Northwind Quintet to present guest recital March 11

March 4, 2010

Northwind Quintet, in residence at the University of Northern Iowa, will perform a guest recital Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program will include Jan Bach’s “Skizzen,” which will include projected slides, Paul Taffanel’s “Quintet pour instruments à vent” and Jan Pieters’ “Sweelinck Variations on a Folksong,” arranged by Ernest Lubin.

Northwind Quintet is an engaging ensemble whose performance consistently delights its audience with an artistic, enthusiastic approach to chamber music. Established in 1967, the Northwind Quintet has built a solid reputation on fine musicianship and variety in programming.

Since its inception, the quintet has made frequent appearances throughout the Midwest, performed on radio and television, and released a CD.

Northwind Quintet’s concert format typically begins with a first half devoted to standard wind quintet repertoire, and moves to a second half emphasizing lighter, more popular pieces and arrangements. This format demonstrates the artistic diversity of the group and promises to please audiences of all ages.

In addition to their standard repertoire, these virtuoso musicians have developed an extensive collection of music for young audiences. Their ability to communicate with any audience has kept the Northwind Quintet in constant demand for university and high school concerts, woodwind workshops, master classes and seminars.