An Evening of Jazz: The Dorian Wind Quintet Gretchen Pusch, flute; Gerard Reuter, oboe; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet;
Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn
Lauded by The New York Times for their “extraordinary accuracy and spirit,” the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s pre-eminent and longest continuously active ensembles. The Dorian made history in 1981, as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall, and since then have been universally recognized for their polished and passionate performances. They have been responsible for 40 commissions of 20th and 21st century wind music from major composers such as Luciano Berio, Lukas Foss and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Their commission of George Perle’s Wind Quintet No. 4 won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1986.
At St. Bart’s, the quintet will perform a compelling program of jazz works including Gershwin’s Three Preludes, Gunther Schuller’s Blues, Billy Childs’ Fugue in Perpetual Motion, and Lalo Schiffrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans.