The next event on Baylor University’s Distinguished Artist Series is a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet on Friday, October 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988 during the era of conductor Herbert von Karajan, and it continues as the first permanently established wind quintet in the famed orchestra’s rich tradition of chamber music.
Members of the quintet are flutist Michael Hasel, oboist Andreas Wittmann, clarinetist Walter Seyfarth, hornist Fergus McWilliam, and bassoonist Marion Reinhard. They are musical witnesses to the hugely productive and influential musical partnerships of the Berlin Philharmonic, not only with Karajan but also with its two most recent musical directors, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. As members of the Berlin Philharmonic, they have also enjoyed important collaborations with every other major conductor of their times, whether Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, Sir John Barbirolli, Günter Wand, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, or Daniel Barenboim, to name only a few.
Their Baylor concert will include Michael Hasel’s arrangements of 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.
Tickets for this Distinguished Artist Series concert are now available online by clicking here
, or in person at the Baylor University School of Music box office in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The telephone number is 254-710-3571. General admission tickets are $15. Tickets for students, senior citizens, and Baylor faculty and staff are $10.