Members of the 2017-2018 Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet are (from left) Ivo Shin flute, Monserrat Garcia Campos oboe, Baiyu Li clarinet, Anne Cotin horn, Jacob Fernandez bassoon.

The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to present the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet in concert on Tuesday (April 24) at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday’s program will feature selections from the ensemble’s current repertoire, which includes music by 19th century composers Franz Danzi and Charles Lefebvre, and 20th century composers John Barrows, Endre Szervanszky and Gyorgy Ligeti.

The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is the premiere student performing ensemble at The University of Arizona. Its members, chosen by competitive auditions, have come to the Fred Fox School of Music from some of the world’s leading music schools to perform and compete internationally, bringing their rich and diverse backgrounds of educational and professional experience to the program. The current members are pooling their talents as chamber players, having come together from far flung locations in the United States and across the world.

Clarinetist Baiyu Li is a native of China who graduated from Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Flutist Ivo Shin comes from Brazil and graduated from Rio Grande do Norte Federal University. Oboist Monserrat Garcia Campos, from Mexico, earned her undergraduate degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and completed music studies at the Landen Konservatorium in Klagenfurt, Austria. Bassoonist Jacob Fernandez hails from Massachusetts and graduated from Lawrence University. French hornist Anne Cotin’s home town is Murrieta, California, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of California Santa Barbara.

During their two-year residency at the University of Arizona, the students are mentored by the faculty members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, and are given multiple opportunities for performance and community outreach.

Written by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer

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Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at info@arizonasenioracademy.org or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to www.asa-tucson.org.

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet returns to ASA: April 2018