Western Wind Quintet premieres new composition

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Western Wind Quintet

KALAMAZOO—School of Music faculty ensemble Western Wind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall on Western Michigan University’s campus.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com/som or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Western Wind Quintet

The ensemble will premiere Andrew List’s "Island Universe," commissioned by the quintet and the School of Music as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The quintet will also perform "Mandala," by School of Music Director David Colson, and Jean Francaix’s "Sextet."

The Western Wind Quintet is noted for its innovative programming, mixing repertoire classics with compositions that expand the boundaries of chamber music, and also its enthusiasm and virtuosity. Members of the Western Wind Quintet are Martha Councell-Vargas, flute; Lin Foulk, horn; Michael Miller, oboe; Wendy Rose, bassoon; and Bradley Wong, clarinet.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.