Choice gems for winds, Cello and string bass:

IWS Chamber ensembles

October 12, 2019 | 7:30 PM 

The Studio Theater

                   Overture for Wind Octet                                         Arnold

                   Concerto for Cello and Winds                                   Rieti                     

                   Marjorie Hanna, cello


                   Mozart – “New Look”                                              Francaix                       

                   Christian Starnes, string bass


                   Divertimento in Eb                                                 Jacob  

                   Serenade in d minor                                                Dvořák

Join us for an evening of choice gems for winds as members of the Indiana Wind Symphony present a program of chamber works. From the days of Mozart, to the modern era, composers have written great works for small ensembles. With limited instrumentation, the composers take the opportunity to weave fine, delicate tapestries of melody and harmony that just cannot be matched with a full ensemble.

The full range of small wind ensemble music will be masterfully explored.

Marjorie Hanna

Marjrie attended Indiana University and received both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Cello Performance.  She studied with distinguished professor Janos Starker and became his "forever student".

 Marjie has played with a wide variety of superstar musicians including Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Lyle Lovett and acts as diverse as Page & Plant and Josh Groban. Marjie even gave a private performance for the late, great Michael Jackson!

 In 1993, Marjie toured Europe with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Later that year she and harpist Jill Pitz represented the United States at the World Harp Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 Marjie stays active as a studio musician, performer and recitalist.

Christian Starnes

Christian Starnes graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business and Kent State University with a Masters of Music Education.

Christian is principle double bassist with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.  He serves as Orchestra Director at the Burris Laboratory School at Ball State University and also teaches private lessons.

Christian is an active performer and teacher.