The Pennsylvania Quintet

Pennsylvania Quintet

The Pennsylvania Quintet, acclaimed wind chamber music ensemble, has been concertizing since 1984 at major venues on both sides of the Atlantic. Performances include concerts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, as well as recitals in Nuremberg and Frankfurt. In addition to concerts on many university guest artist series, the Quintet has been Ensemble-in-Residence at the Sedona Chamber Music Festival and a winner of the National Flute Association's international Chamber Music Ensemble Competition. National Public Radio has featured the Quintet in its nationally-syndicated program, Performance Today. The Pennsylvania Quintet can be heard on three compact disc recordings: American Wind Music (Centaur 2085); 20th Century Wind Chamber Music (Centaur 2225); and Recent American Works for Winds (Centaur 2509). The Pennsylvania Quintet is comprised of Penn State faculty members Naomi Seidman (flute), Tim Hurtz (oboe), Anthony Costa (clarinet), Lisa Bontrager (horn), and Daryl Durran (bassoon).

Repertoire of The Pennsylvania Quintet

cd1Recent American Works for Winds

The Pennsylvania Quintet
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, flute
Tim Hurtz, oboe
Smith Toulson, clarinet
Lisa O. Bontrager, horn
Daryl Durran, bassoon

Steve Cohen: Wind Quintet (1982-83; rev 1992)
William Albright: Abiding Passions (1988)
Roger Zahab: Doubles Keening (1991)
Tom Benjamin: Bagatelles (1981)
Dana Wilson: Mirrors (1993)
Derek Bermel: Wanderings (1994)
Centaur CRC 2509

cd220th Century Wind Chamber Music

The Pennsylvania Quintet
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, flute
Barry Kroeker, oboe
Smith Toulson, clarinet
Lisa O. Bontrager, horn
Daryl Durran, bassoon
with Jan Wilson, mezzo-soprano

Steven Stucky: Serenade for Wind Quintet (1990)
Arthur Berger: Quartet for Woodwinds in C Major (1941)
Nicholas Thorne: Quintet, Op. 28 (1991)
Jan Bach: Four 2-Bit Contraptions for Flute and Horn (1970)
R. Murray Schafer: Minnelieder - Love Songs from the Medieval German for Mezzo-soprano and Wind Quintet (1956)
Centaur CRC 2225

cd3American Wind Music

The Pennsylvania Quintet
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, flute
Barry Kroeker, oboe
Smith Toulson, clarinet
Lisa O. Bontrager, horn
Daryl Durran, bassoon

Irving Fine: Partita for Wind Quintet
George Rochherg: To the Dark Wood
Alvin Etler: Quintet No. 1 for Woodwind Instruments
Jan Bach: Skizzen - Suite after drawings by Heinrich Kley
Centaur CRC 2085