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Windsong Quintet To Play At The Bixby Library

Dan Frostman, oboe; Susan O'Daniel, french horn; Andy Miskavage, clarinet; Lois Price, flute; Julie Wolfe, bassoon
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Dan Frostman, oboe; Susan O'Daniel, french horn; Andy Miskavage, clarinet; Lois Price, flute; Julie Wolfe, bassoon

Tuesday January 28, 2014

By Cookie Steponaitis

Music is more than just a passing fancy for Lois Price who plays the flute, Dan Frostman the oboe, Andrew Miskavage the clarinet, Julie Wolfe the bassoon and Susan 0’Daniel, the French Horn ; it is a part of their lives and a passion they love to share with friends, families and the public. Windsong was formed about ten years ago by five musicians from diverse musical and performance backgrounds who worked together in an orchestra and decided to form a quintet. The makeup of the group has changed some over the years but the involvement with music has not and the sounds of Windsong are a blend of classical and jazz designed to convey the people attending this concert into the world of French composers from several periods.
Windsong is performing a free concert on Sunday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. under the beautiful stained glass dome at the Bixby Library in Vergennes and the event promises to be a treat for individuals and families alike.Clarinetist Andrew Miskavage remarked, “Participation in live music whether as performer or audience, is an experience unlike any other. It is our hope to share with you a passion of ours in a way that allows you to enjoy this music whether or not you have an existing love of this type of concert music. We hope that you will enjoy coming and being immersed in this experience for the hour or so that the concert will last.  Maybe you'll experience some magic or be transported to another place of time. Perhaps you'll simply sit and bask in the rich, warm sounds of this type of ensemble or follow the story that some of the pieces tell.”
Windsong member Susan O’Daniel like all of the quintet members is involved with music during the day as well as in the evening hours. “My primary instrument is the French Horn,” shared O’Daniel. “I also play the trumpet. I enjoy all types of band, orchestral and brass or woodwind quintet/ensemble music. I perform with the UVM Vermont Winds, the Champlain Philharmonic, the Green Mountain Horn Club, the Chaplain Brass Quintet and the Windsong Woodwind Quintet. I co-direct the Vergennes Congregational Church choir and I conduct the Vergennes City Band in the summer.” O’Daniel, in addition to spending time with other musicians shares that each performance helps her be a better conductor through her own performances as a horn player.
The Bixby and Windsong are a winning combination that will please the avid concert goers as well as people who enjoy an evening of music, ambiance and great acoustics. And for the family looking for a wonderful event that everyone can enjoy, come in and see how music sounds when played by musicians whose passion it is to share their time and talents with others. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 9th and come for an enjoyable time.

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