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DePauw Faculty Woodwind Quintet to Perform Monday

February 12, 2014

The DePauw Faculty Woodwind Quintet will present three works of great contrast by Czech, Russian and American composers on Monday, February 17.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Green Center’s Thompson Recital Hall, located on the DePauw University campus.

The chamber ensemble -- comprised of Anne Reynolds (flute), Leonid Sirotkin (oboe); Randy Salman (clarinet), Robert Danforth (horn), and Kara Stolle (bassoon)  -- will begin its program with a performance of the Concertino for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon by the early 20th century composer Nikolai Tschemberdschi.

The American piece that follows, Woodwind Dances, composed by D. Mark McCoy, dean of the DePauw University School of Music (pictured at left), is a Latin-influenced work commissioned by the award-winning Appalachian Wind Quintet in 2003.

To conclude the concert, the faculty musicians will play the sole wind quintet of Czech composer Pavel Haas, one of several Jewish composers killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp; Haas is known for his frequent utilization of folk and jazz music styles.

“The Czech work has some of the best French horn writing you’ll ever hear,” says Prof. Reynolds in regard to the selected repertoire.

General admission tickets to the faculty recital are $5. Tickets for all students, seniors and children are free thanks to season sponsors Judson and Joyce Green ('74 & '75). To ensure that any person wishing to attend a performance is able to do so, a pay-what-you-can option is available this year, online and on request. To purchase tickets, visit www.depauw.edu/music/tickets, stop by or call the Green Center box office at (765) 658-4827.

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