Western Wind Quintet to perform at Dalton Center

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon
Photo of the Western Wind Quintet.

Western Wind Quintet

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University Western Wind Quintet will perform two works by WMU composers Andrew Rathbun and David Colson at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium online or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

The performance will showcase a newly-commissioned quintet "Hardwood," by Lansing McCloskey. It is a five-movement work in which each movement features a different instrument, and illustrates a different type of wood. Additionally, WMU faculty members saxophonist Andrew Rathbun and oboist Nora Lewis will be featured as soloists with the quintet.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute's mission is to add to the already rich cultural life of Kalamazoo by creating opportunities to develop closer personal and artistic ties between audience and performer. The institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for students and local audiences of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.

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