The West Virginia University Laureate Wind Quintet will perform a new composition by a WVU alumnus Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Creative Arts Center .

The concertwhich begins at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall will feature the world premiere ofAll the Past is Presentby West Virginia composer David Williams.

The program will also include Karel HusasFive Poems for Wind Quintetand Salvatore Sciarrinos Quintettino No. 2.

The event is free and open to the public.

Williams, a WVU alumnus who lives in the Charleston area, is well-known for his compositions for band. He earned degrees in music education, music history and composition from WVU .

His many works includeLost Tales/Imaginary Dances,which was commissioned by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the opening of the Clay Center for the Performing Arts. He also composedCalliopein honor of former Director of Bands Don Wilcox upon his retirement from WVU .

Williams has dedicated the five-movement workAll the Past is Presentto the Laureate Wind Quintet.

Faculty members performing include Francesca Arnone , flute; Cynthia Anderson , oboe; John Weigand , clarinet; Lynn Hileman , bassoon; and Virginia Thompson , horn.

For more information, contact the WVU College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4841 ext. 3108.