solo flutist for the winner's recital at the new Ordway Theater for Performing Arts. Currently, Joshua performs with RenegadeEnsemble, Improvestra, and is a substitute musician for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and Encore Wind Ensemble. As a composer, Joshua has been featured three times on the website Composer's Circle and has had his works performed many times by the MusikaNova Ensemble at St. Olaf College. Joshua received his Bachelor's of Music in Flute Performance from St. Olaf College in 2015.
Oktober is a sonic depiction of the Autumnal changes of colors that occurs every October in the trees of Minnesota. It includes both electric and acoustic sounds to create a driving A minor ostinato pattern that represents time. The middle section of the work sees this ostinato pattern depart as an electronically altered solo alto flute plays a placid melody over a synthesized accompaniment. This represents the changing of the seasons from summer to fall. The ostinato returns, this time in C major to finish the work. The beauty of October leaves a lasting impression, however brief the season may be, and however long the impending winter may last.
Playing it Close to Home
Inver Hills Community College Black Box Theater
2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN
$10 / free for students
Feb. 19-20, 7:30 p.m.
Feb 21, 2 p.m.
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
$15 / $10 students & seniors
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