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UW-Eau Claire Summer Sounds Series to Feature the Wisconsin Wind Quintet

RELEASED: June 23, 2008

Wisconsin Win Quintet
Members of The Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet include Richard Fletcher, Kristine Fletcher, Christa Garvey, Verle Ormsby and Tim Lane.

EAU CLAIRE — The Wisconsin Wind Quintet will present the second Summer Sounds program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 2 p.m. July 6 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The program will feature music by the German composer Paul Hindemth, a French quintet by Francaix and a piece by the Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos.

The Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet is the UW-Eau Claire resident faculty ensemble. Members of the quintet are Tim Lane, flute; Christa Garvey, oboe; Richard Fletcher, clarinet; Kristine Klopfenstein Fletcher, bassoon; and Verle Ormsby, horn. All of the ensemble's members are active solo recitalists as well as chamber musicians, and all are the primary UW-Eau Claire instructors for their instruments.

Performing both the traditional quintet literature and the most recent compositions by eminent and up-and-coming composers, the ensemble is well known throughout the upper Midwest for its virtuoso performances. The quintet presents public concerts on and off campus each year, along with workshops at high schools, colleges and conferences. The Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet has been featured at the national meeting of the National Association for Music Education, the International Double Reed Society conference and the Wisconsin Music Educators Association conference, as well as on "Live from the Elvehjem" on Wisconsin Public Radio, on Wisconsin Public Television and in various other concert venues.

Summer Sounds, presented by UW-Eau Claire's department of music and theatre arts, is a series of seven solo and chamber music recitals featuring weekly Sunday afternoon performances of music for winds, voice, guitar and piano. The series provides an opportunity for Eau Claire audiences to hear quality classical music in the summertime and to interact with musicians from the faculty and community. The atmosphere is casual and informal.

The third Summer Sounds concert will feature flute music at 2 p.m. July 13.

Summer Sounds concerts are free and open to all.

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