Known for their artistic sensitivity and exuberant stage presence, the award-winning Antero Winds have been attracting attention worldwide as a talented and engaging young international woodwind quintet. The Antero Winds began their work together as the Arundo Winds, the graduate woodwind quintet in residence at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While serving their Rocky Mountain community, the Antero Winds have also traveled the world to perform, compete, and educate, always striving to present performances that are as interesting and satisfying to music connoisseurs as they are to those with little prior experience in classical music. The distinct backgrounds, personalities and styles of the quintet’s members combine to create the Antero Winds’ signature blend and performance style. The Quintet has won First prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, Silver medal at the prestigious Fischoff , the National Chamber Music Competition and was a Semi-Finalist at the International Chamber Music Competition in Lyon, France.
Flute: Cobus du Toit: A strong advocate for the musical arts, Cobus is an avid soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue who has recently joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Cobus can be heard live in concert across the world with summer performances in Colorado, California and Indonesia.
Oboe: Sarah Bierhaus: Dr. Sarah Mellander Bierhaus teaches oboe at the University of Denver and at Regis University. Bierhaus is the principal oboist of the Boulder Philharmonic and Fort Collins Symphony Orchestras and plays second oboe and English horn in the Central City Opera orchestra.
Clarinet: Brian Ebert: Brian Ebert (clarinet) joined Antero Winds in 2014. He performed with many regional, national, and international artists and ensembles, such as the London Symphony Chorus,the MahlerFest Orchestra, the Boulder Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Brian is also the clarinetist (and a composer) with The Playground Ensemble, Denver’s premier new music ensemble.
Horn: Megan Rubin: Megan Rubin is an active chamber and orchestral horn player. Originally from San Francisco, Ms. Rubin received a B.M. in Horn performance from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and an M.M in Horn performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Megan is Second Horn with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and served as Assistant Principal horn with the Fort Collins Symphony for nearly a decade.
Bassoon: Kaori Uno-Jack : Ms. Kaori Uno-Jack has performed nationally and internationally as both soloist and chamber musician, earning many awards and much recognition. She won the Honor Competition at the University of Colorado twice (2004 and 2007), placed fifth of 137 bassoonists at the 24th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition in 2007, and was a finalist in the Tsuyama Japan International Double Reed Competition in 2003.
There will be no concert on Easter Sunday April 16.
April 23: How about a Night at the Theatre: Operas and Musicals. It is always an honor to welcome back Fred and Audrey Peterbark.
Every concert series needs an excellent venue and the beautiful Stanley Hotel is the perfect mountain setting for an hour of wonderfully relaxing Sunday afternoon entertainment. We are grateful to the Stanley Hotel Management and staff for their incredible support and generosity. Music Festival attendees will receive a 20% discount for brunch or dinner on the day of the concert, courtesy of the Stanley Hotel Cascade Restaurant. Additional parking is available next to the Concert Hall and behind the Stanley Hotel.
Thank you to Bob’s Piano Service, our weekly and series sponsors, and the Griffin Foundation.
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