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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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UW-Eau Claire Artists Series
To Present The Bergen Woodwind Quintet
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 Schofield Auditorium.
         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 the door.
         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.

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Updated: Oct. 16, 2001