“Performing in the acoustically crisp parish hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the ensemble…..displayed impressive cohesion in every movement of every piece.  Not a  single   entrance dragged; not a single passage faltered.  But the group went beyond mere technical smoothness.  They played with wit and style.” 

Bill Jones

Democratic Gazette

The Lyrique Quintette is the faculty woodwind chamber ensemble in residence at the University of Arkansas. All five are members of the music faculty at the University of Arkansas. A versatile troupe, the ensemble has been invited to perform throughout the U.S. and abroad. The members perform chamber music as chamber music should be heard–in an intimate, personal, and comfortable setting–bringing the performers and audience together as partners in the creation of an art form. The quintet’s wide range of repertoire and dazzling performances make it a favorite of audiences of all ages. Repertoire spans many musical eras from the richness of the 16th-century Renaissance, to the boldness of 19th-century Romanticism, to works from some of today’s most exciting international composers. The ensemble is equally at home with its numerous “pop” arrangements by composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington.

The quintet has been on the touring roster of the Arkansas Arts Council since 1992, is on the Heartland Arts Fund Roster, and tours regularly, appearing at performing arts centers, universities, schools, and other venues across the region. Performing arts organizations which have enjoyed the music of the Lyrique Quintette include the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock, the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanites Council, the Bella Vista Village Performing Arts Series, the John Brown University Lyceum Series, the Garland County Library, the Cleburne County Arts Council, Batesville Community Concerts, the Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild, the Hannibal Concert Association, the State Theatre Arts Council (MO), the Goddard Center (OK), the Oklahoma City University Guest Artist Series, the Southern Arkansas University Guest Artist Series, and more.The quintet has performed at several national and international conferences, including International Double Reed Society conferences in Frankfurt, Banff, and Austin; the National Flute Association convention; and the Montana-Idaho Clarinet Festival in Missoula.  In fall 2017 the quintet will perform in San Antonio at the College Music Society national convention.

The Lyrique Quintette has been touring and performing since the ensemble was formed in 1990.  In 2006, they released their first CD, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.  Currently, the quintet is in the production process of their second CD “Arrivals and Departures: Music from the Americas” for release in late 2017, which will include two new works commissioned by the quintet by composers Robert Mueller and Miguel del Aguila.

Quintette Members

Dr. Ronda Mains

Professor of Flute and Department Chair at the University of Arkansas.  She is an active performer, and is a member of the Lyrique Quintette.  Dr. Mains is principal flutist of the Arkansas Philharmonic, and has appeared as a soloist with the North Arkansas Symphony, University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony, Oregon Winds, Boise Summer Symphony, the Treasure Valley Wind Ensemble, and the Boise State University Symphony and Wind Ensemble. She recently performed the Liebermann Flute Concerto with the UA Wind Ensemble at the College Band Directors National Association conference in Boulder. She has performed solo and chamber music nationally and abroad. In 2001 she was a recipient of the Arkansas Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching; in 2000 her teaching was recognized by a Fulbright College Master Teacher Award. She has been a member of the University Teaching Academy since 2002.

 Dr. Theresa Delaplain

Performs and/or tours regularly as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. Dr. Delaplain is Principal Oboist of the Fort Smith Symphony, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas Philharmonic, and Opera Fayetteville, and she has performed with the Tulsa Symphony and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Dr. Delaplain teaches oboe at the University of Arkansas, in addition to teaching music theory, coaching chamber music, and performing in the The Lyrique Quintette. She has performed concerti with the Fort Smith Symphony, the North Arkansas Symphony, the Arkansas Philharmonic, the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and the Thai National Orchestra. Dr. Delaplain earned degrees in Oboe Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Michigan.  Her teachers were Sara and Robert Bloom, Richard Killmer, John Bentley, Arno Mariotti, and Rachel Brudnoy Dr. Delaplain has taught chamber music and music theory at the Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp, and has been on the faculty at the Saarburg Music Festival in Germany.

