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Music à la Carte: Splinter Reeds at Peavy Forest Science Center

Please note time and location: 12:30 p.m. at Peavy Forest Science Center

Take a break at noon, grab some lunch and enjoy a mid-day music interlude. This special edition Music à la Carte is hosted in the beautiful, spacious lobby of the new George W. Peavy Forest Science Center. 

Splinter Reeds is the West Coast's first reed quintet, comprising five innovative musicians with a shared passion for new music. The ensemble is committed to presenting top tier performances of today’s best contemporary composition, showcasing the vast possibilities of the reed quintet, commissioning new works, and collaborating with fellow musicians and artists.

As a relatively new chamber music genre, the reed quintet is an evolutionary detour from the traditional woodwind quintet with the advantages of a more closely related instrument family. Distinguishing themselves amongst even the relatively small number of professional reed quintets currently active worldwide, the ensemble is explicitly dedicated to cutting-edge composition and expanding the existing reed quintet repertoire through the collaborative development of new works by emerging and established composers.

Splinter Reeds formed in 2013 with the coming together of five colleagues highly active in multiple facets new music. The ensemble includes: Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Bill Kalinkos (clarinet), Nicki Roman (saxophone), Jeff Anderle (bass clarinet), and Dana Jessen (bassoon). The sum of their wide ranges of experience – in settings including free jazz, improvisation, electronic music, pop, punk and metal as well as classical – has enabled them to rapidly zero in on a distinct aesthetic identity.

Recent concert engagements have included performances at New York City’s TIME:SPANS Festival, Dublin’s Music Current Festival, Chicago’s Constellation, San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center, Vancouver New Music, the Mondavi Performing Arts Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Festival of New American Music, Other Minds: The Nature of Music Series, and the Presidio Sessions series. Additionally, they have held residencies at universities across the country including Stanford, Northwestern, Wesleyan, Miami University, UC-Berkeley, Boston Conservatory, UC-Davis and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, among several others. The ensemble has received grant awards from Chamber Music America, New Music USA, the Alice M. Ditson Fund at Columbia University, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. 

Splinter Reeds: Kyle Bruckmann, oboe | Bill Kalinkos, clarinet | Nicki Roman, saxophone | Jeff Anderle, bass clarinet | Dana Jessen, bassoon is fiscally sponsored through InterMusic SF.

A 50+ year tradition at OSU, Music à la Carte is now presented by the College of Liberal Arts | School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts and PRAx, with support from student fees and a generous contribution from Marlan and Angela Carlson. 

Friday, November 17 at 12:30pm to 1:15pm

George W. Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC), Lobby Area
3100 SW Jefferson Way Corvallis, OR 97333

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