Tech’s Cumberland Quintet to celebrate 50th anniversary season

COOKEVILLE – The Cumberland Quintet, the faculty wind quintet in residence at Tennessee Tech University’s School of Music, will celebrate their 50th anniversary season in a special performance on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m., in Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

The Cumberland Quintet, comprised of flutist Dr. Mary Matthews, oboist Dr. Michael Adduci, clarinetist Dr. Mark J. Cramer, bassoonist Dr. Jeff Womack and hornist Dr. Greg Danner will present a program of five works. 

Of the five works, three are world premieres commissioned for this concert in honor of the anniversary, and all five works are written by living composers. The world premieres include “Lift Up”by Nicole Chamberlain, “Interchanging Parts”by Tennessee Tech music alum Aaron Hunt and “Les Adieux”by Mathieu Lussier. 

Additional works include “Into the Blue”by Cumberland Quintet member and Tech faculty composer Greg Danner and “Suite for Wind Quintet”by Amanda Harberg. The concert is a celebration of the quintet’s rich past, exciting present and vision for the future.

This event is free and open to the public. Wattenbarger Auditorium is in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Avenue, Cookeville. 

This performance will also be live streamed.  Please go to the School of Music’s Live Stream page to watch the performance.

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