Bluestone Wind Quintet

Featuring Sue Barber (bassoon), Beth Chandler (flute), Sarunas Jankauskas (clarinet), Ian Zook (horn) and Jeanette Zyko (oboe)

Sunday, April 9 @ 7 pm


Sue Barber (D.M.A. Louisiana State University, M.M. The Juilliard School, B.M. Crane School of Music) is an active bassoonist in the region, performing regularly with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, and Opera on The James. She has presented both nationally and internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician and clinician. Barber is professor of bassoon at James Madison University and artist/faculty at the Brevard Music Festival.

Beth Chandler enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. She continues to be in demand as a guest artist at universities and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Chandler has won numerous competitions and awards, including a Fulbright Grant to study in the United Kingdom. She holds degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory and Baylor University. Currently she serves as president of the National Flute Association.

Lithuanian-born clarinetist Sarunas Jankauskas is a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and contemporary music artist whose playing has been praised for its “exotic flair” and “smooth and seductive delicacy.” He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, appearing as a concerto soloist with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony, and Texas Festival Orchestra. Jankauskas is the new professor of clarinet at James Madison University.

Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has performed as a soloist with numerous ensembles including the JMU Brass Band at the Kennedy Center, the JMU Wind Symphony, JMU Percussion Ensemble, the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Baroque Consort, and the Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville; he actively performs at annual workshops of the International Horn Society.

Oboist Jeanette Zyko, praised by Fanfare Magazine and ArtsNash for her “refined playing” and “achingly beautiful lines,” enjoys an active career as a chamber and orchestra musician. A versatile artist, she has performed music ranging from Andriessen to Zelenka, and is interested in playing seldom-programmed works. Prior to joining the faculty of JMU, Zyko taught at Austin Peay State University and the University of Costa Rica. She received her doctorate from Manhattan School of Music.



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