Connecticut’s Own Concert: Madera Winds Quintet
Sunday, Jan. 12, 4 – 5 p.m.
The Madera Winds, formed in 2012, is a blend of Connecticut musicians who have performed over the last thirty years in other chamber music groups in Wilton as well as throughout Fairfield County. Ralph Kirmser (Oboe) of Wilton and Janet Atherton (Clarinet) of Norwalk had been founding members of the Prevailing Winds Quintet since the 1980s. Rosemary Dellinger (Bassoon) has been the bassoonist for the Connecticut Little Symphony and teaches Spanish at Cider Mill School in Wilton. Rounding out this new quintet are John Harley (Horn) who has been a member of the Norwalk Symphony since 1976 and John Vandenberg (Flute) who recently moved here from the Netherlands where he was the founding member of the Bourdon Wind Quintet. The Madera Winds will perform the woodwind quintet of Carl Nielsen. This quintet is considered by many to be the finest piece of music written for this combination of instruments. They will also perform Aires Tropicales by Paquito D’Rivera, Cuban jazz clarinetist and composer. Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available.