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Music, Gettysburg! Presents Sunderman Woodwind Quintet Sunday Feb 20

(2/14) Music, Gettysburg! brings one of the hidden treasures of the region to the Seminary Chapel with a concert by the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet on Sunday February 20th, at 4:00 p.m.

The Quintet includes several favorite and familiar performers: Teresa Bowers, flute, Ed Stanley, oboe, Colleen Hartung, clarinet, Ken Bell, French horn, Anna Claire Ayoub, bassoon and will a special featured guest artist Timothy Sestrick on percussion. The program includes music by Maurice Ravel, Irving Fine and Nino Rota and more. The concert is free and open to the public.

Celebrating their fifth year, the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet was founded in 2005 as the Faculty Woodwind Quintet in residence at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College. Members include Teresa Bowers, flute, Ed Stanley, oboe, Colleen Hartung, clarinet, Anna Claire Ayoub, bassoon and Ken Bell, horn. Since its inception, the quintet has been active in presenting concerts, clinics, and symposia throughout the East Coast, enchanting audiences with their rich tone quality and its innovative programming. The Sunderman Woodwind Quintet's repertoire includes both standard and contemporary literature.

"Audiences regularly rave about the Quintet," said Mark Oldenburg, Chair of Music, Gettysburg!, "and we are delighted to present this superb ensemble of musicians in our 30th anniversary season."

Teresa Rhoderick Bowers teaches flute, performs in the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet, resident faculty ensemble, coordinates the conservatory chamber music and serves as Coordinator for Recruitment and Outreach. With a degree in oboe performance, Ed Stanley has performed with many of the area's choral groups and churches as well as with the Harrisburg Symphony and the Concert Artists of Baltimore. Mr. Stanley maintains teaching studios at Hood College, at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, and at his home in Greencastle. Colleen Hartung received her Doctor of Musical Arts at Michigan State University and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She teaches at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College and Susquehanna University. Kenneth Bell is adjunct instructor of horn at the Sunderman Conservatory. He has performed with the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras, the National Symphony and more. Anna Claire Ballard-Ayoub has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, Germantown Symphony, and Delaware Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, Anna Claire was the solo bassoonist on the Washington National Cathedral’s recording of Stale Kleiberg’s Requiem for the victims of Nazi persecution.

Guest artist Timothy Sestrick teaches percussion, directs the percussion ensemble at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, and is Music Librarian at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library. He performs with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and the York Symphony Orchestra, and has also appeared with the Gettysburg Festival Orchestra, and other orchestras in the region.

Music, Gettysburg! is a free concert series featuring international and local musical artists supported by both the Lutheran seminary and the wider Gettysburg community. For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-300 ext 2197 or visit our web site:

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