Carnegie Hall Presents the Wind Quintet: WindSync Tonight

Concert Artists Guild presents the wind quintet WindSync on its Concerts in New York series this evening, November 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave., New York, NY.

WindSync's appearance is part of CAG's 2013 14 Concerts in New York series, which showcases the winners of the 2012 Victor Elmaleh Competition at Weill Hall throughout the season. WindSync's upcoming recital features works by Reicha, Maslanka, Ravel, Piazzolla and Bernstein, plus a guest appearance by bandoneónist Hector Del Curto, who joins WindSync for a set of tangos by Augustin Bardi and Osvaldo Berlingieri. The complete program follows:

Reicha: Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 88, No. 2
Maslanka: Quintet for Winds No. 3 (1999)
Ravel: Bolero, arr. WindSync
Piazzolla: Nightclub 1960 and Café 1930 from Histoire du Tango, arr. WindSync
Bardi: Gallo Ciego, arr. WindSync with Hector Del Curto on bandoneón
Berlingieri: A mis Viejos, arr. WindSync with Hector Del Curto on bandoneón
Bernstein: Overture to Candide, arr. WindSync

Tickets are $20, $10 for students and are available by calling 212-247-7800 or by visiting www.carnegiehall.org.

Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync - a winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition - is a fresh and energetic wind quintet thrilling audiences nationwide with its unique approach to classical music. These five virtuoso players specialize in creative, engaging and interactive concerts that inspire audiences of all ages. Critics and audiences alike rave about performances that expand the wind quintet repertoire to include newly commissioned works written for the group and a wide array of original arrangements of classical masterworks.

Having appeared on Houston Public Radio's "The Front Row" numerous times, KUHA FM called WindSync "innovative unconventional and exciting." WindSync's highly creative approach in concert and outreach performances is driven by the Quintet's mission to inspire audiences of all ages through innovative, interactive chamber music. The ensemble is a pioneer in unconventional performance practices which are designed to further the members' original musical concepts. Playing exclusively from memory, WindSync's dramatic musical interpretations and stage presence immediately engage the audience, whose experience is further enhanced through the performers' creative use of costumes, masks and choreography.

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