Hear Earl Clemens Wind Quintet perform in the lobby of the Hemmens Cultural Center prior to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra‘s concert on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
About Earl Clemens Wind Quintet
EARL CLEMENS WIND QUINTET (CQ) Established in 2016, the Earl Clemens Wind Quintet is named after
Earl L. Clemens, oboist and professor of music education at Northern Illinois University for 36 years. Coached
by Orion Ensemble clarinetist Kathryne Pirtle, CQ explores pillars of the woodwind quintet repertoire. CQ is
offered tuition free* thanks to the generous sponsorship of Drs. Jeffrey and Leslie Hecht.