Institute academics perform evening of wind music
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On April 10, 2013 the Peter Wall Institute Woodwind Quintet WW5 presented An Evening of Wind Music, performing a selection of pieces by Berger, Muller and Piazzolla that showcased the versatility of the group.
Members of the quintet also introduced their instruments and provided a brief historical background or piece of trivia related to their instruments.
Formed nine years ago, the WW5 consists of Dr. Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor on clarinet, Institute Associate Dr. Vanessa Auld playing the flute, and former Distinguished Scholars in Residence Dr. Holger Hoos and Dr. Margaret Schabas playing the bassoon and oboe, respectively. Marianne Plenert of the West Coast Symphony and the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra rounds out the quintet on the French horn.
“It is a wonderful group to play with, all very talented musicians, yet also academics by training,” says Dr. Finlay.