GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College presents the Dorian Wind Quintet in concert at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. 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 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 comprises Gretchen Pusch (flute), Gerard Reuter (oboe), Benjamin Fingland (clarinet), Adrian Morejon (bassoon) and Karl Kramer-Johansen (horn).
The concert includes music by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Perle and Antonín Dvorák. This is the quintet’s fourth performance at Thiel College as part of the Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series, which began in fall 2007. Con Spirito presents 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.
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