Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Dr. Patrice Caldwell
PORTALES – Music lovers are in for a treat when the Baylor University Woodwind Quintet visits Portales on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University.
This performance, sponsored by the University Friends of Music and the Department of Music, is a scholarship fundraiser to benefit ENMU music students. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for students with school I.D.s. There is no charge for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be on sale before the performance or by contacting the ENMU Music Department at 505.562.2377.
Founded in 1972, the Baylor Woodwind Quintet specializes in chamber music performance. The combined talents of five Baylor University music faculty weave together flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn in their impressive repertoire of classical, jazz, and modern musical pieces.
Featured on PBS Radio as well as several recording labels, the Baylor Woodwind Quintet is led by flutist Helen Ann Shanley, a founding member of the group. Richard Shanley, who adds his skills in clarinet, plays principal clarinet with the El Paso, Fort Worth , and Waco Symphony Orchestras. Doris DeLoach, oboe, is also principal oboist of the Waco Symphony. Jeffrey Powers joins the Quintet following 16 years with the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders. The newest member of the Quintet, Matthew Morris, bassoon, has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Bolshoi Theater before joining the Quintet.
Sunday's program features an eclectic range of works, including nineteenth-century composer Franz Danzi and contemporaries August Klughardt, Walter Ross, Malcolm Arnold, Scott McAlister, and Lalo Schifrin. The Quintet will also offer a master class on Monday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m. in Buchanan Hall.
For additional information and tickets, please contact the ENMU Department of Music at 505.562.2377.