Woodwind quintet from Copenhagen to appear at Port Library Oct. 15

Woodwind quintet from Copenhagen to appear at Port Library Oct. 15

The Opus Zoo Woodwind Quintet, a professional ensemble of musicians from Copenhagen, Denmark, will be making a limited engagement tour of Long Island, performing at the Port Washington Library on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.

Opus Zoo was formed in 2013 and consists of flutist Kristina Ersson, oboist Birgitte Lindum, clarinetist Søren-Filip Brix Hansen, bassoonist Lars Mathiesen and hornist Thorbjørn Gram.

Named for the famous quintet by Luciano Berio, the ensemble brings each player’s virtuosity and molds it into a brilliantly blended ensemble sound.

They regularly perform standard repertory, including one of the most famous quintets by Danish composer Carl Nielsen.

They are also dedicated to expanding the repertoire for this ensemble by commissioning new works, including a new Quintet, “What No One Else Sees . . ,” by American composer Edward Smaldone.

This new work will receive its American premiere performance at the Port Washington Library concert. This event is open to all. Register at pwpl.org/events. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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