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Northeast Quintet to perform Windward at URI Feb. 1

Media Contact: Jan Wenzel, 874-2116


KINGSTON, R.I. -- January 26, 2004 -- The Northeast Quintet, a recognized chamber ensemble, will present, Windward, at URIís Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. The performance, one of the University Artists Series events, includes selections by Beethoven, Ravel, Klughardt, and Berger. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $2 for students with an I.D.

Quintet members include music faculty member Jane Murray on oboe, Elizabeth Gates, part-time member of the music faculty on the French horn, Claude Cobert on the flute, Margo McGowan on the clarinet, and Susan Wood on bassoon. The quintet will be accompanied by URI faculty member/pianist Manabu Takasawa.

The quintet was the recipient of a Continental Harmony Project grant in 2000. It has performed at such venues as the Bernoya Hall in Seattle, Wash. and the Meydenbauer Theatre in Bellevue, Wash. Members of the quintet were the faculty artists for the Northeast Quintet Camp in Newport for seven years.

The Windward program includes Quintet, Opus 70 by August Klughardt; Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel; Suite en Quatre by Claude Arrieu; Quartet in C by Arthur Berger; and Quintet in E Flat for Piano and Winds by Beethoven.