Warm welcome

Chinook Winds breeze from Fairbanks to peninsula

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2005


  The Chinook Winds will play in Kenai on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Chinook Winds

The Chinook Winds will play in Kenai on Saturday.

Photo courtesy of Chinook Winds

A warm wind will grace the central Kenai Peninsula this weekend, but winter fans don't have to worry about snow melting.

The Chinook Winds, a quintet of Fairbanks musicians, will perform French music in the Brockel Building at Kenai Peninsula College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The group, made up of faculty members from the University of Fairbanks music department, is dedicated to performing wind music masterpieces from the last 250 years. The musicians been playing together in Chinook Winds since 1998 and also perform together in the Fairbanks Symphony and Arctic Chamber orchestras.

Quintet members are George Rydlinski, bassoon; Candy Rydlinski, oboe; Dorli McWayne, flute; Jane Aspnes, French horn; and Daniel Cathey, clarinet. On the program is "The Chimney of King Rene" by Milhaud, "Sextet for Winds and Piano" by Poulenc, "Three Short Pieces" by Ibert and "Quintet for Winds" by Taffenal.

Kenai's Maria Allison will lend her piano skills to the group on the "Sextet for Winds and Piano." Allison previously played with the group at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. The group expands its ranks as needed to perform certain pieces.

Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students with ID. A reception is planned after the performance. The concert is part of the Performing Arts Society's 2005-06 series.

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