Third Wheel

Third Wheel

BandClassical

Brought together by the desire to perform unconventional music, Third Wheel is a woodwind trio unlike any other, expanding the definition of chamber music with an unusual instrumentation and fresh, youthful perspective.

Biography

Brought together by the desire to perform unconventional music, Third Wheel is a woodwind trio unlike any other. With a repertoire spanning more than four centuries of music, Third Wheel expands the definition of chamber music with an unusual instrumentation and fresh, youthful perspective. Third Wheel is Adrienne Geffen on clarinet, Karin Kantenwein on flute, and Rich Ramberg on bassoon. Their friendships span more than 12 years with countless shared musical performances, but none as a trio until the ensemble was founded in 2007. The group is dedicated to seeking out lesser-known works by contemporary composers, and also steps outside the boundaries of classical music to perform works borrowed from jazz, folk and rock.

Discography

Debut Recital - live recording - June 2007

Set List

Classical
Robert Baksa Woodwind Trio No. 2
Allan Blank Four Bagatelles
Leonardo De Lorenzo Due Divertimenti
Francois Devienne Trio
Elliot Kaplan Suite for Woodwind Trio
Charles Koechlin Trio
Tilo Medek Trio No. 1
Darius Milhaud Pastorale
W. A. Mozart Divertimento No. 3
Robert Muczynski Fragments
Flor Peeters Trio
Peter Schickele Diversions
Harold Shapero Three Pieces for Three Pieces
Robert Washburn Three Pieces for Three Woodwinds

Jazz/Pop
Dave Brubeck Blue Rondo a la Turk
Paul Hanson Fat Chance
Paul McCartney Blackbird
Chris Thile Smoothie Song
Sean Watkins This Side