Mon. Feb 6th, 2023

LUNENBURG — Don’t miss the chance to listen to stunning music on a winter’s night because the Lunenburg Public Library’s music live performance collection options Quint-Important Winds, a quintet of orchestral wind devices.

The live performance shall be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, on the library, situated at 1023 Massachusetts Ave.

Lydia Gravell, grownup providers librarian on the Lunenburg Public Library, contacted Bob Sinclair to inquire about the opportunity of internet hosting a live performance on the library.

“I assumed their sound can be a very good change of tempo for our patrons to take pleasure in after the slate of acoustic guitarists booked right here within the fall,” Gravell mentioned. “Bob advised a compilation of songs written by American composers comparable to Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sondheim, and others. We’re wanting ahead to listening to how their skills sound in our neighborhood room which has superb acoustics for concert events.”

Quint-Important Winds debuted in 2008 bringing collectively 5 musicians with extra than 150 years of collective examine and efficiency spanning three continents.

Whereas adjustments in schedules and priorities have led to variations within the make-up of the group, dedication to high quality efficiency and programming flexibility has endured.

“We keep an in depth library and might play every thing from a Bach Fugue to Basin Avenue Blues,” Sinclair mentioned.

Members of the quintet are Marjorie Bollinger-Hogan, flute/alto flute/piccolo; Duane Bateman, oboe; Robert Sinclair, clarinet; Maria Isaak, bassoon; and Matt Miller, horn.

Bollinger-Hogan has carried out with many chamber ensembles and orchestras and performs with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. She has directed the Merrimack Valley Flute Choir since 1997 and teaches flute privately in Nashua, N.H.

Bateman has carried out extensively in the US and Europe with live performance bands, ceremonial bands, present bands, and woodwind ensembles. He has additionally carried out on quite a few events with the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra and a wide range of regional woodwind quintets.

Sinclair began on clarinet within the mid-Nineteen Fifties and attended the College of Connecticut, majoring in music, till being drafted in 1966. He spent the subsequent 20 years performing in the US and the Pacific as a member of the U.S. Air Power. He performs clarinet and bass clarinet with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a bassoonist, Isaak has carried out with the Portland Symphony, Indian Hill Symphony, Nashua Symphony, and the NH Philharmonic and has been a concerto soloist with orchestras in San Francisco, Chile, and China. She is on the school of the Harmony Group Music College and teaches bassoon and piano in Durham, NH.

Miller’s ardour for enjoying the horn started within the late Nineteen Seventies. He took a depart from taking part in to pursue a profession as a chemical engineer however picked it again up in 2015. Along with Quint-Important Winds, he performs in quite a few neighborhood bands round central NH. He additionally substitutes, as wanted, within the Lakes Area Symphony Orchestra and Nashua Chamber Orchestra.

The quintet has appeared at a wide range of venues and in quite a few communities in Maine and New Hampshire performing recitals and at wine tastings, weddings, dinners, and Christmas events.

Sinclair mentioned the members of the quintet have developed a bond with one another that comes from taking part in nice music collectively in an intimate setting.

“They sincerely take pleasure in one another and the music they make collectively and really feel privileged to have the ability to share that connection by means of efficiency,” he mentioned.

And in case you are questioning the place the title Quint-Important got here from, nicely it didn’t come about accidentally in line with Sinclair.

“It signifies that 5 glorious musicians are important to the success of a woodwind quintet,” he mentioned. “In an orchestra there are musicians designated as ‘precept’ in every part however within the quintet all 5 of us are equally vital or ‘important’ to the success of this group.”

Registration is inspired to assist with room setup however isn’t required. Refreshments shall be served.

For extra info, or to register, go to or name 978-582-4140. For extra info on Quint-Important Winds, go to

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