America’s premier wind quintet will perform in the Westshore area

Rocky River Chamber Music Society will present the Dorian Wind Quintet, America’s premier woodwind quintet, in the newly renovated sanctuary at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Formed at Tanglewood in 1961, the Quintet has collaborated with numerous well-known artists such as Phyllis Curtin, Lukas Foss, Claude Frank, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Cleveland’s Spencer Myer. The London Times has called the Quintet “breathtaking,” and Time Magazine has characterized it as “one of chamber music’s most sparkling and eloquent ensembles.” 

The 56-year-old Dorian Quintet has concertized around the world and made history in 1981 as the first wind quintet to perform at Carnegie Hall.

The Quintet has commissioned nearly 40 new works of 20th and 21st century wind music from such major composers as Luciano Berio, Joan Tower and George Perle. One of their latest commissions was "Suite for Wind Quintet" by Amanda Harberg, which will be played at the Rocky River concert, along with music by Bach and Dvorak.

Rocky River Chamber Music Society is pleased to present all of its concerts at no admission charge. All are welcome. For more information visit the RRCMS website at, or follow RRCMS on Facebook and Twitter.

Carol Jacobs

Carol Jacobs is a retired archivist, librarian, and curator who resides in Westlake and serves on the board of the Rocky River Chamber Music Society.  

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