Dr. Nophachai Cholthitchanta

A native of Thailand. Dr. Cholthitchanta holds degrees from Chulalongkorn University, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Indiana University, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Missouri-KansasCity, Conservatory of Music, where he was selected as a Liberace Scholar. His principal teachers include Eli Eban, Richard Lesser, Alfred Prinz, Bil Jackson, Jane Carl, Thomas Masse, Michael Campbell, Andrew Simon, and has studied chamber music under Alexander Schneider, Mathew Ruggiero, Abraham Skernick, Dorothy Dwyer, and Anthony Camden.  He is principal clarinetist of the Arkansas Philharmonic, and was was the principal clarinetist of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre Mondial Des Jeunesses Musicales, Asian Youth Orchestra, Asean Youth Orchestra and was a member of Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and the New Ear Ensemble

Dr. Timothy Thompson

Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas, and is hornist for both the Lyrique Quintette and Boston Mountain Brassworks.He has served as faculty hornist for numerous summer festivals including the Music Festival of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Twin Lakes, MI), the University of Wisconsin and University of Arkansas Summer Music Camps, the Sequoyah Music Festival (a chamber music camp hosted by the Lyrique Quintette), and the CICA Music Festival (Eureka Springs, AR).

Dr. Thompson has appeared as recitalist at numerous symposia of the International Brass Congress, International Horn Society, International Double Reed Society, and various regional horn and other instrumental workshops. He has also appeared at educational workshops in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan and others.

Dr. Thompson was a finalist both as soloist and as a member of the University of Wisconsin Graduate Horn Quartet in the 1979 Heldenleben International Concerto Competition


Dr. Timothy Thompson

Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas, and is hornist for both the Lyrique Quintette and Boston Mountain Brassworks.He has served as faculty hornist for numerous summer festivals including the Music Festival of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Twin Lakes, MI), the University of Wisconsin and University of Arkansas Summer Music Camps, the Sequoyah Music Festival (a chamber music camp hosted by the Lyrique Quintette), and the CICA Music Festival (Eureka Springs, AR).

Dr. Thompson has appeared as recitalist at numerous symposia of the International Brass Congress, International Horn Society, International Double Reed Society, and various regional horn and other instrumental workshops. He has also appeared at educational workshops in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan and others.

Dr. Thompson was a finalist both as soloist and as a member of the University of Wisconsin Graduate Horn Quartet in the 1979 Heldenleben International Concerto Competition

Dr. Lia Uribe

Moosmann artist, is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas and Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas). Dr. Uribe maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and artist-teacher. Her international work includes venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Ecuador, Greece, Puerto Rico, Japan, and multiple venues in the United States. Dr. Uribe performs on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette, woodwind quintet in residence at the University of Arkansas, and the Diamante Trio, a clarinet, bassoon and piano chamber ensemble.

Originally from Cali, Colombia, Lia Uribe earned a bachelor’s degree in bassoon performance from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá as a student of Mr. Sigfried Miklin. While in Colombia, she played with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogotá, Orquesta Sinfonica de Colombia, Orquesta de la Opera de Colombia, and Orquesta Sinfonica del Valle, and also taught bassoon at the Javeriana University. After graduation, Dr. Uribe attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, for a fall and winter residency. Lia Uribe earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Ramey, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Kansas with Dr. Eric Stomberg

 

Dr. Lia Uribe

Moosmann artist, is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas and Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas). Dr. Uribe maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and artist-teacher. Her international work includes venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Ecuador, Greece, Puerto Rico, Japan, and multiple venues in the United States. Dr. Uribe performs on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette, woodwind quintet in residence at the University of Arkansas, and the Diamante Trio, a clarinet, bassoon and piano chamber ensemble.

Originally from Cali, Colombia, Lia Uribe earned a bachelor’s degree in bassoon performance from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá as a student of Mr. Sigfried Miklin. While in Colombia, she played with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogotá, Orquesta Sinfonica de Colombia, Orquesta de la Opera de Colombia, and Orquesta Sinfonica del Valle, and also taught bassoon at the Javeriana University. After graduation, Dr. Uribe attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, for a fall and winter residency. Lia Uribe earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Ramey, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Kansas with Dr. Eric Stomberg

Upcoming Events

“Arrivals and Departures: Music of the Americas”

World premieres of our new commissioned works: Quintet No. 3 by Miguel del Aguila; and Veni Variationes by Robert Mueller.

Recording Session for “Arrivals and Departures: Music of the Americas.”

May 20-23, Faulkner Performing Arts Center, Fayetteville.  Recording Session for “Arrivals and Departures: Music of the Americas.”

Performance of D’Rivera’s Aires Tropicales

October 26-28, San Antonio.  Performance of D’Rivera’s Aires Tropicales at the College Music Society National Conference.

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The Lyrique Quintette is available for concerts, workshops, school presentations, and master classes.

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The Lyrique Quintette is available for concerts, workshops, school presentations, and master classes.