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Horn player Ron Chase, oboist Wendy Mazer, and pianist Barbara Hong are friends and musicians who enjoy the chance to play music together with their colleagues four times a year at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo. This Friday, they'll close the fifth season of the Arcadia Winds & Ensemble des Amis with a variety of works for winds and piano, including Carl Reinecke's Sextet for winds, Op 271; Mozart's Serenade, K375, and works by James Cohn and Jules Massenet. The concert and following reception are free and open to the public. Chase, Mazer and Hong discuss the works on the program and the pleasure of performing in the historic music hall at the Ladies Library.


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Established as a quintet, the Arcadia Winds will expand to 17 players to perform the Serenade No. 2 in A by Johannes Brahms on Friday night at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo. Horn player Ron Chase, pianist Barbara Hong, and Ladies Library Association member Paula Jamison talk about the concert and the historic building which houses the Arcadia Winds series.


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The Arcadia Woodwind Quintet resumes its season at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo on Friday at 7:30 pm. Horn player Ron Chase and bassoonist Judy Belland, two members of the Arcadia Woodwind Quintet, discuss the various works on the program. And Ladies Library Association member Paula Jamison sings the praises of the venue, which has been the center of the association's activities since 1878.


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The Arcadia Winds, joined by pianist Barbara Hong, will present a free concert at 7:30 pm at the Ladies Library Building tonight. The concert begins with an early Romance for clarinet and piano by Richard Strauss, followed by the Sextet for Piano and Winds by British composer Arnold Jacobs, who composed it in memoriam to the horn player Aubrey Brain. The final piece is the Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op posth by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Although it was an early work, it remained unpublished due to the composer's disappointment at not winning a competition with it as a student. Horn player Ron Chase, Barbara Hong, and Paula Jamison of the Ladies Library Association join Cara Lieurance to talk about the works on the program. 

 


The Arcadia Winds are a group of accomplished amateur musicians who like to challenge themselves with great works. On the opening of their fourth season at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo, the pieces are by Johannes Brahms, Darius Milhaud, and Emile Bernard. Cara Lieurance spoke with musicians Ron Chase and Barbara Hong, and Ladies Library Association representative Paula Jamison, for a preview of the concert.