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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2013 — WindSync, a “revolutionary” quintet based in Houston, Texas, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
It is the third concert in the 2013-14 Friends of Good Music season.
A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition and the 2012 Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize, WindSync has been hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians.” The group is known for its fresh, energetic and unique approach to classical music.
The quintet comprises Garrett Hudson on flute; Erin Tsai, oboe; Jack Marquardt, clarinet; Tracy Jacobson, bassoon; and Anni Hochhalter, horn. These five virtuoso players specialize in creative, engaging, and interactive concerts that inspire audiences of all ages.
Their program includes music composed in the early 1800s (Anton Reicha) to the late 1990s (Astor Piazzolla).
Critics and audiences alike rave about performances that expand the wind quintet repertoire to include newly commissioned works written for the group and a wide array of original arrangements of classical masterworks. The quintet has appeared on Houston Public Radio’s “The Front Row” numerous times and KUHA-FM has called them “innovative…unconventional and exciting.”
WindSync’s mission is to inspire audiences through innovative, interactive chamber music and the ensemble is a pioneer in unconventional performance practices. Playing exclusively from memory, WindSync’s dramatic musical interpretations and stage presence engage the audience, whose experience is enhanced through the performers’ creative use of costumes, masks and choreography.
WindSync made its New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in November 2013. Engagements for the 2013-14 season include the Grand Teton Music Festival; Chautauqua Institution; Washington Performing Arts Society’s Music in the Country series; and the Music in the Park Series of The Schubert Club, St. Paul, Minn.
Prior to the concert, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., St. Bonaventure students from the Event Management and Sponsorship course will hold a benefit reception for the Music is Hope Foundation. Concert-goers are encouraged to support the students’ work for charity by arriving early and enjoying hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and raffles. Tickets for the reception are $5, with a cash bar.
For tickets and information, call The Quick Center at (716) 375-2494.
For this and all other performances, the museum galleries will open one hour before the start of each performance and remain open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Museum admission is free and open to the public, year round. For more information, visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.
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