WMU News

'Tropical Winds' offers musical escape from winter

Jan. 14, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The School of Music woodwind faculty extends an invitation to "come sail with them" on Sunday, Jan. 27, beginning at 3 p.m., when they present "Tropical Winds," a concert of wind music by Latin American composers. The concert will be performed in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

General admission tickets are $10 each. Amission for students and senior citizens is $5. Tickets are available through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at 269 387-2300 or toll free 800 228-9858. Tickets will also be available while they last at the door.

Among the works being performed are a duet for flute and oboe by Alberto Ginastera, a duet for oboe and bassoon by Hector Villa Lobos, a clarinet solo by Roberto Sierra, and wind quintets by Paquito D'Rivera and Miquel del Aguila.

In keeping with the theme, appropriate attire for a tropical vacation will be worn by the artists. Featured performers include Margaret Hamilton, horn; Trent Kynaston, saxophone; Michael Miller, oboe; Wendy Rose, bassoon; Christine Smith, flute; and Bradley Wong, clarinet.

A Dalton Series event, the "Tropical Winds" concert is presented under the auspices of the Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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