Programs for Small Performing Spaces
or Limited Budgets
Cupid and Stardust (wind quintet) A perfect Romantic evening to offer your audience when Valentine’s Day is near. From a chamber music version of Prokofiev’s famous Romeo and Juliet to original chamber music by Zemlinsky, you’ll find yourself in love! The sweetness continues with Cinq Aquarelles (Five Watercolors) by the American Romantic Templeton Strong and a unique cross-over piece of Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera.
Winds Around the World (wind quintet) A fascinating musical world tour with classical, contemporary, and folk-influenced pieces from Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Winds of Change (wind quintet) Features the incredible variety of chamber music through the past 500 years, from Renaissance dances with impromptu percussion through the popular Baroque, Classical, and Romantic styles right up to the Winds’ recent commissioned works.
Bells and Bocals (two horns, oboe or flute, and bassoon). The noble sound of two horns leads the ensemble in a suite drawn from the Twelve Trios of Bohemian composer Anton Reicha, for horns and bassoon. For brass lovers, there are some early American horn duets from the Moravian music library, as well as a Baroque trio by Graun. Further variety is provided by a woodwind duo and a unique Canadian bassoon solo inspired by Inuit music.
Remarkable Reeds (oboe, clarinet, and bassoon). French delights by Ibert and Flégier, a Winds commission by American composer Robert Washburn, and a vibrant masterpiece by Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos make for an exciting evening of listening. Contrast is provided by a suite of Renaissance pieces and a selection of J.S. Bach’s favorite fugues.