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The Niji Quintet is a woodwind quintet of students from from The Boston Conservatory. Made up of five very distinct instruments, the Japanese word for rainbow, Niji, describes the woodwind quintet beautifully as a rainbow of sounds. 

The Niji Quintet members are:

Kanae Kimura, flute
Andrew van Der Paardt, oboe
Sophie Kass, clarinet
Stephanie Smith, French horn
Daniel Beilman, bassoon

The Program

Paul Hindemith - Kleine Kammermusic for wind Quintet
Jacques Ibert - Trois Pieces Breves
George Bizet, arr Mark Miller - Carmen Suite for Quintet
Darius Milhaud - La Cheminee du Roi Rene ( The Chimney of King Rene)
Malcolm Arnold - Three Shanties
Amy Beach - Pastorale
William Ryden - Three Wonderland Rags
Maurice Ravel, Tran. Wayne Peterson - Sonatine 
Georges Pfeiffer - 3 Petites Pieces fe Concert
Ryan Fossier - The Oneironaut for the Niji Woodwind Quintet

 

Photo by Liz Linder.