Everyone is invited to enjoy a 2 p.m. concert by the Las Vegas Wind Quintet on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are priced at $5. For tickets and information, call (702) 229-6383.

The Las Vegas Wind Quintet members for this performance include flautist Bonnie Buhler-Tanouye, oboist Lisa Smolen, clarinetist Dave Hawley, bassoonist Sam Pisciotta and Doug Beasley on horn. The program is expected to include “Aubade en Quintette” by Émile Pessard, “Variations Sur Un Thème Libre” by Eugène Bozza, “Partita for Wind Quintet” by Irving Fine, “Quintet for Winds” by Robert Muczynski, “Sinfonia for Woodwind Quintet” by Bernhard Heiden, and “Roaring Fork” by Eric Ewazen.

Buhler-Tanouye is a founding member of Duo Mystique Flute and Harp, and is an active freelance performer in the Las Vegas area. She regularly plays with the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a regular substitute flautist for “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” and many other pit orchestras and ensembles.

Smolen is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music College Preparatory Program, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Oboe Performance from Ithaca College.

Hawley is a former music professor at the University of New Mexico. He taught clarinet and saxophone as a part-time instructor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Hawley plays in shows on the Las Vegas Strip and in professional groups, such as the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Pisciotta has been a Las Vegas musician since 1967. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in music education with a major in bassoon. Pisciotta is a freelance musician, playing single reeds and bassoon in local bands and orchestras.

Beasley is the band director at Greenspun Junior High School in Henderson. In 2007, Beasley was named Music Educator of the Year by the Nevada Music Educators Association. He also enjoys an active life as a professional horn player. He is a member of the Brass Roots Quintet, the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Las Vegas Wind Quintet, and has played many shows in Las Vegas. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music education from UNLV.


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