Imani Winds to bring breezy, jazzy, dancey woodwind sound to 92nd St ‘Y’


In a chamber music program that can only be described as scintillating, the trailblazing wind-instrument quintet, Imani Winds, will make their first 92NY appearance with acclaimed pianist Terrence Wilson in a program conceived around rhythm and dance.

Repertoire includes Paquito D’Rivera’s take on the Venezuelan joropo, Fleur de Cayenne, Imani hornist Jeff Scott’s arrangement of Piazzolla’s sultry tango Oblivion, Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans, a jazzy Poulenc work, and a fabulous Brazilian choro from acclaimed film music composer Marcelo Zarvos. The program also includes Louise Farrenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds – a brilliant showcase for Wilson and Imani in a concert that highlights the unique qualities a wind quintet brings to the chamber music experience.

The Schifrin piece is particularly intriguing.

Imani Winds with Terrence Wilson, piano | Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y, New York | Nov 2, with online streaming for 72 hours thereafter

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