Dear Friends,

A Press review of our last concert opened with, “The first concert in the second season of the Winds in the Wilderness music program fulfilled the high expectations enthusiastic audiences have for this group of superb musicians.”

Get excited! We have another wonderful concert coming soon.

On February 20th The Oblong Wind Quintet will play a lively selection of music for flute oboe, clarinet, bassoon and french horn, including: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart;  Oblivion by Piazzola;  Trois Pieces Breve by Ibert;  Quintett by Klughardt and Maple Leaf Rag, Scott Joplin.

When I first joined the Oblong Wind Quintet, having not played in an all-wind group for a while, I was charmed and re-invigorated by the luscious sound. ‘The only thing better than a life devoted to playing a wind instrument is five lives devoted to playing a wind instrument!’ I said to myself after our first rehearsal.  There was so much exuberance, warmth and glow projected by this instrumental combination. 

Winds in the Wilderness Concerts had just formed, performing in a church that has exquisite acoustics, especially for wind instruments.  The rest is history.  Alternating with our winds and strings ensemble, The Oblong Wind Quintet is now appearing at Church of St. John in the Wilderness for the third time.

We hope that you can join us.  This program will be appreciated by people young and old and of all musical tastes.

The poster below gives you details.  The concert starts at 3:00PM.  Church of St John in the Wilderness is located at 261 Route 344 in Copake Falls, NY.  There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door, children free. A reception follows the concert.

I hope to see you there.

 Sharon Powers, Artistic Director and Flutist