HOUSTON—The New York Woodwind Quintet will be performing in the Houston Friends of Chamber Music series. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 8 p.m. in Stude Concert Hall, at the Shepherd School of Music on the Rice University campus, parking entrances #8 and #18. The group will be performing Wind Quintet op 10 by Haas, Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusic op 24/2, Carter’s Nine by Five, Barber’s Summer Music, and Wind Quintet by Nielsen.
The New York Woodwind Quintet is an ensemble-in-residence at the Juilliard School in New York City, originally appointed in 1987. The quintet's members are flutist Carol Wincenc, oboist Stephen Taylor, clarinetist Charles Neidich, bassoonist Marc Goldberg, and French horn player William Purvis -- all of whom continue to share their knowledge at the Julliard School of Music actively mentoring the next generation of woodwind performers.
Flutist, Carol Wincenc, has collaborated with the Emerson, Tokyo, Cleveland and Guarneri string quartets. Stephen Taylor, oboist, performs with numerous organizations and orchestras, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Clarinetist, Charles Neidich, performs with leading ensembles, and also serves as composer and conductor with the San Diego Symphony. Marc Goldberg, bassoonist and newest member of the Quintet, has been a guest of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, also collaborated with the Brentano Quartet, and performed with Houston's Da Camera Society.
The Quintet has commissioned and premiered over 20 compositions, some of which have become classics of the woodwind repertoire. They include Samuel Barber's Summer Music, and quintets by Gunther Schuller, Ezra Laderman, William Bergsma, Alec Wilder, William Sydeman, Wallingford Riegger, Jon Deak, and Yehudi Wyner. The Quintet has featured many of these in recordings for such labels as Boston Skyline, Bridge, New World Records, and Nonesuch.