Utica Chamber Music Society Presents WindSync


UTICA – WindSync, the famous wind quintet will perform at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St.

The quintet’s program includes works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Samuel Barber, György Ligeti and Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as Maurice Ravel’s Boléro. The concert will be streamed live via the Chamber Music Society of Utica (CMSU) website: www.uticachambermusic.org.

For the live concert, general admission is $25; students 18 and over $10 with ID; and free for children under 18. Only cash or checks will be accepted for payment. Masks are requested and remote seating is available.

For live streaming, log on to the CMSU website www.uticachambermusic.org at 2:15 p.m. to confirm system compatibility before the performance begins. Viewers without a CMSU subscription are asked to donate $25.

Learn more about WindSync from the Chamber Music Society of Utica:

WindSync has established itself as a dynamic chamber ensemble performing wind quintet masterpieces, adapting beloved music for their instrumentation, and championing new works by composers of today.

The quintet eliminates the “fourth wall” between musicians and audience by often performing from memory, creating an intimate bond. This personal style of performance, combined with the ensemble’s triple artistic, educational and community mission, gives WindSync its reputation as “a group of virtuosos who are also wonderful people”.

WindSync launched an international touring career after winning the 2012 Concert Artists Guild’s Victor Elmaleh Competition and the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Noteworthy performances include recitals at the Met Museum, NYC; Ravinia Festival, near Chicago, Illinois; Shanghai Oriental Arts Center; and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Their commissions and premieres include “The Cosmos,” a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra by Pulitzer finalist Michael Gilbertson, and recent works by Ivan Trevino, Marc Mellits, Erberk Eryılmaz and Akshaya Avril Tucker.

WindSync’s thematic programming responds to the people and places where they work. This has led to successful collaborations with partners as varied as the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the Center for Performing Arts Medicine, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

In their hometown of Houston, Texas, WindSync hosts a four-concert season and presents the annual Onstage Offstage Chamber Music Festival each April, spotlighting everyday public spaces as gathering places for culture.


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