Ariel Chamber Theatre Presents Woodwind Quintet

Category: Chamber & Member Events Created: Monday, 28 September 2015 17:30

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The Ohio Valley Symphony Woodwind Quintet will be performing on Sunday, October 4 at 2 pm as part of the Chamber Theatre series at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio.

Ohio Valley Symphony Woodwind Quintet members hail from the tri-state region and are long-time members of The Ohio Valley Symphony as well as a number of other music ensembles in the area such as the West Virginia, Huntington and River Cities Symphonies as well as other chamber ensembles. Four of the five performed for the very first OVS concert on April 1, 1989 in a not-yet-restored Ariel Opera House!

A woodwind quintet is a delightful combination of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. While not made of wood, the horn has a mellow sound that blends well with the woodwinds. The ensemble will be playing several well known classic compositions by Milhaud, Poldowski and Klughardt as well as the music of some 21st century composers David Williams and Mark Biggam.

Flutist Wendell Dobbs served as professor of flute at Marshall University for 28 years. As the John Deaver Drinko Fellow, he founded the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps. He performs in a variety of ensembles large and small on modern flute as well as differing historical flutes. A former member of “Pershing’s Own” the United States Army Band, Dobbs has also recorded several CDs. He was privileged to study several years in France with the esteemed Michel Debost and Alain Marion.

Oboist Lora Lynn Snow is the founder and Executive Director of The Ohio Valley Symphony and the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre. She also  performs regularly throughout the area in the West Virginia Symphony and as in the OVS, she serves as principal oboist in the Huntington Symphony along with principal flutist Dobbs. 

Clarinetist Harry Faulk has been a soloist, clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He has performed with the Fairmont College Community Symphony Orchestra, Nova Woodwind Quintet,  Fairmont Chamber Players, and the West Virginia Public Theatre. He has served as the President of the West Virginia Music Educators Association.

Bassoonist Karen Elliott has performed with a variety of ensembles in Ohio and W. Va. and has recently retired from a teaching position in the Jackson County schools. She is active teaching woodwind students and playing piano and organ with her church. She too has played with the W. Va. and Huntington Symphonies and Elliott, Snow and Dobbs have a woodwind trio that performs in the region. Elliott has published the college text Method Book for Bassoon Techniques Class.

OVS Hornist Luke Zyla is also a long time member of the W.Va. Symphony, River Cities Orchestra, Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds, the Eastlawn Brass Quintet and the Julia-Ann Quartet. Recently retired from 30 plus years in the Wood County schools, Zyla was recognized as the WV Bandmaster of the year in 1997 and received the Outstanding Music Educator award in 2005.

Tickets for this performance of the Ariel Chamber Theatre series are $5 and are available at the door. For more information, visit the Ariel website at or call the box office at 740-446-ARTS.