The Sunderman Wind Quintet will perform for the Music, Gettysburg! concert series on Sunday, November 17th at 4:00 pm. The program will take place in the Recital Hall on the second floor of Schmucker Hall, 250 N. Washington St., at Gettysburg College, and is free and open to the public. The program, entitled "The Light is the Same” contains music for wind quintet celebrating the ratification of the 19th amendment. Included will be music composed by George Gershwin and Paul Hindemith in the early 1920's while states were ratifying the amendment.The second part of this concert celebrates the work of women composers,including new compositions by the young Indian-American composer Reena Esmail and New York composer Amanda Harberg.
This concert will be presented as a public part of the Sunderman Conservatory’s “From XIX to ‘19” Symposium. This symposium commemorates the centennial of women the right to vote and celebrates women’s roles as leaders and visionaries in society, industry, and culture. Through student-faculty collaboration and partnerships among departments and programs at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and Gettysburg College, this series will feature many performances of compositions and lectures by, for, and about women illuminating the key events and social movements shaping women’s lives to this day. Parking is available on the street and in the Constitution Avenue parking lot.
The Sunderman Wind Quintet is the resident faculty ensemble at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College. 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 and concert tours throughout the East Coast as well as providing educational concerts to school children of all ages. The quintet released their first CD, Five as One, on the Bel Canto label this past year.
The quintet performs an eclectic mix of repertoire that audiences find most appealing and is eager to promote new compositions for the genre. In April, the Sunderman Wind Quintet presented a program of new music for wind quintet for the NY Composers Circle in New York City and has premiered compositions by John Steinmetz, Cecilia McDowall, Robert Cohen, John W. Jones and Libby Larsen, We have a great interest in mentoring young composers in learning to compose for this genre.
Kenneth Bell is Assistant Professor of Horn at the Sunderman Conservatory. He is Principal Horn with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and performs with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Ken performed with The United States Marine Band and the Army Field Band and has toured the US and Europe as principal horn with several Broadway shows, including CATS, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber, and West Side Story.
Teresa Bowers is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator for Woodwinds at the Sunderman Conservatory. She performs with the Metta Ensemble,Bowers-Hontz flute and guitar duo and DUO FRANCAIS flute and harp duo. She commissioned and edited Pipings, new music for flute and organ published by Augsburg Fortress. She served as principal flute with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra,the Harrisburg Opera Orchestra and has performed with the Maryland Symphony.
Ben Greanya is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the Sunderman Conservatory and the newest member of the Sunderman Wind Quintet. He is principal bassoonist with the Annapolis Symphony and performs frequently with the Baltimore Symphony, Washington National Opera House Orchestra and the National Symphony as well as musical theatre throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. Ben is a member of Inscape, a D.C.-based contemporary ensemble with two full-length albums on the Sono Luminus label,including the Grammy nominated Sprung Rhythm.
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. Aaron previously served as principal clarinet of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra in Warren, Ohio and has also had the privilege of performing with The New World Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.
Edward Stanley is Assistant Professor of Music, teaching oboe and music theory at the Sunderman Conservatory and is an artist member of the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet. He also performs with the Appalachian Wind Quintet and the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. He was principal oboe with the Maryland Symphony for nine seasons and has performed with the Millbrook Orchestra, the Harrisburg Symphony, the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, and the Concert Artists of Baltimore.