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Stanford Wind Quintet

The Stanford Woodwind Quintet celebrates their 30th year of performances with a concert of works by Theodor Blumer, Joseph Canteloube, Gordon Jacob, and Joseph Wiegl. Joining the Quintet are Désirée Goyette, soprano; Madeline Jarzembak, harp; and Paul Hersh, piano.

Members of the Department of Music faculty are featured in this three-act program:

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu collaborates with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet for this performance.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio in G Major, WoO. 37
  • Vincent d’Indy – Sarabande et Menuet, Op. 72
  • Albert Roussel – Divertissement, Op. 6
  • Theodor Blumer – Sextet in F Major, Op. 45
  • Robert Muczynski – Quintet for Winds, Op. 45

Larry Ragent

Member, Stanford Woodwind Quintet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Opera Orchestra; has performed with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony.

Rufus Olivier, Jr.

Rufus Olivier is the principal bassoonist with the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. At 21 years of age, he became a bassoonist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra before moving to his current positions with the Opera and Ballet. In addition to teaching at Stanford, Mr. Olivier is also instructor of bassoon at Mills College and Sonoma State University.

Alexandra Hawley

Studied with Murray Panitz, Jean-Pierre Rampal. Founding member of the Stanford Woodwind Quintet. Founder and musical director of Avedis, a San Francisco chamber music series now in its 32nd season. Performed and recorded with Jean-Pierre Rampal. Has recorded for the Naxos and Cambria labels. Toured USSR as delegate for the National Flute Association and has been invited to perform at their Conventions in Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Kansas City, and Las Vegas. Performs throughout the U.S. as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles.

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