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The Camerata Woodwind Quintet - History

1970

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September 23, 1971

The Camerata Woodwind Quintet in Mexico

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L-R, Roy Lawrence, Gerald Carey, George Townsend, Carlos Chavez, Robert Koper, Roger Collins and Malcomb Toon, United States Ambassador to Mexico--at the Ambassador's residence in Mexico City at a Concert and Reception honoring Carlos Chavez.

1980

The Camerata Woodwind Quintet with oboist James Brody: James Brody was the oboist with the Camerata Woodwind Quintet from 1981-1986. Highlights of that period included a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall as well as a performance trip to China

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Gerald Carey-flute, James Brody-oboe, George Townsend-clarinet, Roger Collins-Horn, and Robert Koper-bassoon

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James Brody-oboe, Robert Koper-bassoon, George Townsend-clarinet, Gerald Carey-flute, Roger Collins-Horn

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At Carnegie Hall (2nd visit!) - Gerald Carey, Robert Koper, Roger Collins, James Brody, George Townsend

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At Carnegie Hall

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At Great Wall of China

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At Conservatory

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Departure

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Playing on Tour

1988

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Performing in Cracow, Poland

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The Camerata at The Frederic Chopin University of Music, Warsaw Poland L-R-Roger Collins, Robert Koper, George Townsend, Gerald Carey, Michael Ericson


1989
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1995

Founder's Day

1995  

L-R: "Gerald Carey-flute, George Townsend-clarinet, Mark Avery-bassoon, Roger Collins-horn, Michael Ericson-oboe."

1998-2007

1998
2002

Dedication of the COFAC Recital Hall

2002
2006-2007

40th Anniversary Season

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2008

The Camerata Woodwind Quintet

2008  

L-R: Virginia Broffitt-flute, Eric Ginsberg-clarinet, Randall Faust-horn, Douglas Huff-bassoon, and Michael Ericson-oboe.

2009-2011

International Collaborations: The Camerata Woodwind Quintet and The Reykjavík Woodwind Quintet

On Thursday June 4, 2009, members of The Camerata Woodwind Quintet performed at THE 41st International Horn Symposium with Hornist Joseph Ognibene of The Reykjavík Woodwind Quintet.

2008  

L-R: Virginia Broffitt-flute, Eric Ginsberg-clarinet, Joseph Ognibene-horn, Douglas Huff-bassoon, and Michael Ericson-oboe.

2011 - Original Drawing by WIU Art Professor Bruce Walters.

2011
2017

2017
The Camerata Woodwind Quintet at Galesburg Junior High School, Spring 2012

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Pontiac High School

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St. Charles High School

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