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May 21, 2008 > Newark Symphonic Winds: Spring Concert

Newark Symphonic Winds: Spring Concert

By Anuja Seith

A melodious breeze is in the air inviting all music aficionados to enjoy an evening at the Newark Symphonic Winds' (NSW) fourth annual spring concert. NSW was established to provide a high quality ensemble comprised of amateur, semi-professional and professional musicians. Members include working professionals, retired people and students from Newark Memorial and American High Schools as well as Ohlone, San Jose and San Francisco State Universities.
The group first started in February 2005; last year the symphony performed for Newark Days, lighting of the Trees of Angels and the League of Volunteers (LOV). This year the symphony will be adding another performance for LOV - the "Toys 4 Tots" concert. Performances include classic symphonic band compositions, standard marches, popular, jazz and Broadway selections. Original compositions, small ensembles, guest artists and vocal and instrumental soloists from the San Francisco Bay Area are also part of many programs. "Our objective is to provide an opportunity for the older musicians to mentor the younger generation," said Jim Carter, President of the Newark Symphonic Winds.
With Richard Wong as its conductor, the band is all set to soothe concert goers' senses with a variety of arrangements from classical to jazz to popular music. "Although, our non-profit symphony has many goals, providing live free concert music for our communities is certainly high among them," said Carter.
The concert will also include a special performance by the Newark Woodwind Quintet, a small ensemble composed of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn. According to Carter, they will be playing music written specifically for their group.

Newark Symphonic Winds: Spring Concert
Friday, May 23
7 p.m.
Newark Memorial High School Theatre
39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 797-3276
www.newarksymphonic.org
Free Admission (donations welcome)

Background information about Woodwind Quintet has been taken from http://www.michal-clarinet.com/quintet.html.

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