Moran Woodwind Quintet upcoming program includes Mozart
The Moran Woodwind Quintet performs three works for quintet at 3 p.m. on November 17 in the Kimball Recital Hall as part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music.
“Our fall concert has three very contrasting works—one transcription of a classic, one with jazz and salsa influence, and one very intense modern work. The Moran Woodwind Quintet is excited to share these in concert,” Bailey said.
The program starts with Mozart's famous Serenade in C Minor, K. 388, arranged from the octet version for woodwind quintet by Israeli bassoonist Mordechai Rechtman. Also on the program are two original works for quintet: Cuban jazz great Paquito D'Rivera's Aires Tropicales (with movements drawing on South American and Cuban dance, African rhythms, and American jazz), and Baylor University composer Scott McAllister's With Growing Wind and Tide, which features extreme contrasts in texture, color, and tempo.
Tickets for the event are General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3.
One of the most active and visible quintets in the Midwest, the Moran Woodwind Quintet is the resident faculty woodwind quintet of the Glenn Korff School of Music. The quintet includes Jeffrey McCray, Bassoon; Diane Barger, Clarinet; John Bailey, Flute; Alan Mattingly, Horn and William McMullen, Oboe. Formed in 1986 and named for the late John Moran, Director of the UNL School of Music, the Quintet has toured extensively, including performances in Kansas, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, South Dakota, Arkansas and Texas. They have also performed at conventions of the College Music Society, the International Double Reed Society and the International Horn Society. The Quintet has recorded three CD's for Crystal Records, including two CDs featuring music of the early 20th-century German composer Theodor Blumer and one with American woodwind quintets (music of Heiden, Higdon, Murdock and Lieuwen). The Quintet has also recorded on the Coronet label.