Woodwind Quintet at Bryant Park Upper Terrace

May 20 & 21, 2024

Bryant Park


Join us for a performance by a woodwind quintet of ASO musicians, with pieces by American composers including William Grant Sill, Amy Beach, and John Philip Sousa. Curated by ASO member Gilbert Dejean, the works on the program draw inspiration from across the Americas, from folk melodies to jazz.

This performance is part of a free chamber music series in partnership with Bryant Park with programs curated by ASO musicians. Music-lovers will find a limited number of first-come, first-served chairs set up to enjoy an after-work respite with live music.

The ASO’s Chamber Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


May 20 & 21, 2024
5:30 PM
Bryant Park


William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Miniatures (1948), arr. Adam Lesnick
I. I ride an old paint
III. Jesus is a rock in the weary land
V. A frog went a-courtin’

Gunther Schuller (1925-2015)
Suite for Woodwind Quintet (1958)
I. Prelude
II. Blues
III. Toccata

Amy Beach (1867-1944)
Pastorale, Op. 151 (1941)

Paquito D’Rivera (b. 1948)
Aires Tropicales (1994)
I. Alborada
II. Son
III. Habanera
IV. Vals Venezolano
V. Dizzyness
VI. Contradanza
VII. Afro

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
The Liberty Bell March (1893), arr. Gilbert Dejean


Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute
Erin Gustafson, oboe
David Gould, clarinet
David Smith, French horn
Gilbert Dejean, bassoon