Minnesota Opera Woodwind Quintet at Gustavus Tonight

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by

The Woodwind Quintet from the Minnesota Opera Orchestra will present a recital on the Gustavus campus in Björling Recital Hall on Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is brought to Gustavus as part of the Department of Music’s Colloquium Series and will be presented for member of the the Gustavus and St. Peter community at no charge. Tickets are not required to attend.

The member of the quintet are led by Dr. Karrin Meffert-Nelson, assistant professor of music at Gustavus. She plays clarinet in the orchestra and the quintet. Other members from the orchestra are Michele Frisch, flute, Mike Dayton, oboe, Coreen Nordling, bassoon and Matt Willson, long-time horn professor at Gustavus.

The Quintet will perform 4 works for woodwind quintet on Monday’s program. They will open with the first movement, Tango, from Issac Albeniz’s Espana Suite and continue with the four-movement Quintet, Op. 71 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Following a short break, the Quintet will return to the stage to present Charles-Edouard Lefebvre’s Suite for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon. The recital will conclude with the Passcaille by Adrien Barthe.

Monday’s recital by the Minnesota Opera Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Tickets are not required to attend this Colloquium Series performance. Admission is free.


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