Oboist Leclair premieres Moravec wind quintet
BGSU oboist Dr. Jacqueline Leclair played the world premiere of Paul Moravec's wind quintet July 24 at the Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East, at Bennington College in Vermont.
Leclair, who is also on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, is a member of the contemporary chamber music group Alarm Will Sound and performs frequently around the globe.
Also performing Moravec’s 14-minute work in seven movements were Erin Lesser, flute; Michael Dumouchel, clarinet; Dan Grabois, horn, and Peter Kolkay, bassoon.
The Jacob Glick Memorial Endowment Fund of the Chamber Music Conference commissioned Moravec to compose the new work for wind quintet. Moravec, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music, has written more than 100 orchestral, chamber, choral, lyric, film and electro-acoustic compositions. His music has been described as "tuneful, ebullient and wonderfully energetic" (San Francisco Chronicle), "riveting and fascinating" (NPR), and "assured, virtuosic" (Wall Street Journal).