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Classical Notes

Quintet is buoyed by spirit of joy

Imani Winds plays at Jordan Hall tonight with (from left) Mariam Adam (clarinet), Jeff Scott (French horn), Valerie Coleman (flute), Monica Ellis (bassoon), and Toyin Spellman-Diaz (oboe). Imani Winds plays at Jordan Hall tonight with (from left) Mariam Adam (clarinet), Jeff Scott (French horn), Valerie Coleman (flute), Monica Ellis (bassoon), and Toyin Spellman-Diaz (oboe). (Jeff Fasano)
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / April 16, 2010

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Oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz remembers getting the phone call from Valerie Coleman in 1997. Both were New York-based graduate students in music, and Coleman, a flutist, was looking to put together a wind quintet. To Spellman-Diaz, it sounded promising, a helpful step on her way to a career as an orchestra musician. (Full article: 834 words)

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