THU – 12-10-2015 – 8:00 PM
$25 ($20 ASF Members)
New York’s acclaimed Sylvan Winds presents a concert devoted to Nordic composers and chamber music, including Lars-Erik Larsson’s Quattro Tempi, Op. 55 (1968), Carl Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (1922),
Peter Rasmussen’s Wind Quintet in F Major (1896), and Jean Sibelius’ Pastorale from Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46 (1905).
About Sylvan Winds
Sylvan Winds has earned both critical and audience acclaim for its spirited performances and innovative programming. Exploring the entire body of work of chamber music for wind instruments, it is the only group of its kind to present an annual concert series in New York City. Inaugurated at the historic Church of St. Luke in-the-Fields in Greenwich Village, the ensemble celebrated its 30th Anniversary during the 2008-09 season.
Established as one of New York’s most versatile chamber music ensembles, the group has also appeared at Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Symphony Space, and was chosen to perform at the Governor’s Arts Awards. They have also performed at the White Mountains, Cape Cod, and Caramoor International Music Festivals, toured major university and chamber music series nationally including Amherst College, the Chicago Chamber Music Society, Rutgers University’s Summerfest, and the University of the Pacific, as well as performing in Korea, including the Sejong Cultural Center.
Featured as the Chamber Ensemble-in-Residence at the White Mountains Festival, they have been heard on New York City radio stations WQXR and WNYC, WGBH in Boston, Minnesota Public Radio, and on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.
Noted for a wide range and breadth of repertory in delightful and intriguing programs of standard and contemporary works, Sylvan Winds has presented a number of New York, U.S., and world premieres. Koch International Classics released the ensemble’s debut recording of French chamber music for winds and their America albums are on the CRI/New World and North/South Recording labels. Performing works for a variety of instrumental combinations, SylvanWinds has enjoyed collaborations with such distinguished artists as Gerard Schwarz, Ransom Wilson, the Guarneri String Quartet, Claude Frank, Kenneth Cooper, actor Louis Zorich, and the American Brass Quintet. Over the past 20 years, they have also created Arts-in-Education residency programs bringing them to Hunter College Elementary, the West Side Montessori School, P. S. 199, and the East Harlem Tutorial Program