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DePauw Woodwind Quintet plays tonight

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The DePauw Woodwind Quintet, from left, Anne B. Reynolds, Leonid Sirotkin, Robert Danforth, Kara M. Stolle and Randy Salman, performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Gobin United Methodist Church.
The DePauw Woodwind Quintet will perform music by Maurice Dela, Alexander Von Kreisler, Astor Piazzolla, and August Klughardt as the fifth annual Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival continues Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Admission is free, with donations accepted.

Quintet members include flutist Anne B. Reynolds, oboist Leonid Sirotkin, clarinetist Randy Salman, bassoonist Kara M. Stolle, and French hornist Robert Danforth. Each is a faculty member of the DePauw University School of Music and has had a distinguished performing career.

"This is our first woodwind quintet concert," says Eric Edberg, the festival's artistic director. "So I'm very excited that we are able to present this outstanding group. It will be a great change of pace for our audience."

Anne B. Reynolds is the principal flutist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

An active freelance musician, she plays in orchestras for Broadway touring shows and is also a studio musician. She is a graduate of Indiana University and has studied with William Kincaid and James Pellerite.

Leonid Sirotkin is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in music from St. Petersburg State Conservatory.

For almost a decade, Sirotkin has been a principal English hornist with the Kirov Opera and Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev and has toured internationally with the orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, Covent Garden, La Scala, and Concertgebouw among other venues.

He has performed as a soloist with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Bogota Opera Orchestra of Theatro Colon, and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra.

His chamber music festival appearances include Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival, Finland, Kostamuksha Music Festival, Russia, Lucca Music Festival, Lucca, Italy.

He was featured as a lecturer on the IDRS International conference in 2006. Leonid is a regular substitute player with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and has toured with CSO to Japan and Europe. He has recorded more than 35 CDs with Kirov Orchestra and 5 CDs with Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra.

Sirotkin also performed with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Muncie Symphony Orchestra. Leonid is an active studio musician and records regularly for the Hal Leonard Publishing Company. In 2000, Leonid published the book, "Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe and English Horn from Operas and Ballets by Tchaikovsky."

Sirotkin's major teachers include Dr. Valery Sobolev and Dr. Mark Ostoich.

An accomplished performer of both jazz and classical music, Randy Salman has worked professionally with the Indianapolis Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, David Baker, Gunther Schuller, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, and many others. He is a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and has performed on programs at the International Association for Jazz Education Conference and International Clarinet Association Clarinetfest.

He has recorded with the Winds of Indiana, Chicago Jazz Orchestra (charter member), Eastman Jazz Trio, Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, Condition Blue, Birch Creek Summer Music Center, Steve Allee, Al Cobine, Wanda Stafford, Sandi Patti, and has participated in educational recordings for several music-publishing companies.

He has contributed CD reviews and articles for The Clarinet and Band Director Guide journals and is a faculty member of the Indiana University Summer Clarinet Teaching Workshop and the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Salman has studied clarinet with Larry Combs, Howard Klug and Leon Russianoff. His saxophone teachers have included Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano.

Kara M. Stolle is principal bassoonist with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. In addition to her position as principal bassoonist and personnel manager with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, she is also a baroque bassoonist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and has performed as an extra musician with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

An active studio musician, Stolle also maintains a large studio of students in Indianapolis. She received her bachelor's degree in music performance from Butler University and her master's degree from the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. Her teachers have included Homer Pence, Charles Rader and Kim Walker on modern bassoon and Michael McCraw on baroque bassoon.

The principal horn of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Robert Danforth has performed with orchestras in Grand Rapids, Toledo, Omaha, Detroit and Cincinnati. He has also been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, has participated in numerous music festivals, and was selected as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Danforth received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has studied with Dale Clevenger, Michael Hatfield, Charles Weaver, Lowell Greer, and Arnold Jacobs.

The festival continues on June 10 with a concert to feature violinist Federico Agostini.

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Another philharmonic musician died. Erich Kunzel, a giant in the symphony world, has passed away at the age of 74 from cancer. He had been the director of the Cincinnati Pops, an offshoot of the Cincinnati Philharmonic, since 1977. He was instrumental in the creation of the Cincinnati Pops, and upon it's creation was named director. He also conducted other symphony orchestras, such as the National Symphony Orchestra, especially the National on Memorial Day and Fourth of July broadcast performances. He also made numerous recordings of classical works, and even recorded jazz with Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck. Erich Kunzel will be sorely missed, and recordings he worked on are well worth a cash advance to get.

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