The Quintessential Winds perform free concert in Belfast Sept. 15
BELFAST — The Quintessential Winds will perform a free concert in the Gammans Room at the Belfast Free Library on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m.
The Quintessential Winds consists of Karen Hawthorne on flute, Susan White on oboe, Louise Foxwell on bassoon, and Barbara Kemp on piano. Music in the program is composed by Cambini, Longo, Chaminade, and others, and will be performed in styles ranging from baroque to bebop.
Barbara Kemp is a native Californian and grew up in San Francisco. While at San Francisco State University, she studied chamber music with members of the San Francisco Symphony. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals all over Northern California, and has been a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Mendocino Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, and the Symphony of the Redwoods. She also was a member of the last two orchestras as well as the Mendocino Music Festival Concert Orchestra. In 2003, she moved to Baltimore and joined the Johns Hopkins Symphony and the Johns Hopkins Chamber Orchestra, with which she soloed in 2008. Kemp joined with another Baltimore pianist to make a children's CD entitled Nanushka, which is in the collection at the Belfast Free Library. She and her husband now live in Maine after having enjoyed many summers of sailing their boat here.
Karen Hawthorne is a K-8 music educator at Lamoine and Beech Hill Schools. She has an associate degree in American Popular Music from the University of Maine at Augusta and a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Maine at Orono. Hawthorne performs with a wide variety of musical groups on a number of different instruments. She lives in Sandy Point.
Susan White earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in oboe performance at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and has performed throughout New England. Since moving to Maine, she has performed with the Bangor Symphony, Dirigo Winds, Colby College Orchestra, Maine Chamber Ensemble, Seawinds Ensemble, and others. White resides in Guilford.
Louise Foxwell received an A.A.S. in Music (bassoon performance) from Onondaga Junior College in Syracuse, N.Y., attended Syracuse University, and earned a B.S. in Music Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. She currently performs with the University of Maine at Farmington Community Orchestra, the Kennebec Performing Arts Company, the Renaissance Winds, and others. Foxwell lives in Skowhegan.
Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Belfast Free Library after the concert.
For more information, contact the Belfast Free Library at 338-3884, extension 10.