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Diehn Concert Series: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

 - time/details may vary.
02/17/2014 8:00 PM - 02/17/2014 10:00 PM
Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
$10 Students, $15 General
Founded in 1988, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (Philharmonisches Bläserquintett Berlin) was, during the era of Herbert von Karajan, the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra's rich tradition of chamber music. The musicians have received critical accolades worldwide and many of their recordings are already widely held to be "definitive" or "reference" performances. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, their tonal spectrum and their conceptual unity. Indeed many listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet. "Extraordinary precision... a dazzling reading. This ensemble makes a rich, wonderfully blended sound, synchronizes perfectly in the most devilishly difficult of passages and generally plays like a great string quartet" --American Record Guide "The ensemble remains as virtuosic and skilled a unit as any on the chamber music circuit." --Los Angeles Times "It is rare to hear man perfectly integrated with music - when the two are so inextricably linked, so aware yet selfless, that distinctions between them are rendered meaningless. Such communion was achieved by the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. It was a concert not to be forgotten." --Washington Post // Tickets available at http://oduartstix.universitytickets.com // An endowment established at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, made possible by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. F. Ludwig Diehn, funds this program. www.hamptonroadscf.org
Hampton Roads Community Foundation