Woodwind Quintet Performs at FSU
The Department of Performing and Fine Arts at Fayetteville State University (FSU) presents the Columbus Camerata Woodwind Quintet as part of their Fine Arts Series. The ensemble is from Dayton, Ohio, and consists of flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and French horn players. The quintet will perform a recital at 4 p.m. on March 25 in the Rosenthal Concert Hall and a master class on Saturday, March 24, from noon to 2 p.m. in the same location.
The program will consist of works by Shostakovich, Anton Reicha, Paul Hindemith, Barber, and Gershwin, and will premier "Spirituals for Woodwind Quintet" by FSU professor Dr. Marvin Curtis. The quintet was founded in 2002 on the principles of providing a rich and rewarding listening experience with repertoire ranging from classical to jazz to show.
Members of the Camerata Quintet are Dr. Jethro Woodson (bassoon), Leslie Goldman Maaser (flute), Dr. Melanie Richards, (clarinet), Dr. Heidi Wick, (French horn), and Susan Dayton (oboe).
Woodson performed a solo recital in the FSU Fine Arts Series and is an adjunct faculty member at Denison University. He has taught at Central State University, and he has performed with numerous ensembles including Opera Columbus, The Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and The American Wind Symphony Orchestra.
Maaser is an affiliate studio instructor of flute at Denison University. She is also principal flautist with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, flautist with the Columbus Camerata and Ohio Capital Winds.
Richards is Cleveland's principal clarinet player with the Newark-Granville (OH) Symphony.
Wick performs on natural horns with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra of Toronto, Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra of Cleveland, and on valve horn with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Pro-Musica Chamber Orchestra. She is a private instructor of brass instruments and mathematics.
Dayton is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, where she performed as a soloist with the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Harold Farberman. She is the principal oboist of the Newark-Granville Symphony and a founding member of the Columbus Bach Ensemble and Columbus Camerata. Susan also performs with Opera Columbus, Columbus and Mansfield Symphonies, Lancaster Festival, VoiceColumbus, Cantari Singers, and many other groups in central Ohio.
The concert and master class are free to the public and are supported by grants from The Arts Council of Fayetteville Cumberland County and The North Carolina Arts Council.
For further information, contact Dr. Marvin Curtis at 910-672-1276.?
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