Imani Winds Quintet Explores Cultural Collaborations
One of North America’s premier wind quintets known for its dynamic playing, diversified sound and unusual cultural collaborations will appear at Alma College.
The Imani Winds Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 in the Remick Heritage Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students, and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
The Grammy-nominated quintet is known for its dynamism and its taste for new collaborations that bridge European, American, African and Latin American musical traditions.
Imani Winds Quintet
The group dedicates itself to the enrichment of the traditional wind repertoire while also exploring new work, says Mike Sheldon, coordinator of Heritage Center events. The group’s Legacy Commissioning Project commissions, premiers and tours new works for woodwind quintet written by both established and evolving composers from across the globe.
“Its devotion to excellence and education is at the core of this quintet,” say Sheldon. “The group participates in residencies through the United States, gives master classes to thousands of students a year, and offers outreach programs ranging from children in pre-kindergarten to collegiates. We are excited about Imani Winds’ performance at Alma College.”
With an extensive touring schedule that has taken them across the nation, Imani Winds has performed in many renowned venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Disney Hall and the Kimmel Center.
For the group's performing excellence and innovative programming, Imani Winds was selected as the first Educational Residency Ensemble by the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in 2001.
In 2010 the ensemble launched its annual Chamber Music Festival, a program that gathers young instrumentalists from across the country to the Julliard campus in New York for a week of intense musical experience.
The quintet features Valerie Coleman, flute; Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe; Mariam Adam, clarinet; Jeff Scott, French horn; and Monica Ellis, bassoon.
Posted: Mon, January 16th, 2012 at 1:23PM