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Ouachita’s Guest Artist Series presents Ricercata Winds in concert April 5

By Angela Webb 
OBU News Bureau

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Guest Artist Series presents Ricercata Winds woodwind quintet in concert Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. 

Members of Ricercata Winds include Dr. Carlos Feller, visiting assistant professor of music at Ouachita; Dr. Galit Kaunitz, associate professor of oboe at the University of Southern Mississippi; Dr. Michael Rowlett, associate professor of clarinet and music literature at the University of Mississippi; Dr. Daryn Zubke, assistant professor of bassoon at the University of Memphis; and Dr. Emily Britton, lecturer of horn at the University of Louisville. The group is joined by soprano Mary Wilson, associate professor of voice at the University of Memphis. 

Members of Ricercata Winds woodwind ensemble are (from left) Dr. Michael Rowlett, associate professor of clarinet and music literature at the University of Mississippi; Dr. Emily Britton, lecturer of horn at the University of Louisville; Dr. Carlos Feller, visiting assistant professor of music at Ouachita; Mary Wilson, associate professor of voice at the University of Memphis; Dr. Daryn Zubke, assistant professor of bassoon at the University of Memphis; and Dr. Galit Kaunitz, associate professor of oboe at the University of Southern Mississippi.

“We are excited to have this world-acclaimed musical group on campus for a concert,” said Dr. Gary Gerber, dean of the School of Fine Arts and chair of the Division of Music at Ouachita. “I believe our audience will appreciate the way their music brings a variety of musical styles and combinations of instruments and voices.” 

Ricercata Winds will perform the 11 movements of György Ligeti’s “Musica Ricercata” during the first half of the concert, followed by “Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson” by Aaron Copland after intermission. “Musica Ricercata” was written for piano; “Eight Poems” is a work for voice and chamber orchestra. Both were adapted by Rowlett for woodwind quintet. 

“It is a pleasure to share the stage with these wonderful artists and friends,” said Feller. “Our audience should expect a truly exciting performance!” 

For more information, contact Dr. Carlos Feller at fellerc@obu.edu or at (870) 245-4160. 

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