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Ohio Wesleyan University Performing Arts Series Presents Zéphyros Winds Chamber Music Ensemble


January 22, 2007

Zéphyros Winds, recognized as one of the nation’s leading chamber music ensembles, will close out the 2006-2007 Ohio Wesleyan University Performing Arts Series with a concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in Jemison Auditorium, 23 Elizabeth St.

Taking its name from the Greek god of the West Wind, the group has been praised by audiences and critics alike for its brilliant virtuosity and expressive depth. Zéphyros Winds features five musicians and includes graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and The Juilliard School.

According to the Washington Post: “This brilliant young ensemble could convince you that the sound of music in heaven is a delicately blended and balanced ensemble of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.”

For its Ohio Wesleyan performance, the Manhattan-based quintet will perform selections composed by August Klughardt, John Harbison, György Ligeti, and Giulio Briccialdi.

Tickets for Zéphyros Winds are $15 for general admission and $5 for students or senior citizens. To reserve tickets, call the OWU Performing Arts Series at 740-368-3629 or visit www.ticketweb.com.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. Located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of the state capital, Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, residential, privately supported undergraduate institution. The university is ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives. The faculty includes more than 135 educators, all of whom actively teach and hold either doctoral degrees or the highest recognized professional degrees in their fields. Approximately 1,850 students representing 44 states and 45 countries attend Ohio Wesleyan. More information is available at www.owu.edu.