TTU's Cumberland Quintet in concert at 3 p.m. on Sept. 28The Tennessee Technological University Cumberland Quintet in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, in Wattenbarger Auditorium.
The quintet often presents evening performances, and this show was originally scheduled for the following evening, but the group chose to reschedule for a Sunday
afternoon of charming chamber music.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Included in the concert will be a delightful Divertimento by Mozart, as well as a Suite by American composer Robert Washburn.
Washburn's music has been performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the White House. In 1980, he was commissioned to write music
for the opening ceremonies of the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
An arrangement by Tennessee Tech University composer-in-Residence, Greg Danner, will also be featured. The quintet will perform Danner's setting of Three Rag-Caprices by Darius Milhaud.
In addition, the concert will include the wonderfully romantic Suite by Charles Lefebvre.
Established in 1972, the Cumberland Quintet has built a solid reputation for unique programming and fine musicianship. In residence at Tennessee Technological University, the group has toured extensively throughout the United States and in Europe, performing to a wide variety of audiences.
Commanding a large repertoire of music from all periods, they offer the standard woodwind classics as well as exciting modern works and lighter popular music. With the 2008-2009 season, the Quintet marks its 36th year as an ensemble. Current members of the Cumberland Quintet are Roger Martin, flute; William Woodworth, oboe; Anne Thurmond, clarinet; James Lotz, bassoon; and Jeremy Hansen, horn.