Spring Wind Quintet in Concert in Volcano

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The Spring Wind Quintet, recognized as one of the country’s leading woodwind quintets, has been a major force in the development of chamber music in Hawaii. Many new compilations have been composed and arranged especially for the Spring Wind Quintet. The group has an extensive and varied repertoire earning several national grants and offers educational programs for all ages. “It is truly a privilege to have the quality of music that the Spring Wind Quintet will bring to Volcano. To be able to perform the Keola Beamer piece Malulani that was written for the SWQ is going to be a real treat for the Big Island audience as well as Onslow, Ibert, and other true classic Hawaiian pieces that will really make you smile. It is going to be a great mix of music and we are proud to present it.” stated an excited David Wallerstein, Concerts and Performance Coordinator for the Volcano Art Center.

The Spring Wind Quintet

James Moffitt has held the position of Associate Principal and Bass Clarinet with the Honolulu Symphony since 1981, serving four different seasons as acting Principal Clarinet. He was clarinetist with Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet since 1986, he served as Acting Assistant Principal and E-Flat Clarinet with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for two seasons. James has performed, toured and recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Winds. Jonathan Parrish has been Assistant Principal Horn with the Honolulu Symphony since 1998 and served as Acting Associate Principal and Acting Principal Horn. Before coming to Honolulu he was a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra for four seasons, and also performed with the Broadway production of Jekyll and Hyde and several festivals including Rutgers Summerfest and the Music Festival of the Hamptons. Jonathan is originally from Virginia and received degrees from James Madison University and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Marsha Schweitzer, Associate Principal Bassoon of the Honolulu Symphony, graduated from Oberlin College. She studied bassoon with Leonard Sharrow, Kenneth Moore, Artemus Edwards, Steven Maxym, and chamber music with Marcel Moyse. Marsha has been principal bassoonist of the Hawaii Chamber Orchestra, Hawaii Symphony, Maui Symphony, and the Honolulu City Ballet Orchestra. She also appeared as soloist with the Hawaii Chamber Orchestra in 1977, the Honolulu Symphony in 1986, and Chamber Music Hawaii in 2000. From 1994 to 2000 Marsha was a member of the Cleveland Ballet/Opera Orchestra. Karla Myers is currently a full-time member of the Royal Hawaiian Band and has played numerous times with the Honolulu Symphony. Karla has a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from California State University, Sacramento and has studied privately both at Indiana University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Brad Shimizu is the band Teacher at Hawaii Baptist Academy and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music.

Tickets are $25.00 for the first 4 rows and $18.00 for the remainder of the Theater and all seats in the house are reserved. $10.00 for students with student ID. 10% off for Members of the Art Center, Seniors, and Kamaina. 50% off for all members of the United States Armed Forces. Please call 808-967-8222 for tickets or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for information and to purchase tickets.

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