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BYU Orpheus Winds faculty ensemble to perform March 9

The Brigham Young University School of Music presents the resident faculty wind ensemble Orpheus Winds in concert Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Orpheus Winds will perform chamber music by Paul Hindemith, "Musik für 5 Bläser" by Albert Reiter and "Summer Music" by Samuel Barber.

The faculty woodwind quintet features five faculty members of the School of Music.

April Clayton plays the flute in the quintet. She is currently a professor of flute at BYU. She received her doctor of music degree from The Juilliard School. She has performed all over the world including Moscow, New York City, Italy, South Korea and Barbados.

Orpheus Winds member Geralyn Giovannetti is currently a professor of oboe and associate director of the School of Music. She will play the oboe in the concert. She performed with the award-winning Canadian ensemble Essex Winds for several years and has performed with orchestras of London, Kitchener, Calgary and Utah.

School of Music professor and clarinetist Jaren Hinckley is also a member of Orpheus Winds. He has performed with the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia, Utah Symphony and the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble.

Laurence Lowe will play the French horn in the quintet. He is currently a professor of horn at BYU. He recently played solo horn in Mannheim Steamrollers "A Fresh Air Christmas" video. Lowe is principal horn with the Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

Christian Smith plays bassoon for the quintet and teaches bassoon for the School of Music. Smith is principal bassoonist with the Orchestra at Temple Square. He has played under the direction of many professional conductors, including John Williams, Keith Lockhart, Robert Shaw and Raymond Leppard.

The quintet continues a 40-year tradition of performing regularly on campus and throughout Utah. It has appeared at many national and international venues, including recent engagements in Nevada, Hawaii, Mexico and Brazil.

Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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