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Woodwind Chamber Music Department Guest Masterclass - Windscape

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School Messinger Eastman School, Messinger Hall 1
  • Date:
    Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Event Description

Created in 1994 by five eminent wind soloists, Windscape has won a202funique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individualists, an “unquintet” which has delighted audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Asia. Windscape’s innovative programs and accompanying presentations are created to take listeners on a musical and historical world tour—evoking through music and engaging commentary vivid cultural landscapes of distant times and places.202f

As Artists in Residence at Manhattan School of Music, the members of202fWindscape are master teachers, imparting not only the secrets of instrumental202fvirtuosity, but also presenting a distinctive concert series, hailed for its creative202fenergy and musical curiosity. The series offers the perfect setting for the202fensemble to devise new–sometimes startling–programs and to experiment with202fnew arrangements and repertoire combinations. Popular programs which202fhave emerged from this process in recent seasons include “The Roaring 20’s,”202f“The Fabulous 50’s,” “The Young Titan: Beethoven Comes to Vienna,” and202f“East Meets West: The Music of Japan and the Impressionists.” 

Last season Windscape collaborated with the Orion String Quartet in the late flutist Samuel Baron’s brilliant transcription for string quartet and wind quintet of Bach’s The Art of Fugue, which was recorded for Deutsche Gramophone.202fPast seasons include performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra, at New York’s202fMetropolitan Museum of Art, as well as recitals in Philadelphia, Madison, Charlottesville, and Reno, in addition to other cities around202fthe U.S. and Mexico. Recent highlights include their Kennedy Center debut, tapings for202fNPR’s Performance Today and Minnesota Public Radio’s St. Paul Sunday,202fa performance “Live From Glenn Gould Studio” for CBC-Toronto, and a tour202fof New Zealand. Windscape has given concerts and master classes in Boston,202fNew York, San Francisco, College Park, Des Moines, Omaha, and Winter202fPark, Florida, among others. Esteemed chamber musicians with whom they have202fcollaborated include the late Eugene Istomin, Andre Michel Schub, Jon Kimura202fParker, Jeremy Denk, and Anne Marie McDermott.202f

Windscape’s recent CD releases include distinguished former Manhattan School of Music faculty composer Ursula Mamlok’s Quintet on Bridge Records. Other recent critically acclaimed releases include an all-Dvorák CD, with guest artists Jeremy Denk and Daniel Phillips, and The Music of Maurice Ravel, both on the MSR Classics label.

During the summer of 2009 Windscape launched its first Manhattan School-wide Composer Commission Competition and was delighted to present Kyle Werner's Riverside, the winning work, in several concerts. In the group's second Competition, held in 2013, three MSM student composers were chosen: Qin Ding, Xinyang Wang and David Sepulveda.  Their works, written especially for Windscape, will be premiered over the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.


This masterclass is free and open to the public. 

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