Midtown Series
 Fridays at 8pm

 Signature Series
 Saturdays at 8pm
 
 Oakland Series
 Sundays at 3pm
 
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Fri, Sept. 16, 2016
 Vijay Iyer, piano
 solo jazz concert

Sat, Sept. 17, 2016
 Brentano String Quartet
 Vijay Iyer, piano

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016
 Juilliard String Quartet
 at Seligman

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016
 Juilliard String Quartet
 Tian Tian, piano

Fri, Oct. 21, 2016
 Harlem Quartet
 Aldo López-Gavilán, piano

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016
 Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
 Kevin Murphy, piano

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016
 Alexander Ghindin, piano
 solo piano recital

Sat, Dec. 3, 2016
 Cavani Quartet
 Celino Romero, guitar

Fri, Dec. 9, 2016
 Robert Siemers, piano
 solo piano recital

Fri, Jan. 20, 2017
 Pacifica Quartet
 

Sat, Jan. 21, 2017
 Pacifica Quartet
 Christopher O'Riley, piano

Sun, Jan. 22, 2017
 Christopher O'Riley, piano
 solo piano recital

Sat, Feb. 11, 2017
 Danish String Quartet
 

Fri, Mar. 10, 2017
 Imani Winds
 "Classically Improvised"
 

Sun, Mar. 12, 2017
 Imani Winds
 "Tradition and Innovation"

 
Sun, Apr. 2, 2017
 Celino Romero & Friends
 
 

Sat, Apr. 8, 2017
 Anthony Marwood, violin
 Aleksandar Madzar, piano

Fri, May 5, 2017
 Lise de la Salle, piano
 solo piano recital

 

4 Imani Winds

Imani Winds
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3pm

VARNER RECITAL HALL
2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, Oakland University

Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous 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.

Imani Winds’ touring schedule has taken them across the globe. At home, they have played on premier chamber music series and university performing arts series from coast to coast, appearing in such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Disney Hall and the Kimmel Center. International tours include trips to China, Singapore, Brazil, Australia and throughout Europe.  Through commissions and performance the quintet regularly collaborates with artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma, David Shifrin and Gilbert Kalish to Wayne Shorter, Paquito D’Rivera, the Fisk Jubilee Singers and bandoneonist Daniel Binelli.

Imani Winds’ program reflects its mission to expand the repertoire and diversify new music sources, mixing works written or arranged for winds by classical composers with newer works by jazz clarinetist/saxophonist and composer Paquito D’Rivera, and Palestinian-American composer, violinist and oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen.

"It’s inevitable that, after 18 years, the spiky edges of the exuberance and artistic ­risk-taking that have characterized Imani Winds’ performances are being smoothed into a cool professional veneer. A quintet of skilled and spirited musicians, they were at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Thursday, playing expertly..."

Washington Post

Program: "Tradition and Innovation"

Mendelssohn/Arr. Gabler: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Rimsky-Korsakov/Arr. Russell: Scheherazade
Nielsen: Prelude, Theme and Variations from Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Suite for Wind Quintet
Paquito D'Rivera: Kites
Simon Shaheen/Arr. Scott: Dance Mediterranea

 


 

 

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Imani Winds

Friday, March 10, 8pm

Program title: "Classically Improvised"

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