Friday, December 30, 2016

Season's Greetings from Imani Winds: Please consider an end-of-year tax-deductible donation to make a difference in the world of chamber music

We wish all of you and yours a happy holiday season! This year has elicited so much change both in the world and within our group, and out of this change Imani Winds' path has become more defined and exciting. Please consider an end-of-year tax-deductible donation to be a part of our efforts to make a difference in the world of chamber music.*

20th Anniversary

The New Year will mark the grand accomplishment of the 20th anniversary of Imani Winds. We are celebrating in many ways including the continuation of our Legacy Commissioning Project where we will commission new works by women composers over the course of the next 5 years. 2017 will bring premieres of pieces by Reena Esmail, Nkeiru Okoye, Courtney Bryan, and Imani Winds' own Valerie Coleman as well as a new piece by 2016 Pulitzer-prize winner Henry Threadgill.

University of Chicago

We have completed the first semester of our two-year residency as the Don Michael Randel Ensemble in Residence at the University of Chicago. It has been an honor to work with the tremendously talented students of this institution. Because of the tireless work of faculty and staff members including Augusta Read Thomas and Amy Iwano, we will be offering a wide array of activities to the public - including a concert celebrating the life of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, premieres of works by U. of Chicago students, and the commissioning of several new works. Log onto our website for more information about this residency and other activities of the ensemble.

Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival

The seventh year of the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival will take place June 2nd - 11th, 2017. We are excited to encourage and help develop the hearts and minds of the next generation of chamber musicians. For more information check the IWCMF website,

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