Department of Music

UCM Series Opens Spring Semester with "Woodwind Works"

Julianne Verret, a renowned oboist, performs as a guest artist in the University Chamber Music series ?Woodwind Works? concert on Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 at 3 p.m. in the Squires Recital Salon. The Virginia Tech Woodwind faculty, featuring David Jacobsen, flute; David Widder, clarinet; and John Husser, bassoon, will perform. Alan Weinstein, cello, and Wallace Easter, horn, join in.

The concert will include Beethoven?s ?Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano,? as well as works by Saint Saens, Gaubert, Mozart, and Poulenc.

Verret is the English hornist of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, principal oboe of National Lyric Opera of New York and oboe and English horn player with the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout New England, Israel, Russia, and Italy. In addition to her busy performing schedule, she is the elementary band director for the Wellesley Public Schools and has a private studio of 31 young oboists.

Tickets for this concert go on sale January 23 at the UUSA Ticket Office in Squires Student Center. To order, call (540) 231-5615, purchase online at, or purchase at the door. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, and $12 for the general public. Group rates (15 or more) are available.