GREENVILLE, PA – Thiel College presents the Dorian Wind Quintet in concert at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The Dorian Wind Quintet is recognized worldwide by critics, audiences and its fellow musicians for unique, polished and passionate performances of classical and modern chamber music for wind instruments. First formed at Tanglewood in 1961, the quintet has performed everything from baroque masterpieces to Pulitzer Prize-winning commissions in concert halls around the world. In fact, the Dorian Wind Quintet is the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall. The group has collaborated with many well-known artists including Jean Casadesus, Lukas Foss, James Tocco and Lee Hiby, among others. The quintet has served as the resident ensemble for several institutions, including the Mannes College of Music, Brooklyn College, Hunter College in New York City and the Festival Institute of Round Top.
The current lineup of the group includes Gretchen Pusch (flute), Gerard Reuter (oboe), Jerry Kirkbride (clarinet), John Hunt (bassoon) and Karl Kramer (horn). The program for the concert includes pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Perle, Karl Kramer and Paul Taffanel.
The Dorian Wind Quintet is the first concert of Thiel’s new Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series. Con Spirito will present one or two concerts each year, featuring top chamber music groups from across the country. The series was created in honor of the late daughter of Dr. Glen Johnson H’88, Thiel College Board of Trustees chairman emeritus, and his wife, LaVonne, both generous friends of the college. The home of the Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series is the David Johnson Memorial Chapel, dedicated in 2006 and named in honor of the Johnsons’ late son.
Thiel College, located in Greenville, Pa., is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
For more information about the concert, please contact the Thiel College Office of Special Events at 724-589-2240.