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The Siroccan Winds to Perform at the Tubac Presidio Park October 8th





















Who/What:                        The Siroccan Winds Concert at the 1885 Schoolhouse

When:       Saturday, October 8, 2011, 2pm      

Where:       Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel Street, Tubac      

Tickets:       $15, includes admission to tour the Park

Contact:                        520-398-2252,



The Siroccan Winds Concert at the 1885 Schoolhouse

The Siroccan Winds, a wind quintet from Phoenix, will perform a special concert at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park on Saturday, October 8 at 2pm. The program is entitled “Escape From the Zoo” and will include a menagerie of classic and contemporary animal-inspired compositions by Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jenni Brandon and Anthony Plog.


Discover the unique sounds and timbres made by the instruments of a woodwind quintet in an informal setting at the 1885 Territorial Schoolhouse. The group features Maureen Baker on flute, Torrence Welch on oboe, Daniel Coombs on clarinet, Ben Yingst on bassoon, and Daniel Harvey on French horn.


Maureen Baker, flutist, is the Manager for Individual Giving at the Musical Instrument Museum.  Maureen has performed with numerous musical groups in New York City and with the Arizona Repertory Orchestra, San Tan Orchestra, Sustainable Symphony and Scottsdale Choral Artists.


Torrence Welch, PhD, oboist, has performed with numerous esteemed ensembles on various woodwind instruments. Dr. Welch was appointed second oboe of the Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, and also performs on alto saxophone and oboe with the Arizona Wind Symphony and as the oboist of the Arcadia Wind Quintet.


Daniel Coombs, clarinetist, is a principal in the Gilbert Public Schools. He has played with a number of groups in Chicago and Arizona and is presently the principal clarinetist with the Chandler Symphony.


Ben Yingst studied several instruments before deciding to concentrate on the bassoon. He played in the Phoenix Symphony Guild Youth Orchestras and gained further experience as a member of the Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles. He has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts and currently teaches private bassoon lessons in the greater Phoenix area.


Donald Harvey, French horn, is currently a member of the Chandler Symphony, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, Arizona Repertory Orchestra, Arcadia Woodwind Quintet, Siroccan Winds, and plays in various other small ensembles. 


Tickets for the concert are $15 and include admission to tour the Park. The Tubac Presidio is located at
1 Burruel Street in Tubac. For information and reservations, please call 520-398-2252 or visit                                 

We would love to see you there!

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2 responses

  1. Thomas L McGrail

    Edward E Cross is my 1st cousin 4x removed. I will be visiting Tubac soon.

    October 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

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