Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet featured in Coe Marquis Series concert

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2013-04-11 11:34:59 - General

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
clockwise from left: Marion Reinhard, bassoon; Fergus McWilliam, horn; Walter Seyfarth, clarinet; Michael Hasel, flute; Andreas Wittmann, oboe
photo: Peter Adamil

The final Coe College Marquis Series event for the 2012-13 school year will feature the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Founded in 1988, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra's rich tradition of chamber music. Listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet. With their tonal spectrum and conceptual unity, the quintet leaves audiences astounded. The group's repertoire is what contributes to pushing beyond the classic sound of wind quintets.

While it covers the entire spectrum of the wind quintet, works for enlarged ensembles are also performed. The Berlin Philharmonic is passionate and committed to its repertoire, and in 1991 found a perfect recording partner, the Swedish company BIS records. This collaboration has produced critical accolades worldwide. The group's Coe program will include music by Franz Danzi, Kalevi Aho, Darius Milhaud and Carl Nielsen.

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

For more information, go to or call 399-8600.