Monday, January 11, 7:00 PM ET
Garrett Hudson – flute
Emily Tsai – oboe
Julian Hernandez – clarinet
Anni Hochhalter – horn
Kara LaMoure – bassoon
Laura Dunaway, Park Avenue Artists
646-598-7990 / 212-729-4566
WindSync has established itself as a vibrant chamber ensemble performing wind quintet masterworks, adapting beloved repertoire, and championing new works. The quintet eliminates the “fourth wall” between musicians and audience by often performing from memory, creating an intimate connection. This personal performance style, combined with the ensemble’s three-pronged mission of artistry, education, and community-building, lends WindSync its reputation as ”a group of virtuosos who are also wonderful people, too” (Alison Young, Classical MPR).
WindSync launched a busy touring career after winning the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In 2018, they were medalists at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. WindSync has appeared at the Met Museum, Ravinia, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 2015, the quintet was invited by the Library of Congress to perform the world premiere of Paul Lansky’s “The Long and the Short of it.” Other recent premieres include “The Cosmos,” a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra by Pulitzer finalist Michael Gilbertson, and works by Ivan Trevino, John Steinmetz, Marc Mellits, and Erberk Eryılmaz.
WindSync works with presenters to build community-centered residencies that incorporate non-traditional performance spaces, including libraries, hospitals, art galleries, and public spaces. WindSync makes tour stops at public schools, performing an assembly program for grades K-5 and a popular theatrical presentation of “Peter and the Wolf.” They also regularly coach youth ensembles and serve as visiting teaching artists at Sistema Ravinia and the Houston Youth Symphony Coda social music programs. WindSync has served as ensemble-in-residence for Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, NOLA Chamber Fest, and the Grand Teton Music Festival, and they are currently an ensemble in residence at the Nevada Chamber Music Festival. In Houston, they present a 4-concert season and the Onstage Offstage Chamber Music Festival.