UW-Green Bay Music to present no-cost concert featuring woodwind trio

UW-Green Bay Music will present a concert featuring Driftless Winds, a UW-Platteville faculty woodwind trio, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

Consisting of founding members Corey Mackey (clarinet), Galit Kaunitz (oboe) and Jacqueline Wilson (bassoon), Driftless Winds is active throughout the tri-state region, including upcoming performances and masterclasses on the campuses of Iowa State University, Black Hawk College (Ill.), Highland College (Ill.), Western Michigan University and Northern Iowa University.

Driftless Winds will begin its UW-Green Bay concert with “Rustiques” (1946) by Joseph Canteloube, continuing with “Divertissement” (1947) by Jean Françaix and “Duvački Trio” (1955) by Avdo Smailović. The group will conclude with another version of “Divertissement” (1927) by Erwin Schulhoff.

Brief biographical information about each member of Driftless Winds is as follows:

Galit Kaunitz received her bachelor of music degree in oboe performance from the Hartt School in 2006 and her master of music degree in oboe performance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She earned her doctor of music degree in oboe performance from Florida State University in May 2012 under the instruction of Eric Ohlsson. Kaunitz has been a freelance teacher and performer in North Florida and South Georgia and is currently lecturer of oboe at UW-Platteville.

Corey Mackey is the principal clarinetist for the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and clarinet professor at UW-Platteville. Before moving to Wisconsin, he performed and recorded an album with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, performed with Cincinatti-based chamber ensemble concert:nova and was a member of School House Symphony, a touring chamber ensemble playing more than 300 concerts a season. Mackey is finishing his doctoral degree at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, and has earned degrees from Northern Arizona University and the University of Minnesota.

Jacqueline Wilson is an assistant professor of music at UW-Platteville, where she teaches applied bassoon and theory. As an active soloist and chamber music collaborator, she has been featured on Washington and Wisconsin Public Radio, at the Ashland Chamber Music Festival, the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival and the International Double Reed Society Conference and in numerous concerto engagements and recitals. Wilson holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Iowa, and is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and Eastern Washington University.

This is the seventh event of the 2014-15 music season for UW-Green Bay, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.


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