Free Concert Madera Winds Quintet

Carriage Barn Arts Center

Oct. 5, 2014, 02:30 pm

Waveny Park, 681 South Ave

The Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park presents a free concert given by Madera Winds Quintet. Established in 2012, Madera Winds Quintet is comprised of five musicians, Ralph Kirmser (oboe), Janet Atherton (clarinet), John Harley (horn), Jan van den Berg (flute) and Danielle Stopek(bassoon). Each musician has extensive experience performing chamber music with other groups throughout Fairfield County for over 30 years. Ralph Kirmser of Wilton and Janet Atherton of Norwalk are founding members of the Prevailing Winds Quintet. John Hurley has been a member of the Norwalk Symphony since 1976, and Jan van den Berg, a recent addition to the group, came from the Netherlands where he was the founding member of the Bourdon Wind Quintet. Danielle Stopek has performed with several quintets and orchestras throughout New York City, including Broadway Bach Ensemble, New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, One World Symphony, and with the Amore Opera in their prodcutions of the Marriage of Figaro, Barber of Seville, La Traviata, and La Boheme.

They will perform Pastoral by Vincent Persichetti, and Aires Tropicales by Paquito D’Rivera: Alborada, Son, Habanera, Vals Venezolano, Contradanza, Afro. Then after a short intermission they will finish up their concert with Quintet for Winds by August Klughardt: Allegro non troppo and Allegro vivace, Mississippi Five by Jim Parker; King Oliver Steps Out, Blues for Johnny Dobbs, The River Queen, Le Tombeau De Bessie Smith, and Les Animaux.

There will be no charge for this concert but registration is strongly suggested at .

The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The Carriage Barn Arts Center offers artists opportunities to exhibit their work in an exceptional gallery space in a unique nineteenth-century stone barn. Exhibitions, lectures, educational workshops, concerts and other events are held in this adaptively reused historical building on the grounds of a former estate, now Waveny Park. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 3 pm, Sunday 1 – 5 pm. For further information please call the Carriage Barn Arts Center at 203.972.1895 or visit

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