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Free summer concert series returns

July 9, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Seminar 2009, Western Michigan University's summer music camp for high school students, is again hosting a free concert series featuring faculty artists. "The Western Edge," features performances by pianist Lori Sims, the Western Wind Quintet and the Western Brass Quintet.

Concert schedule
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Monday, July 13
Act 1--
The opening concert will feature internationally recognized pianist Lori Sims. The concert will include a single magnificent work by Johann Sebastian Bach: "Goldberg Variations." This theme and 32 variations range from the most emotionally profound to the most technically dazzling. All showcase the contrapuntal virtuosity and genius of one of the greatest composers of all time.

Thursday, July 16
Act 2--
The second concert will feature the Western Wind Quintet, one of four resident faculty ensembles in WMU's School of Music. Performers include Michael Miller, oboe; Bradley Wong, clarinet; Wendy Rose, bassoon; Margaret Hamilton, horn; and guest flutist Betsy Wong. The quintet is preparing for a residency in Brussels, Belgium, this fall, and the program will provide the Kalamazoo audience with a sneak peek at tour material.

Monday, July 20
Act 3--
The series finale will feature the Western Brass Quintet, another of the school's internationally recognized ensembles. Performers include Stephen Jones and Scott Thornburg, trumpet; Lin Foulk, horn; Daniel Mattson, trombone; and guest tuba player Jacob Cameron. The quintet is preparing for an October tour in Russia, and this concert will give the audience a sneak peek at the tour repertoire.

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

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