Moran Woodwind Quintet performance is March 19

Moran Woodwind Quintet performance is March 19

The Moran Woodwind Quintet, UNL's resident faculty quintet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in Kimball Hall.
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The Moran Woodwind Quintet, UNL's resident faculty quintet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in Kimball Hall.

The Moran Woodwind Quintet, UNL's resident faculty quintet, will perform four pieces in a 7:30 p.m., March 19 concert in Kimball Hall. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Members of the quintet are John Bailey, flute; Diane Barger, clarinet; Alan Mattingly, horn; Jeffrey McCray, bassoon; and William McMullen, oboe. The group was formed in 1986 and is named for the late John Moran, former director of the UNL School of Music.

The March 19 performance will include:

  • "Rengaines" (which means "Old Songs"), a light non-standard opener, in which a simple theme is transformed into a march, polka, waltz, romance, cadenza, etc.

  • "Taffanel's Quintet," a major standard in the repertoire, romantic and very French.

  • "Kvandal's Quintet," non-standard, dark and edgy, with a distinct Shostakovich influence.

  • "La Nouvelle Orléans," Lalo Schifrin's take on New Orleans jazz. Shifrin is the composer of the Mission Impossible theme and mostly wrote for television and movies.