Friday, March 23, 2007

Award-Winning New York Quintet Performs At Washington College, March 31

Chestertown, MD, March 23, 2007 — The 2006-2007 Washington College Concert Series will close with a performance by the Intrada Winds, one of New York's most exciting new chamber ensembles, at the Norman James Theatre on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m.

The Intrada Winds recently captured prizes at both the Fischoff and Coleman national chamber music competitions. Formed at Yale University in 2003, the quintet has been praised for its "accomplished, colorful playing." The group features Conor Nelson on flute, Karisa Werdon on oboe, Jeremy Eig on clarinet, Adam Ward on horn, and Stephanie Corwin on bassoon.

They were recognized by Clyde Shaw, former cellist of the Audubon String Quartet, as "a terrific group of young artists allowing themselves to be a lens through which the composer's art spoke to us, the listeners."

In addition to their active schedule of chamber music competitions and recitals, the Intrada Winds frequently perform outreach concerts to children and senior adults and present master classes for students.

The musicians of the Intrada Winds have participated in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, Kent-Blossom Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, Brevard Music Festival, OK Mozart and the Festival Institute at Round Top.

Norman James Theatre is located in William Smith Hall. Reservations are strongly recommended for the March 31 performance. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students and youth 18 and under. For tickets and more information, call 410-778-7839.

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