|Performer:||WindSync – with special guest flautist |
|Time & Date:||2:00 p.m. – Sunday, April 7, 2019|
|Location:||Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.|
|Tickets:*||$25 Under30 $15 Student tickets $5|
In its ninth season, the prizewinning Houston-based wind quintet builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance of wind chamber music. WindSync is recognized for dramatic, fully memorized concert presentations that often feature collaborators from the worlds of music, dance, and multimedia.
WindSync tours nationally and internationally, appearing at venues including the Schubert Club (MN), Met Museum, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 2015, WindSync was invited by the Library of Congress to perform the world premiere of Paul Lansky’s “The Long and the Short of it”, commissioned by the Carolyn Royall Just Fund and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. WindSync’s most recent large-scale project is “The Cosmos,” a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra by Michael Gilbertson that received two performances in 2016. Other premieres include works by Paul English, Garrett Schumann, and Mark Buller.
WindSync takes a special interest in reaching children, families, and underserved audiences. Part of the burgeoning creative placemaking movement, the ensemble has recently focused on activating public spaces via music in Houston and in Opelousas, LA. They have been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, Midland Symphony, and Orli Shaham’s “Baby Got Bach”, and their concerts for young people reach over 5,000 students per year.
Advocates of 21st century musicianship models and community-oriented programming, the members of WindSync have led master classes at New World Symphony, Texas Music Festival, and the University of Maryland Renegade Series, among others. WindSync has also served as ensemble-in-residence for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington (KY), Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Da Camera of Houston Young Artists Program.
Canadian flutist Christian Paquette is currently studying with Marina Piccinini in the Graduate Performance Diploma program at the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. He has also worked in flute repairs with Adam Workman, founder of Flutistry Boston. He has frequently performed back in his hometown of Ottawa, Canada with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Thirteen Strings Ensemble. He was also the President of the Ottawa Flute Association from 2015 to 2017.
Notable performances include appearances in the Music and Beyond Festival, recitals at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, Concerto performances with the University of Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (Ibertand Nielsen), and with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra (Rodrigo).Christian is the recipient of numerous competition awards, such as a first prize at the Yale Gordon Competition, Canadian Music Competition, theNational Music Festival, the NACO Bursary Competition and many others. Christian has also studied with Paula Robison, Denis Bluteau, and Camille Churchfield.
Tickets will also be available at the door. For a season brochure or to also order a subscription over the phone: 204-944-9431.
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