Imani Winds

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Jarson-Kaplan Theater

“…its unusual repertory approach have excited the chamber music world.” – New York Times

“If it’s possible for a classically trained wind quintet to rock the house, Imani Winds blows the roof off.” – NPR

From Mendelssohn to Piazzolla and Wayne Shorter to Stravinsky, Imani Winds infuses new music and new voices into the modern classical idiom. In 2015, they premiered a new work by Frederic Rzewski. Their 2017 – 2018 season includes premieres by Valerie Coleman, Reena Esmail, Nkeiru Okoye, Courtney Bryan and Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill. A concert-length new work by Imani’s French hornist Jeffrey Scott was written for the ensemble, jazz trio, and string quartet. The Passion musically explores the idea of a fictitious meeting between JS Bach and John Coltacrane. Imani Winds first performed on our series in


Startin Sumthin – Jeff Scott

Scheherazade – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Contrabajissimo – Astor Piazzolla

Sechs Bagatellen – György Ligeti

The Light is the Same – Reena Esmail

Tzigane – Valerie Coleman