Known for its polish and passion, the quintet has been called “one of chamber music’s most sparkling and eloquent ensembles” by Time magazine. Its repertoire spans baroque to contemporary and includes its commissioned piece “George Perle’s Quintet IV,” which earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1986.
Current members include Gretchen Pusch on flute, Gerard Reuter on oboe, Jerry Kirkbride on clarinet, John Hunt on bassoon and Karl Kramer-Johansen on horn.
The group first formed at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 1961 and has seen a parade of talented players since. They made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall in 1981.
The quintet has played around the world, including in 49 of the 50 states and Canada, has toured Europe 18 times and has played in the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia.
The Dorian Wind Quintet currently serves as ensemble in residence at Hunter College in New York City. It has recorded on the Vox, CRI, Serenus, New World and Summit record labels.
The group will host a free College Hour informance, where they will play some pieces and hold an interactive discussion, at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Room 41 of Tyler Hall.
Members of the group also will discuss the quintet’s style and work at 7 p.m. before the Oct. 22 performance.
Tickets to the full-length concert cost $15 ($10 for senior citizens and students, $5 for SUNY Oswego students).
For information or reservations, call 312-2141, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.oswego.edu/ke-nekt.
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(Posted: Oct 01, 2008)