Sunday, April 6, 2008
Jean Michele Damase Seven Variations for Wind Quintet, Opus. 22 (1951)
Elliott Carter Woodwind Quintet (1948)
Samuel Barber Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Opus 31 (1957)
Vincent Persichetti Pastoral, Opus 21 (1951)
Irving Fine Partita for Wind Quintet
Gyorgi Ligeti Six Bagatelles (1953)
Created in 1994 by five eminent woodwind soloists, WINDSCAPE has won a unique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individualists, an “unquintet” which has delighted audiences throughout the US, Canada, and Asia. WINDSCAPE’s innovative programs and accompanying presentations are created to take listeners on a musical and historical world tour–evoking through music and engaging commentary vivid cultural landscapes of distant times and places.As Artists-in-Residence at the Manhattan School of Music, the members of WINDSCAPE are master teachers, imparting not only the secrets of instrumental virtuosity, but also presenting distinctive concerts, hailed for creative energy and musical curiosity.
The current season will take Windscape from coast to coast, with concerts in Portland, OR and at Wolftrap in Vienna, VA. Past seasons include performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as recitals in Philadelphia, Madison, WI, Charlottesville, VA and Reno, NV, in addition to other cities around the US. Recent highlights include their Kennedy Center debut, tapings for NPR’s “Performance Today” and Minnesota Public Radio’s “St. Paul Sunday,” a performance “Live From Glenn Gould Studio” for CBC-Toronto, and a tour of New Zealand. Windscape has given concerts and masterclasses in Boston, New York, San Francisco, College Park, Des Moines, Omaha, and Winter Park, FL, among other cities. Esteemed chamber musicians with whom they have collaborated include Eugene Istomin, Andre Michel Schub, John Kimura Parker, Jeremy Denk, and Anne Marie McDermott.
The April 6th concert will take place at 4:00 pm at the Wilton Congregational Church, just north of Wilton Center on Route 33. For non-subscribers, tickets will be available at the door one half hour prior to performance for $25 (Seniors pay $20, students $10). For more information on this concert or the Candlelight Concerts series, or to get on our mailing list, phone 203-762-3401. Candlelight Concerts benefit the Wilton Library. We gratefully accept tax deductible contributions from individuals and corporations.