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Appalachian Woodwind Quintet Performs Nov. 7

BOONE — Music from the 19th and 20th centuries fills the program of the Appalachian Woodwind Quintet performance Nov. 7. The 8 p.m. recital is part of the Faculty Recital Series at Appalachian State University’s School of Music.

The free recital will be held in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The 1947 composition “March” by John R. Barrows opens the evening. Barrows is considered one of the finest horn players of his generation. His jaunty “March” was first performed at an American Music Festival in New York City.

Franz Danzi’s music enjoyed a revival almost 100 years after the composer’s death in 1826. He was a prolific composer in many genres, but his chamber music was most favored. “Quintet, Op. 56, No.1″ was written in 1822.

“Divertimento for Five Winds” was written by Mel Powell in 1956. Known early in his career as a jazz pianist, Powell wrote and arranged music for Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. His compositions reflect many influences, from the neo-classicism of Hindemith and Stravinsky, evident in “Divertimento,” to 12-tone serialism, electronic media and jazz.