Salon Series: Dorian Wind Quintet

Photo: Aleksandr Karjaka

Salon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s  concert program featuring multi-award winning, world-class artists performing in an intimate, casual setting that evokes the salons of Paris, presents the Dorian Wind Quintet, featuring flutist Gretchen Pusch, oboist Gerard Reuter, clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, bassoonist Adrian Morejon, and French horn player Karl Kramer-Johnson. For their recital on April 28,  Dorian will present a program of contrasting music including two works by Johann Sebastian Bach (Trio Sonata BWV 1039 and Concerto no. 2 after Vivaldi), Elliott Carter’s 1948 Woodwind Quintet, and works by contemporary composers Lalo Schifrin (b. 1932) and Amanda Harberg (b. 1973).

Recognized by critics, audiences, and colleagues for its polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s pre-eminent and longest continuously-active ensembles—the group made history in 1981 as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall. They have traveled worldwide, concertizing in 48 of the 50 States and Canada, in 18 European tours, and throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia.

Committed to introducing audiences to contemporary classical music, the Dorian is responsible for nearly 40 commissions of 20th and 21st century wind music from major composers including Luciano Berio, Billy Childs, David Del Tredici, Jacob Druckman, Lukas Foss, and Lee Hoiby, among many others. Their commission of George Perle’s Wind Quintet No. 4 won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1986—the first time the award was bestowed on wind quintet. The group has recorded on the Vox, CRI, Serenus, New World, and Summit Records labels, and has served as the resident ensemble for the Mannes College of Music, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and the State University of New York. The Dorian Quintet partners with the Pro Musicis foundation, expanding and restructuring its outreach efforts in New York City, bringing chamber music of the highest quality to residents of assisted living facilities, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, schools, community centers, and retirement communities.

Other Salon Series Performances:

Pianist Drew Petersen, May 4, 6 pm

Pianist Inna Faliks, May 11, 6 pm

New Docta, May 18, 6 pm

Any seat not filled by 6:30 pm will be released to those on the wait list.

Seating is limited; advance registration is required.

Salon Series is generously supported by Susan and Louis K. Meisel, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, The Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust,  Concert Artists Guild, and Pro Musicis, and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Friday nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, BNB Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
Salon Series: Dorian Wind Quintet
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
ticket group
$25 | $10 for Members, Children, and Students
Includes Museum admission
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