GENESEO — The next concert of the SUNY Geneseo Wind Quintet will include new compositions by their Distinguished Professor of Music James Walker.
According to a press release from SUNY Geneseo, the concert will take place on Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Doty Recital Hall.
“The work that I wrote for them ‘Moments Past’ is very challenging and exploits not only the extreme ranges of the instruments, but also the technical aspects of each instrument,” said Walker. “It’s a piece that will show off each of the members in the best possible way.”
The quintet, composed of Geneseo faculty members, will include Glennda Dove Pellito on flute, Megan Kyle on oboe, Ernest Lascell on clarinet, Mary Hunt on horn and Martha Sholl on bassoon.
“It’s always a pleasure to write a work for the Wind Quintet; they are a marvelous ensemble,” said Walker. “Each brings a different ‘color’ to the ensemble, and when you put five players like these on the stage in Doty, it’s a grand musical experience.”
The concert’s music will range across woodwind quintet music history with works by American composer John Cheetham with ‘Quintet for Woodwinds,‘ French composer Darius Milhaud with ‘Suite for Woodwind Quintet’ subtitled ‘The Chimney of King René‘ and Hungarian composer Ferenc Farkas with ‘Ancient Dances.’
Geneseo has had a resident wind quintet for at least 35 years, presenting two concerts on campus each year. All students, faculty, staff and general public are cordially invited to attend.
The performance is free and open to the public.