Stamford Symphony & Westport Library Launch Partnership with Wind Quintet for a Performance, Nov. 21


STAMFORD, CT – In partnership with Verso Studios at the Westport Library, Stamford Symphony is pleased to announce its Wind Quintet performance on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 2:00pm. As a follow up to the Stamford Symphony Gala, which streamed live from the Westport Library in October, this performance marks a significant milestone in our partnership. Serving as the eastern hub for the Stamford Symphony, the Westport Library partnership strengthens the Symphony’s mission to serve its many audiences in Fairfield County, making music accessible for all-ages.

“We are delighted to bring the Stamford Symphony to the Westport community,” said Russell Jones, President and CEO of Stamford Symphony. “The symphony’s first live performance from the Westport Library will showcase the wind quintet’s versatility and demonstrate a uniquely different expression and unique flare. This is just a taste of what is to come as we expand our footprint and build upon this partnership.”

This partnership is one example of Stamford Symphony’s plans to bring riveting music and professional performances to local audiences across Fairfield County. As the 2021-2022 season progresses, expect to see the schedule expand with a variety of chamber concerts, performances and our educational programs.

“We have an audience here that is looking for more arts and cultural opportunities,” said William H. Harmer, Executive Director, Westport Public Library. “Creating community partnerships is essential to what public libraries are all about. It is refreshing to work with Russell Jones and the symphony. Our shared philosophy and approach will make for a great collaboration.”

About the Stamford Symphony Wind Quintet Performance:

Date: November 21, 2021

Time: 2:00pm EST

Location: The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

Ticket Price: $25 General Admission

A wind quintet comprises flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon. Unlike the string quartet, with its homogeneous blend of sound color, the instruments in a wind quintet differ from each other considerably in technique, expression, and musical character. A fun, spirited program demonstrates the versatility of the ensemble and the creativity it inspired from many composers.

Musical Program to Include:


Ibert Trois pièces brèves

Valerie Coleman Red Clay, Mississippi Delta

Hindemith Kleine Kammermusic Op24 No 2

Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

D’Rivera Aires Tropicales (excerpts)


Featured Artists:


Elizabeth Mann, flue

Elizabeth Mann is a featured performer in concert halls throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East. She is the Principal Flutist of the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble and is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.


Melanie Field, oboe

Since 1980, Melanie Field has been principal oboist of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and American Composers Orchestra and is principal oboist of the Westchester Philharmonic.


Todd Palmer, clarinet

Todd Palmer is a three-time Grammy nominee and has appeared as soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator, educator, arranger, and presenter in a variety of musical endeavors around the world.


Cynde Iverson, bassoon

Cynde Iverson is Principal bassoonist with the Stamford Symphony and New Haven Symphony and a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra. She performs with many of New York’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the American Symphony Orchestra.


Lawrence DiBello, horn

In addition to his position as Principal horn of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra Lawrence DiBello is currently Principal horn of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center as well as 3rd horn in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.


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