Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988 during the 35-year tenure of Berlin Philharmonic Music Director Herbert von Karajan. The first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra’s rich tradition of chamber music, its members are living musical witnesses to the hugely productive and influential musical partnerships of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Their repertoire covers not only the entire spectrum of the wind quintet literature but also includes works for enlarged ensemble such as the sextets of Janáček and Reinecke or the septets of Hindemith and Koechlin.
Their concert at the Center will include Mozart’s Fantasy for mechanical organ, K.608 arranged for wind quintet by Michael Hasel; Joseph Bohuslav Foerster’s Quintet in D major op. 95; and Kalevi Aho’s Windquintet. UMD’s Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet will join the ensemble in a performance of Gounod’s Petite symphonie.
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will also work with UMD School of Music chamber music students during their time at the Center.
This performance is dedicated in memory of our father and grandfather, Henry Abplanalp, by Richard and Sarah Bourne, Michael and Louise Wall, and Steven Wall.