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Diehn Concert Features New York Woodwind Quintet March 28

One of the oldest continuously active chamber ensembles in the United States, the New York Woodwind Quintet will perform at Old Dominion University Monday, March 28, for the Diehn Concert Series.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The quintet has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions, some of which have become classics of the woodwind repertoire. They include Samuel Barber's "Summer Music," and quintets by Gunther Schuller, Ezra laderman, William Bergsma, Alec Wilder, William Sydeman, Wallingford Riegger, Jon Deak and Yehudi Wyner.

Unique among woodwind quintets touring today, the New York Woodwind Quintet comprises artists who are also individually known as soloists with far-ranging careers. Current NYWQ members are flutist Carol Wincenc, clarinetist Charles Neidich, oboist Stephen Taylor, bassoonist Marc Goldberg and French hornist William Purvis.

NYWQ has been an ensemble-in-residence of The Julliard School since 1989, where most members teach individually as well as coach and administer the woodwind chamber music seminar and program. The chamber ensemble now offers mini-residencies based upon their work at The Julliard School.

Tickets for tonight's concert are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets may be ordered by calling 683-5305 or purchased at the door.

NYWQ also will conduct a master class in Chandler Recital Hall at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.

An endowment established at The Norfolk Foundation, made possible by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. F. Ludwig Diehn, funds the concert series.

This article was posted on: March 28, 2011

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