The Pennsylvania Quintet and Quintessential to perform March 24

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's faculty woodwind quintet will be joined by the graduate woodwind quintet Quintessential for an evening of wind chamber music at 8 p.m. March 24 in Esber Recital Hall. Highlights will include a piano trio by 19th-century French bassoonist Eugene Janacourt, Danish composer Carl Nielsen's Wind Quintet and André Caplet's suite for double wind quintet titled "Suite Persane." Admission is free.

The Pennsylvania Quintet is comprised of Naomi Seidman, flute; Timothy Hurtz, oboe; Anthony Costa, clarinet; Lisa Bontrager, horn; and Daryl Durran, bassoon. The quintets are assisted in this evening's performance by pianist Timothy Shafer and conductor Dennis Glocke.

This concert is also available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.


"Fantaisie sur la Norma" -- Eugene Janacourt (Naomi Seidman, flute; Daryl Durran, bassoon; Timothy Shafer, piano)

Wind Quintet Op. 43 -- Carl Nielsen (Quintessential)

"Suite Persane" -- André Caplet (The Pennsylvania Quintet and Quintessential)

The Pennsylvania Quintet has been concertizing since 1984 at major venues on both sides of the Atlantic. Performances include concerts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, as well as recitals in Nuremberg and Frankfurt. In addition to concerts on many university guest artist series, the quintet has been Ensemble-in-Residence at the Sedona Chamber Music Festival and a winner of the National Flute Association's international Chamber Music Ensemble Competition. NPR has featured the quintet in its nationally-syndicated program "Performance Today." The Pennsylvania Quintet can be heard on three compact disc recordings: "American Wind Music" Centaur 2085), "20th Century Wind Chamber Music" (Centaur 2225) and "Recent American Works for Winds" (Centaur 2509).

Members of the graduate woodwind quintet, Quintessential, are chosen by competitive auditions and have received their undergraduate degrees from respected institutions across the country. They are mentored by members of the Pennsylvania Quintet faculty ensemble and perform recitals and school programs throughout the year. Current members are Laura Clapper, flute; Kelsey Fish, oboe; Janey Martinsen, clarinet; Andrew Wilkie, horn; and Brian Nagle, bassoon.

Last Updated March 24, 2014