Saturday, February 28, 2009

Imani Winds Plays Daniel Bernard Roumain's 'Five Chairs and One Table' March 5 & 8

"As part of the Legacy Commissioning Project, Imani Winds presents the world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain's Five Chairs and One Table and the New York premiere of Jason Moran's Cane as part of Carnegie Hall's Honor Festival, curated by Jessye Norman. Sunday, March 8th at 12 PM, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Another performance, also part of Carnegie Hall's Honor! Festival, at CUNY Graduate Center, Thursday, March 5th at 1 PM. Concert is free and open to the public.”

Imani Winds

·· Valerie Coleman, Flute

·· Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe

·· Mariam Adam, Clarinet

·· Jeff Scott, French Horn

·· Monica Ellis, Bassoon


Five Chairs and One Table

Imani Winds has proven itself to be more than a wind quintet—more like a force of nature.”—This Week in Philly. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated ensemble Imani Winds has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally rich programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group enriches the traditional wind quintet repertoire while bridging European, American, African, and Latin traditions.

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