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Imani Winds

Recital Hall

Chamber Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Sunday, October 27, 3pm

North America’s Premier Wind Quintet

Visualize a chamber music ensemble. The image conjured usually involves violins and pianos and cellos. Erase that image and visualize a flute and an oboe, a clarinet, a French horn, and a bassoon, and you have Imani Winds, America’s leading wind quintet. This ensemble, all of African and Latin ancestry, enriches the traditional classical repertoire with jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and Central and South American sounds. Imani means “faith” in Swahili. Have faith that an Imani Winds recital, featuring traditional as well as new works written expressly for them, will be an experience to be savored.

HUSA Five Poems
Walking Birds
Happy Bird
Interlude: Lamenting Bird …… With a Dead Bird
Fighting Birds
Bird Flying High Above
PIAZZOLLA Contrabajissimo
— Intermission —
COLEMAN Rubisphere for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon
STRAVINSKY Selections from The Rite of Spring
Augurs of Spring
Dances of the Young Girls
Ritual of Abduction
Spring Rounds
Dance of the Earth
Sacrificial Dance: The Chosen One

Klezmer Dances

“The group echoes the fresh plein-air sound of cool breezes and incisive energy” – Washington Post


This performance is part of our
Chamber Music Series

These Sunday afternoon recitals are hosted by NPR’s Bill McGlaughlin. For the past several seasons, they have become a new performance-and-discussion tradition, welcoming audiences and artists to connect at a deeper level.

Also in this series:
eigth blackbird
Christopher O'Riley & Matt Haimovitz
Kim Kashkashian, viola

The Chamber Music series is made possible by generous support from the Tanaka Foundation.

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