PULLMAN, Wash. — The Solstice Wind Quintet, a group of five Washington State University faculty members from WSU’s School of Music and Theatre Arts, will present three pieces in its annual concert. The event takes place at 8 p.m., Oct. 1, in Kimbrough Concert Hall and is free to the public.
The concert will open with two French pieces, the sprightly “Trois Pieces Breves,” by Jacques Ibert, and Jean Francaix’s “Quintet for Winds,” which is famous for its difficult writing and one of the major works in Solstice’s repertoire. The quintet also will perform “Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet” by English composer Gordon Jacob.
Quintet members include Ann Yasinitsky, flute; Amari Barash, oboe; James Schoepflin, clarinet; Susan Hess, bassoon; and Roger Logan, on horn. Gerald Berthiaume will perform as guest pianist.
Barash is a new addition to the quintet, as well as a recently appointed WSU music faculty member. Barash earned a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, N.Y., where she was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She later earned a master’s degree from Yale University and a doctorate degree from the City University of New York.
In addition to her work as a performer and teacher of oboe, Barash will teach instrumental music education courses and supervise student teachers at WSU.
For more information, contact the School of Music and Theatre Arts at (509) 335-3898 or visit its Web site at http://libarts.wsu.edu/musicandtheatre/music.htm.