Denison Hosts University Of Georgia Woodwind Quartet
Posted: February 4, 2002
The Denison University music department will host the University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet in a concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 12) in Burke Recital Hall. Featured performers from the University of Georgia include Angela Jones-Reus, flute, D. Ray McClellan, clarinet, Dwight Manning, oboe and William Davis, bassoon. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program opens with "Quartet, op. 93" by Karl Goepfart, "alito, gemito" by Lewis Nielson and "Aubuade" by Dino Lipatti and continues after intermission with works by Davis, Walter S. Hartley and Gordon Jacob.
The Woodwind Quartet is a resident faculty ensemble in the University of Georgia School of Music. The Quartet maintains an active performing schedule in the southeast as well as nationally. The group has performed at the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Symposia at Florida State University, Ball State University and the University of Kansas, and recently presented a recital at the national conference of the Music Teachers National Association in Washington D.C. Its new CD,American Masterworks for Woodwind Quartet, was released in the fall of 2001 by ACA Digital Recordings. The Quartet's next major project is a CD featuring compositions by Georgia composers.
Jones-Reus joined the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Music in August of 2000. Serving as the principal flutist of the Stuttgart Philharmonic from 1992 to 2000, she has performed extensively throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Japan, South America and the United States. Jones-Reus also has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado, in Carnegie Hall (N.Y.) on its 1999 concert tour and on its October 2001 three-week tour of the United States.
McClellan has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Washington Serenade, Charleston Chamber Music Society, and at the Waterloo Festival, Great Woods Festival and the Music at Penn's Woods Festival. He has been soloist and member of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and Orchestra, and has also appeared as soloist with the Julliard Orchestra, the Queens Philharmonic and the Little Rock Wind Symphony. An artist/clinician for Buffet Clarinets, McClellan gives recitals and master classes throughout the United States.
A faculty member in the University of Georgia School of Music since 1991, Manning has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany and Holland. He has also appeared at several conferences of the International Double Reed Society, and has presented premier performances of new works and first editions of historical works. As an orchestral oboist/English hornist he has performed with the Aspen Music Festival, El Paso, Fort Worth, Shreveport, Augusta and Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestras.
A faculty member since 1981, Davis has published a number of compositions including works for soloists, chamber ensembles, chorus and symphonic band. His orchestral works have been performed by the Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and other orchestras. Davis has served in several officer positions in the International Double Reed Society, as president of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors and as president of the Southeastern Composers League.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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