Lewis University Wind Quintet to perform in new Art Gallery

Lewis University Wind Quintet to perform in new Art Gallery

Published: April 9, 2013.

The Lewis University Wind Quintet will present a concert at 6:45 p.m. April 19 in the Art Gallery. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakovís Piano Quintet, a quartet by Vincenzo Gambaro, and two intermezzos of Johannes Brahms. Laurel Tempas, flute, Mary Payne, clarinet, Paulette Velazquez, horn, and Lawrence Sisk, bassoon, will be joined by pianist Daniela Broderick. The concert is open to the public without charge. Attendees will be able to walk through the gallery and view the paintings of Carol Luc on exhibit while the quintet is playing.

Laurel Tempas teaches flute at Lewis University. A graduate of Northwestern University, she holds degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance. Her flute professors included Walfrid Kujala and Emil Eck, both formerly with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Laurel currently performs with the Symphony of Oak Park River Forest and the Salt Creek Sinfonietta.

Mary Payne teaches clarinet at Lewis University. She is principal clarinet with the New Philharmonic of Glen Ellyn. She has been a featured guest soloist with New Philharmonic, the Fox Valley Symphony, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Wheaton Municipal Band. She has been an adjudicator and clinician for many area music festivals and has taught applied woodwinds at Joliet Junior College. She holds clarinet performance degrees from Indiana University and Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music in Cleveland.

Paulette Velazquez teaches horn at Lewis University. She holds a masterís degree in horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a bachelorís degree in horn performance from the University of Illinois. She is an active freelance musician playing regularly with Chicago Sinfonietta, Joffrey Ballet, the New Philharmonic, and at various theaters in Chicago. She was principal horn of La Filarmonica de Jalisco for two years in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Her principal teachers include A. David Krehbiel, former principal horn, San Francisco Symphony, and Dan Gingrich, associate principal, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Lawrence Sisk is professor of music and chairman of the Music Department at Lewis University. Sisk studied bassoon at the College-Conservatory of Music with Otto Eifert, former principal bassoon of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and later with Willard Elliot, former principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in historical musicology at Northwestern University. Since 1991, he has conducted the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Pianist Daniela Broderick is associate professor of music at Joliet Junior College. She has performed throughout Brazil and the United States, including solo performances with the Rio de Janeiro Federal University Orchestra, Joliet Junior College Brass Ensemble, and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra. Broderick holds a D.M.A in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois. As a collaborative pianist, she has recorded two CDs of Brazilian chamber music, performed at the XV World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, and has performed with musicians such as violinists Florentina Ramniceanu, Michele Lekas and Gregory Maytan, and cellist Mark Lekas. She has received awards at the Montes Claros Piano Competition, at the Vitůria da Conquista Piano Competition, and at the concerto competition of the Rio de Janeiro Federal University Orchestra.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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