NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Chamber music with a saxophone?
Definitely, if it’s the Cleveland Duo with James Umble. The Cleveland Duo is Stephen Warner (violin) and Carolyn Gladiel Warner (violin and piano), who have been playing together since 1980. In the 1993-94 season, they began performing with classical saxophonist James Umble.
The Cleveland Duo and James Umble are the second featured group of performers in the 2004-05 Hesston Bethel Performing Arts series. They will appear at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, in Memorial Hall on the Bethel College campus.
The Cleveland Duo and James Umble have performed in major chamber music venues, festival sites, universities and conservatories of music throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. They have been heard over the airwaves of both National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Their first recorded release, Dejeuner sur l’Herbe, was balloted in five categories, including Best Chamber Music Disc, for a 1993 Grammy nomination. The Cleveland Duo and James Umble were the Heartland Arts Fund Residency ensemble during the 2003 spring semester, performing in schools and communities throughout rural Kansas.
Individual tickets for HBPA events range from $12 to $15, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Call (620) 327-8158 for reservations. Tickets may also be purchased at Thresher Bookstore in Schultz Student Center on the Bethel College campus.