Always Rave Reviews for the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet
GETTYSBURG, PA— Music, Gettysburg! welcomes back one of the hidden treasures of the region with a concert by the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet on Sunday March 6th, at 4:00 p.m. in the Gettysburg Seminary chapel.
The concert includes music for wind quintet and piano by Thuille, Roussell and Arctic Circle by Cecilia McDowall. The music of composers Bach and Cohen will also appear on the program, which is free and open to the public.
The quintet performs an eclectic mix of repertoire that audiences find most appealing and is eager to promote new compositions for woodwind quintet by composers such as Cecilia McDowall, Robert Cohen, Libby Larsen, Arne Running and Gettysburg alum Brian Wilbur Grundstrom.
“Audiences regularly rave about the Quintet,” said Mark Oldenburg, Chair of Music, Gettysburg!, “and we are delighted to present this superb ensemble of musicians in our 35th anniversary season.”
The Sunderman Woodwind Quintet is comprised of artist faculty at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College. The ensemble includes Ken Bell, French horn, Teresa Bowers, flute, Ze’ev Dorman, bassoon, Aaron Scott, clarinet and Ed Stanley, oboe. The quintet is active in presenting concerts, clinics, and symposia, captivating audiences with their rich tone quality and innovative programming. Performances have included regular appearances on the Sunderman Conservatory of Music recital series, the Musselman Library Notes at Noon series, Music Gettysburg as well as a recent appearance at the Eastern Regional National Association of Music Educators conference in Hartford, CT and concert tours throughout the East Coast providing educational concerts to school children of all ages.
About the artists, Teresa Rhoderick Bowers teaches flute, performs in the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet, resident faculty ensemble, coordinates the conservatory chamber music and serves as Coordinator for Recruitment and Outreach. With a degree in oboe performance, Ed Stanley has performed with many of the area’s choral groups and churches as well as with the Harrisburg Symphony and the Concert Artists of Baltimore. Stanley maintains teaching studios at Hood College, at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, and at his home in Greencastle. AARON D. SCOTT is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the Sunderman Conservatory. He currently performs with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in historic Fort Myer, Virginia. Bassoonist ZEEV DORMAN was a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra from 1969 to 2011, serving as principal bassoonist and assistant conductor to Zubin Mehta. He has conducted the Philharmonic as well every major orchestra in Israel and orchestras in the US, Europe, and South America in major venues in Israel and abroad. Kenneth Bell is adjunct instructor of horn at the Sunderman Conservatory. He has performed with the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras, the National Symphony and more. Guest artist Scott Crowne, piano, enjoys a career that embraces performing, conducting, and teaching, He currently serves on the faculty of the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College as collaborative pianist and vocal coach. As an opera conductor he has been music director for theaters such as the Hub Opera Ensemble and the American Singer’s Opera Project.