Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 24, 2005) - John Brown University will present a concert by the Lyrique Quintette on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Ozarks on the JBU campus. The event is free and open to the public. The performers include University of Arkansas’ faculty Ronda Mains, flute; Theresa Delaplain, oboe; Nophachai Cholthitchanta, clarinet; Richard Ramey, bassoon; and Timothy Thompson, French horn. The Lyrique Quintette has performed throughout the United States and abroad, including tours to Thailand, Germany and Canada. The group has been invited to numerous national and international music conferences and festivals and has commissioned and premiered many works by contemporary composers. In 2002, the quintet performed at the invitation of the International Double Reed Society at their Conference in Banff, Canada. In 2003, the ensemble spent two weeks in Thailand, at Kesetsart University in Bangkok, and at Songkla University in Hat Yai. They returned to Bangkok in 2004 to premiere a new work written for them by composer Narong Prangcharoen, which was commissioned by the National Orchestra of Thailand. The work featured the quintet as soloists with the National Orchestra of Thailand. The Lyrique Quintette is committed to furthering the musical education of young people and has made hundreds of visits to schools, giving master classes and performing for aspiring musicians. For more information, contact the JBU music department at (479) 524-7382. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.