Program Highlights Include:
Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Beethoven/Rechtman Quintet in E-flat major, Op.4/103
Cuong World of Wonders (new commission for 2020-2021)
Garrett Hudson, flute
Emily Tsai, oboe
Julian Hernandez, clarinet
Kara LaMoure, bassoon
Anni Hochhalter, horn
WindSync has established itself as a vibrant chamber ensemble performing wind quintet masterworks, adapting beloved music to their instrumentation, and championing new works by today’s composers. The quintet eliminates the “fourth wall” between musicians and audience by often performing from memory, creating an intimate connection. This personal performance style, combined with the ensemble’s three-pronged mission of artistry, education, and community-building, lends WindSync its reputation as ”a group of virtuosos who are also wonderful people, too” (Alison Young, Classical MPR).
WindSync’s thematic programming directly responds to the people and places where they work. In Houston, they curate a 4-concert season and present the Onstage Offstage Chamber Music Festival each April, spotlighting everyday public spaces as gathering places for culture. In Louisiana’s Opelousas cultural district, WindSync was a pilot ensemble of Sound Places, a year-long project exploring the possibilities of creative placemaking through music led by Chamber Music America with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The ensemble’s educational work includes tour stops at public schools and ongoing collaborations with Sistema Ravinia and the Houston Youth Symphony Coda social music programs. WindSync has been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, the Hobby Center, and Orli Shaham’s “Baby Got Bach,” and the ensemble’s concerts for young people reach over 5,000 students per year.
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Covid Safety Precautions
We are abiding by SMU’s guidelines regarding covid-19 safety protocols. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the ticket table.