Live Connections Presents Imani Winds – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – May 3rd, 2019

Live Connections Presents Imani Winds

Live Connections Presents Imani Winds

Fri · May 3, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$25 / $15 Student + Fees

Live Connections Presents Imani Winds
Live Connections Presents Imani Winds
We’re honored to welcome the renowned Imani Winds to our series. The wind quintet specializes in bridging American, European, African and Latin American traditions. Through innovative new music and familiar favorites, they create adventurous and inspiring programs. Join us for a fresh take on chamber music with one of the best ensembles around.


Since 1997 Imani Winds, the Grammy-nominated wind quintet, has taken a unique path carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging American, European, African and Latin American traditions. From Mendelssohn to Astor Piazzolla to Wayne Shorter and Stravinsky, Imani Winds seeks to engage new music and new voices into the modern classical idiom. Starting in the fall of 2016 through 2018, Imani Winds has been appointed as the University of Chicago's Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence. The group has performed in the nation’s major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Disney Hall, to name a few. In recent seasons, the group has traveled extensively internationally, with tours in China, Singapore, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Imani Winds has five releases on E1 Music, including their 2006 Grammy Award nominated recording entitled “The Classical Underground.” They have also recorded for Naxos and Blue Note and released "The Rite of Spring" on Warner Classics which was on iTunes Best of 2013 list. Their 8th commercial recording “Startin’ Sumthin’” was released in the fall of 2016. Learn more at http://www.imaniwinds.com.
LiveConnections
Celebrating our 10th anniversary, LiveConnections is a nonprofit organization specializing in music education, arts accessibility and collaborative concerts. We believe live music is an essential part of the human experience: it fosters joy and is one of the most powerful ways to build bridges between people. Since our founding in 2008, we have reached more than 38,000 participants through our educational Bridge Sessions and in-school residencies, and have presented more than 45 concerts through our critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series. Learn more at http://liveconnections.org.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/