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Ohio Wesleyan’s next performing arts series concert is truly a Conundrum, because that’s what the Cincinnati-based quartet calls themselves.

“That is the final performance in this year’s performing arts series,” OWU spokesman Cole Hatcher told The Gazette. “The performing arts series is always professional outside artists who are coming in.”

The contemporary chamber music ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. April 23 at Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

“The exciting thing about the conundrum performance is that the group will actually be performing compositions written by OWU students here in professor Jennifer Jolley’s music class,” Hatcher said. “For the campus community, it will be exciting to see those student pieces translated into a performance by this acclaimed professional group.”

Conundrum consists of Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; Danielle Hundley, flute; Marianne Breneman, clarinet; and Philip Amalong, piano. Since their premiere season of 2005-06, they have performed newly commissioned works, transcriptions, and works featuring different combinations of their unique instrumentation, often in unconventional spaces such as an observatory and art museums.

The group’s website (www.conundrummusic.com) said Conundrum “was born of the idea that a chamber music ensemble built on friendship and mutual respect combined with expansive virtuosity and a love for communication will captivate an audience.”

Tickets cost $20; or $5 senior citizens and non-OWU students (with a valid school ID); free for OWU students and employees with a valid OWU ID. Tickets are available online at www.ticketweb.com; by phone at 740-368-3629; or email at paseries@owu.edu. For more information, visit http://pas.owu.edu.

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