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Neighborhood Concert: Imani Winds

CUNY Graduate Center

Imani Winds
·· Valerie Coleman, Flute
·· Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe
·· Mariam Adam, Clarinet
·· Jeff Scott, French Horn
·· Monica Ellis, Bassoon
Five Chairs and One Table
(Sneak preview and discussion. World premiere in Zankel Hall, on March 8, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.)

“Imani Winds has proven itself to be more than a wind quintet—more like a force of nature.”—This Week in Philly

Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated ensemble Imani Winds has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally rich programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group enriches the traditional wind quintet repertoire while bridging European, American, African, and Latin traditions.
Imani Winds and Daniel Bernard Roumain

Imani Winds and Daniel Bernard Roumain on the creation of Five Chairs and One Table

Sponsored by Target
Our thanks to The Honorable Christine Quinn for making today’s concert possible.
Media Sponsor: Time Warner Cable

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts are supported, in part, by The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Major funding for Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Alice Tully Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, Howard University, and the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

The opening performance of Honor! is sponsored by Bank of America.

Honor! is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Exclusive interview with Imani Winds

Interview recorded January 2009

Excerpt from Piazzolla's Libertango, arr. Jeff Scott

Imani Winds from The Classical Underground

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