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Published: Wed Jan 28, 2009

Join the Cumberland Quintet for their first concert of the year on Monday, February 9th at 7:30pm. The concert is free and open to the public, and will be held at Tennessee Technological University in
Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

Included in the concert is a delightful mix of musical styles, including a quintet by Anton Reicha, a set of variations by French composer Jean-Michel Damase, Opus Number Zoo by Luciano Berio, and music by Puccini and Stephen Sondheim.

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.

Special concerts and workshops for young audiences serve to introduce the instruments and to provide advice for the young musicians. The Cumberland Quintet serves on the faculty of the Southeast Chamber Music Institute. The ensemble has performed on live radio and television broadcasts, and has been part of an educational public television series that has been distributed to several southeastern states. They have also performed as guest artists at music conventions for the College Music Society, the National Flute Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Their fourth CD, Into the Blue, was released in 2006 by Albany Records.