Hailed as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” the Houston-based wind quintet WindSync will spend five days, from November 19 to November 23, in residency with The Schubert Club. The young, energetic ensemble will perform a free concert as part of The Schubert Club’s Courtroom Concert series, a concert geared especially for families touched by autism, and a concert for young people at the Wellstone Center. WindSync will return to St. Anthony Park for a Music in the Park Series chamber concert, a family concert, and outreach performances.
Free Courtroom Concert featuring WindSync
Thursday, November 19, 2015 • 12pm
Landmark Center, Courtroom 317
Free, no tickets required
Plan to arrive early as these concerts often fill to capacity.
Learn more here: http://schubert.org/concerts/courtroom-concerts/
Free Family Concert featuring WindSync
Friday, November 20, 2015 • 6:30pm
Saint Anthony Park Lutheran Church
Program: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”
Returning to Music in the Park Series Family Concerts, WindSync takes audiences on a musical and emotion-filled journey in this exciting program inspired by the writing of Dr. Seuss. Enjoy WindSync’s arrangement of the much-loved “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev. Learn about the sounds of the instruments, the teamwork of musicians, and your own potential to grow, change, and conquer adversity. Congratulations, today is your day!
For children of all ages and their families. Co-presented by The Schubert Club/Music in the Park Series & Saint Anthony Park Lutheran Church
Free, no tickets required.
Donations will be accepted.
Learn more here: http://schubert.org/concerts/family-concerts-2015-2016/
Azure Family Concert for Families Touched by Autism featuring WindSync
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 11am
Azure Family Concerts are inclusive, interactive concerts specifically aimed at accommodating individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. These sensory-friendly experiences allow audience members to enjoy an enriching concert experience with sensory tools provided. Examples include dimmed lighting, noise-canceling headphones, fidgets, and scarves. In addition, social stories are available with information about the concerts and Landmark Center.
Parents, family members and caregivers are welcome. Tickets are required for everyone under the age of 18. Free for parents and chaperones. $5 at the door or $3 in advance.
Music in the Park Series presents WindSync
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Pre-Concert Talk at 3:00 PM
St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ
Invited back after their stunning debut on the Schubert Club’s Music in the Park Series in 2014, WindSync presents a program of music inspired by Shakespeare, including the group’s own arrangements of Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet,” music from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mendelssohn and Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Playing exclusively from memory, WindSync engages audiences of all ages with creative and interactive concerts that incorporate elements of theater.
PROGRAM: “Something about a Rose: Inspired by Shakespeare”
Scherzo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opus 61—Felix Mendelssohn, arr. WindSync
Winter Music—Adam Schoenberg
“Exit Music (for a film)”—Radiohead, arr. WindSync
Suite from Pulcinella—Igor Stravinsky, arr. WindSync
Suite from Romeo and Juliet—Sergei Prokofiev
Suite from West Side Story—Leonard Bernstein, arr. WindSync
Tickets available for $30 each. Student rush $12, 30 minutes prior to the performance.
Learn more here: schubert.org/musicinthepark
Additional outreach events
Performance for young people at Wellstone Center
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Performance at Saint Anthony Park Elementary School
Monday, November 23, 2015
Performance at Saint Anthony Park Home
Monday, November 23, 2015
This residency is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.
Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is a fresh and energetic wind quintet internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. As a winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition, they received the Adventurous Artist Prize. Critics and audiences alike rave about programs that expand the wind quintet repertoire with a wide array of original arrangements of classical masterworks, hidden gems, and performances of newly commissioned works. These five virtuoso players perform exclusively from memory inspiring audiences of all ages with adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence.
WindSync’s 2015–16 season features concerts throughout the US and Canada, as well as in Panama City, Panama. Featured performances include the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, including the world premiere of a new quintet by American composer Paul Lansky (co-commissioned by the LOC and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center) and extended residencies with The Schubert Club in St. Paul, the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, KY, and Quad City Arts in Illinois & Iowa. Also in May 2016, the Quintet looks forward to the world premiere of a new concerto written for them by American Composer Michael Gilbertson, in collaboration with the Lafayette Symphony of Indiana.
WindSync is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement, featuring outreach performances designed for their specific audiences including students, community audiences and people with disabilities. WindSync has been presented in diverse spaces including museums, outdoor venues, hospitals and schools, in educational performances by The Seattle Symphony, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Music for Autism, and the Canucks Autism Network in Canada. The group has also performed lecture recitals, workshops and master classes presented by Stanford University, Adelphi, CSU Long Beach, and the University of Minnesota among others. WindSync’s latest initiative is The Play Different Project, a campaign against bullying, launched in spring 2013, which teaches literacy, music, and appreciation of differences through original music and poetry.