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January 21, 2009

UMBC Presents the Pentagon Winds in Concert

Thursday, February 12, 2009
8 p.m.
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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Pentagon WindsUMBC's Department of Music presents the Pentagon Winds woodwind quintet in concert on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The Pentagon Winds woodwind quintet was originally formed in 1989 as part of The United States Army Field Band's College Clinic Team. This ensemble, reestablished as the Pentagon Winds in 1999, performs at colleges and universities throughout the nation, representing the Field Band's continuing educational outreach program. In addition to recital performances, its members present master classes on their individual instruments and offer coaching in ensemble playing techniques. The quintet was featured in a Millennium Stage recital at the Kennedy Center in 2001, performed at the 2003 International Double Reed Society Conference, and was most recently featured at the 2008 Bands of America Festival at the University of Illinois.

The program will feature the Lento from the Quintet in F Major by Peter Rasmussen (1838-1913); the Finale from the Quintet for Winds No. 2 by David Maslanka (b. 1943); the Quintet, Op. 124 by Giulio Briccialdi (1818-1881); the Allegro scherzando from the Quintet, Op. 95 by Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951); the Novelette in C by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), arranged by Geoffrey Emerson; and the Suite Popular Brasileira by Julio Medaglia (b. 1938).

Admission is free.

General Public Information
UMBC Arts Website:

-- From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
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Posted by tmoore at January 21, 2009 9:09 PM