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Recognized by critics, audiences, and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Quintet has literally been around the world – concertizing in the United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall. Their members are: Gretchen Pusch, flute, Gerard Reuter, oboe, Benjamin Fingland, clarinet, Adrian Morejon, bassoon, Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn
Since its formation at Tanglewood in 1961, the Quintet has collaborated with numerous well-known artists, commissioned nearly 40 new works of wind chamber music, and held residencies at some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals and educational institutions. The members of the Dorian Wind Quintet are each associated with other prominent performing ensembles, venues, and musical institutions, and have united in the group out of their passion for the wind chamber music repertoire.
They will perform an epic chronological programme that begins with the 15th Century and ends with the NOW: Renaissance Suite (transcribed by R. Roseman/works by Heinrich Issac & others), three wind/piano duos by Fauré, homage to Pulitzer prize winning works (Samuel Barber – Summer Music and George Perle – Wind Quintet No. 4 (1984)) and Canadian premiere of a commissioned new work by Amanda Harberg.
“Breathtaking” The London Times
“One of chamber music’s most sparkling and eloquent ensembles” TIME Magazine