Toot Sweet Clarinet Quartet Performs "Latin and Licorice"
Toot Sweet, composed of three soprano clarinets and one bass clarinet, will perform at the Au-gust Candlelight Concert on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Townsend. The group has been a part of the Candlelight Concert series for a number of years, and has delighted audiences with varied musical styles, accompanied by in-teresting, and sometimes humorous, commentary about the pieces they perform.
The theme of the program, "Latin and Licorice", will feature music by composers from South America, Spain, and Mexico, played on "licorice sticks", the slang term for clarinets. Tradi-tional favorites such as Besame Mucho, El Condor Pasa and Habanera will be included, as well as Piazolla's Three Tangos, music from the movie The Mask of Zorro and other Latin favorites. Styles vary from the seductive tango to the energetic paso doble, and are sure to add spice to the listening experience.
The performers include Nancy Peterson, Mark Holman, Jan Proebstel and Vickey Blakesley will play a variety of clarinets. Each of the performers play with many local orchestras, such as, The Port Angeles Symphony, Poulsbo Symphony and the Sequim City Band.
Doors for the performance open at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor Street, uptown across from the Community Center. Admission is by a suggested $10.00 dona-tion (children admitted free), benefiting local organizations and Trinity's music and historic Victorian restoration program. Refreshments will be served following the performance.