The Windscape Wind Quintet

Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 4 pm

Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Randall Ellis, oboe; Alan R. Kay, clarinet;
Frank Morelli, bassoon; David Jolley, horn


Reicha: Quintet op. 88 no.2
Nielsen: Quintet op. 43
Werner: Riverside
Françaix: Quintet No. 1

Created in 1994 by five eminent wind soloists, Windscape has won a unique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individualists, an "unquintet" which has delighted audiences throughout the US, Canada, and Asia. Windscape’s innovative programs and presentations are designed to take listeners on a musical and historical world tour; music and engaging commentary evoke vivid cultural landscapes of distant times and places. As Ensemble-in-Residence at the Manhattan School of Music, Windscape brings extensive teaching experience to motivational residencies. Their most recent CD features the works of Dvořák. Their performance of Bach’s Art of the Fugue with the Orion String Quartet, premiered for New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, was recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and will be available on iTunes. Forthcoming performances include the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center.