Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Atlanta 5 Wind Quintet Performs for West Georgia

The Department of Music will present The Atlanta 5 Wind Quintet in an evening of engaging 20th century chamber music for the West Georgia community.

The performance will be held on Thursday, October 22, at 8:15 P.M. at Cathy Cashen Hall in the Humanities Building at UWG in Carrollton. The concert is free and the community is welcome to attend.

The Atlanta 5, who have recently performed for Governor Sonny Perdue, are some of the original musicians who performed at the North Georgia Chamber Music Festival held each summer in Dahlonega.

The Quintet will perform music by Bozza, Barber, Ewazen and Piazzolla. Summer Music by Samuel Barber is considered one of the most difficult pieces for a wind quintet, and the recital will enthrall the audience with a range of styles from impressionistic to Tango-Terrific.

The Atlanta 5 are Elisa Lyle, flute, principal flute with the La Grange and Carrollton Symphonies; Jeannie Ohnemus, principal oboe of the La Grange Symphony; Luan Mueller, clarinet instructor at the University of West Georgia; Jim Jackson, principal bassoon with the Georgia Philharmonic; and John Pirtle, Atlanta free-lance french horn.

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