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Faculty Woodwind Quintet to perform Thursday

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Faculty Woodwind Quintet will present “Lots of Lagniappe” Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.

     The free 5 p.m. program will feature modern works by 20th century composers such as Americans Arthur Berger and Matthew Van Brink and Argentine pianist and composer Lalo Schifrin, said Jerry Voorhees, professor emeritus of music.

     The quintet includes Voorhees and Southeastern Music and Dramatic Arts faculty Meredeth Rouse, oboe; Rachel Ciraldo, flute; Robyn Jones, clarinet; and Bobby Cotter, French horn.        

     Voorhees said the quintet is made up of “some of the best musicians in the state.”

     Voorhees is principal bassoonist for the Jefferson Orchestra and former principal soloist with the Baton Rouge Orchestra and the New Orleans Ballet Orchestra. Rouse, Jones and Cotter are members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, while Ciraldo plays with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

     For additional information, contact Voorhees at 985-549-5089.

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