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"The Romantic Piano Quintet" Featuring Pianist Cameron Bennett and the Carpe Diem String Quartet


October 3, 2006

Cameron BennettPianist Cameron Bennett will be joined by the Carpe Diem String Quartet in a concert titled “The Romantic Piano Quintet.” The concert will feature some of the most beloved and exciting works from the romantic piano quintet repertoire and some wonderful unknown treasures. The program will be presented on Tuesday, October 10th at 8:00 pm in Jemison Auditorium of Sanborn Hall on campus at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

This program will feature John Field’s Piano Quintet in A-flat major, Dohnanyi’s Piano Quintet in C minor, Op. 1 and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44. Admission for both concerts is free. Tickets are not required.

Cameron Bennett has had an active and varied career as a performing musician, teacher and administrator, most recently serving as Executive Director of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. He is currently Professor of Piano at Ohio Wesleyan University and has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Russia and the Far East. He is in great demand as a collaborating pianist and his performances have been featured on WOSU-FM in Columbus, and in Taipei, on the Taiwan Television Network.

F. Sherwood RowlandThe Carpe Diem String Quartet is an exciting new group that has captured the imagination of audience and critics alike. The quartet, violinists Charles Wetherbee, Robert Firdman, violist Korine Fujiwara and cellist Wendy Morton, has earned critical acclaim as a premier chamber ensemble with a diverse repertoire and passion for audience engagement. Carpe Diem has embarked on several ambitious projects, including the premiere recording of the complete cycle of quartets by the Russian composer Sergei Taneyev and numerous premiere performances of quartets by some of today’s most important and renowned composers.

 

Jemison Auditorium is in Sanborn Hall, located at 23 Elizabeth Street, Delaware, Ohio. For additional information regarding Tuesday’s concert, call 740-368-3700 or musicd@owu.edu.