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West Coast Winter Music brings Cascadia Reed Quintet, a unique ensemble inspired by the pioneering Dutch reed quintet, Calefax.

Tickets are $25, and will be available at Mermaid Tales Bookshop and online at Octopus Events.

This new genre of chamber music is comprised of instruments that use reeds to create sound including the oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon. The blend of timbres lends itself to a variety of musical styles and genres which are featured in arrangements of popular classics as well as original compositions for the ensemble. The Cascadia Reed Quintet is made up of top woodwind players from the Vancouver, BC area with a collected background in orchestral music, contemporary chamber music, world music, and jazz.

  • Marea Chernoff – oboe/English horn. Marea is an active freelance musician based out of Vancouver, involved in several chamber groups.
  • Christopher Lee –  clarinet. Christopher is currently the principal clarinet of the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra.
  • Colin MacDonald – soprano/alto saxophone. Colin is a freelance saxophonist, composer, and arranger.
  • Olivia Martin – bassoon. Olivia is a busy freelance musician performing in a number of ensembles around BC.
  • A.K. Coope – bass clarinet. AK performs with an eclectic array of ensembles, including the Vancouver Symphony.

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