OSWEGO – Bassoonist Gregory Quick will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, in Sheldon Hall ballroom as part of SUNY Oswego’s Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series.
Quick’s repertoire will highlight the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Camille Saint-Saens, Astor Piazzolla and others.
The performer’s host for the evening, Trevor Jorgensen of the college’s music faculty, will give a preconcert talk at 7 p.m.
Principal bassoonist with Symphoria regional orchestra, Quick formerly was principal with Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and, in 2013, was acting principal bassoonist with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
“He is one of the finest musicians I’ve every played with — he’s got a gorgeous sound,” said Jorgensen, who is a wind instruments performer and the conductor of the college’s Wind Ensemble.
Quick, who last year played at Oswego in a concert featuring the works of composer Samuel Barber, graduated from the University of Michigan and joined the former Syracuse Symphony as principal bassoonist in 1977.
Among his noted concerto performances with the SSO was John Williams’ “Five Sacred Trees.” He also was the symphony’s personnel manager for 11 years.
The Syracuse University and Hamilton College adjunct faculty member also has performed with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Summer Music Festival of Arkansas, Skaneateles Festival, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and others.
Tickets for each concert in the Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series are $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students) and are available at the Hewitt Union, Marano Campus Center and Oswego State Downtown box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu and by calling 315-312-2141.
Parking is included in the price of a ticket, and is available in the employee and commuter lots across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall.
Patrons with disabilities needing assistance should call 312-2141 in advance of the performance.
For more information on the Ke-Nekt series, other fine arts events at the college and links to video clips of featured performers, visit oswego.edu/arts