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New York Chamber Soloists
To Perform at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  Nov. 9, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The New York Chamber Soloists will present a concert Monday, Nov. 15, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Artists Series concert by the quartet of winds will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center.

The program includes Mozart's Divertimento in B-flat Major, Villa-Lobos' Choros No. 2, Stravinsky's Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet, Berger's Quartet in C Major, Milhaud's "Suite d'après Corrette," Debussy's "Syrinx for Solo Flute," Piston's Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon, and Francaix's Woodwind Quartet.

As a Paris review noted, the New York Chamber Soloists "are superb musicians who interpret the classics with great skill and depth." The Washington Post called them "first rate, displaying the adroitness and comprehension of personal styles that veteran musicians share."

Jennifer Grim, hailed by The New York Times as "a deft, smooth flute soloist," has performed across the United States as a solo and chamber musician. In addition to performing with the New York Chamber Soloists, she performs with the Zephyros Quintet and the Proteus Ensemble and has performed with such groups as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Speculum Musicae and the American Festival of Microtonal Music.

Melvin Kaplan (oboe), founder and artistic director of the New York Chamber Soloists and the Festival Winds, has been for more than 40 years one of America 's most influential forces in chamber music, both as a renowned performer and as manager, teacher, lecturer and writer. On the faculty of the Juilliard School for more than 20 years, he was featured regularly as a lecturer/performer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for many years.

Allen Blustine (clarinet) has performed with a broad spectrum of musical organizations in New York City , including the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is a member of the Columbia University faculty, director of Speculum Musicae, and a member of the North Country Chamber Players in New Hampshire .

Andrew Schwartz (bassoon) has a wide-ranging career, encompassing frequent appearances with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and jazz recordings with Wynton Marsalis. He also has appeared with such ensembles as the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Orpheus Ensemble and the New York Chamber Symphony. His extensive catalogue of recordings includes Mozart's complete works for wind ensemble on the Decca/L'Oiseau Lyre label.

Tickets are $15 for the public, $13 for those 62 and older and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty and staff, and $5 for those 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students. Reserved seats are available at the Service Center counter in the east lobby of Davies Center . The Service Center is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.

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Updated: November 9, 2004