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Mozart's birth celebrated with Dalton Center concert

Jan. 19, 2006

KALAMAZOO--The Western Wind Quintet and friends will present "A Mozart Celebration," in honor of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

General admission tickets are $10 each and are available in advance from the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. Admission for students and senior citizens is $5.

The program will feature works considered to be among the finest in the wind chamber music repertoire, including the "Quartet in D," K.285 for flute and strings and the "Serenade in E-flat," K.375 for wind octet.

Members of the Western Wind Quintet are Christine Smith, flute; Michael Miller, oboe; Bradley Wong, clarinet; Wendy Rose, bassoon; and Margaret Hamilton, horn. The quintet is a resident faculty ensemble of the WMU School of Music. Performing guests will include Igor Fedotov, WMU professor of viola; Lin Foulk, WMU professor of horn; Brad Smith, oboist from the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Seltzer, principal clarinet for the KSO; and WMU alumnus Jason Kramer, bassoon.

The Western Wind Quintet's "A Mozart Celebration," is sponsored by WMU's Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute. More information is available on the Web at www.wmich.edu/mus_bpi.

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

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