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Friends of Music sponsoring woodwind concert

By Staff | Apr 3, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the final concert of the Friends of Music’s 2015-2016 season, a Saturday, April 9 concert by the Two Rivers Woodwind Quintet. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown.

It will feature the following 19th and 20th century works by French, Argentine, German and American composers: “Trios Pieces Breves” (1930), by Jacques Ibert; “Milonga Sin Palabras” (1979), by Astor Piazzolla; “Quintet in B-flat, Op. 56” (1821), by Franz Danzi; “Quintet in C, Op. 79” (1898), by August Klughardt; and, Highlights from “Porgy and Bess” (1934), by George Gershwin.

Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others is $20 per person ($18 before April 2).

Tickets can be purchased on the Friends’ website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted.

The Two Rivers Woodwind Quintet includes the following musicians:

Barbara Spicher, Flute. Ms. Spicher is principal flutist of the Mercersburg Chorus and Orchestra and the Shippensburg University Festival Orchestras, and performs with the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. She is professor of flute at Hood College, Mercersburg Academy and Shepherd University’s Preparatory Division.

David Garcia, Oboe. Mr. Garcia has performed with many of the region’s leading orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Maryland Symphony and the New Orchestra of Washington.

David Drosinos, Clarinet. Mr. Drosinos has performed in Greece, Ireland, Moscow, Finland, the Bahamas and all over the continental U.S. He teaches at the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Peabody Preparatory and Shepherd University.

Lynn Moncilovich, Bassoon. Ms. Moncilovich is the principal bassoonist of Central Maryland’s Londontowne Symphony Orchestra, and second bassoonist with the Keystone Wind Ensemble in Pennsylvania. She also performs frequently with the Lancaster PA Symphony Orchestra.

Daniel Carter, Horn. Mr. Carter is adjunct horn instructor at Shepherd University and teaches Elementary Band and Strings in the Howard County MD Public System. He is principal horn of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra.

The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the region. For full information about the Friends and their concerts go to www.friendswv.org.