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April 19, 2002

Chamber music brings down curtain on Purdue Bands' season

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Chamber works by Mozart, Schubert, Taffanel and Faure will be showcased during the Purdue Bands recital hour on Thursday, April 25.

The free event is set for 7 p.m. in Fowler Hall of Stewart Center. It will feature performances by two student ensembles – the Selms Woodwind Quintet and the Cantabile String Quartet.

The Cantabile String Quartet opens the program with Mozart's "Divertimento for Strings in D Major." The piece is followed by excerpts from one of the most prominent works in the chamber music repertoire, the Schubert "Octet in F Major for Winds and Strings."

The post-impressionist era in France colors the Taffanel "Wind Quintet in G Minor" performed by the Selms Woodwind Quintet. Faure's "Piano Quintet No. 1 in D Minor" serves as the program's finale.

Purdue's chamber music program is coordinated through Purdue University Bands by Pamina Blum. The recital is the final event of the department's 2001-02 season.

CONTACT: Kathy Matter, (765) 496-6785, kcmatter@purdue.edu.

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Media interested in interviews should contact Kathy Matter, Purdue Bands public relations director, at (765) 496-6785.

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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