Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Imani Winds Play 'Afro Blue' in Jacksonville, Florida on October 5 at 3:30 p.m.

Imani Winds has established itself as more than a wind quintet. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated ensemble has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.”  “The Legacy Project kicked off in 2008 with world premieres by Alvin Singleton and Roberto Sierra. In 2008-09, Jason Moran's Cane will premiere at the Kimmel Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, followed by a performance at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.”

The next performance of The Imani Winds will take place in St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. The program will be
Afro Blue: Santamaria/Coleman; Five Poems: Karel Husa; La Nouvelle Orleans: Lalo Schifrin; Ten pieces for wind quintet: Gyorgy Ligeti; Portraits of Josephine Baker: Valerie Coleman; Libertango: Piazzolla/Scott.

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