Imani Winds to Perform Feb. 3
Imani Winds, the Grammy-nominated wind quintet known for exploring the links between European, African and American music traditions, will perform at Occidental College on Friday, Feb. 3. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Occidental’s Herrick Chapel.
General admission tickets are $10 ($5 for students and seniors) and will be sold at the door. The college is located at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock. For directions and a campus map, please click here.
Imani Winds' commitment to the expansion and diversification of the wind quintet repertoire means that in addition to playing classical masterpieces, the group also performs the work of lesser known composers such as Paquito D’Rivera, Tania Leon and Fred Ho. “Imani Winds represents nothing less than the future of the once-quaint notion of the wind quintet,” wrote the Washington Post.
The group was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award in the "Best Classical Crossover Album" category for "The Classical Underground," its first commercially released recording.
The five musicians formed Imani Winds in 1997 and have since adopted new textures and sounds by employing folk influences and percussive elements. In their time together, group members have established a distinct presence in the classical music world for dynamic playing, innovative programming, and inspirational outreach programs, which they have brought to communities throughout the country.
Group members include Marian Adam, clarinet; Valerie Coleman, flute; Monica Ellis, bassoon; Jeff Scott, French horn; and Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe. For more information on Imani Winds, go to the group’s Web site.