MAILED: Oct. 16, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The Bergen
Woodwind Quintet, one of Scandinavia’s leading chamber ensembles, will perform
on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The Artists Series concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in
The Bergen Woodwind Quintet consists of the principal
winds of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s oldest
orchestral institutions. The ensemble has performed in many well-known concert
halls including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and Carnegie
Hall in New York.
The ensemble has enjoyed increasing popularity as
featured performers at international festivals since winning the French
Senate’s special prize for the best performance of a French composition at the
International Chamber Music Competition in Colmar, France, in 1982. Their
broadcast credits include National Public Radio’s “Saint Paul Sunday.”
“Whether the message of the music was wit or more
turbulently romantic thoughts, these players caught the music’s spirit with
effortless grace,” wrote the Minneapolis Star and Tribune.
The program includes “Quintette pour instruments a
vent” by Paul Taffanel; Judith Lang Zaimont’s “Wind Quintet No. 2,
‘Homeland,’” a new work commissioned by the Minnesota Commissioning Club
for the Bergen Woodwind Quintet; “Kleine Kammermusik fur funf Blaser” by
Paul Hindemith; and the 1950 work “Quintette” by Jean Francaix.
The Bergen Woodwind Quintet is Gro Sandvik (flute),
Steinar Hannevold (oboe), Lars Kristian Holm Brynildsen (clarinet), Ilene Chanon
(horn) and Per Hannevold (bassoon). Much in demand as soloists, the members of
the Bergen Woodwind Quintet serve as professors at the Grieg Academy of the
University of Bergen. The quintet has been named visiting guest artist in
residence at the University of Minnesota.
Admission is $15 for the public, $13 for those age 62 and
older and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty/staff, or $5
for those age 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students. Tickets are
available at the University Service Center in Davies Center and will be sold at
Patrons may also charge 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.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds
allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 16, 2001