This program will begin with the World Premiere of Klezmer Wedding Dance by Romanian composer Serban Nichifor for two clarinets, bassoon, and piano. The recital will conclude with the World Premiere of Fünf Kleine Verschwörungstheorien (Five Little Conspiracy Theories) – the first wind quintet composed by Butler’s Composer-in-Residence, Michael Schelle. In between these two chamber works will be solo works performed by woodwind faculty members. Faure’s hauntingly beautiful Sicilienne will be performed by Becky Arrensen (flute). Pam Ajango (oboe) will remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by performing Empty Sky by Butler composer Frank Felice, a piece he wrote for Ajango to memorialize the event which she witnessed up close while living in Manhattan. Heidi Radtke (saxophone) will perform the evocative and thought-provoking Wind Telephone by Ruby Felton, a piece for saxophone and fixed electronic sounds, many derived from familiar sounds of our cell phones. Doug Spaniol (bassoon) and Kate Boyd (piano) will perform two short pieces for bassoon and piano, Prayer and Tango, by composer Amanda Harberg – a collaboration originating at Interlochen Arts Camp where all three teach in the summer.