FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199
'Take 5' concert features Symphony Wind Quintet, Faculty Jazz
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's
annual "Take 5" concert featuring the Symphony Wind Quintet and the
Faculty Jazz Quintet will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 in Swope Recital
free event, sponsored by the music department, provides an
opportunity to hear SRU faculty and other artists in concert.
The Symphony Wind Quintet, featuring Stacey Steele, assistant
professor of music, on flute, Gary Purifoy, music instructor, oboe,
along with Charles Norton, clarinet, Mary Gibbon, bassoon,
and Denise Mintier, French horn, opens the program with an
arrangement of W.A. Mozart's "Serenade." The group will also
perform "Petite Suite" by Claude Debussy and the contemporary "Six
Riotous Rhymes" by Trevor Cramer. Norton, Gibbon and Mintier are
members of the Butler County Symphony.
Five compositions by Terry Steele, associate professor of music
and founding member of the SRU Faculty Jazz Quintet, will be
featured by the quintet. The selections are "Cuban Underground,"
"Nevicata," "Foxy Pagels," "The Lydian Bridge" and
"Sambalento." In addition to Steele on saxophone, quintet members
are Steve Hawk on trumpet, Steve Snyder, piano, Jeff Mangone, bass,
and David Glover, drums. Steele will retire at the end of the
academic year after 32-years service.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier
public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides
students with a comprehensive learning experience that
intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced
educational and learning opportunities that make a positive
difference in their lives.