Music Faculty Earn Fine Review
Gregory Barrett, John Floeter, Paul Bauer
Three NIU School of Music faculty members perform with the noted Ars Viva Symphony, and they received an excellent review for this past Sunday's performance.
Faculty members Gregory Barrett, clarinet, Paul Bauer, bass trombone, and John Floeter, double bass, are members of this award-winning ensemble.
Of the performance, critic Lawrence A. Johnson of Chicago Classical Review says "Despite its chamber-orchestra dimensions, Ars Viva produces a robust symphonic sound and its weighty textures were eminently well suited to Khachaturian's brawny populist style. (Conductor Alan) Heatherington led a brash and exuberant performance that managed...to skirt the music's vulgarity, bringing martial swagger to the Waltz and frenzied satirical insistence to the concluding Galop."