Renowned Woodwind Quintet To Perform in Marietta

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The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College will present the Solaris Woodwind Quintet on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. in Graham Auditorium.

Since its formation in 1976 as Ensemble in Residence at the University of Akron, Solaris has established a reputation as one of the foremost woodwind quintets in the United States.

In addition to their regular concert series at the University of Akron, Solaris has toured in Italy, Brazil, Sweden and throughout the U.S.

Innovative programming and sparkling personality are the hallmarks of a Solaris concert.

The woodwind quintet’s musical style ranges from the French Middle Ages era to avant-garde and includes a variety of styles, particularly music of South America and North America.

Recent concerts have highlighted their special relationship with the tunes of American popular music composer Alec Wilder. In addition, many Solaris performances feature music by Brazilian composers.

The Jan. 26 concert is free and open to the public. However, advance seat reservations are recommended.

Reservations can be made by calling Tanya Wilder at 740-374-8716, ext. 2107 or by emailing twilder@wscc.edu. More information about Solaris can be found online at www3.uakron.edu/solaris.

All Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series programs are held in Graham Auditorium on the Washington State Community College campus, located at 710 Colegate Drive in Marietta.

The series serves as a primary source for the community to experience locally, nationally and internationally renowned performers and view the works of local artists. Visit www.wscc.edu/evergreenah for details.