USU wind quartet to perform in Moab Nov. 27
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Members of the Logan Canyon Winds will perform in Moab next week. Courtesy photo
Members of the Logan Canyon Winds will perform in Moab next week. Courtesy photo
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Utah State University’s renowned Logan Canyon Winds and the Caine Wind Quintet will travel to Moab next week for a performance to benefit USU Moab. The concert is free of charge, but donations are encouraged to benefit the Moab campus, said Steve Hawks, dean and executive director of USU Moab. The concert will be at Star Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

“This trip to eastern Utah is a nice way to encapsulate the mission of the Caine College of the Arts,” Nicholas Morrison, clarinetist in Logan Canyon Winds, said in a news release. “We will perform at an elementary and secondary school, visit the regional Price and Moab campuses and work with the students there. This is living what the mission says.”

The concert features Logan Canyon Winds, USU’s Caine College of the Art’s faculty wind quintet, and the Caine Wind Quintet, a scholarship group for USU students. The two groups will perform individually and together during the event, according to the news release. Logan Canyon Winds will perform “Serenade for Wind Quintet” by Ferenc Farkas and the Caine Wind Quintet will perform “Allegro ben Moderator from Quintet, op. 43” by Carl Nielsen. Both will perform “And the Ink’s Hardly Dry” by Mark Emile and “Three Sacred Women” by Jeff Scott.

Scott, a member of the Imani Winds quintet, was commissioned by Logan Canyon Winds to create “Three Sacred Women.” Scott is highly influenced by the music of other cultures and in this piece, each movement is based on female deities in Egyptian, Brazilian and African culture.

“This is really significant that all three movements are about women and come from other cultures,” said Morrison. “The American concert halls are lacking diversity in culture and gender.”

The quintet members are Leslie Timmons, flute; Bonnie Schroeder, oboe; Nicholas Morrison, clarinet; Carolyn Bodily, bassoon; and Steven Park, horn. Logan Canyon Winds is supported by USU’s Department of Music and the Caine College of the Arts. Funding from Wilford and Marjorie Gardner supports the commissioning and outreach projects of the quintet, officials said.

“We would never be able to commission music without the very generous Gardners,” said Morrison.

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