The BYU School of Music presents Orpheus Winds Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. This event is free and no ticket is required.
One of the leading woodwind quintets in the Western United States, Orpheus Winds is a resident faculty ensemble at the BYU School of Music. The quintet has a forty-year tradition of performing regularly on campus and throughout Utah. This performance will feature compositions from Pavel Haas and Peter Schickele, also known as P.D.Q. Bach.
“Many fans of PDQ Bach are unaware that Peter Schickele composes serious works,” said Jaren Hinckley, clarinet professor and member of Orpheus Winds. “We, however, were very pleased to find this wind quintet an incredibly charming work and we know it will be the highlight of the concert.”
April Clayton will play the flute, Gerlayn Giovannetti will play the oboe, Laurence Lowe will play the horn, Jaren Hinckley will play the clarinet and Christian Smith will play the bassoon. The group has appeared at many national and international venues, including engagements in Chicago, New York, Beijing and Shanghai, China.
Writer: Madison Riley