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Free Music Demonstration with Quintet Imani Winds

Imani Winds
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March 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 the Chamber Music Kelowna Society is hosting a free educational outreach program for students and adults entitled a Musical Journey Around the World with featured artists Imani Winds. The group will perform and discuss various pieces and musical styles throughout the demonstration. From 1:00-1:50 pm the public will have the rare opportunity to experience this awarding winning chamber ensemble up close and personal. The outreach program will be held in the Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, with doors opening at 12:30 pm.

Later at 7:30 pm, the evening concert will commence in the same theatre. The program, entitled Tradition and the Innovative will feature the Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn, Carl Nielsen’s Prelude, Theme and Variations from Wind Quintet, Op. 43, and Paquito d’ Rivera’s  Kites along with other works. Ticket holders can expect to hear North America’s premier wind quintet in an exciting and varied concert of the highest caliber states Lorna Paterson, CMK’s Artistic Director. A few tickets for the performance may still be available by contacting the Rotary Centre for the Arts at 250-717-5304.

About Imani Winds
Extolled by the Washington Post as "exuding a sultry sophistication during performances", Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet 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.

About Chamber Music Kelowna
Chamber Music Kelowna presents an annual classical chamber music concert series that features acclaimed provincial, national and international artists; facilitates youth outreach programs and provides scholarships for young aspiring musicians; supports emerging artists and showcases the work of Canadian composers.  Support for the organization comes through municipal, provincial and federal grants, from series subscribers, members and donors. Information about Chamber Music Kelowna, the subscription series and upcoming concerts can be found at chambermusickelowna.ca.

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