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
Interlude: Lamenting Bird …… With a Dead Bird
Bird Flying High Above
— 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
Dance of the Earth
Sacrificial Dance: The Chosen One
“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:
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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