Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet to Perform at Baylor

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet courtesy photo.
Oct. 8, 2014

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) – The internationally renowned Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will take the stage for Baylor University’s Distinguished Artist series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. in Waco.

"The Berlin Philharmonic is one of the most famous orchestras on the planet, with a long, illustrious history that dates back to 1882. Its wind quintet features five of the orchestra's finest players, now in the midst of a concert tour of the southern United States. This is a rare chance to see and hear these great artists in person," said Richard Veit, concert and promotion manager in the Baylor University School of Music.

Quintet members are flutist Michael Hasel, oboist Andreas Wittmann, clarinetist Walter Seyfarth, hornist Fergus McWilliam and bassoonist Marion Reinhard. They have collaborated with major conductors from Sir John Barbirolli to Daniel Barenboim.

The concert will consist of arrangements by Hasel, including three pieces for clockwork organ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Paul Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2, Jacques Ibert’s Trois pièces brèves, Darius Milhaud’s La Cheminée du Roi René and the Quintet No. 1 of Jean Françaix.

Baylor University’s Distinguished Artist Series was designed to provide Baylor and the surrounding community access to some of the world’s most gifted musicians. General admission tickets are $15. Tickets for students, senior citizens and Baylor faculty and staff are $10.

For tickets and more information, please visit: Baylor School of Music

by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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