The Ottumwa Courier

January 25, 2013

Thuringer Salonquintett to perform in Centerville

Ottumwa Courier

CENTERVILLE — In the tradition of the coffee houses of Europe, the Thuringer Salonquintett brings its wonderful combination of spontaneous musicality with fun and innovative programming to the stage at the Simon Estes Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, sponsored by the Centerville Concert Association.

The quintet is comprised of the usual Kaffehaus instrumentation of two violins (one doubling viola), cello, bass and piano. This combination of technical brilliance with easy listening and fun programming has guaranteed the quintet a growing worldwide audience.

The group’s repertoire ranges from the Viennese classics of the mid-1700s to the eternally beautiful waltzes, gallops and fantasies of the 19th century and has expanded to include some American favorites by Cole Porter and George Gershwin as well as commissions by leading composers writing in current idioms.

Admission is by season membership from Centerville, Ottumwa, Fairfield or Washington. Single tickets will be available at the door for $15.