Food, friends and fine music

Flutist Alexander Lipay

Flutist Alexander Lipay

Anne Movalson

February 2, 2015, a Monday evening will be an on campus SaddleBrooke Symphony Guild event featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Wind Quintet Ensemble. Formed in 1980, the Wind Quintet has been described as “a major force in chamber music” and has performed both adult and school children programs throughout southern Arizona. Representing each of the woodwind instruments in the orchestra plus a horn makes the wind quintet capable of creating a wide range of sounds and tone colors. Quintet members are= Alexander Lipay, flute, David Barford, oboe, Sara Canning, clarinet, Letitia Bryant, bassoon and Kathy Demlow, horn. All have music degrees from top notch schools and experience playing with many major orchestras in the USA and Europe. The program will be interesting and the musicians tell us facts about the composers and their compositions which adds to the appreciation of the music.

The evening will begin at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse Vistas Room with a no host bar at 4:30 p.m. followed by appetizers on the tables and then the recital at 5:30 p.m. Dinner follows the recital and will have an Italian theme. Your entrée choices are homemade traditional Italian lasagna or pan seared trout with tomato ragu on a bed of gnocchi. All dinners include a fresh green salad, rolls, nonalcoholic beverage and dessert caramel gelato and Italian cookie. Reservations can be made by calling Virg or Nancy Lindquist at 818-9232. Cost of this event is $60 for SaddleBrooke Symphony Guild members or $65 if you are not a Guild member.

The evening recitals given by the TSO Ensembles are really special. You get to meet and converse with the musicians and have the feeling the music is being played just for you, which in a sense is true. So mark your calendars now and make your reservations for a wonderful musical experience of food, friends and fine music.