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Borealis Wind Quintet Offering Chamber Music at its Best During FSU Concert
03/04/2008

Borealis Wind Quintet Offering Chamber Music at its Best During FSU Concert
One of America’s pre-eminent chamber ensembles will bring its symphony of sounds to the mountains of Western Maryland when the Borealis Wind Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at the Pealer Recital Hall in Frostburg State University’s Performing Arts Center.

Musical integrity, irresistible energy and five-fold charisma distinguish the Borealis Wind Quintet in the chamber music field. The ensemble’s diverse and lively programming typically includes the finest of the classics, engaging commissions, opera arias and works for piano and winds. Individually, its five members have performed with symphonies and chamber orchestras in concert and on Broadway, as well as for film, television and radio. Together, flutist Katherine Fink, Tamar Beach Wells on oboe and English horn, clarinetist Kathryn Taylor, horn player Dan Culpepper and Wayne Hileman on bassoon form an exceptionally talented, skilled and lively chamber group.

The Borealis Wind Quintet has won numerous awards and prizes, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Chamber Music America. The group was also nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award. The ensemble has toured throughout the United States with notable performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Concert Hall, the Frick Museums in New York City and Pittsburgh, and Wolf Trap in Virginia.

Tickets to the concert are $16 for the general public, $13 for children 17 and younger, $14 for FSU faculty and staff and $5 for FSU students, and may be purchased by calling the FSU Cultural Events Box Office at 301-687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at ces.frostburg.edu.

This tour of the Borealis Wind Quintet is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program. The FSU performance by the Quintet is sponsored in part by the Peter & Iris Halmos Family Foundation and the Best Western Braddock. The FSU Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; and in part by the FSU Foundation, Inc. and the FSU Annual Fund.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu